Ford Galaxy 2.5 FHEV 190 Titanium 5dr CVT
Calm and measured, like the S-Max only with a bit of the faux ‘sportiness’ dialed out. Feels big – because it is – but doesn’t heave about the place like you might expect. It’s no sports saloon, but the Galaxy does a decent job of managing its substantial heft. Just don’t expect too much from it – it’s at its best when it isn’t being hustled.
Engines? You do have a choice of a couple of EcoBoost petrols, but you shouldn’t. One of the 2.0-litre diesels is a better bet – our favourite is the middle-of-the-range 178bhp version, which you can have with a six-speed manual or a smooth auto’ (which suits the Galaxy rather well). Those in need of increased traction can even have all-wheel drive. We haven’t tried a Galaxy with AWD yet, but given it’s front-wheel drive 90 per cent of the time – with power metered out when things get slippy – we doubt you’ll notice the difference.
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