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2012 Mitsubishi Galant

2012 Kia Optima

  2012 Mitsubishi Galant 2012 Kia Optima
Invoice $20,974 $19,095
21/30 22/39
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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. Read Full Review The basics don't have to be boring: the 2012 Kia Optima evades design and driving boredom with suave looks, good performance and great gas mileage and features. Read Full Review
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  • SE has navigation, Bluetooth
  • Resilient ride quality
  • Good passenger space


  • Outdated powertrain
  • Poor driving dynamics
  • Gas mileage lags competitors
  • No recent safety scores


  • Handsome, chiseled shape
  • Interior looks sporty, refined
  • Engaging handling
  • Great gas mileage
  • Bluetooth is standard


  • Seats have short, flat bottom cushions
  • Fast roofline cuts down on head room
  • Nav system eliminates UVO
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