• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,109$9,217
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-23
  • Engine: 155-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Mitsubishi Galant

Our Take on the 2008 Mitsubishi Galant

Not content to let competitors drift alone into the 250-plus horsepower stratosphere, Mitsubishi gave its Galant midsize sedan a modest freshening last year that included an upgraded 258-hp V-6. For 2008, that engine is available only on the top, Ralliart trim level. The 230-hp V-6 has been disco... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Interior layout
  • Cargo provisions
  • No folding backseat
  • No electronic stability system

Notable Features

  • GTS trim no longer available
  • Available 258-hp V-6
  • Midsize dimensions
  • Automatic transmission standard

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2006 about the Ralliart version of the 2007 Mitsubishi Galant. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what details are different this year, check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. If you believe the hype, most family four-doors have become sport sedans. Some automakers go to great lengths to... Read full review for the 2008 Mitsubishi Galant

Consumer Reviews


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Best Car I Ever Owned

by 2008 Mitsubishi Galant ES from Bryant, AK on September 30, 2009

I've owned the Galant ES for 1 year and i love it. It currently has over 26,000 miles and has had no problems with it. I would recommend this car to any one.

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2008 Mitsubishi Galant Safety Ratings

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Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2008 Mitsubishi Galant.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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