The Ford Galaxy is one of the unsung heroes in the motoring world, nailing its brief as a smart MPV that’s great to drive – and be driven in – to perfection. Based on the same platform as the Mondeo and S-MAX, the Galaxy might look a similar size to many SUVs, but it blows them out of the water for interior space and versatility with seven decently proportioned seats. The 2.0-litre diesel engines are a good match, with enough grunt when fully loaded up to pull effortlessly on a motorway.
Price Ј29,690 to Ј38,310 Trim levels Zetec, Titanium, Titanium X Engines 2.0 Diesel (118bhp), 2.0 Diesel (148bhp), 2.0 Diesel (177bhp), 2.0 Diesel (207bhp) Engines 5-door MPV CO2 emissions 129 to 149g/km Combined fuel economy 48.7 to 56.5mpg