2000 Mitsubishi Galant
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2000 Mitsubishi Galant Review
A solid vehicle overall, but needs some work.
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The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant is the fourth generation of the vehicle. The Mitsubishi Galant was redesigned in 1999 to be a real competitor in a crowded market place. The engine was redesigned to appeal to speed freaks and those who love a growling engine.
The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant takes all the great innovations of the 1999 model and adds on a slew of new standard features, as well as a few optional ones. The Mitsubishi Galant is not only fun to drive, but it is also very customizable, making it an ideal choice for those who like performance vehicles with style.
- Body Styles: four-door sedan
- Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
- Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
- Models: Mitsubishi Galant DE, Mitsubishi Galant ES, Mitsubishi Galant ES V-6, Mitsubishi Galant LS V-6, Mitsubishi Galant GTZ
The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant is really the product of a 1999 remodeling. However, Mitsubishi decided that the redesign wasn’t enough, adding a host of new features into the mix, including cruise control, memory functionality, an in-dash CD player, larger tires, and new exterior colors.
The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant has an overall length of 187.8 inches. This length makes the Galant more of a long compact, or a short midsize. However, the wheelbase is a bit longer than a subcompact, measuring 103.7 inches in length.
Standard exterior features on the DE include a rear window defroster and 15-inch wheels. The ES model adds fog lights, tinted glass, and power exterior mirrors. Optional features on the ES include power heated mirrors, a power moon roof, and an anti-theft alarm system. The LS model upgrades the wheels to 16 inches and adds traction control, intermittent windshield wipers, and lots of exterior trim features. The GTZ model adds a color-keyed grille, a rear spoiler, and lots of special sport features.
The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant seats five passengers. The front seats are a lot more comfortable in the back though, since legroom is a bit cramped. The vehicle has 111 cubic feet of space altogether, but it feels more like a compact car than a midsize sedan. The trunk has plenty of room though, boasting 14 cubic feet of space. The rear seatback also folds down for extra storage room. However, the base DE model lacks this feature.
Standard features on the base DE model include bucket seats, a center console, a tachometer, cloth seating, power steering, remote trunk release, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, power windows, and power door locks.
Moving up to the ES model adds cruise control, an optional sunroof, and a premium package that includes a superior Infinity sound system. The LS model adds the premium package as standard. The GTZ model is the cream of the crop, offering leather trim and black-on-white instrument panel trim.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant comes equipped with one of two engine types. The DE and ES models come equipped with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 145 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0-liter V-6 comes with the LS and GTZ, and is optional on the ES. This engine produces 195 horsepower with 205 lb-ft of torque. The four-cylinder engine comes equipped with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. The V-6 engine is only available with an automatic transmission.
The Mitsubishi Galant is made to perform. The powertrains are very smooth, accelerating with little push from the driver. A little press on the gas pedal and the Galant accelerates smoothly. The engine is very quiet, and handling is smooth. The Galant has little body roll when careening through twists and turns. The GTZ model adds refinements to the steering, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, making it the most fun to drive.
The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant comes equipped with driver and passenger front airbags. The NHTSA gave the 2000 Mitsubishi Galant four out of five stars for passenger and driver safety, as well as rear side-impact safety. The front side only received three out of five stars for impact safety. The IIHS wasn’t disappointed with the vehicle, but did not give the vehicle top marks. The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant received a score of ""Acceptable,"" the IIHS’ second best rating, for restraints, right leg protection, and structural protection. Overall, the Mitsubishi Galant received a score of ""Acceptable.""
EPA Fuel Economy
Mitsubishi Galant, 3.0-liter V-6: 17/25 mpg city/highway
- V-6 engine
- Great handling
- Nice and comfortable interior
You Won't Like
- No manual transmission available for V-6
- Lots of cabin noise
A solid vehicle overall, but needs some work.
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