Ford Galaxy 2.0 EcoBlue Titanium 5dr, 7 Seater, SATNAV, 8 Speed Diesel Automatic Estate (2020) at Ford Croydon

SATNAV, 7 Seater, Dual Zone Air Conditioning, 8 Speed Automatic Gearbox, Euro 6.2 Emissions Rated, 60:40 Folding Rear Seats, Alloy Wheels with Tyre Pressure Sensors, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Electric Front & Rear Windows, Touchscreen Display with Bluetooth Connectivity & DAB Radio, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry/Start, Heated Front & Rear Windscreens, Power Fold Electric Heated Door Mirrors, Remote Central Locking, Auto Headlamps, Rain Sensitive Wipers, Speed Sign Recognition.

22/07/2020

16782

Automatic

Diesel 43.5 combined MPG (WLTP)

Magnetic Grey Metallic



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This 7 Seater Galaxy 2.0 Ecoblue 8 Speed Automatic Titanium has Integrated Satellite Navigation and meets the Euro 6.2 Emissions Standards making it exempt from the London ULEZ Charge.

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Emissions and Fuel

CO2:
138 g/km

MPG:
53.3

WLTP CO2:
170 g/km

WLTP MPG:
43.5

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Keys

Keys

Manuals

Manuals

Body Glass

Automatic wipers with variable sensitivity adjustment, Electric front and rear windows + one touch + global open/closing, Quickclear heated windscreen, Rain sensor, Rear privacy glass - dark glass to rear windows

Brakes

ABS, Electric handbrake, Electronic brake force distribution, ESP with traction control + emergency brake assist, Pre-Collision assist with AEB

Driver Aids

10.1" semi digital cluster, Front and rear parking sensors, Hydraulic PAS, Lane keeping aid - Driver impairment monitor, active steering with lane departure warning, Traffic sign recognition

Driver Convenience

'Ford Power' starter button, Easy fuel capless refuelling system

Driver Information

eCall emergency call system, Ford pass connect embedded modem, Lights on warning, Outside temperature display, Trip computer

Driving Mirrors

Auto dimming rear view mirror, Body colour door mirrors, Power folding and heated door mirrors

Engine

Diesel particulate filter

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socket

Exterior Body Features

Body colour bumpers, Chrome trim to lower side windows, Dual exhaust pipes, Lower front grille with chrome surround, Rear side wing doors, Silver roof rails

Exterior Lights

Auto high beam assist, Automatic headlights, Front fog lights, Halogen headlight with cornering lights, LED daytime running lights, LED rear lights, LED third brake light

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

Dual zone air conditioning, Pollen filter

Interior Features

230V power outlet in centre console, Front door scuff plates, Front seat armrests, Leather gear knob, Leather trimmed steering wheel, Overhead console with child observation mirror, Reach + rake adjustable steering column, Rear cupholders, Steering wheel audio controls, Sunglasses storage

Interior Lights

2nd row reading lights, Ambient interior lighting (excludes 2nd row footwell)

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seats, Child proof door locks, Driver and passenger airbags, Driver and passenger side airbags, Drivers knee airbag, Seatbelt warning, Side curtain airbags, Tyre pressure monitoring system

Seats

2 height adjustable headrests - 3rd row, 3 height adjustable headrests - 2nd row, 3 individual fold flat 2nd row seats, 3rd row rear seats with manual fold flat, slide/recline and manual easy entry, Front headrests, Front seat storage pockets, Front seatback tables, Front sports seats, ISOFIX attachments for child seats in 2nd row, Manual adjustable front seats + lumbar support, Single passenger seat

Security

Immobiliser, Keyless entry, Locking wheel nuts, MyKey system, Remote control central locking, Thatcham Cat.1 alarm

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors + covers

Wheels - Spare

Tyre inflation kit

General

Badge Engine CC: 2.0
Badge Power: 150
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: EcoBlue
Coin Series: Titanium
Generation Mark: 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 20E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 12
Service Interval Mileage: 18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km): 138
HC: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 170
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH: 170
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL: 170

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1997
Compression Ratio: 16.0:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 85
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 88
Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
Gears: 8 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 53.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH: 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL: 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 6.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb: 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH: 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL: 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 41.5
WLTP - MPG - High: 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Low: 34
WLTP - MPG - Medium: 44.8

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs): 10.8
Engine Power - BHP: 150
Engine Power - KW: 110
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 273
Engine Torque - MKG: 37.7
Engine Torque - NM: 370
Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
Top Speed: 119

Test Cycles

Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 235/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear: 235/55 R17
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: 5X2 SPOKE
Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

Weight and Capacities

No. of Seats: 7

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (new2) 17/04/2015

Ford has decided that the latest version of the Galaxy needs a bit more than mere practicality. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Ford brings us an improved version of its fourth-generation Galaxy seven-seater, a model that's more efficient thanks to a hi-tech pair of EcoBlue diesel engines and the option of petrol self-charging Hybrid power. Plus it's better connected and continues with practical virtues that include an innovative third seat folding system. With a wide range of options and pleasing interior quality, this one's going to be at the top of quite a few family shortlists.

Background

On the face of it, building a large MPV ought to be easy. After all, isn't something like this just a big box on wheels? It always used to be. Not so long ago, all you really needed with a car like this was a set of fancy flippy-folding seats and a few clever interior storage solutions. That and the ability for the model in question not to fall over when presented with a corner. These days, things are a lot tougher for those brands looking to create a design of this kind. Buyers are more demanding. They want the interior build quality of a luxury saloon. They want exciting styling. And the last thing they're looking for is the kind of handling you'd expect from a big box on wheels. The game has changed. These objectives are inevitably difficult to achieve. It's hard to give an MPV sharp handling and even more difficult to make such a car grab your attention from a visual perspective. Still, Ford managed to do both of these things with the first generation version of their sporty S-MAX People Carrier. Buoyed by the success of that vehicle, the Blue Oval brand carried forward what it learnt from that project into the S-MAX's squarer showroom stablemate, this fourth generation Galaxy, here usefully improved.

Driving Experience

Ford has now introduced its 2.5-litre 190PS Duratec self-charging petrol Hybrid engine to the line-up as an alternative to black pump fuel; you can't plug it in, but it will improve your efficiency to near-diesel levels - and probably lower your tax bill. Otherwise, the range still hinges around a much improved family of EcoBlue 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines, offered in 150 and 190PS outputs. The 150PS form unit offers a choice of manual or auto transmission, but most will want the 190PS version of this engine, which has be be mated to 8-speed auto transmission and puts out a lusty 400Nm of torque. With the 190PS variant, there's also the option of the brand's 'Intelligent All-Wheel Drive' system - which will be a welcome boon for towers who in this form can pull up to 2,000kgs. The AWD system continually measures how the car's wheels are gripping the road surface every 16 milliseconds; can adjust power delivery to individual wheels in 100 milliseconds; and can send 100 per cent of available engine torque to the rear wheels. Copious use of sound-deadening materials and thick door seals contribute to a particularly quiet cabin. Self-levelling rear suspension is also available. Adaptive electronic steering is a standard fitment and includes the intriguingly-named 'Active Nibble Compensation' system that cancels out unwanted feedback, forces and vibration at the helm. The rear suspension is the same integral link set-up as seen on the current Mondeo. It's good, in other words.

Design and Build

A bit of extra chrome embellishes the front end of this improved Galaxy model, but otherwise, it's as before. Ford has endowed the Galaxy with a very S-MAX-style front end, so you get that car's Aston Martin-style front grille, along with plenty of shape in the flanks to avoid that slab-sided look that makes so many large MPVs look like panel vans with windows. The old MK3 model wasn't a bad looking thing, but Ford has clearly decided to give the shape a little extra edge. As with previous Galaxy models, you don't get sliding side doors, but then that helps keep the side profile clean. The interior might surprise you in terms of perceived quality, with Ford offering a big 10-inch digital display and the excellent SYNC3 infotainment system. This revised model can be ordered with 18-way adjustable front seats that can help provide relief for back pain-sufferers on the road, having achieved recognition from the AGR's independent testing committee of medical experts. There's certainly no shortage of space inside, with up to 32 seating and load-space combinations, as well as innovative Easy Fold Seats for the second and third rows. The system enables each rear seat to be folded flat from a push-button control panel in the bootspace. A Power Raise function is also available for Galaxy third row seats. A lot of thought has clearly gone into making the third row of seats something other than the most obvious short straw and they get their own armrest storage and cup holders. You won't have to wrestle the seats up and down either. They can be raised from the boot floor at the touch of a button and both second and third rows can also be dropped flat from the front by using a console-mounted button. There's an additional 20-litres of stowage beneath the flat boot floor and the door bins are significantly sized too.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £34,000 for a base 'Zetec' manual-only variant with the entry-level 2.0 EcoBlue 150PS diesel engine. Most will want to stretch on up to plusher 'Titanium' trim, which starts from around £35,500 and gives you the choice between manual or auto bersions of the same 150PS diesel engine. If you're happy with an auto, you might want to consider the uprated 190PS version of this 2.0-litre diesel powerplant, which comes only in auto form and offers the choice of front wheel drive or AWD. Ig you want an alternative to diesel power, at the top of the range, for around £39,000, you'll be offered Ford's 2.5-litre Duratec 190PS self-charging Hybrid petrol engine, which comes only with a CVT automatic gearbox. It's interesting that the styling of this fourth generation Galaxy borrows so much from the Blue Oval brand's S-MAX large MPV (which costs slightly less). Ford has tried to position these two People carriers quite differently, giving the Galaxy a more practically-orientated family feel. All Galaxy models feature the 'FordPass Connect' media system. In addition to enabling WiFi hotspot capability, this technology allows for a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including a Vehicle Locator; a 'Vehicle Status' feature that checks fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more; and a remote Door Lock/Unlock system. Local Hazard Information functionality - enabled by the FordPass Connect on-board modem - can inform drivers of a hazardous situation on the road ahead, even if the incident is not visible due to a bend in the road or other vehicles. Local Hazard Information notifications are delivered independent of sat-nav, based on up-to-the minute data provided by HERE Technologies - sourced from local authorities, emergency services, and driving data from other vehicles.

Cost of Ownership

The entire of the Galaxy range meets stringent Euro6d emissions regulations and Ford claims to have improved the fuel economy of every version across the range. Both the 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines return decent WLTP-rated economy. In the 150PS variant with manual transmission, you'll see up to 46.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 160g/km of carbon dioxide. Nearer the top of the range, the 190PS version of this unit (which has to be mated with 8-speed auto transmission) manages up to 43.5mpg in 2WD form with 170g/km emissions. Or up to 40.9mpg and 180g/km in AWD form. The 2.5-litre front driven petrol self-charging Hybrid variant manages up to 43.5mpg and 148g/km. The warranty is a 3 year/60,000 mile deal with Ford Assistance for 1 year, providing roadside assistance in the UK and throughout Europe. In addition, buyers should get healthier residual values that they might expect from a Ford. Low-ish depreciation has long been a Galaxy staple, used buyers recognising its safety, durability and low ongoing running costs.

Summary

This model's always been one of the very strongest contenders in the large MPV segment and this improved version of the MK4 model still is. All of the key areas for improvement that were identified with earlier Galaxys seem to have been given a good ticking, with better economy, sharp looks, improved interior quality, slicker technological integration and a richer array of high-tech safety features. All of these things are present and correct. Under the skin too, this fourth generation model seems to have been made from the good stuff, its extended platform and clever rear suspension teaming with a pair of frugal diesel engines to offer drivers something a bit different to usual dull MPV driving experience. Building a big MPV is all about managing compromises without taking your eye off the prime consideration, that of safe and spacious family transportation. Ford has, down the years, been a bit cleverer at figuring out those compromises than most of its rivals. In short, the Galaxy looks as if it's going to continue to set a very high bar.

GALAXY QUEST (family) 01/04/2021

Ford's Galaxy offers a sensible take on large People Carrier motoring. June Neary tries it.

Will It Suit Me?

If you want a large People Carrier, then this one just has to be on your list - doesn't it? Ford's Galaxy. This car is now in its fourth generation and is very firmly the sensible-shoes choice in Ford's large MPV line-up. The same engineering is used to create the brand's more stylish but slightly less practical S-MAX model. But the Galaxy is the car you choose if all you really care about is practicality. Feeling in a practical mood, I thought I'd try one.

Practicalities

I should start with the practicalities shouldn't I? There was certainly no problem loading seven of us in the Galaxy. You get 40mm more headroom in the third row this time round and a lot of thought has clearly gone into making the third row of seats more spacious and usable. Passengers there now get their own armrest storage and cup holders. You won't have to wrestle the seats up and down either. They can be raised from the boot floor at the touch of a button and both second and third rows can also be dropped flat from the front by using a console-mounted button. There's an additional 20-litres of stowage beneath the flat boot floor and the door bins are significantly bigger too. And at the wheel? Well, it certainly feels nicer inside this time round, the most noticeable cabin feature being the fascia's big 10-inch digital display that incorporates the excellent SYNC3 infotainment system, there to play its part in reducing button clutter and giving the cabin a cleaner, smarter feel. This set-up's divided into four colour-coded sectors that allow you to control audio, 'phone, climate control and (where fitted) sat nav functions via touchscreen buttons. Heating and ventilation is also covered off by switchgear below the screen, which is just as well since the display buttons can be a little slow and fiddly to use. Instead of stabbing away at these, it's better to try and master the system's impressive voice-activated functionality that allows you to issue simple 'one shot' commands, like 'play song' to play a track from a CD, 'where am I?' to find out where you are or even 'I'm hungry' to bring up a list of local restaurants from the system's built-in Michelin Guide. Directions can then be activated from the split-screen navigation display. Practical touches include overhead space for your sunglasses in a compartment that opens to also reveal one of those useful little extra mirrors that allow you to keep an eye on what the kids are doing in the back. It's just one of a whole range of storage compartments dotted around the cabin into which all those Stickle Bricks, felt pens and Minion sweets can be crammed. All are all useful in terms of size and shape and include a fascia top storage box this time round, as well as a neat pull-out cubby down to the right of the steering wheel and a lidded box at the bottom of the centre console that it's for storage of your 'phone or iPod as it incorporates Aux-in, USB and SD Card points, as well as a 12v socket.

Behind the Wheel

The 2.5-litre Duratec 190PS FHEV engine in my test car was a revelation to me. On the motorway the Galaxy soaked up the miles and I was very impressed with its cruising qualities and comfort on long motorway trips. Self-levelling rear suspension is also available, while the optional 'Continuous Control Damping System' delivers a choice between Comfort, Normal or Sport driving modes. The height of the vehicle means excellent all round vision and the wing mirrors are easily adjusted at the touch of a button. I didn't have problems with the sheer size of the car whilst driving down tight country lanes, either. The glassy all-round visibility helps here.

Value For Money

The 2.5 Duratec 190PS FHEV model I tried costs just over the £39,500 mark. There is now one main trim level, Titanium. This kind of figure continues to pitch this car directly against two key rivals, SEAT's Alhambra and Volkswagen's Sharan. All Galaxy models now get second-row seat side airbags, in addition to twin front, driver knee, and full-length curtain airbags. Second-row seatbelt pre-tensioners with load limiters enhance rear passenger safety. There are also seatbelt minders for all three rows. My favourite feature? Well it's the MyKey technology you also get included. This helps with safety, allowing owners to programme a key that can inhibit incoming phone calls, restrict top speed, prevent deactivation of driver assistance and safety features, reduce audio system maximum volume and disable the audio system altogether if occupants are not using safety belts. Great if you've teenage kids wanting to borrow the car. Vehicle stability is enhanced with Curve Control and Roll Stability Control systems that adjust engine torque and braking to help drivers maintain control. Pedestrian safety is further enhanced with concealed wipers designed to limit injuries from head impacts.

Could I Live With One?

I found myself warming to the Galaxy by the end of my time with it. I don't have a large enough family to justify a car like this but if did, this one would be high on my list.

Ford Galaxy average rating: 4.5/5 (3 reviews)

Mr Timothy Ellery - 12/08/2018, owner of a Ford Galaxy Titanium X 2.0 Duratorq TDCi 150PS PowerShift

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
We have enjoyed 1200 miles of very comfortable motoring, and achieving 38 mpg.

Mr Norman Axford - 10/06/2018, owner of a Ford Galaxy Titanium X Tdci Auto

User rating: 5/5

User comment:
Brilliant all round car space, comfort, performance, fully loaded.

Mr Sheikh Muhammad Usman - 16/10/2017, owner of a Ford Galaxy Titanium X SIP 2.0 Duratorq TDCi 150PS PowerShift

User rating: 4/5

User comment:
The car is excellent though I think that the Galaxy should be bigger in engine size. It drives perfectly well. Very spacious family car and economical too. Good car overall.

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