The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant's low Total Car Score is a reflection of its uncompetitive position in the segment.
Last redesigned in 2004, it's the longest-lived family four-door on the market. Adding to its poor rating is the fact that Mitsubishi dropped the V6 and performance Ralliart editions last year, leaving just the four-cylinder-powered ES and SE models in the lineup. Unfortunately, at 160 horsepower, the engine lags well behind the performance found in many of its popular competitors.
In an effort to bolster its appeal, Mitsubishi added a number of standard features to the premium SE trim, including a power sunroof and a programmable garage door opener.
While the Galant's ride and handling quality are appealing, the sedan's lack of significant improvements over the past several years outweighs its positive traits. A number of reviewers were critical of its poor quality interior, small trunk and lack of expected features such as a telescoping steering wheel.
With so many more appealing midsize sedans on the market in 2011, the Galant is outclassed.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is available in ES and SE trim levels.
The ES comes equipped with features that include full power accessories, air conditioning, cruise control, and a six-speaker stereo with CD player.
The SE adds amenities such as a power sunroof, a back-up camera, heated mirrors, a rear spoiler, automatic climate control, eight-way power driver seat (including lumbar adjustment), heated front seats, Bluetooth, a navigation system and more.
The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is powered by a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine attached to a four-speed automatic. But with a maximum output of 160 horsepower and 157 pound-feet of torque, it trails almost all of the Galant's competition. Fuel economy is rated at 21mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined.
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