2009 Mitsubishi Galant

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13 reviews
Available Price Range $2,980-$10,412 Trims4 Combined MPG 20-23 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2009 Mitsubishi Galant

Our Take

For 2009, Mitsubishi's Galant midsize sedan receives some minor updates to the exterior of the car, and it's offered in four trims, including a performance-oriented Ralliart version. The ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Harsh ride quality (Ralliart)
  • V-6 gas mileage
  • Interior quality trails competitors
  • No folding backseat
  • No stability system

Notable Features

  • Mild restyling for 2009
  • Standard automatic transmission
  • Standard side curtain airbags


Our Expert Reviews

The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant Sport Edition is a sensible car. Its interior was simple, clean and consistent, and the ride was steady and reliable in a variety of weather conditions. The look of the Galant was all sedan with a side of sporty; it's just enough to fulfill your more sassy cravings.If you want more than a side of sporty, check out the Galant Ralliart review by my fellow mom-revie... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.5 out of 5

Based on 13 reviews

Fuel efficient, stylish, affordable midsized sedan

by Yamaha Rider from Vancouver, WA, USA on December 2, 2010

I've been delighted with my used Galant that I purchased last summer. It's been getting 30-33 mpg, much more than the estimated fuel economy. My 1995 Galant got similar mileage, but was much less pepp... Read Full Review

4 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Mitsubishi Galant.

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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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