The Ford Galaxy is simply the best large MPV on the market. Although most of its new sales are to fleet operators, retail customers take a 20% share because the vehicle simply offers the most space, style and functionality that a large family could require.
This derivative has Ford’s new 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine and Powershift auto transmission at its heart.
Galaxy is almost exclusively a diesel product, however Ford hopes the EcoBoost’s low-down torque and £1,600 saving over the equivalent diesel auto will help build demand for the petrol model.
It certainly pulls strongly yet smoothly, however Ford’s figures show it still manages 12 fewer miles per gallon than the diesel option.