Ford Galaxy MPV (2006-2015) - Practicality & boot space
The Ford Galaxy has plenty of room inside for seven adults plus luggage
The Ford Galaxy is a big MPV that has been specifically designed to carry seven adults in comfort. It does this exceptionally well, offering a decent boot capacity even with all seven seats in place. The optional Space Pack (£125) adds sun blinds for the rear windows, while Titanium and Titanium X models have an additional mirror that allows you to keep an eye on kids sitting in the back. All models come with powered rear door locks.
Ford Galaxy interior space & storage
The Ford S-MAX is fun to drive, but if you want extra space, go for the Galaxy. All the seats in the Galaxy have enough room for adults and access is also good – even to the third row. The second row of seats can slide forward and backwards to vary the amount of legroom available there and in the third row, while both rear rows recline for extra comfort. While it doesn’t have the sliding doors of the Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra, the Galaxy does have a second row of seats that fold forward, so accessing the third row is easy.
All models apart from the basic version get overhead storage, while there’s also a deep cubbyhole in the centre console, massive door bins, drawers underneath the two front seats and plenty of other useful cubbyholes.
Ford Galaxy boot space
The Galaxy’s huge load capacity means that, even with all the seats up, there’s a 308-litre boot. That load capacity grows to rival that of a small family hatchback when the third row of seats is folded away, although Ford doesn’t quote a figure. Fold all the rear seats away – something that’s easy to do – and there’s a huge 2,325 litres of luggage space to play with. The boot is also easy to load thanks to a large tailgate and lack of a high lip, making it possible to slide heavy items straight in.