2009 Mitsubishi Galant vs. Its Competition

2009 Mitsubishi Galant ES

The Chevrolet Malibu has made the most dramatic transformation, from rental-car fodder to beautifully styled, taut-handling family sedan, with a strong V-6 backed by a four-cylinder and a hybrid version, too.

The Honda Accord was just redesigned with dramatic new styling and a fantastic new cabin for the 2008 model year.

The Nissan Altima is the closest competitor to the 2009 Mitsubishi Galant; it comes in four- and six-cylinder versions, with aggressive styling and great front-drive handling, but the Altima has more cohesive styling and a sportier feel overall.

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Quick Specs
7.2
The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant does most things well, but the newest family sedans do them even better.
8.6
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
9.0
Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
8.4
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
MSRP From   
$21,249$21,605$20,360$18,620
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4
EPA Class   
MidsizeMidsizeLargeMidsize
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan Sport4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
Sportronic Auto w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Mitsubishi Galant vs. 2009 Chevrolet Malibu2009 Mitsubishi Galant vs. 2008 Honda Accord Sedan2009 Mitsubishi Galant vs. 2008 Nissan Altima