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1996 Mitsubishi Galant Review
A perfect commuter sedan.
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The 1996 Mitsubishi Galant is a sedan with one engine choice, two transmission choices, and three trim levels. The five-speed manual transmission is paired with the S, while the four-speed automatic transmission is paired with the ES and LS. While seats up to five occupants, the standard CD player is an outstanding feature.
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Mitsubishi Galant S, Mitsubishi Galant ES, Mitsubishi Galant LS
The 1996 Mitsubishi Galant is equipped with a Homelink transmitter and a new panic feature for keyless entry systems. Two-tone interiors are new this year, as well as four new exterior colors. Wheel covers are another new feature included as well as a heavy duty defroster with timer. The LS now has standard leather upholstery with anti-lock brakes available for all models.
The 1996 Mitsubishi comes with monotone paint, black body-side moldings, and a full-size spare wheel/tire. Other standard features include lightly tinted windows, power antenna, and dual power remote windows. Steel wheels come on the S and ES, and alloy wheels are standard on the LS, which also gets a first row power glass sunroof standard. The sunroof and alloy wheels are standard on the ES, while mud flaps are optional on all models.
The 1996 Mitsubishi gets standard cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, adjustable front head restraints, manual air-conditioning, a CD player, day-night rearview mirror, tilt steering wheel, power front and rear windows, and a driver foot rest, a full floor console, front cup holders, cargo net, cargo light, and dome light.
The 1996 Mitsubishi Galant S comes with four speakers, while the ES and LS come with six speakers to accompany its standard AM/FM/Cassette audio system; that audio system is optional on the S. The LS also comes with a graphic equalizer, which is optional for the EX. A driver vanity mirror is standard on the ES and LS, and the LS come with two seatback storage pockets standard with the option of automatic air-conditioning. A trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer is optional for the ES and LS.
Performance & Handling
The 1996 Mitsubishi Galant comes with coil springs in the front and rear, allowing for a smoother ride over road imperfections. A front anti-roll bar is a feature that will improve drive quality as it improves stability during cornering and when travelling over irregular surfaces. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is capable of producing 141 horsepower and 148 ft-lb of torque. Cruise control is optional on the S and standard on the ES and LS.
The 1996 Mitsubishi Galant comes with front disc and rear drum brakes, and anti-lock brakes are optional on all models. Driver and passenger front impact airbags are standard as are rear child safety door locks. Other standard features include a remote door/trunk/fuel flap release, a rear defroster, and variable intermittent windshield wipers. Power door locks are standard on the ES and LS and optional on the S. Fog lights are optional on the ES but standard on the LS.
EPA Fuel Economy
Mitsubishi Galant ES: 20/26 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Galant LS: 20/26 mpg city/highway
- Air bags
- CD player standard
- Rear child safety door locks
You Won't Like
- Anti-lock brakes are optional
- Air-conditioning optional on S
A perfect commuter sedan.
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