Ford Galaxy MPV - MPG, running costs & CO2
Running costs for the Ford Galaxy are reasonably low all round, but it's worth sticking with a diesel
Despite the size of the Galaxy, its fuel economy and CO2 emission figures are very reasonable. They don’t put the car at the top of the class in this area (that honour goes to the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso) but are more than acceptable when you consider the extra space on offer.
Ford Galaxy MPG & CO2
From 2019, the Galaxy range is powered by a 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine. Two versions are available, with either 148 or 187bhp. In entry-level 148bhp form, and when equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox and 17-inch alloy wheels, the Zetec model can achieve up to 46.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 160g/km. Adding the eight-speed automatic gearbox reduces economy slightly to 43.5mpg with emissions of 171g/km. Both versions sit in the higher Benefit-in-Kind bands.
The more powerful 187bhp engine is reserved for Titanium models and comes with an eight-speed automatic gearbox as standard with the option of four-wheel drive. In front-wheel drive spec, this engine can achieve up to 43.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 171g/km - putting it on par with the automatic version of 148bhp model.
Combining four-wheel drive with the eight-speed automatic gearbox does reduce efficiency somewhat, with the car’s CO2 output climbing to 184g/km and fuel economy falling to 40.4mpg.
Galaxy road tax will be £150 a year, as even if you get really carried away with the options list, the range-topping model still falls below the £40,000 mark, at which point a yearly £325 surcharge is applied in years two to six of ownership.