The Ford Galaxy is one of the most practical vehicles around and offers ample space for seven people plus their luggage. The latest model adds an extra dose of style and technology to the mix to ensure the Ford remains as popular with families as ever.
We’ve put together some key figures – from the Ford’s dimensions to how often you’ll be filling up – to help you decide if it’s right for you. If you’re sold on this giant MPV, check our Ford Galaxy deals page – you’ll save money by buying through carwow.
Ford Galaxy exterior dimensions
Being a full-size MPV, it should come as no surprise that the Galaxy is one of the larger vehicles on the road. At more than 4.85 metres long, it’s identical in size to its main rivals – the Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra, and a similar size to other practical family choices such as the Land Rover Discovery 4×4.
Although the Galaxy is a little taller and wider than its MPV competitors, it’s still noticeably easier to park than many SUVs thanks to a lower windowline. Equally, the large glass area and short overhangs mean the car should be easy to manoeuvre into most supermarket parking bays.
|Width (including mirrors)||1,916mm (2,137mm)|
Ford Galaxy interior dimensions
The Galaxy’s ample exterior dimensions translate into excellent interior space. The car surpasses rivals in almost every area and, unless you’re willing to choose a van-based MPV, the Galaxy is probably the most spacious seven-seat vehicle for passengers. Even those in the third row of seats should be comfy on longer trips, and there’s also vents back there to keep occupants feeling fresh.
|Headroom (front/second row/third row)||1,066mm/1,032/985mm|
|Legroom (front/second row/third row)||1,088mm/991mm/887mm|
|Shoulder room (front/second row/third row)||1,531mm/1,535mm/1,359mm|
Ford Galaxy boot space
Luggage space in the Galaxy also impresses, regardless of how many rows of seats are being used. With all three rows up, there’s 300 litres of space below the seat tops – just 10 litres shy of the Ford Focus hatchback, and more than enough for most weekly shops.
Folding the rear-most seats frees a vast 1,206 litres of space measured up to the roof of the car. Fold the middle row too and you get a cathedral-like 2,339 litres – 42 litres more than in the Sharan and Alhambra, and just 219 litres off the gargantuan space in the back of the Discovery.
|All seats up||300 litres|
|Third row seats folded||1,206 litres|
|Second and third row seats folded||2,339 litres|
Ford Galaxy turning circle and fuel tank capacity
The Galaxy has become a popular choice amongst private hire taxi firms and, with a turning circle of 11.6 metres, it isn’t hard to see why the Ford works well in the city despite its size. In comparison, the Sharan takes 0.3 metres more – although Galaxy models fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels take 12.3 metres.
Fuel tank capacity differs depending on drivetrain and engine, but buyers intending to cover long distances in their Galaxy will likely be choosing the two-wheel drive diesel models. The maximum theoretical range in Galaxy should be 846 miles – respectable for a car of this size.
|Turning circle (models with 19 inch wheels)||11.6 metres (12.3 metres)|
|Fuel tank (petrol/diesel/AWD diesel)||66.2/68.1/64.4 litres|
Ford Galaxy weights and towing limits
The Galaxy definitely isn’t light, but weighs a similar amount to the Sharan. The 1,841kg weight of automatic versions with four-wheel drive is a little porky but, when you consider that the lightest Discovery is a hefty 781kg heavier, that’s not too bad for a car able to cope with poor weather conditions. Of course, it can’t tow nearly the same amount, but the 2,000kg towing capacity of diesel models should be ample for many people.
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