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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Ford Galaxy

Overall verdict
A big step up from the old one, but still overshadowed by the brilliant S-Max.


Very spacious, comfortable, decent to drive, good-quality interior


S-Max is nearly as useful but better and cheaper


What is it?

The all-new version of the S-Max’s older, more mature cousin – which, like the S-Max, now sits on the same platform as, and shares its engines and drivetrains with, the new Mondeo. Its more upright body (particularly at the rear – think square rather than curving rooflines) allows for more headroom and a boot which, with all bar the two front seats folded flat, is over 300 litres more capacious than an S-Max’s. 

Truth be told, there’s isn’t much between the two, but if a third-row sufficiently spacious enough to hold adults for more than a few minutes is a factor, of the two, the Galaxy may be the one to go for.  

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
1.5 EcoBoost 165 Titanium 5dr
10.0s 170g/km 37.7 165 £31,825
The cheapest
1.5 EcoBoost 165 Zetec 5dr
10.0s 170g/km 37.7 165 £29,375
The greenest
2.0 EcoBlue 150 Titanium 5dr
133g/km 55.4 150 £33,425
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