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Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

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Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014) review: 34 facts and highlights

Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

Why is Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014) better than the average?

  • better fuel economy (city)
    9.1l/100 kmvs9.62l/100 km
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    6.1l/100 kmvs6.59l/100 km
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    9.9svs10.96s
  • more airbags
    7vs6.95
  • more headroom (front)
    1.06mvs1.03m
  • Width
    1.88mvs1.94m
  • greater maximum trailer weight
    1.6tvs1.3t
  • more headroom (rear)
    1.02mvs989.67mm

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General info

1. less CO2 emissions

167g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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2.Has air suspension
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4. higher Euro NCAP rating

5

The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.

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5.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

6. smaller turn radius

11.9m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

308l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2.height

1.81m

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1.54m

3. more headroom (front)

1.06m

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

4.width

1.88m

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1.7m

5. shorter length

4.82m

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3.98m

6. greater maximum trailer weight

1.6t

The maximum weight of a trailer that can be towed by the vehicle.

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1.63t

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Speed

1. faster acceleration (0-100)

9.9s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2. faster top speed

125km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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220km/h

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

9.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.6l/100 km

2. better fuel economy (highway)

6.1l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.2l/100 km

3. more horsepower

158hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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4. larger engine size

1.6l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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3.6l

5. higher maximum torque

240Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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6. larger fuel tank

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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Features

1. more airbags

7

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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2.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

3.Has Bluetooth
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford Galaxy 1.6 160 Ecoboost (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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