2008 Mitsubishi Galant  -  $20,624

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $20,624
Base Invoice: $19,698
Destination Charge: $625
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn DE
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: 4dr Sdn DE
Transmission: 4-speed Sportronic automatic transmission w/adaptive shift control
Engine: 2.4L SOHC MPFI MIVEC 16-valve I4 engine


Powerful four-cylinder engine; available Ralliart performance edition; unique styling.

Model Highlights

Mitsubishi has positioned its 2008 Galant sedan to compete with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, all of which are well-entrenched opposition. This year, Mitsubishi simplified the Galant lineup in anticipation of a re-design in 2009.

The DE and ES four-cylinder versions include a four-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 Ralliart trim includes a five-speed automatic transmission. Since both transmissions feature manual-shift modes, no conventional manual transmission is available.

The base DE, which starts at $19,999, packs a 2.4L four-cylinder MIVEC engine that makes 160 horsepower. Standard features include power mirrors, automatic headlights, daytime running lights, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, power windows, power door locks, and remote keyless entry.

Most customers will find the ES trim appealing for its extensive standard feature list. For $1,100 more, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, MP3 playback capability, and additional dashboard and console metal trim accents are added. The only option available on the ES is the Sport Package, which upgrades the wheels to 16-inch alloys and upgrades the audio system to a high-powered Rockford Fosgate stereo with Sirius satellite radio. The package also includes an anti-theft alarm system and rear spoiler.

The Ralliart Galant includes a 3.8L MIVEC V6, which puts out 258 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Ralliart tuned the suspension for better handling, and added a front strut tower brace and 18-inch seven-spoke aluminum wheels. The seats are wrapped in perforated leather, and the stereo is a 360-watt Rockford Fosgate system with six-disc changer and MP3 playback capability. The Ralliart trim also includes a power sunroof, heated mirrors, stylish white-faced gauges, and traction control.

The Ralliart Galant starts at $27,149. A $1,850 navigation system is the only option.

Model News

Mitsubishi dropped the SE and GTS trims on the 2008 Galant sedan, and a tire pressure monitor is now standard equipment across the model range. Otherwise, the vehicle continues without any major changes.

Value Writeup

The 2008 Mitsubishi Galant is priced to be competitive with the Toyota Camry CE and the Ford Fusion SE I4. The Galant packs a powerful 160 horsepower four-cylinder engine and it also offers class-leading interior space with excellent leg and headroom. The Ralliart trim has been tuned by Mitsubishi's performance arm to bring sporty handling and power to the midsize category.

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
354.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
477.90 mi

Engine Order Code

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
157 @ 4000

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Sportronic Auto w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

EPA Classification

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
101.1 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in

Front Hip Room
54.4 in

Second Head Room
37.0 in

Second Leg Room
37.0 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Second Hip Room
52.9 in

108.3 in

Length, Overall
190.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.4 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
61.8 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.9 in

Trunk Volume
13.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3406 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.87 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft

Brake Type

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.3 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17.7 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Frontal Driver
Not Rated

Frontal Passenger
Not Rated

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.4L SOHC MPFI MIVEC 16-valve I4 engine

4-speed Sportronic automatic transmission w/adaptive shift control

Front wheel drive

110-amp alternator

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent low mount multi-link rear suspension

Front stabilizer bar

P215/60R16 all-season tires

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/7-spoke wheel covers

Compact spare tire

Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Grille w/chrome surround

Halogen headlamps w/auto-off

Daytime running lights

Black dual pwr mirrors

Tinted solar control glass

2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers

6-way adjustable driver seat w/single height adjustment

4-way adjustable front passenger seat

Height adjustable front headrests

Rear seat fixed headrests

Cloth seating surfaces

Front center console w/dual cup holders, 12V pwr outlet, armrest

Lower center accessory box

Rear center armrest w/dual cupholders, pass-through

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Height adjustable steering wheel w/tilt steering column

Engine immobilizer anti-theft system

Black-faced meters w/ice-blue illumination

Center audio info display w/clock

Gauges-inc: digital odometer, dual trip meter, fuel & temp, tachometer

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver illumination, auto-down, driver cancel switch

Pwr door locks w/security logic, selective unlocking

Electronic lockout protection

Remote keyless entry w/panic feature

Integrated key & remote design

Pwr remote trunk lid release

Air conditioning w/manual climate control

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defogger w/timer

140-watt AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers

Glass antenna

Glove compartment w/light, knee protector

(2) pwr outlets

Front door storage pockets

Dual sun visors w/extensions

(4) roof assist grips

Center dimmer lamp w/timer

Trunk lamp

Chrome shifter bezel

(1) rear coat hook

Driver & front passenger dual stage airbags w/front passenger occupant sensor

Driver & front passenger seat mounted side airbags

Front & rear side curtain airbags

3-point safety belts for all occupants

Height adjustable front shoulder belts w/pretensioner, force limiter & height adjustable pillar anchors

Child safety door locks

LATCH system (lower anchor & tethers for children)

Emergency trunk lid release

5-mph front/rear bumpers

Side impact door protection

Front/rear crumple zones

Daytime running lights











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