Prices start at around £34,000 for a base 'Zetec' manual-only variant with the entry-level 2.0 EcoBlue 150PS diesel engine. Most will want to stretch on up to plusher 'Titanium' trim, which starts from around £35,500 and gives you the choice between manual or auto bersions of the same 150PS diesel engine. If you're happy with an auto, you might want to consider the uprated 190PS version of this 2.0-litre diesel powerplant, which comes only in auto form and offers the choice of front wheel drive or AWD. Ig you want an alternative to diesel power, at the top of the range, for around £39,000, you'll be offered Ford's 2.5-litre Duratec 190PS self-charging Hybrid petrol engine, which comes only with a CVT automatic gearbox.
It's interesting that the styling of this fourth generation Galaxy borrows so much from the Blue Oval brand's S-MAX large MPV (which costs slightly less). Ford has tried to position these two People carriers quite differently, giving the Galaxy a more practically-orientated family feel.
All Galaxy models feature the 'FordPass Connect' media system. In addition to enabling WiFi hotspot capability, this technology allows for a range of convenient features via the FordPass mobile app, including a Vehicle Locator; a 'Vehicle Status' feature that checks fuel levels, alarm status, oil life and more; and a remote Door Lock/Unlock system. Local Hazard Information functionality - enabled by the FordPass Connect on-board modem - can inform drivers of a hazardous situation on the road ahead, even if the incident is not visible due to a bend in the road or other vehicles. Local Hazard Information notifications are delivered independent of sat-nav, based on up-to-the minute data provided by HERE Technologies - sourced from local authorities, emergency services, and driving data from other vehicles.