The Mitsubishi Galant started out as a compact car, but the latest 2011 model is a midsize car that is much more spacious. The Galant is designed to be competition for the Toyota Camry and the Ford Fusion. This fifth-generation model was designed just for the North American market.
The 2011 Galant comes in 2 trim levels - the ES and the SE. The ES is the base model, and has all the basic features you expect - air conditioning, CD player, and power everything. The SE (or Sport Edition) comes standard with a power driver's seat, heated front seats, stylized trim, alloy wheels, rearview camera, Bluetooth, upgraded sound system, and a navigation. Options available are things like leather upholstery, remote ignition, and a rearview camera on the ES version.
The Galant comes with a 4-cylinder, 2.4 liter engine and has a four speed automatic transmission. The car gets 160 horsepower and has great fuel economy - 30 mpg on the highway. This may not be enough power for many people, but for those who just need a good, reliable car and are more worried about safety and reliability, 160 horsepower is more than enough.
You have lots of safety features on the Galant. You have dual-stage front air bags, side front and rear curtain airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact air bags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, traction control, and stability control. If you have trouble remembering when to add air to your tires, the tire pressure monitoring system will be perfect for you.
The pricing is a lot better than what you will find on other midsize sedans. The ES model starts at $21,599 and the SE model starts at $23,999.