Ford Galaxy and S-MAX Used Car Buying Guides
If you are looking for a large and luxurious seven seat family car, then the latest Ford Galaxy and S-Max models should definitely be on your list. As a used buy, these seven seat people carriers offer great value with exceptional equipment options. We have always been a big fan of both cars here at Autoxpress, with their practical and spacious interiors, refined driving experience and efficient range of diesel engines. The examples which we source from the UK are much higher specification than the majority of people carriers for sale here in Ireland.
Ford Galaxy 7-Seater:
The Galaxy is less sharp than the S-MAX in terms of looks, but it is arguably more practical as a result. There is a massive amount of space for passengers and their luggage inside the Galaxy. The seats also fold flat very easily in the rear thanks to Ford’s Fold-Flat system which is great for moving larger items.
The Galaxy is available with a range of diesel engines, however the 140bhp 2.0 TDCi version is undoubtedly the one to go for. Offering great fuel economy, performance and low road annual road taxt(€280), it can accelerate from 0-100km/h in just over nine seconds and cruises very comfortably at motorway speeds. Despite being a large MPV, the Galaxy is renowned for its great car-like handling. Thanks to its stiff suspension setup, there is very little body roll and the steering is very well weighted.
Thanks to its seven airbags and stiff body structure, the Galaxy was awarded a five star Euro NCAP safety rating, which offers great peace of mind out on the road. ISOFIX points are fitted as standard for easy child seat fitment. The high specification ‘Titanium’ models that we offer for sale here at Autoxpress include extras such as privacy glass, Bluetooth smartphone connectivity, park assist sensors, upgraded alloy wheels, roof rails and colour coded bumpers.
Ford S-Max 7-Seater:
If you are looking for a people carrier with sporty looks, then the S-Max is a great option. Standing out from the crowd with its sharp styling and distinctive features, the S-Max offers a large interior with enough room for seven passengers. In similar fashion to the Galaxy, it feels quite nimble out on the road with responsive handling and a powerful range of engines.
In 2010, Ford updated the S-Max’s styling with a sharper grille and LED daytime running lights. The examples that we source from the UK for our customers typically feature the same 2.0 TDCi diesel engine which is also featured in the Galaxy and produces 140bhp, with low annual road tax and it is capable of achieving 45MPG in economy.
You will love the practicality of the S-Max as its seats can be easily slided forward and backwards, folded flat or adjusted to carry passengers, luggage and large loads too. Our high-specification Ford S-Max Titanium stock features extras such as heated half-leather seats, upgraded Ford alloy wheels, parking assist sensors, dual zone climate control and much more to make each journey a pleasure. Like the Galaxy, the S-Max leads the way in terms of safety with a full five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Both the used Ford Galaxy 7-Seater and Ford S-Max 7-Seater are available to test drive and order at Autoxpress Limerick today. Why not call into our modern showroom on the Dock Road in Limerick to try this car out for yourself and discuss the different finance options available. We look forward to meeting you.
- Euro NCAP Safety Rating: 5 / 5
- Most Popular Engine: 2.0-litre TDCi diesel
- Engine: 1,997cc four-cylinder
- Power: 138hp
- Maximum Speed: 196km/h
- 0-100km/h: 9.7 seconds
- Fuel Economy: 40 MPG
- Co2 Emissions: 134g/km
- Annual Irish Road Tax: €280