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. How difficult are they to drive? Will I be able to park it? Will the steering feel like I’m driving a bus? Will it take me an hour to get the rear seats up? And surely, they drink fuel to move their heavy weight? These are all questions you may be asking yourself as you try to decide how best to transport your brood.
Being a mother of only 1, I had never considered any of these questions before, but as my daughter celebrated her 14th birthday and I had to play chauffeur to 5 children, I got a glimpse of life with multiple mini people!
For my mission, I selected the Ford Galaxy Titanium which could seat a maximum of 7 people. I was relieved that driving the Galaxy felt no different to driving any other car, steering was easy and so was parking thanks to the parking sensors my model had. I even had luxury features such as heated front seats and cruise control as well as driver aides such as Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Sign Recognition, very far from the bus interior I was expecting! The extra 2 seats? After searching for a while I found buttons in the boot that made the seats rise as if by magic in just a few seconds!
Our Account Manager Rob, shows you around the Ford Galaxy ...
In terms of fuel efficiency, the diesel version I was driving manages a combined MPG of 56.50 and releases 129 g/km of CO2 which are much better figures than I was expecting and you can lease the Ford Galaxy from under £300+VAT per month!
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