2012 Mitsubishi Galant

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

191.1” x 57.9”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Handling
  • SE trim well-equipped for the money

The bad:

  • Interior quality trails competitors
  • No folding backseat
  • Backseat comfort
  • Gas mileage

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • ES


  • SE


Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2012 Mitsubishi Galant trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Standard four-cylinder and automatic transmission
  • Available Rockford Fosgate premium stereo
  • Available navigation system

2012 Mitsubishi Galant review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Galant midsize sedan is offered only with four-cylinder power. It competes with the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. It is available in two trims: the base ES and top-of-the-line SE.

New for 2012
There are no significant changes for 2012.

The Galant’s wide grille has a silver-painted mesh design and is flanked by rectangular headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Standard auto-off headlights
  • Standard 16-inch steel wheels; 18-inch alloy wheels available
  • Available fog lights
  • Available chrome exhaust tip
  • Available color-keyed rear spoiler

Inside, the Galant’s center control panel is busy-looking. For a midsize sedan, the Galant’s backseat is notably uncomfortable — the bottom cushion doesn’t provide much thigh support. Interior features include:

  • Standard manual air conditioning
  • Available automatic climate control
  • Standard auxiliary jack for MP3 players
  • SE has moonroof, navigation system and a backup camera
  • Rockford Fosgate premium stereo with steering-wheel audio controls on SE
  • Available leather upholstery

Under the Hood
The front-drive Galant has one powertrain, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder teamed with a four-speed automatic. Mechanical features include:

  • 160-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Four-speed automatic with manual-shift mode

Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Electronic stability system


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


I am disappointed that they no longer make this ca

I love my car such reliable car to have. Very spacious I all you do is service good up keep and ready to roll, someone hit my rear bumper and only to learn that they cannot get a new bumper


This car can get up and go..

Base model has standard wheels. Very poor in winter do to low clearance . tan interior not good with kids. Awesome engine for 4cyl. . lots of space. Drove to NY. Had room for car seat 2 adults in back . Trunk space for all the luggage and full size stroller. I have 195,000 miles engine purrs. Only thing. When cold out have to warm car. Car won't go in drive. Stability control is worthless. This car has been very good.. It would be the best if AWD 17 in wheels. Hands down.


Amazing Car for the Money

I really wanted a Camry, but the Toyota Dealers in this area treated me like sh!+...so I waited till I ran across this car. It was a 2012 ex-rental unit with only 37,500 on it. That was two years ago. Since then I've put another 30,000 miles on it without a hint of problems. Yes I have a few plastic rattles in the interior, and occasionally I have to floor it in traffic---this is Texas afterall, and people drive at 85MPH vs. the posted 65. I love this car. I go out, I turn the key she starts---everytime. She is comfortable with a decent stereo and averages 25MPH in mixed traffic with A/C in constant use. Nothing but oil and air filter changes since day one. I hope to come back in two more years and leave another review with a list of things that needed to be done.----Best $8 K I've ever spent on a car.

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Based on the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant base trim.
Risk of rollover
Rollover rating


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
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
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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