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Mitsubishi Galant

During the Industrial Revolution of the late 1800s and early 1900s, companies all over the world discovered the benefits of the latest available technology both in terms of creating more efficient plants, as well as making more money. The automotive industry was certainly one to take advantage of the situation. In Japan, none was as quick off the mark as Mitsubishi. This company was started in 1870 as a heavy industrial plant and it wasn’t long before an automotive division was developed. By 1917, the new auto division released its first car, the Mitsubishi Model A, for consumer approval.

Shortly after, the Mitsubishi Motors side of the company continued to make high-quality cars, trucks, buses, and other vehicle lines. In 1970, the company began to install authorized Mitsubishi dealerships in the U.S. By 2012, the United States is home to over 720 Mitsubishi dealers. The company also underwent a metamorphosis in 2003 when its leaders separated the automotive division into its own company.

More on the Mitsubishi Galant

Mitsubishi still offers a wide range of vehicles in the U.S. Among the various styles, the Galant is often a favorite.

About the Mitsubishi Galant

The Mitsubishi Galant is recognized for its affordability. It falls into the midsize sedan class and is especially designed to appeal to families. It's also considered to be a good choice for anyone looking for reasonable pricing and moderate space. The Mitsubishi Galant isn’t known to win any beauty contests, however. Its exterior design is rather uninspired and bland, especially when compared to some of its competitors. There is nothing wrong with the body style; it simply does little to draw attention to itself.

The Galant is also known for providing little space for drivers and passengers in the rear seats. This lack of head and legroom makes the Galant a difficult choice for anyone with older children or those who often travel with passengers. The front seats offer more space, but it can still be a tight fit for a taller than average person. Especially in the early years of the fifth generation, the Galant also suffered from its rather weak powertrain. Most industry experts suggest there are better options in the midsize sedan range regardless of the Galant’s affordable pricing.

Mitsubishi Galant Features

Mitsubishi released a new version of the Galant in the 2012 model year. This edition was updated in an attempt to catch up with the competition’s style, space, and fuel economy. The new Galant is available in a couple of different trim levels: the ES and the top-of-the-line SE.

The Galant ES base model has been equipped with some nice basics, such as air-conditioning, power locks and windows, and a CD player. However, power isn’t a huge asset in this sedan. It is equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission and a four-cylinder engine with little in the way of impressive horsepower or torque.

The SE model has a little more going for it. It is outfitted with the same 2.4-liter, four-cylinder motor and four-speed transmission as the base model. There are no additional choices in either trim level. This version does offer more comfort features, however. The SE has alloy wheels, a rearview camera, and automatic climate control. Buyers also have the option of adding leather seats and remote ignition.

Mitsubishi Galant Evolution

The fifth generation Mitsubishi Galant is the one most likely to appear on used car showroom floors and is considered to be a good option for used car buyers. This generation was introduced in the 2004 model year. At that time, the Galant had a few more trim levels and options than it did later in the generation.

During the 2004 to 2006 model years, the Galant is available in four trim levels, including the DE, SE, LS, and GTS. The DE and SE trim levels are offered with the standard four-cylinder motor and offer little in the way of power, off the line acceleration, or good handling. The LS and GTS editions Galant have a bit more in the way of power with a V-6 engine capable of 230 hp.

In 2007 Mitsubishi discontinued the Galant’s LS version. For this model year, the Galant features a 3.8-liter V-6 engine with 258 hp. The next few years resulted in Mitsubishi dropping the trim level options down to two and going back to the smaller four-cylinder motor.

Select a Mitsubishi Galant Year

2011 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is a slightly larger midsized four-door sedan that is produced by Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Motors in its Normal, Illinois assembly line.

2010 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

A new silver-painted mesh grille adds some pizzazz to the Galant’s nose. The top-of-the-line SE model receives standard 18-inch alloy wheels, a color-keyed rear spoiler, and a chrome exhaust finisher. For added value, the SE now boasts a navigation/backup camera package that features Mitsubishi’s multi-communication system with a seven-inch touch-screen LCD, DVD-based navigation with lane guidance, and a backup camera

2009 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant occupies a crowded class, offers a number of impressive qualities, but isn’t a class leader because of some nagging drawbacks.

2008 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The Mitsubishi Galant is a surprising addition to the sea of sedans on the market.

2007 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The Mitsubishi Galant was first introduced in 1969 and is still in production.

2006 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The sporty and aggressive look of the 2006 Mitsubishi Galant impresses any onlooker at the very first glance.

2005 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 2005 Mitsubishi Galant provides a stylish-looking, front-drive sedan.

2004 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The Mitsubishi Galant has been offered for decades as a solution to the family sedan question.

2003 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 2003 Mitsubishi Galant is an attractive family sedan designed to meet the basic needs of a family.

2002 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The Galant is Mitsubishi’s top-selling sedan as of 2002.

2001 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 2001 Mitsubishi Galant serves as a family sedan with an abundance of standard features that make it a great value.

2000 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 2000 Mitsubishi Galant is the fourth generation of the vehicle.

1999 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

While the Eclipse and 3000 GT remain the most recognizable models in the Mitsubishi lineup, the 1999 Mitsubishi Galant provides one of the more practical offerings.

1998 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 1998 Mitsubishi Galant is a sedan by Mitsubishi that has been in production since 1969.

1997 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

While the Eclipse and 3000 GT mark the most recognizable models in the Mitsubishi lineup, the 1997 Mitsubishi Galant provides one of the more practical offerings that many drivers end up buying instead.

1996 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 1996 Mitsubishi Galant is a sedan with one engine choice, two transmission choices, and three trim levels.

1995 Mitsubishi Galant

Midsize, Sedan

The 1995 Mitsubishi Galant gets its name from the French word for ""chivalrous"" and has evolved through nine generations since its debut in 1969.