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2010 Mitsubishi Galant

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2010 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. Mitsubishi moved to change its fortunes with the introduction last year of the new Galant. Given a major refreshening both inside and out, the Galant's flashy styling and value-packed standard-equipment list should prove a tempting lure for buyers shopping the more mainstream Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. On the other hand, fierce new competition from Chevrolet's Malibu, and the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, means the Galant is in a tough market. Look for Mitsubishi to continue offering a number of attractive incentive programs to make it even easier to purchase a 2010 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 2010 Mitsubishi Galant deserves a look.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a sport sedan with a V6 engine or a sunroof, you're going to have to stick with Honda or Nissan. Although it does feature a center pass-through slot, the Galant's rear seatback cannot be folded down.

What's New for 2010

The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant is given a new silver-painted mesh grille and more interior sound insulation. Anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control and stability control are now standard across the line, but the V6 model is dropped, leaving only the four-cylinder ES and SE trims.

Driving the Galant

Driving Impressions Powered by a 160-horsepower four-cylinder engine, the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant has lost some of the fun it once had when equipped with a V6. Still, the 2.4-liter is fairly smooth...

and certainly capable of moving the Galant swiftly, if not enthusiastically. The Galant's ride is on par with similar rival sedans both domestic and foreign, and while the steering delivers accurate feedback in most maneuvers, it feels a bit slow to respond during really hard driving. The SE trim, with its low-profile 18-inch performance tires, provides precise handling without a harsh ride.

Navigation
Standard on the SE, the seven inch screen provides large, clear directions and include points of interest, Diamond Lane Guidance and a rear backup camera.

Sportronic Automatic Transmission
Mitsubishi's Sportronic automatic is one of the better transmissions on the market, allowing the driver to manually change gears without the use of a clutch pedal.

2010 Mitsubishi Galant Details
2010 Mitsubishi Galant photo Interior

The Galant's interior is a refreshing blend of bold, modern design and soothing red light. The dash, steering wheel and center console take their cues from the Endeavor SUV. 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
2010 Mitsubishi Galant photo

While the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant is 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 SE 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 18-inch Ralliart alloy wheels, chrome exhaust finishers and a color-keyed rear lip spoiler.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Galant ES features a 160-horsepower 2.4-liter engine, four-speed Sportronic automatic transmission, four-wheel disc brakes, traction and stability control, 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, tilt steering wheel, height-adjustable driver's seat, AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, air conditioning, rear-seat pass-through, 16-inch tires with full wheel covers and a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty. The SE trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, rear spoiler, fog lamps, heated front seats, heated side mirrors, an eight-way power driver's seat, 650-watt Rockford Acoustic Design audio system, DVD navigation, rearview camera and SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Optional Equipment

Mitsubishi has packaged the Galant to be well-equipped and attractive in its segment, leaving only a few options for each trim. ES models can be equipped with fog lights, rearview camera and a rear spoiler, while both trims can be equipped with leather seats, an iPod integration setup and remote start.

Under the Hood

The Galant offers one power plant for both trims. The Galant's 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 160 horsepower (155 on the PZEV version), is adequate for around-town driving and returns impressive city and highway fuel economy.

2.4-liter in-line 4
160 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
155 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30

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2010 Mitsubishi Galant Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.7
Out of 10

Based on 337 Ratings for the 2004 - 2012 models.

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

great car

By on Saturday, March 21, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: total loss

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price, great ride, roomy and comfortable"

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

"I bought this car for my daughter to go to college and wanted a dependable, somewhat economical, safe vehicle. I especially liked the size thinking if she was ever in an accident she would have more protection with highway distances to home. 5 years later my worse fears came true, a highway accident where she rolled the vehicle. thank you Mitsubishi she was safe. I am looking for another one."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great Car For The Price!

By on Thursday, March 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 58,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price, excellent fuel mileage, good driver"

Cons: "A little bit "Plain Jane" and a little road noise"

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

"Bought the car used with almost 50,000 miles on it. Have put an additional 10,000 miles on it with no trouble whatsoever. Drives good, rides good and has adequate acceleration. We get 32 MPG on the highway (while running the A/C) and about 25 MPG in town. The premium stereo sounds terrific. For the price point, it's an excellent buy. The car is a bit "Plain Jane" on options and accessories, but it's as good as any in its price range. You get what you pay for ... if you're lucky. if you want the other options and goodies, pay the extra and get them on another car. We got lucky and got what we paid for ... plus a little more than we expected. Great car ... great price!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Dependable, smooth ride, easy handling, love it

By on Friday, February 20, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Very comfortable ride, low maintenance, leg room!!"

Cons: "Turning radius but I can live with it"

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

"I have riden in and driven Hondas and Toyotas on business trips that were 2007 & 2008 but I have to admit this Galant out shines them both. It is roomier, more dependable, and a lot more stylish than its competitors. Don't overlook this automobile on the used car market today. You will definitely enjoy the ride and comfort and the peace of mind it will afford you."

8 people out of 11 found this review helpful

First Car. Regret Selling. Would Buy Back :(

By on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Stupid Mistake.

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliability, cheap and EASY to maintain."

Cons: "Not the best gas mileage, limited features, 4speed"

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

"My first car was a 2007 Mitsubishi Galant ES trim. I sold it a couple years ago, due to lack of logic, for a Toyota Solara SLE. I bought it with 43,000 miles on it and sold it with 73,000. I NEVER had a single problem with my Galant. City, highway, and numerous long distance drives (1000-mile+) and I never had a single issue. Cheap and incredibly easy to maintain. Comfortable ride quality given the Galant's low price and lack of features. My only complaint is the 4-speed transmission which robs this car of acceleration and better gas mileage. Wish I were more humble, otherwise I'd still have this car. Miss it! :("

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great fuel economy, super economical car

By on Monday, November 24, 2014

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

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Great fuel mileage, extremely reliable"

Cons: "Rear seat does not fold down."

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

"Mechanically great and pretty good power for a 4 cyl, although certainly not a fast sexy car. It does love to cruise at highway speeds and with the awesome high mileage, fuel saver tires I put on it, I am getting 32 mpg on the highway. My last car was a wonderul Honda Accord, and although I miss the styling and comfort of the Accord, (outside and particularly interior) I cannot complain about this little trooper. It gets me where I want and need to go, is great on road trips across the desert and through the mountains, is reliable and consistent. I recommend this car to anyone looking for great fuel economy, reliability and practicality."

20 people out of 29 found this review helpful

Really comfortable car for the family

By on Saturday, November 22, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: upgrade

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "comfortable, drove well"

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

"I would definitely recommend this car for a small family. It was nice, drove smoothly and was reliable for the duration of my ownership. It wasn't fancy, none of that Bluetooth and touch screen and the model I had didn't have power seats but I enjoyed taking trips in it and was sad to see her go."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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