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Driving Experience

Although it’s a seven-seater Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV), the Ford Galaxy isn’t just about passenger comfort. It’s also packed with advanced driver assistance technology. From Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Aid for when you're on the move, to Active Park Assist and Blind Spot Information System, keeping you safe while manoeuvring. Just a sample of the Galaxy's array of sophisticated technologies, there to make your driving experience not only safer, but also a pleasure.

Features shown on this page may only be available on selected models. Where available, these features may be optional extras at additional cost. For more info, download price list to view current ROI specifications.

Sees what’s coming from either side

A small panoramic camera on the front of the Kuga relays a split-screen image to your SYNC 3 display so   you can see vehicles, cyclists or pedestrians coming from either side. This front wide-view camera is invaluable if you’re edging out of a narrow parking space, or in a busy road where your view is obstructed.

Parking made even easier

Active Park Assist can steer you into parking spaces just 20% longer than your vehicle. Simply push a button and the sensors of this innovative system locate a suitable space as you drive past. Then it automatically steers you in, while all you do is operate the accelerator, gears and brake (following on-screen instructions and audible signals).

Active Park Assist system showing reversing car in a parking place amongst other cars

Power-assisted steering that responds to every situation

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) automatically adjusts to your speed and the conditions. At low speeds, the system makes wheel turns feel lighter and easier, improving maneuverability. At high speeds, when you need greater control, it firms up the steering. Now with drift control, EPAS also takes into account crosswinds and other driving conditions, while active nibble control reduces any unwanted vibration in the steering wheel. 

Cruise control that can adapt automatically

With Adaptive Cruise Control technology, you choose the speed you want to drive at and the system will maintain it. If the built-in RADAR sensor detects a vehicle ahead, it will slow your vehicle to maintain a pre-set distance. Once the road in front is clear, the system will accelerate to your chosen speed.

White Ford Galaxy exterior cruising in the country front view
Grey Ford Galaxy in motion with a traffic sign in the background

Keeping you inside the speed limit

Whether the signs are at the side of the road or above it, permanent or temporary, Traffic Sign Recognition can identify them. Icons for speed limits and no-overtaking signs are displayed on the instrument cluster, alerting you to changing restrictions. And Intelligent Speed Assist works with Traffic Sign Recognition to enhance your speed control, enabling you to concentrate on the road. When activated, the system can identify the local speed limit and then automatically adjust your maximum speed accordingly.

Spots the vehicles you might miss

Cross Traffic Alert is part of the Blind Spot Information System. When you’re reversing out of a space and have limited visibility of the traffic situation, Cross Traffic Alert can detect oncoming vehicles and sound a warning. The technology illuminates a light in the wing mirror too (left or right depending on the direction of oncoming traffic).

Grey Ford galaxy reversing from the parking spot, showing the Cross Traffic Alert
Ford Galaxy left wing mirror in detail

An extra pair of eyes

Blind Spot Information SystemBLIS (BLIS) senses vehicles hidden in your blind spot to make changing lanes saferDriver-assist feature. If it detects a vehicle, the system alerts you via discreet warning lights on the door mirrors. If you miss the warning, with Blind Spot Assist applies light resistance to the steering, gently discouraging the manoeuvre. Cross Traffic Alert works with BLIS to increase awareness when you’re reversing out of a space with limited visibility. The system detects vehicles approaching from the sides and sounds a warning alerting you to their presence.

 

Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance

Ford Sync With Emergency Assistance

An important and potentially life-saving part of Ford SYNC is Emergency Assistance Ford Emergency Assistance. In the unlikely event of an accident, where the airbag is deployed or the fuel-pump deactivated, the technology can use a Bluetooth® Bluetooth Trademark-paired and connected mobile phone to automatically make a direct call to the Emergency Services for you. You can choose to stop the call, or talk to those services if you need to. Crucially, the system will supply vital information, such as your GPS coordinates, even if you are unconscious. For more minor incidents such as tyre damage, FordPass app lets you call Roadside Assistance with just a few taps, and track when help will arrive on a real-time map.

Easier reversing

Bollards, bicycles, low walls… The rear-view camera activates automatically when you select reverse gear and shows whatever’s behind you on your SYNC 3 display. As well as revealing objects you might miss, the system displays virtual lines that show your current path and help you park into the smallest of spaces. You can also switch to split-screen image that shows you what’s coming from either side of your SUV, making it easier to reverse out of tight spaces.

SYNC 3 detail
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