2001 Mitsubishi Galant
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2001 Mitsubishi Galant Review
A real player in the family sedan market.
Reviewed by Automotive on
The 2001 Mitsubishi Galant serves as a family sedan with an abundance of standard features that make it a great value. Its attractive styling and smooth driving experience make it a top competitor in the family sedan market.
Inside the 2001 Mitsubishi Galant, styling stays clean and simple. Drivers have excellent visibility from all points, despite the steep slant of the rear window. All Mitsubishi Galants seat five adults, but with three tall passengers in the rear seat things get a bit tight. With an interior volume of 111 cubic feet, the EPA categorizes the Galant as a midsize car. The trunk can accommodate 14 cubic feet of gear, and the split rear seatback folds down on all models except the base DE.
Engines: 2.4-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Mitsubishi Galant DE, Mitsubishi Galant ES, Mitsubishi Galant ES-V6, Mitsubishi Galant LS-V6, Mitsubishi Galant GTZ
V-6 models come standard with traction control for 2001. Heated mirrors remain available with the all-weather package.
The 2001 Mitsubishi Galant looks similar in size to the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord, but contemporary styling gives the Galant the appearance of a larger car. The Galant’s design is not for conservatives: side body bulges, a chrome grille, and options including a prominent rear wing and other aerodynamic effects give it a bolder appearance than others in its class. The GTZ includes front and rear spoilers, a color-keyed grille, and special trim. The LS and ES V-6 add an upgraded sport suspension with stiffer springs and firmer dampers, plus 16-inch alloy wheels and exterior enhancements that include a color-keyed grille, color-keyed front and rear spoilers (including the rear wing), and special trim.
The 2001 Mitsubishi Galant’s interior looks stylish and simple, with wood details, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and nicely designed interior controls. Bucket seats in the front feel comfortable and the rear seats offer an acceptable amount of space for three passengers. The console-mounted cup holders for the front seat seem perfectly positioned so as not to block any part of the dashboard. But the cup holders in the rear sit below an armrest, so the armrest must be positioned up to use them.
Performance & Handling
Under the hood, the 2001 Galant comes engineered to move fast. The V-6 engine proves powerful and practically noiseless. Mitsubishi's V-6 equals the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry V-6 engines, which lead the class. Riding conditions reach top-notch, thanks to the well-executed noise reduction enhancements and fine-tuned suspension. The smooth powertrain provides a jolt of forward movement as soon as you press the gas pedal. Drivers find 145 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of torque in the 2.4-liter, 16-valve, SOHC four-cylinder. The 3.0-liter, 24-valve, SOHC V-6 boasts 205 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm.
The 2001 Mitsubishi Galant comes standard with an automatic transmission. A manual transmission provides an option for the four-cylinder models. This family sedan begs to be driven fast, with the engineering to back it up.
The base DE contains a four-cylinder engine. The ES comes with either a four-cylinder engine or a V-6, and the luxury LS and sporty GTZ both offer V-6 power. All 2001 Galant models come standard with an automatic transmission, and manual transmissions remain available on the four-cylinder models. The LS comes with the premium package and traction control. The GTZ has the same V-6 engine, transmission, and standard equipment as the LS and ES V-6. Unfortunately, the GTZ does not offer a manual transmission, which keeps it from being seen as a sport-sedan contender.
The 2001 Mitsubishi Galant’s safety features include optional front seat-mounted side airbags, automatic headlight shut-off, the Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system for child seats, and a collapsible steering column. Other standard safety features include an anti-theft engine immobilizer, a continuous seat belt warning lamp, and a rear center three-point safety belt.
EPA Fuel Economy
- V-6 power
- Loads of standard equipment
- Attractive design
You Won't Like
- No manual transmission with V-6
- Slightly cramped rear seat
A real player in the family sedan market.
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