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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Galaxy has a top five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating and Ford has worked hard to optimise safety giving a stiff body structure and plenty of safety equipment. There are seven airbags including window airbags that extend to the very rear protecting even those in the third row of seats. Other safety measures include pedals and a steering wheel designed to cause as little damage to the driver as possible in an accident.

A passenger airbag deactivation switch (for use when carrying a child seat) is optional but Isofix anchor points for child seats are standard. Ford added its Blind Spot indicator in 2010. This warns the driver of cars that may not be seen passing via an LED indicator that flashes in the relevant door mirror as a warning.

With all seven seats in place there's not much boot space, just 308 litres - certainly not enough for seven people's luggage. However dropping the two extra seats increases this to a much more useable 435 litres. Folding the chairs themselves is simple and they all fold down thanks to Ford's FFS (Fold Flat System) with just the pull of one handle on each - with all the seats down total load space increases to a van-like 2,325 litres.

Access to the rear seats is good, simply pull the handle on the middle chair and it tilts and slides forward in one go. There's also excellent stowage with 31 separate compartments. In 2010 Ford fitted new sliding roof bars that offer the option of further storage outside of the Galaxy. The Galaxy has 30 per cent more luggage space than the previous model.

The seats also fold more simply, making light work of changing the interior for load carrying. The seats cannot be removed (easily) but can be folded to form a virtually flat load area or one of 32 possible layouts. There are plenty of storage bins and receptacles, while a roof-mounted storage console, fitted on some models, runs centrally the length of the interior with multiple drop-down boxes.

The front seats also feature fold-away trays built into the backs for rear passenger use.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Ford Galaxy (06-14).

  • ABS
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Telephone

Edge equipment

Edge standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Edge optional equipment
None available

Ghia equipment

Ghia standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Ghia optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD Multichanger

LX equipment

LX standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
LX optional equipment
None available

Titanium equipment

Titanium standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Titanium optional equipment
  • Telephone

Titanium X equipment

Titanium X standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Telephone
Titanium X optional equipment
None available

Zetec equipment

Zetec standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
Zetec optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone

Euro NCAP Rating

The Ford Galaxy (06-14) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 2 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.