2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart – Test drive and new car review – 2007 Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart mid-size sedan

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The 2007 Mitsubishi Galant has a base price of $27,624. EPA 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

First Value-priced performance

The best-selling sedans aren#146;t known for revolutionaries on the styling front most people would be to tell the Camry, Accord and apart. Mitsubishi took message to heart, as the new Galant conservative styling that it stands out a bit from the crowd but not too much. One styling feature of the sloping beltline (the that runs the length of the at a level just below the windows) gives the car an athletic making it a bit more visually than some of its competitors.

That styling philosophy tweaked a bit with the Ralliart I tested, which comes with a host of sporty upgrades. Seven-spoke 18#148; (link goes to photo) are in larger tires, while body moldings, an integrated rear spoiler, black grill and fog lights give the a sportier look than the DE, ES and GTS The color on my test vehicle was an off-white with a pearlescent (officially dubbed #147;sunset that stood out from the white and silver found on midsize sedans.

All of these bits combine to give the Ralliart a slightly more look than the Honda or Camry, but not enough to attract from law enforcement or teenaged of be-winged Honda Civics.

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In the Driver’s Elbow room

2007 Galant Ralliart dash

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The trim level includes seats (heated in front), glass sunroof. automatic control, and auto-dimming rearview A premium Rockford Acoustic audio system with CD/MP3 changer was also but it lacked an iPod/MP3 player Fit and finish throughout was generally with only one or two interior not in perfect alignment.

I found the to be comfortable and supportive, with the seat positioned well to the instrument cluster. The gauges are white with black making them easy to see in light conditions. The optional navigation system on my tester well, but the spoken directions had an habit of ending with an click, almost as if they coming in via CB radio: Turn left, click . Ten-four, buddy.

The Ralliart comes loaded standard safety features: seat torso and two-row airbags, stability control, control, anti-lock brakes, and pressure monitoring. Electronic control, however, isn’t

The back seat has plenty of offering comfortable seating for average-sized adults. Child-seat anchors were very to access, and hooking up child and booster seats was a snap. My son enjoyed the additional rear room over similarly-sized comparing it favorably to the voluminous of space he experienced during a of a full-size Dodge Charger I drove a few months ago.

Mitsubishi Galant

On the Sports-car engine gives performance

The Galant Ralliart gets the version of the 3.8 liter V6 engine in the Eclipse GT sports car; its 258 rating is 28 hp higher than the found in the Galant GTS. to Mitsubishi, the Galant Ralliart from 0-60 mph in only 6.5 I didn#146;t have a stopwatch while driving, but it#146;s that this car is one quick

It may not feature the legendary performance of its Evolution sibling, but for a value-priced sedan the Ralliart has plenty of get up and There’s a downside, though: The engine requires on premium

This Galant Ralliart equipped with a five-speed transmission with a manual shifting feature. Shifting was smooth, with only a disruption in power indicating the change. A manual transmission available, so you#146;ll have to do with the manual shifting

I have to admit that never been a big fan of #147;manumatic#148; shifting in automatic transmissions, but the does seem to shift smoothly in this mode most other vehicles in its

Even when loaded with a few passengers and a trunk of groceries, the Ralliart had an abundance of for passing lumbering SUVs and into traffic. Like powerful front-wheel-drive vehicles, a hint of torque steer, manifests itself as the car pulling to one while accelerating briskly.

End: A solid value

Ralliart borrows its 258 hp V6 engine the Eclipse GT sports car

Photo Jeff James

The midsized sedan segment is an extremely one, filled with the of the Honda Accord EX-L V6. Altima SE, Toyota Camry SE, Malibu SS and the Mazdaspeed 6. I feel the Ralliart lands squarely in the of the pack, but its impressive value may it into the lead for some It may not be able to match the fit, and refinement of the Camry or the Accord, nor the prowess and turbocharged thrills of the 6, but the Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart is one of a good deal.

What is also clear is Mitsubishi is a company that is on track, producing vehicles are competitive #150; and in some superior #150; to others in price range. The new Mitsubishi is by all accounts a winner, and the Galant is an impressive effort. It may not offer to vault to the top of the mid-size sports heap, but the Galant Ralliart is proof that Mitsubishi is with a vengeance.

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