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in 2009 Affordable Midsize Cars

Avg. Price Paid: $8,482 - $10,809
Original MSRP: $21,249 - $27,449
MPG: 20 City / 27 Hwy
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant Interior

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Although the 2009 Mitsubishi Galant's five-seat interior is good, it is not good enough in a large and competitive class with high standards. However, the sedan is praised for its roomy and soft seating.

  • "The Galant's interior is unfortunate. Mitsubishi used good-quality materials, but the execution falls short." -- Cars.com

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Seating

Reviewers like the comfort of the Galant's front seats, but point out the lack of side bolster support. The back seat generally earns favorable comments for its spaciousness.

  • "The front seats have plenty of support and not too much side bolstering." -- CNET
  • "Easily accommodates six-footers. Good seat comfort, though the addition of a telescope steering wheel would help some drivers fine-tune their positioning." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Though Galant gets new sheet metal, dimensions didn't change. That means you still enjoy good room and comfort front and rear and ample space to wiggle legs and knees in the back seat." -- Chicago Tribune
  • "There's room for three people in back, and while the bench seat offers good comfort for adults, the space feels smaller than the backseat of an Accord or Camry." -- Cars.com

Interior Features

Overall, reviewers appreciate the gauges and styling inside the 2009 Galant, but they don't like the quality of materials. Reviews of the navigation system in the Galant are mixed. There are several reviewers who say it's accurate, but usability issues dampen the praise.

  • "The Galant's interior is a refreshing blend of bold, modern design and soothing blue light." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "With a cascading center console, blue backlighting, white-faced gauges and metallic or wood-grained accents, the Galant's cabin is stylish in a contemporary way." -- Edmunds
  • "There's evidence of cost-cutting with the new Galant." -- MSN
  • "The navigation system on the Galant Ralliart has good route guidance, but is pretty mediocre in other respects." -- CNET
  • "The touch-screen navigation system looks tacked on, isn't all that easy to use, and washes out in direct sunlight." -- Car and Driver

Cargo

Reviewers generally criticize the Galant's 13.3 cubic feet of trunk space, and wish for folding seatbacks to improve cargo dimensions.

  • "The Galant's rear seat offers a trunk pass-thru in the center armrest, but a folding seatback is not available. That's unfortunate, because the trunk measures just 13.3 cubic feet -- a figure the Accord, Camry, Malibu and Sonata easily beat." -- Cars.com
  • "The large trunk has a low, wide opening, a structural brace to make the car more rigid prevents rear seatbacks from folding forward to increase cargo room -- a drawback that probably will be noted by some families." -- MSN

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