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2007 Mitsubishi Galant

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2007 Mitsubishi Galant Review

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Mitsubishi may be well-known for its sports cars and SUVs, but its family sedan sometimes gets overlooked by the masses. Although the Galant doesn't receive as much mention as the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, as midsize family sedans go, it offers some worthy features. Unique exterior styling helps the Galant stand out from the more conservatively designed class leaders and its roomy, well-equipped interior is both pleasing and solidly constructed. The Galant even includes such important safety features as front and rear side-curtain airbags as standard equipment. Best of all, Mitsubishi continues to offer a number of attractive incentive programs to make it even easier to purchase a Galant.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a family sedan with a plush interior, a racy exterior and a nice big back seat, the Galant should be on your shopping list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a sport sedan with a manual transmission, you're going to have to stick with Honda or Volkswagen. Although it does feature a center pass-through slot, the Galant's rear seatback cannot be folded down.

What's New for 2007

The 258-horsepower Ralliart trim joins the lineup, while the LS model is gone. All Galants feature new front and rear fascia as well as standard side-curtain airbags. New options include a 360-watt Rockford Acoustic Design stereo, DVD navigation and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Driving the Galant
Driving Impressions

The Galant's strong optional V6, though a bit loud at idle, has a nice throaty growl when you punch it. With 230 horsepower, the performance is exhilarating and quick, and...

... the V6 Galant has no trouble merging with freeway traffic or passing on the highway.

Once under way, you'll discover the speed-sensitive hydraulic power steering delivers accurate feedback in most maneuvers, but feels a bit slow to respond during really hard driving. The GTS, with its low-profile 17-inch performance tires, should provide much more precise handling.

Blue Dash Lights
The blue dash lighting on white-face gauges (GTS) really stands out in this field.

Sportronic Automatic Transmission
Mitsubishi's Sportronic automatic is one of the better transmissions on the market.

2007 Mitsubishi Galant Details
2007 Mitsubishi Galant photo Interior

The Galant's interior is a refreshing blend of bold, modern design and soothing blue light. The dash, steering wheel and center console take their cues from the Endeavor. Large rotary knobs control the heating and fan speeds as well as the sound system volume and tuning functions - a much-needed improvement over previous Mitsubishi stereo systems. Redesigned doors have integrated cup holders up front and storage pockets for small electronic devices in back. We found the Galant's seating to be first-rate, with rear-seat passengers reporting plenty of legroom and a surprising amount of headroom. The absence of a fold-down rear seatback, however, limits the Galant's ability to carry large or bulky items.

Exterior
2007 Mitsubishi Galant photo

While the Galant plays in the same market segment as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the powerful front nose, sloping fastback rear window and short deck lid give it an appearance all its own. The sporty Galant Ralliart seems to be aimed directly at buyers who require four doors, but also want a bit more personality than most sedans offer. It has several subtle touches that set it apart stylistically, such as side mirrors that are attached to the doors by slim plastic arms and front headlamp turn signals sealed in huge tinted plastic casings.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Galant comes standard with a 160-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, four-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, rear cup holders, rear defroster, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, keyless entry, engine immobilizer, automatic headlamps, AM/FM stereo with CD, rear-seat pass-through, tilt wheel and 16-inch tires with full wheel covers.

Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim level and include a 3.8-liter V6, alloy wheels, heated leather seats, power driver's seat, anti-lock brakes (ABS), five-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, DVD navigation, faux leather-wrapped steering wheel with touch controls, Rockford Acoustic Design audio, heated-side mirrors and a 258-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 that's part of the Ralliart version.

Under the Hood

The Galant offers five trim levels, two with the four-cylinder engine, two with the V6 and one, the Ralliart, with a high-output V6. The Galant's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is adequate for around-town driving and returns impressive city and highway fuel economy. The V6 is best suited to those who demand extra power, the kind required for quicker acceleration when merging or passing.

2.4-liter in-line 4
160 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
157 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 23/30

3.8-liter V6
230 horsepower @ 5250 rpm
250 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27

3.8-liter V6 MIVEC
258 horsepower @ 5750 rpm
258 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/27

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2007 Mitsubishi Galant Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 347 Ratings for the 2004 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

A True Ruby!

By on Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 37,771

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"OMG! I love my 2006 Mitsubshi Galant ES, color is Ultra Red, she is great on gas a full tank takes me to NY and back to MD. I always get offers on her because the mileage is so low, she starts in the worst weather. I have not had any problems with her ever, regular gas, and oil changes. I haven't had a tune up yet. I am so sad that this car is no longer being built. The day that I have to put the Ruby down I will be heart broken."

Awesome Vehicle!!!

By on Monday, March 14, 2016

I owned and sold this car
Reason: co-signer wanted off

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought a top of line Galant in 2012. Black on black. It was a gorgeous car. I never had a single problem which needed fixed ever in the 50k miles I owned it. No new car bugs, and car drove into the car lot like it was still new when I traded it for another new Mitsubishi."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great Car and I bought twice!!!!

By on Monday, February 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 48,333

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Looks, comfort and space"

Cons: "Some issues with Bluetooth."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I purchased the 2012 Galant used about a month ago. The version I own is the fully loaded SE in silver. The reason I purchased the Galant is due to my trade in, which was a 2005 Galant. Let me tell you, I have owned many cars (Toyota, Subaru, Nissan and Buick) the Galant by far has been the most reliable and rewarding. I value Mitshubishi and am saddend that the sedan will no longer be offered in the US market. If you want a quality used car, grab a Galant.....you will not regret it!"

5 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Love

By on Monday, January 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,089

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable, sporty, spacious"

Cons: "Loud starter, cheap interior, gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Wonderful car. Great looks and comfortable. Only downside is gas mileage, cheap interior feel, and a loud starter"

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Beautiful outside/ not so great inside

By on Thursday, October 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Beautiful exterior/ smooth ride/ ease of steering"

Cons: "cheap interior/ gas mileage isn't so great"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I've only had this car a few weeks... overall a beautiful looking car, but the inside components are very out-dated & "cheap". Everything leaves a mark on the plastic & the components are very basic including the gas cap! But, my favorite thing is how beautifully it handles. The ease of steering & smooth ride makes for a very comfortable driving experience (which I do often) It has a gorgeous outside appearance; I only wished the interior were as beautiful & modernized. Gas mileage isn't too bad either. Very roomy and comfortable front & back, but I also wished the back-seats folded down if needed. I hope it works out for me, but I wouldn't buy another."

20 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Great car. Well thought out.

By on Friday, October 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,800

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Price, Quality."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just a good solid car overall. Great value for the money. 2.4L is known for its longevity. Excellent warranty. Great gas mileage. More power than you might think. Sportronic transmission is a plus. SE model is the way to go. Great luxury options! Overall handling is good. Looks sporty, and has good room inside. Made in Bloomington/Normal IL."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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