Ford Galaxy (2006–2015)

Model History

September 2005

Ford Galaxy unveiled

Shown as a concept with no technical details. No longer on a platform shared with VAG. 4,820mm (15' 10") long x 1,884mm (6' 2") wide. On same floorpan as new Volvo S60, S-Max and Mondeo III and originally code named 'E-Max' and built on same production line as S-Max and Mondeo III at Genk, Belgium. Standard wheel and tyre sixe is 16" with 215/60 R16 tyres.

Fully developed and built in-house by Ford, unlike previous Galaxy. Innovative Ford FoldFlatSystem (FFS) allows 32 possible seating configurations. 30% more luggage space than the previous Galaxy. Flexibility, modularity and ample space for seven occupants. Four efficient and powerful engines, impressive fuel economy and clean emissions. Comfortable and dynamic suspension including continuously-controlled damping, for car-like driving. Latest driver assistance and occupant protection technology, including driver's knee airbag.

Engines:

2.0-litre Duratec HE 16v petrol engine with 145PS and peak torque of 190Nm. MTX-75 Durashift five-speed manual transmission.

Duratorq TDCi 1.8-litre diesel engine offers 125PS and a steady state peak torque of 320Nm (340Nm under transient overboost). Also available as power-reduced 100PS version to suit the cost-of-ownership parameters driven by insurance and tax rates in certain markets. Two transmissions: Durashift MTX75 five-speed manual or the Durashift six-speed manual.

Duratorq TDCi 2.0-litre diesel engine with 140PS and a peak torque of 320Nm (340Nm under transient overboost). It comes with Ford's Durashift six-speed manual transmission as standard.

March 2006

Prices announced:

LX 2.0 145PS 5 Speed £19,495.00
LX 1.8TDCi 100PS 5 Speed £19,495.00
LX 1.8TDCi 125PS 5 Speed £20,295.00
LX 1.8TDCi 125PS 6 Speed £20,495.00
LX 2.0TDCi 143 PS 6 Speed £20,995.00
Zetec 2.0 145PS 5 Speed £21,495.00
Zetec 1.8TDCi 125PS 5 Speed £22,295.00
Zetec 1.8TDCi 125PS 6 Speed £22,495.00
Zetec 2.0TDCi 143PS 6 Speed £22,995.00
Ghia 2.0 145PS 5 Speed £22,495.00
Ghia 1.8TDCi 125PS 6 Speed £23,495.00
Ghia 2.0TDCi 143 PS 6 Speed £23,995.00

April 2007

FIVE STAR EURO NCAP RATING WITH 35 points for adult occupant protection, a leading score in this class. Four star performance for child protection rating, Innovative system for driver knee protection. Excellent front and side impact figures.

May 2007

Automatic introduced

2.0 TDCI 130 with all new Aisin Warner 6-speed auto with 196g/lm CO2. It appears the box has its own oil cooler (as against one embedded in the radiator). Also a temperature sensing system that drops down the ratios if necessary. Prices from £21,995.

May 2007

Specification improvements include ESP fitted as standard across the range. Upgraded Human Machine Interface system, which now consists of three different levels of cluster displays. The new full colour Ford Convers+ HMI system which features a full colour six-inch screen will be fitted as standard to the S-MAX Titanium model

March 2008

Galaxy improved

Now comes with Bluetooth technology installed as standard while Ghia adds new 10-spoke 17-inch alloys, Solar Reflect Windscreen, ambient lighting and rear compartment air conditioning. A new Ghia X pack, with 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon lights and powered rear quarter windows complements the full leather trim and panorama roof to create the ultimate Galaxy.

Meanwhile S-MAX and Galaxy see the LX badge deleted in favour of Edge trim and receive a similar array of upgrades to the Mondeo. A new colour palate is joined by the availability of a FFV derivative, 2.2-litre TDCi powertrain in conjunction with Titanium (S-MAX) or Ghia (Galaxy) trim and a 10PS power enhancement for diesel automatics.

May 2008

S-MAX and Galaxy offer the new 2.2 litre 173PS TDCi engine. Provides a sustained 400Nm of torque at 1,750rpm for effortless overtaking ability combined with exceptional economy. 173PS 2.2 diesel with 6 speed manual or 6-speed AW Auto from May 2008.

Also a 10PS power boost, from 130PS to 140PS, for 2.0-litre diesel S-MAX and Galaxy with automatic gearbox. Another new 2.0-litre Ford MPV variant is the S-MAX and Galaxy flexifuel (FFV) - capable of running on any mix of bioethanol and petrol in the same fuel tank. Entry-level S-MAX and Galaxy now called Edge instead of LX.

S-MAX and Galaxy colour range now includes Chill, Morello (aubergine), Blazer Blue and Hypnotic Silver joining existing shades.

December 2009

Facelifted Galaxy unveiled

Ford's new S-MAX and Galaxy are the first vehicles to offer an all-new 2.0-litre Ford EcoBoost SCTi engine, which heralds a new era in Ford's petrol engine development. Featuring lightweight all-aluminium construction, the latest-generation high-pressure direct injection system, low-inertia turbocharging and twin independent variable cam timing, the 2.0-litre EcoBoost SCTi has an advanced combustion system which brings new levels of performance and fuel efficiency to petrol engines in this power range.

The 2.0-litre EcoBoost SCTi engine has a maximum output of 203PS at 5,500 rpm, combined with maximum torque of 300Nm, which is delivered across a broad 1,750-4,500 rpm range. With this new powertrain, the S-MAX achieves 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds (8.8 seconds for the Galaxy) and a top speed of 137mph (135mph for the Galaxy.)

Yet even with this responsive performance, fuel economy and CO2 emissions are significantly improved. Compared with the previous 161PS 2.3-litre automatic powertrain, CO2 is reduced by 19 per cent to 189g/km, even though the new 2.0-litre SCTi engine has over 25 per cent more power. This translates into a combined fuel economy of just 34.8mpg and an extra urban figure of 44.1 mpg.

At the same time, Ford's diesel offering for the new S-MAX and Galaxy has been significantly improved. The upgraded 2.0-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi engine family complies with Stage V emission regulations and is also available in three power levels – 115, 140 and 163PS – for the first time.

Engineered to deliver refined performance and low cost of ownership, these new Duratorq TDCi engines also deliver impressive combined fuel economy and CO2 performance. With a consumption of 49.5mpg and an average CO2 emission of 152g/km, the new S-MAX and Galaxy, with six-speed manual transmission, prove that it is possible to combine driving fun and compelling performance with high efficiency.

The efficient and smooth-changing 6DCT450 Ford PowerShift double wet-clutch transmission is a perfect match for both the new petrol direct injection and common rail diesel engines. It is standard with the new EcoBoost SCTi and available as an option with the 140 and 163PS versions of the 2.0-litre Duratorq TDCi.

April 2010

CAP Monitor, April 2010, set residual values over three years and 60,000 miles for new S-MAX, Galaxy and Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi (140PS) PowerShift Auto five-door at £9,925, £9,475, and £6,700 respectively. This represents improvements of £1,275, £825 and £175, respectively, over outgoing models.

May 2011

1.6 160PS Ecoboost petrol engine and 1.6TDCI 115 with 290Nm torque both became available in S-Max and Galaxy.

What does a Ford Galaxy (2006 – 2015) cost?

List Price from £33,551
Buy new from £25,717
Contract hire from £362.45 per month