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2006 Mitsubishi Galant

  • 2006 Mitsubishi Galant DE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/157
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $19,399
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Galant ES Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/157
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $20,299
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Galant GTS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      230/250
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $26,999
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Galant LS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      230/250
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $22,999
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Galant SE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      160/157
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I4
    • MSRP
      $21,999
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2006 Mitsubishi Galant Review

Fun-to-ride family sedan with a hint of luxury.

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Overview

The sporty and aggressive look of the 2006 Mitsubishi Galant impresses any onlooker at the very first glance. When you look at a midsize family sedan, you think about affordability and comfort. This car has those familiar features and more. Unlike some models, the Galant offers plenty of space for taller drivers and passengers. Ample space in the back means you and your kids remain comfortable during long family trips. The Galant makes highway driving exciting! The standard features of this car please the whole family. The luxurious interior pleases the adults, and the built-in speakers and entertainment system prove popular with children and adults alike.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 2.4-liter, four-cylinder; 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, manual-shift mode on V-6
Models: Mitsubishi Galant DE, Mitsubishi Galant ES, Mitsubishi Galant LS, Mitsubishi Galant SE, Mitsubishi Galant GTS

What's New

The 2006 Mitsubishi Galant differs slightly from its predecessor. It has new wheels and some refined interior trim components. ES, LS and GTS models have a new tire pressure monitoring system when fitted with alloy wheels. The ES also gets standard ABS.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2006 Mitsubishi Galant is not exactly what you would expect from a midsize family sedan. Instead, it offers a stylish, aggressive, and sporty look. Fender arches, front and rear bumpers, and the large air intakes prove its determination to be a paragon among all other cars in the same category. In conclusion, this family sedan can outclass some sports cars.

Interior

When you look inside the aggressive-looking Galant, it greets you with upscale trim components that most people would not expect in this type of car. You notice the details as soon as you get inside. The spaciousness of the interior grabs your attention first, then the modern knobs and buttons. Although some might say these small things do not count, when you consider them all at once, you realize that the Galant offers more than other family sedans.

Performance & Handling

You cannot expect a lot of speed or precise handling from a midsize family sedan that has only four cylinders and four gears. Besides, the 2006 Mitsubishi Galant weighs quite a bit with all the standard equipment and safety features. So when you come to know that the four-cylinder, 2.4-liter engine produces 160 horsepower, don’t get too excited because the automatic transmission will limit the fun. You cannot pass the sports cars on a highway; however, the V-6 engine pleases more with 230 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. Despite its sporty looks, it is not that aggressive, fast, or responsive when you put your foot down. The 2006 Mitsubishi Galant does very well as a family sedan with a four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety

The safety features mark one of the key selling points for the 2006 Mitsubishi Galant. It has a very robust frame design that protects passengers in case of collision. Only front passengers enjoy head- and torso-protecting side airbags, though. Seat belts with force limiters come in handy during accidents. Four-wheel standard disk brakes include large ventilated front disks. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests produce impressive results for both frontal and side impacts. Only the LS V6 and GTS models come equipped with traction control. As a family sedan, the Mitsubishi Galant definitely proves safe during collisions.

EPA Fuel Economy

Mitsubishi Galant DE: 20/27 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Galant ES: 20/27 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Galant LS V6: 16/25 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Galant SE: 20/27 mpg city/highway
Mitsubishi Galant GTS V6: 16/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Stylish
  • Luxurious
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Comfortable for tall people

You Won't Like

  • No manual transmission
  • Rear seats cannot fold down

Sum Up

Fun-to-ride family sedan with a hint of luxury.

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