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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 54 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Thanks to its modern design and spacious interior the Galaxy holds its value well, while the diesel engines offer good economy, including the 2.2 TDCi and its later replacement the 163bhp 2.0-litre turbodiesel. Servicing and parts are very affordable and insurance groups are low too – around 10 or 11, which is actually better than the previous model.

The Galaxy performs well on the eco-front thanks to its strong range of efficient diesel engines. The 1.8 TDCi is the best in the line-up – strangely the more powerful 125bhp version is actually more economical – it returns 46mpg and emits 165g/km of CO2. The 1.8 TDCi was replaced in 2010 by new, greener 2.0-litre diesels that all emit 152g/km CO2.

All the engines are well proven and reliability tends to be pretty good, however occasional niggles are not unheard of.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £615
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Insurance group 16 - 27
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