2010 Mitsubishi Galant vs. Its Competition

2010 Mitsubishi Galant
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

One of the Mitsubishi Galant's top rivals is the Kia Optima.

Like the Galant, the Optima doesn't possess a lot of personality, but it's thoroughly competent.

Both vehicles place an emphasis on ride quality above driving dynamics.

The Chevrolet Malibu is an option that feels positively lavish next to the Galant, with a strong V-6 or four-cylinder and a beautiful, refined interior.

The Honda Accord remains at the top of the class, especially for those who value interior appointments and a premium, luxurious feel.

And for those who enjoy driving a bit more, the Nissan Altima has a sportier feel, with more overt styling and better handling.

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Quick Specs
6.8
The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant is adequate in most respects—and surprisingly comfortable. But it's not exciting or class-leading in any way.
8.6
The 2010 Chevrolet Malibu remains one of the strongest players in the mid-size sedan segments, though its rivals are certainly worth a look.
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Honda hasn’t changed much about the Accord, and that’s a good thing. In base four-cylinder form, the 2010 Honda Accord feels sophisticated beyond its price range, and even as a $30,000 coupe or sedan, the top V-6 models offer compelling refinement, performance, and luxury.
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The 2010 Kia Optima doesn’t have the excitement of its newest small cars, the Soul and Forte, but it does have strong appeal based in practical attributes like interior space, comfort, and value for the money.
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The 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals.
MSRP From    
$21,599$21,825$21,055$17,995$19,900
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class    
MidsizeMidsizeLargeMidsizeMidsize
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan ES4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LX4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4dr Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
Sportronic Auto w/ODAutomatic w/ODManualManual w/ODContinuously Variable