2011 Mitsubishi Galant Review from North America

2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2.4L MIVEC

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.4L MIVEC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

A proven, if somewhat outdated mid-sized sport sedan

Faults:

Noise (loud clicks) in the audio system - radio has been replaced, but it did not fix the problem.

General Comments:

Good value in the SE trim - which includes sunroof, Bluetooth, built in Nav, rear view camera, 650W stereo (a problem, see above), 18" alloy wheels.

Very good blend of ride and handling - sticks well for a FWD, and the ride is firm but not harsh.

Interior looks outdated and cheap, but actually the displays and controls are logically placed, and work well.

As stated in another review, the SE seat fabric is a crumb magnet, but the seats are comfortable, and they seem durable enough.

Engine noise is very noticeable, but it has adequate power, especially if you use the manual shift feature of the 4 speed AT.

Decent fuel mileage - real world I get 20-21 MPG in the city, and 28-29 MPG on the highway (cruising at 75 MPH).

A decent sedan from the early 2000s, which you can still get today at an early 2000s price after rebates and allowances.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2012

31st Jul 2012, 21:07

I just bought a 2011 Galant SE leftover.. MSRP was $25,002. I paid 18,299, and got 11,750 for my trade in.

I hope the Galant is everything people say it is... owners seem to love them. The seat is not very comfortable, seems very firm; maybe I will get used to it. I needed a larger car that is reliable and cheap. This seems to be a good pick.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review