Saturday, July 2, 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Galant Engine Performace

The Galant offers sportiness and comfort that you won't find in any other midsize family sedan in this price range...” Comfort at every level, starting with your wallet. Offering the quality you’ve come to expect, at a price that will pleasantly surprise you, the 2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE even comes packed with an estimated $1700 worth of features that won’t cost you any extra. That’s the kind of exceptional value that makes Galant different for a reason. The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is a 4-door, 5-passenger family sedan, available in two trims, the ES and the SE. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I4, 160-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.

2011 Mitsubishi Galant

Given that most 2011 Mitsubishi Galant in this segment are sold with four-cylinder engines (even when a V6 is available), we can forgive Mitsubishi for declining to offer an optional V6 engine for this car any longer. Unfortunately this 2.4-liter inline-4 offers just 160 horsepower, some 15-40 hp less than the four-cylinder engines of its rivals. Making matters worse, the Galant must make do with a four-speed automatic while the competition offers five- and six-speed units that better optimize performance and fuel efficiency. This year Mitsubishi tries to entice consumers with a bigger value proposition for the Galant by adding a few more features to the SE trim (including a sunroof and auto-dimming rearview mirror). Furthermore, the SE's generous roster of standard features also includes a navigation system, a back-up camera and an upgraded stereo with satellite radio.