Skip advert
Advertisement

Hybrid Ford S-MAX and Galaxy MPVs now on sale

New S-MAX claimed to be cheapest seven-seat hybrid in the UK

  • Smaller CO2 output than diesel engines
  • Both still have seven seats
  • S-MAX hybrid priced from £36,535

The Ford S-MAX and Ford Galaxy MPVs are now available with hybrid engines. A new petrol-electric powertrain is offered alongside the 2.0-litre diesel engines, and matches the 44.1mpg you can expect from diesels equipped with an automatic gearbox. On sale now, the S-MAX hybrid starts from £36,535, while the Galaxy costs at least £38,695.

Advertisement - Article continues below

Ford is persevering with its large MPVs while other manufacturers are focusing on SUVs instead, so the S-MAX and Galaxy hybrids can be thought of as more practical rivals to the Honda CR-V, Toyota C-HR and Kia Niro.

You can have the S-MAX with five or seven seats, while the Galaxy has seven seats as standard. Impressively, boot space isn’t any smaller than diesel versions, so you get 285 and 300 litres respectively with all seven seats in place. Fold the two rear rows flat and you get 2,200 or 2,339 litres to fill.

A small 1.1kWh battery is mated to a compact electric motor and a 2.5-litre petrol engine, and the total 187bhp output matches the more powerful diesel engine. Rather than a conventional automatic gearbox, the pair of MPVs use a CVT gearbox, which we hope will be better than the one in the Ford Mondeo Hybrid.

The S-MAX hybrid is available in all three trim levels: Titanium, sporty ST-Line and luxurious Vignale. All come with auto headlights, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control and an eight-inch sat nav screen, while ST-Line adds a body kit, firmer suspension, heated electric sports seats and a heated leather steering wheel. Vignale brings a powered tailgate, noise-cancelling tech, a rear-view camera, leather upholstery and adaptive LED headlights. ST-Line and Vignale cost £38,645 and £41,795 respectively.

Ford only sells the Galaxy in Zetec and Titanium trims, and you can only pick the hybrid in the latter. Keyless entry, sat nav and lane-keeping assistance are fitted to this model.

Read our guides to the best seven-seaters and best hybrid family cars.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Ford Tourneo Courier review – an MPV with a car-like drive
Ford Tourneo Courier cruising
In-depth reviews
18 Jul 2024

Ford Tourneo Courier review – an MPV with a car-like drive

Dacia Jogger review – the best-value seven-seater
Best Family Car: Dacia Jogger
In-depth reviews
18 Jul 2024

Dacia Jogger review – the best-value seven-seater

Hyundai Tucson review – a great family car
Hyundai Tucson front quarter driving
In-depth reviews
10 Jul 2024

Hyundai Tucson review – a great family car

Ford Capri returns! Coupe reborn as new all-electric SUV
Ford Capri front quarter
News
10 Jul 2024

Ford Capri returns! Coupe reborn as new all-electric SUV

Most Popular

All-new Audi A5: the sleek successor to the Audi A4
Audi A5 Avant front quarter
News
16 Jul 2024

All-new Audi A5: the sleek successor to the Audi A4

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
19 Jul 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s best PCP finance offers

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy
Best used small SUVs
Best cars
12 Jul 2024

Top 10 best used small SUVs to buy

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024