2006 Mitsubishi Galant

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$19,399

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2006 Mitsubishi Galant

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-6 performance
  • Interior space
  • Ride comfort (less so for GTS)
  • Instrument readability
  • Seat support
  • IIHS crash-test ratings

The bad:

  • Thick B-pillars impair visibility
  • No grab handles
  • Seat comfort in center rear spot

5 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • DE

    $19,399

  • ES

    $20,299

  • SE

    $21,999

  • LS

    $22,999

  • GTS

    $26,999

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2006 Mitsubishi Galant trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Four-cylinder or V-6
  • Standard side-impact airbags
  • Variety of trims

2006 Mitsubishi Galant review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Redesigned for 2004, Mitsubishi’s Galant was appreciably larger than its predecessor and featured notably different styling. The front-wheel-drive sedan received a full makeover, and interior dimensions grew: Front shoulder room tops 57 inches, and rear legroom measures 37 inches.

In addition to the base DE trim level, Mitsubishi offers high-volume ES, luxury LS and sporty GTS editions. Side-impact airbags for the front seats became standard on 2005 models, and the LS edition gained a power driver’s seat with lumbar support. Interior enhancements, including bright gauge accents and a multifunction computer, are notable changes for the 2006 model year.

Exterior
The current Galant has a more rigid platform than its predecessor. Built on a 108.3-inch wheelbase and riding standard 16-inch tires, the sedan is 190.4 inches long overall and 72.4 inches wide. Track widths approach 62 inches.

Styling features include an angular nose, center grille pillar and a high rear deck. In addition to 17-inch alloy wheels, the sporty GTS sedan gets large stabilizer bars, four-bulb projector headlights, parabolic fog lights and a mesh sport grille.

Interior
Up to five people can fit inside the Galant. The dashboard angles downward, and a three-ring instrument panel sits in a hooded compartment and has blue illumination. Trunk space totals 13.3 cubic feet.

Standard DE equipment includes a four-speed-automatic transmission, keyless entry, a 140-watt CD audio system, and power windows, locks and mirrors. The ES adds cruise control, upgraded lighting and premium cloth upholstery. The V-6-powered LS includes a four-speed Sportronic automatic transmission with a manual-shift provision, traction control and an eight-way power driver’s seat. The GTS features a leather-trimmed interior, a 270-watt Infinity audio system and automatic climate control.

Under the Hood
In DE and ES models, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder produces 160 horsepower and 157 pounds-feet of torque. LS and GTS sedans use a 3.8-liter V-6 that pumps out 230 hp and 250 pounds-feet of torque. Both engines drive a four-speed-automatic transmission, but the V-6’s features a manual-shift provision.

Safety
Side-impact airbags for the front seats are installed in all Galants. Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are standard on all models but the DE, for which ABS is not offered.

Driving Impressions
Mitsubishi’s midsize Galant is an appealing and capable touring sedan. Acceleration with the V-6 is energetic from a standstill, and it responds eagerly when passing. Abruptness seldom occurs with the automatic transmission.

Even though the GTS’s suspension is undeniably taut, it absorbs enough imperfections to take the edge off and even cushions a fair amount of harshness. Steering effort feels about right, but it isn’t as precise as it could be.

Steering and handling characteristics vary with the model. The LS’s lighter steering seems more appropriate, and it rides more gently than the GTS.

The seats are firm and supportive. They’re not exactly inviting, but are satisfying for a long haul. Rear legroom is great, but headroom isn’t as good. The center rear occupant gets a hard perch with virtually no headroom. Thick B-pillars impair visibility over the left shoulder.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Definitely the most reliable car I owned.

This car never gave me any problems besides typical maintenance. I would have still had the car but due to unfortunate circumstances I no longer have it. This car was definitely a trooper and I would recommend it to anyone! I loved my baby girl pearl!

5.0

Purchased my 2006 brand new!

Excellent Car! SE Great mileage, sporty, family car, maintenance We love our car This is our 3 rd New Mitsubishi! Mirage (1) Galant (2) It's just the right size, has very comfortable seats and is loaded with technology! If you're looking for a great car, take a test drive.

4.9

12 year Mitsubishi Galant owner

I must say that this is the most important decision I've made. Bought my car brand new in 2006. My car is still on the road. I Love my car. I got my money's worth. No major issues for 12 years. December will be 13 years. Haha I can't believe it. My car is in excellent shape too. Thank you God!!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
60 months/60,000 miles
Corrosion
84 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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