Restyled and refined for 2009, the Mitsubishi Galant midsize sedan receives new front and rear fascias and hood designs, and adds two new trim levels: the Sport Edition and Sport V6. Equipped with front-wheel-drive, the ES and Sport Edition are powered by a 2.4L inline four-cylinder engine that generates 160 hp and 157 lb-ft of torque paired to a standard four-speed automatic with manual shift, while the Sport V6 features a 3.8L V6 engine with 230 hp and 250 lb-ft teamed to a five-speed automatic with manual shift capability. Finally, the luxurious, top-of-the-line Ralliart packs a 3.8L V6 engine with 258 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. EPA fuel economy estimates range from 20 mpg city/27 mpg hwy and 23 mpg in combined driving for the four-cylinder trim levels down to 17/25/20 mpg combined for the Ralliart. Boasting impressive crash test scores, the Mitsubishi Galant standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and full-length side-curtain airbags. Inside, Galant's five-passenger interior delivers numerous features you would ordinarily expect from a pricier ride.Read more Read less
Mitsubishi's mid-size Galant sedan has been given a thorough facelift--including a completely new front and rear appearance--and a revamped lineup of features for 2009, although it's basically the same size and proportions as the model it replaces.
Styling that breaks from the mold; base ES's value for money; ride; rear-seat room; sporty Ralliart model.
The Galant is sized closely to its primary competitors such as the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima, and has a similar array of features, but some shoppers may be attracted to its styling, which stands apart from the pack inside and out. It also has rear seat room that's better than average in its class and a decent ride. The base model in particular has a rather long list of standard features for a base model, while the high-performance Ralliart model may appeal to handling enthusiasts with its sport-tuned suspension.