Mitsubishi Galant Review – Research New & Used Mitsubishi Galant Models | Edmunds

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Mitsubishi Galant

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For decades, the Galant assumed the role of player in the family-sedan game. representing a good value for the consumer, it was no match for the class due to its small backseat, mostly powertrains and uninspiring interior and execution.

Having watched automakers successfully supersize sedans with premium and larger V6s under the hood, knew not to fight the tide it came time to redesign the Consequently, the latest, fifth-generation was engineered exclusively for the North market. Its dimensions grew as did the power of its top engines.

While the Galant is certainly a bargain in SE most four-cylinder-powered midsize would ultimately be a better, rewarding choice. Folks who necessarily follow the crowd or the latest glitz and glamour their midsize sedan may be but in general, you can do better.

Current Mitsubishi Galant

The Galant midsize sedan in two trim levels — ES and SE. The ES has the basics, including air-conditioning, power features and a CD player. The SE alloy wheels, a sunroof, stylized trim, a rearview automatic climate control, a driver seat, heated seats, Bluetooth, a navigation and an upgraded sound system.

include leather upholstery and accessories like an iPod remote ignition and for ES models, a camera.

A 2.4-liter four-cylinder is the only choice and is mated to a automatic transmission. Power is weak, at only 160 horsepower, and almost all competitors. Fuel is merely average.

With unique styling and out, the Galant features one of the distinctive cabin designs in its with a cascading center and bright blue backlighting at It’s distinctive, but it also a bit like a boom box and it’s of some low-grade plastics. The seats are agreeable and roomy, rear-seat comfort is adequate but not up to leaders in terms of support.

the seatback doesn’t fold but there is a ski/cargo pass-through to utility.

Though underpowered, found the Mitsubishi Galant to be one of the fun-to-drive family sedans. cornering, the Galant remains and predictable and feels smaller it is. The ride is smooth and composed, yet a amount of feedback from the is transmitted through the steering

In terms of overall refinement and content, however, the Galant has surpassed by newer competing

Used Mitsubishi Galant

The most recent generation of the Galant debuted for the 2004 year. The trim levels offered were the four-cylinder DE and ES, the V6-powered LS and GTS. That V6 was a mill that produced 230 hp and 250 of torque. While initially this output was quickly by most competitors and its fuel was comparatively poor.

Its standard automatic was always behind the until it was replaced by a five-speed for A four-cylinder SE model, featuring upholstery and automatic climate was added for ’06.

Mitsubishi Galant

For ’07, the LS was dropped and the high-performance debuted, which featured a 3.8-liter V6 with 258 horses and 258 of torque. The next year, the GTS disappeared, leaving just the DE, ES and For 2009 a new grille and taillights while trim levels shuffled — the base DE was dropped and the Sport Edition and Sport V6 appeared.

For 2010, the lineup was pared down to two trim levels — the ES and SE. The V6 was also cut, leaving the weak four-cylinder under the Not all was lost, though, as premium navigation and a rearview camera added to the SE.

Safety features as antilock disc brakes, control, front-seat side and full-length side curtain were variously (depending on and trim level) have available on the Galant. Stability was not offered until 2010.

If you’re looking for a used Galant, you should be able to a good deal on one, as value is not a strong point. As a well-maintained specimen qualifies as a used-car bargain though may be a notch or two below Japan’s

The previous-generation Mitsubishi Galant was from 1999-2003. It was the first to come with a V6 engine, and its styling drew favorable to BMW sedans. In 2002, its design was freshened inside and out, trim and content changes Infinity sound systems, a and 16-inch wheels sprucing up through the following year.

For on a budget who can overlook the small average powertrains and uninspiring and refinement, a Galant of this can offer true low-cost as an entry-level ride or possibly a car.

The only other Galant one likely encounter with any will be the generation offered in the from 1994-’98. It soldiered on those years, juggling and trim levels, but was destined to a second-tier value player due to its compact dimensions, cramped four-cylinder power and lack of refinement. Don’t expect things from this but if you manage to find one, likely to be bargain-priced.

If you are looking for years, visit our used Galant page.

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