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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ES 21 30 $20,974 $21,899
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $23,273 $24,299
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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Invoice Price
$20,974
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,899
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$330 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant has endured as a rental-fleet special, but sedan shoppers would do better with nearly every other mid-size four-door on the market. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.0 103.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 3161
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 157 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 4G69 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.27
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.70
Trans Type 4 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.76 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Galant Hyundai Sonata
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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