Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t concern yourself with a stiff ride, although the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a great bargain considering all the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, so you can pick and choose those are right for the budget.
Crossover SUVs may be all of the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Ford Galaxy Design. Coming off a redesign just last year, the Ford Galaxy Design is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with lots of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the Ford Galaxy Design with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you may get the miserly Ford Galaxy Design Hybrid. On the highway, the Ford Galaxy Design is comfortable and compliant. Ford Galaxy Design also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Ford Galaxy Design with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the Ford Galaxy Design provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from across the way.
The Ford Galaxy Design can be as competent while they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Ford Galaxy Design might you need to be the sedan for you.
The Ford Galaxy Design is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features which includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Ford Galaxy Design Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels may be added to the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system along with an integral navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Ford Galaxy Design stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the rear seat is simple to fold down to match longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are good for small water bottles only.
The Ford Galaxy Design includes a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s room enough so the front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.