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Ford Galaxy owner reviews

“The Ford Galaxy is a seriously practical MPV that finds favour with families and chauffeurs and drives well”

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

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Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 4reviews

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    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    Titanium X 2.0 178 bhp

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    2 - 3 years

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    40
    Review
    The most comfortable and practical car I've ever owned and that's out of quite a few over nearly 40 years of driving. The 178bhp diesel engine pulls really well and accelerates better that you would have right to expect for such a large car. Equipment is more generous than you'll expect with every conceivable 'gadget' that soon become part of your driving experience. The ride is very good soaking up potholes and bumps with ease,and the leather seats are as comfortable as my favourite armchair. Overall it's a lovely car to drive or travel in as a passenger, with very good build quality and no reliability issues.
    Reliability
    No problems
    Performance
    Accelerates well for a large car top speed (130 mph) well in excess of UK legal limit (70 mph) corners well for such a tall car
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    35-55 MPG dependant on journey

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    AWD Titanium 150 BHP Diesel

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    15,000 – 19,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    Used

    Typical MPG

    35
    Review
    Good overall so far. Used for a 30 mile daily commute across pennines so needed the AWD. Its currently got winter tyres on and is very secure on wet or snowy roads. Average MPG over first 15000 miles has been 34.7 which is reasonable given its size and weight. We get 40mpg on a long run. No problems at all so far.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    No problems or issues.
    Performance
    It pulls very well when laden on the motorway although feels a little sluggish off the line!
    Running Cost

    4 out of 5

    Not yet due its first service at 18500 miles. It would be great to get more MPG but its a large heavy car. That said it gives 50% more MPG than my previous XC90 over the same journeys.

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    2.0 163 powershift Titanium x

    Year of registration

    2014

    Average annual mileage

    10,000 – 14,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    43
    Review
    So far it's been an excellent car to own and live with on daily basis, very comfortable and spacious but also very economical.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    100% reliable
    Performance
    The 2.0 163 has plenty of power for the Galaxy.
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    Very reasonable running costs

    Owner Review

    5 out of 5

    Version

    1.9 diesel auto 150bhp, Titanium spec

    Year of registration

    2016

    Average annual mileage

    5,000 – 9,999

    Owned

    Less than a year

    Bought Car

    New

    Typical MPG

    42
    Review
    I replaced my VW Touran with this after the Touran's running qualities were severely affected by its' emissions "fix". I like big cars, and the new Galaxy is certainly that. Its generous equipment specification makes it exceedingly comfortable and it is a real pleasure to drive on the auto 6 speed gearbox fitted. It's a fantastic motorway cruiser, but just as much at home on short runs - and the auto box makes driving in traffic really easy. The economy is good for the size of car too, whilst the performance is impressive for the power/weight ratio of the vehicle. I haven't found one thing to complain about yet - a lovely car.
    Reliability

    5 out of 5

    No issues at all - seems well built and does what it says on the tin. No faults at all so far.
    Performance

    5 out of 5

    Not a slouch - but obviously not a sports car either. Will go when asked to, but bear in mind the size of what you are driving! Handles well on bends and rides very smoothly over rough surfaces.
    Running Cost

    5 out of 5

    Surprisingly frugal. The insurance was less than my VW Touran despite being 6 years younger, servicing is every 2 years, warranty is 3 years, average MPG for my use is around 42-43, although I have obtained 50+ on a run - which is impressive for a 7 seat big automatic. Genuine Ford parts tend to be sensibly priced, which helps.

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