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PERFORMANCE | 7 out of 10
feels pretty strong
Car and Driver
V6 is very responsive in any situation
transmission shifts smoothly and quickly
If you don't expect a lot out of the driving experience, the Galant will reward you with well-rounded competence. The sole engine in the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant is the 160-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder, with a four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy is respectable, too, at 20 mpg city, 27 highway.
With the four, the Galant is generally pleasant to drive, provided you don't push it too hard. The four-cylinder engine has "more-than-adequate power for most situations," according to ConsumerGuide; they clock a 0-60-mph run in 9 seconds. Car and Driver comments, “the four-cylinder is acceptable.” Automobile Magazine finds the four-speed automatic "remarkably responsive.”
On all versions, the steering is nicely weighted, brake modulation good, and pedal travel short. Edmunds finds the standard Galant to be “one of the more fun-to-drive family sedans,” and says it “remains flat and predictable and feels smaller than it is.” ConsumerGuide deems the base versions "reasonably nimble," but also points out that they "don't control body motions as well on their softer suspensions."
The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant isn't fun to drive by any measure, but it's responsive enough for most basic sedan shoppers.