The deservedly popular Ford Galaxy MPV is as stellar as its name suggests. It's massively spacious, chock full of equipment, extremely versatile, very economical and, being a Ford, excellent on the road. What Car? described it as “brilliant”, adding: “It doesn't impose any compromises, and for the ultimate in family transportation, is a very solid choice.”
You want space and versatility from an MPV, and the Galaxy delivers it in spades. Seven tall adults will be quite comfortable in here – and you can configure the interior in all sorts of ways, as all five second and third-row seats collapse, and the middle row of seats slides. The 300-litre boot swells to 2,339 litres with all the back seats folded, and there's also loads of storage, including a huge glovebox, bins under the seats and a large overhead shelf.
So the big old Galaxy must be a lumbering lump on the road, right? Amazingly, that couldn't be further from the truth – thanks to the Galaxy's strong engines and excellent body control, you don't feel like you're driving an MPV at all. A smooth and comfortable ride, responsive steering, low road noise and a light and airy cabin make it a real pleasure to drive even on long journeys.
Visibility is excellent, the seats are supportive and, given that this is a family car, the cabin materials are reassuringly hard-wearing. Later used Ford Galaxies have either a 2.0-litre diesel engine with up to 207bhp, a 1.5-litre 158bhp turbopetrol, or a 2.0-litre turbopetrol with 237bhp. All the diesels return more than 50mpg, and servicing is only necessary every 20,000 miles.
The Galaxy has a full five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP, and all versions come with front, side, curtain and driver’s knee airbags, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and electronic stability control, and curve control, which helps you keep control of the car in bends.
Alloy wheels, air conditioning, front and rear parking sensors, remote central locking and an alarm are also standard on all versions, along with Ford's SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment system, which includes a DAB radio, CD player and Bluetooth.
Carwise is one of the premier used car dealers in Bedfordshire, with a huge range of vehicles of a variety of makes and models. If you'd like to test drive one of our used Ford Galaxies – or any of the other used cars at our Dunstable dealership or to discuss the car finance plans we have available at Carwise Group – call us on 01582 280039.
You may already be looking at a particular used Ford Galaxy in Dunstable. If so, contact us today to arrange a test drive, or for help with comparing it to other used Ford cars like the used Ford Mondeo, or used Ford Focus, alternatively If you’d like to try it out alongside the used SEAT Alhambra or used Volkswagen Sharan, we’ll be happy to arrange this for you.