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2012 Mitsubishi Galant

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$3,678 — $10,786 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling
  • SE trim well-equipped for the money

The Bad

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

What to Know

about the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant
  • Standard four-cylinder and automatic transmission
  • Available Rockford Fosgate premium stereo
  • Available navigation system

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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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Side-impact airbags for front seats
  • Side curtain ai...
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.

Exterior
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

Interior
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

Safety
Standard safety features include:

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

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
19 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Best car I’ve ever had

by Mitsubishi lover from Houston, tx on December 11, 2018

I bought my 2009 galant brand new and have put almost 225,000 miles on it so far. I just had a diagnosic test done to see if there are any issues with it before I give it to my sister, and it has no ... Read full review

(5.0)

I used this Car for Traveling out of State

by KimLA from Shreveport LA on November 5, 2018

This car has exceeded every expectation. It has great features. It's very affordable. The gas mileage is excellent. We travel from Louisiana to Arkansas all the time.The parts are also very ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mitsubishi

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 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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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Galant received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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