Used 2012 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan
Mitsubishi Galant Sedan
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2012 marks the final year of production for the Galant
mid-size sedan as Mitsubishi focuses on making smaller cars and more aggressive rivals such as Hyundai and Kia grab market share in this highly competitive segment. As 5-passenger mid-size sedans go, the Galant often takes a back seat to market leaders
Honda Accord and
Nissan Altima. Yet the car does offer some features as standard that others don't, such as an automatic transmission and keyless entry on ES models and navigation with a backup camera on SE versions. But the car trails competitors when it comes to engine choices, power rating, fuel economy and overall creature comforts.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you want an alternative to the market leaders that has a low starting price and a relatively spacious rear seat, the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant is worth a look.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you want a mid-size sedan with a 6-cylinder engine or one rated at more than 30 mpg, you'd be better off looking at just about any other competitor.
What's New for 2012
The Galant carries over unchanged from 2011, when it received a half-inch ride height reduction, chrome beltline, power glass sunroof and HomeLink automatic garage door opener in the SE version.
The 2012 Galant's 160-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder provides just enough oomph to drive swiftly, but certainly not enthusiastically. Ride quality is comparable to rival sedans. Steering is a little slow when it comes to driving the vehicle aggressively, but satisfying otherwise. Available only as an automatic, you won't have the opportunity to row through the gears as with a manual. The Sportronic transmission is only a 4-speed at that, but it does allow for manual gear changes. In higher-level Galant SE form, 18-inch tires improve handling without sacrificing ride comfort.
Standard on SE versions of 2012 Galant, the 7-inch touch-screen displays clear directions in addition to points of interests and Diamond Lane Guidance. Also standard on the SE is a 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate premium audio system with eight speakers and 6-disc CD player.
Like every Mitsubishi, the Galant comes with a generous warranty and roadside assistance program. The basic warranty is a 5-year/60,000-mile affair, while the powertrain components are covered for 10 years/100,000 miles. Roadside assistance is good for five years and an unlimited amount of miles during that time period.
The Galant's interior is showing its age. Big knobs and large, shiny dash surfaces might have worked a few years ago, but look outdated when compared with competitors' sleeker, more fluid designs. For what they are, the large rotary knobs that control climate and the sound system work well and are easily identifiable. Seating is comfortable, with passengers in the rear reporting good legroom and headroom. The back seat does not fold down, though – only a trunk pass-through is provided – which limits the Galant's cargo-carrying capacity. Leather seating can be had, in addition to heated driver and passenger seats.
The Mitsubishi Galant looks more unassuming than competitors such as the Kia Optima, instead offering more traditional sedan looks. But its bold nose and nicely sloping rear do help. The SE form gets some personality with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tips and fog lights.
Notable Standard Equipment
In base ES form, the 2012 Galant comes with air conditioning, cruise control, engine immobilizer, height-adjustable driver's seat, keyless entry, extendable sun visors and traction control. The SE model is much better equipped with features including a DVD navigation system and rearview camera, 650-watt Rockford-Fosgate audio system, 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth, a power driver's seat, automatic climate control, and Sirius satellite radio. All Galant models feature Mitsubishi's transferable 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Notable Optional Equipment
Leather seating, rear lip spoiler, rear-view camera, iPod adapter and remote engine start are among the minimal options available on Galant ES models. The SE options list is even shorter, but includes leather and remote engine start.
Under the Hood
All Galant models use the same engine: a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder featuring the Mitsubishi Innovative Valve Timing Electronic Control (MIVEC) system. Power = 160 hp. Transmission = 4-speed automatic.
160 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
157 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg
The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant starts at $22,694 for the ES model. That is in line with the base price of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Chevy Malibu. It is more expensive than base versions of the Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Volkswagen Passat, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger and Mazda6. The Galant SE starts at $25,094. If you're hoping for a car that will hold its value, it's important to note the Galant nests in the lower tier of Kelley Blue Book's 5-year projected resale value.
Mitsubishi Galant Consumer Reviews
April 17, 2018
Great Value If You Can Find One Cheap
This car has been one of the better automobile purchases Ive made in my lifetime. I bought it over 8 months ago at a great price. Its an...
May 24, 2016
A True Ruby!
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...
March 14, 2016
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...
October 02, 2015
Great car. Well thought out.
Just a good solid car overall. Great value for the money. 2.4L is known for its longevity. Excellent warranty. Great gas mileage. More...
September 01, 2015
I love this car. Had no issues at all.
I absolutely love this car. I bought it brand new ten years ago. I have kept up on maintenance and have had no issues other than needing...
September 01, 2015
fantastic car. very dependable. GREAT MPG!
THis car has been super. It might not be the most glamorous inside or out but it is very dependable. And for the cost you cannot do...
February 04, 2015
First Car. Regret Selling. Would Buy Back :(
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...
August 28, 2014
Have had no issues small or big with this vehicle. General maintenance and when their was an issue (one time) it was covered by warranty...
April 22, 2014
I brought my 2006 Mitsubishi Galant Nov, 2005. I recently had to replace the timing belt, other then that no real problems. Just brakes...
August 15, 2013
Very Good Car!
I brought my 2011 Galant brand new from the dealer. I have not had a single problem from my car. My gas mileage is awesome if only the...