Compare 2012 Mitsubishi Galant vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Mitsubishi Galant
2012 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan ES
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
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,971 $19,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L SE 24 35 $21,952 $23,195
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T SE 22 34 $23,400 $24,745
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,434 $25,850
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T Limited 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,974
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,899
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$330 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.6
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
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.0 103.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.3 16.4
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
157 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
4G69 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Galant Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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