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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 325 Ratings for the 2004 - 2012 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Erratic fuel milage

By on Thursday, July 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 42,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Big car feel in & out, drives great."

Cons: "Amazingly terrable around town Milage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"The car is very dependable. Drives and fells like a real live big car and has space inside. The drivers seat will go back till I can not touch the pedals. All great until millage comes in. As low as 15 MPG in winter around town. About 18 Mpg summer around town. Now the amazing part, 31.6 MPG on trips ??? All this with top of the line synthetic oil to help. Dealer said could find no reason / that's the way they are. So a GREAT car IF you can stand terrible millage around town."

So far has been a very reliable car.

By on Monday, July 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable and priced right at the time."

Cons: "The brakes."

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

"Very reliable car. If they offered an updated 2014 or 2015 I would probably purchase another. My car came pretty much well equipped except for a sunroof. Other brands you have to pay extra for the same options. The only draw back I have found have been the brakes."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Great car!

By on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,000

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
9/10

Pros: "Still looks good after 8 years"

Cons: "hear high wind noise when radio off"

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

"I brought my 2006 Mitsubishi Galant Nov, 2005. I recently had to replace the timing belt, other then that no real problems. Just brakes and tires. Love this car!"

9 people out of 17 found this review helpful

VERY RELIABLE AND CHEAP!

By on Sunday, March 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 201,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great price, fun 2 drive, sporty, reliable, smooth"

Cons: "ac, mpg, dash tech, rare parts"

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

"I got my Galant about 4 years ago with about 80000 on it currently has 201000. the car is very reliable I must say it took me everywhere with very little problems then. I think the overall comfort of the car is awesome I sometimes get tired while sitting in the seats because of the excellent arch support and durability. I do think the car gets hot a lot especially on summer days and the AC went out twice so its a common problem in this car. the overall car drives well it picks-up speed fast for a 4clydr excellent steering controls although I wish it has more of a sporty steering wheel. only big problem that I had with this car is timing belt broke a couple weeks ago and it is a interference engine so its killing my pockets at about $1200 so make sure you keep the maintenance up to par when it comes to timing belt. Another thing I dislike about the performance is on cold starts it doesn't have the spunk that it usually has on warmer days. personally I think the car lacks technology for the year for example like aux input overall quality of dash and radio. but if you are looking to buy this car she will do you well if you stay up on maintenance [[ there is a fuse on the battery terminal which is very very very difficult to find and every now and then they blow... it is cheap $1.29 but I had to go 4 hours away to get the part]]"

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great First Car

By on Thursday, February 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "great price for an aisan car"

Cons: "small driver area and air conditioning problem."

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

"this is my first car. i bought it in 2012 with 93000 miles and now has 103000. it has average acceleration especially for a midsize 4 door sedan. ive had to replace the timing belt which is to be expected at some point from any car. one thing worth noting is that the air conditioning needed replacing which apparently was a common problem with this model. other than that, regular maitenance and it has slightly below gas mileage. im not that tall (5 8) and my head almost reached the cieling while driving so keep that in mind. it has a nice looking body for an 04 and hopefully will last until 150000 miles at least!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I've had my Galant for 5 years and still love it!

By on Monday, September 02, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

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
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"Love my car it has almost 170,000 miles on it and still runs well with very few repairs over the 5 years other than tires, brakes and oil changes."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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