The Ford Galaxy - Rivervale Review
When your family has expanded beyond the usual 5 seats offered in most cars you have no choice but to enter the world of Multi-Person Vehicles. The Ford Galaxy offers a car like driving experience with 7 seats ...
Our Account Manager Rob shows you around the Ford Galaxy ...
Exterior and interior features of the Ford Galaxy
From the outside the Galaxy just manages to avoid looking like a van with smooth lines and by choosing not to use sliding doors. You will find front fog lights, electric folding door mirrors and 17" alloy wheels all as standard.
On the inside is dual zone air conditioning, many clever storage areas including a space for your sunglasses and front seatback tables. Boot space when all the seats are in use is 300 litres, this increases to 1,301 litres with the third row of seats down and on to a very van like 2,339 litres if you have only the front seats in use.
Making use of the third row of seats couldn't be easier, you simply press a button in the boot and they rise into position. Entrance to these rearmost seats takes a little wriggling as the seconds row just tilts forwards to allow access.
Ford Galaxy Technology
Every Galaxy will come equipped with Ford SYNC 3. This means you will have an 8" touchscreen which recognises pinch and swipe gestures to navigate through menus. SYNC 3 will connect to Apply CarPlay and Android Auto so everything on your phone can be accessed from the infotainment screen. While your hands are firmly on the wheel you can use voice control to perform the actions you need. You also have Bluetooth, DAB radio and an Aux input socket.
For driver convenience and safety you have front and rear parking sensors as standard to help with parking, an electronic handbrake and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Ford Galaxy trim levels
The Ford Galaxy is available in three different trim levels; the entry level Zetec, the mid-range Titanium and the top of the range Titanium X. Examples of the features found at each level can be seen below.
|Zetec||Titanium (in addition to Zetec)||Titanium X (in addition to Titanium)|
|Dual zone automatic air conditioning||Ford KeyFree system||10-way power adjustable driver seat|
|Ford MyKey||Cruise control||Seat memory function|
|Ford SYNC 3||Auto dimming rear view mirror||Heated front seats|
|Bluetooth||Ford navigation system||Panoramic roof|
|DAB radio||10.1" TFT instrument display||Active park assist|
|4.2" TFT instrument display||Lane keeping aid||Rear view camera|
|17" alloy wheels||Traffic sign recognition|
|Quickclear heated front windscreen||Rear privacy glass|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Auto high beam|
There are two petrol engines available the 1.5 EcoBoost with manual transmission and 160PS producing 149g/km of Co2 and 43.5mpg (combined). If you need an auto or fancy more power there is the 2.0 EcoBoost with 240PS. This is the fastest Galaxy engine reaching 62mph from a standstill in 8.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 140mph. The Co2 emissions are around 180g/km and you can expect somewhere in the region of 35.8mpg (combined).
The diesel engine is the 2.0 Duratorq TDCi in 120PS, 150PS, 180PS or 210PS. The 120PS engine is only available as a manual with the 210PS only in auto, for the powers in between you can choose your transmission and also whether you would like AWD. Co2 emissions range from 129g/km -144g/km with the most fuel efficiency ranging from 48.7mpg - 56.5mpg (combined).
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