Mitsubishi Galant Review & Ratings
- 6 August 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The Mitsubishi Galant was produced from 1969 to 2012 and ranged in sizes from a compact sedan to a mid-sized automobile. The Galant was manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors, a Japan-based multi-national automaker whose origins dates back to 1899 when they moved from building ships to building engines. The company built its first car in 1917, but really got into automobile manufacturing after World War II.
There have been nine different generations of the Galant, different variations included, and over five million cars of the Galant family have been sold worldwide. The first generation Galant ran from 1969 to 1973 and included two and four-door sedans, a station wagon, and a fastback coupe.
Subsequent generations saw multiple changes to the engines, suspension systems, and body design. In the mid to late 1970s the car got a sportier look but was later redesigned to reflect a need for fuel economy. Many of the different designs of the Galant boast of a boxier design. Later models are known to come with more modern and familiar designs.
The Galant went through many engine changes, as well as a few changes to the platform. Later upgrades to the car also consisted of added features for modern comfort and safety features to meet with increasing regulations. The Galant has been considered to be an excellent family car till date.
Average cost of a used late-model Galant runs about $13,000.00 to $15,000.00 US dollars, depending on model year, mileage, and condition. Older models of the car will greatly vary in price.
Engines for the final generation of Galants include 2.4L 4G69 Inline-4, 3.8L 6G75 V6, and a 3.8L 6G75 V6 MIVEC, which is a brand of engine made specifically by Mitsubishi with electronic control valve timing.
Transmissions come as either a four-speed automatic or a 4/5-speed semi-automatic.
Size and Space Options
The Galant has seating capacity for up to five passengers with plenty of head and leg room. The car is short on trunk space, as compared to other cars in its class.
Control Panel and Display
The dashboard has sparse but standard instrumentation, including fuel gauge, speedometer, and tachometer, as well as stereo controls.
The seats are roomy, affording comfort and space. The cabin has air conditioning.
The car was produced over many decades. To date, pre-owned Mitsubishi Galant cars remains available for sale.
The Galant is equipped with a standard anti-theft alarm system and keyless entry.
Standard safety features afforded by the car include three-point seat belts, anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, traction control, front, rear, and side airbags, child safety locks, daytime running lights, and emergency trunk release.
Interior features that come pre-fitted in the car include power windows, stereo system with CD player and auxiliary jacks, and air conditioning. Pricier models are known to include Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, and satellite radio.
Exterior features offered by the car include electric side mirrors, rearview camera (on some models), fog lights, and alloy wheels.
The car offers choicest of accessories, including trims and color, floor mats, and cup holders.
The quality of the Galant is called into question by inferior materials, ill-fitting interior panels, and sparse features.
The Galant is considered an affordable family car with typical looks to others in its class.
You could probably find a cheap pre-owned Galant, but there are better quality cars in the same class which are available in a similar price range. The car also isn’t very fuel efficient, so it doesn’t offer much in the way of savings on gas.
Overall, the Mitsubishi Galant is an affordable car, especially for young families, but the lower-quality of the build and materials isn’t worth it. The car also has only average handling. There are far better cars available in the same class that is just as affordable.