|Midsize car; Built in USA|
|Good condition price range: $1,300 – $2,400*|
1995 Mitsubishi Galant LS V6
1994 Mitsubishi Galant GS
1996 Mitsubishi Galant LS
1995 Mitsubishi Galant LS V6 interior
1994 Mitsubishi Galant ES interior
This generation of the Galant has several good qualities, and we consider it a solid buy. Nevertheless, it lacks a single distinguishing feature to help it stand out in the crowded field of midsize domestic and imported sedans, particularly given the absence of a V6 option.
The 1994 Galant arrived in June 1993. It came only as a 4-door notchback sedan. Slightly larger than its predecessor, the new Galant rode on a wheelbase that is 1.3 inches longer. All were front-wheel-drive models and each of the four trim levels (S, ES, LS, and GS) came equipped with dual airbags. The Galant retained a 4-cylinder engine under the hood, but boosted overall performance with a new 2.4-liter unit that provided 141 horsepower. A more potent twin-cam unit delivering 160 horsepower was a one-time experiment in the 1994 GS. A 5-speed manual transmission was standard on the S and GS. A 4-speed automatic was standard on the ES and LS, but optional on the S and GS. Antilock brakes were optional across the board.
Among the modest changes for 1995, the uplevel LS model receives 4-wheel disc brakes, and antilock brakes are an available option for all but the base S model.
The S, ES, and LS models return with several equipment changes for 1996. All can now be ordered with a rear spoiler, and the ES provides a new Premium Package that includes upgraded seat fabrics, a power sunroof, fog lamps, a 6-speaker sound system with cassette, and wider tires mounted on 15-inch styled alloy wheels.
In addition to making several cosmetic changes to the 1997 Galant, Mitsubishi provided the base 4-cylinder with two more horsepower (up to 143). Appearance changes included the addition of a new grille above the car’s reshaped bumper, plus revised taillights. Interiors featured lighter color schemes, more-contoured front seats, a higher center console, and, for the ES and LS, new pseudo-wood accents.
No changes were made to the Galant for ’98. An all-new model was waiting in the wings for 1999.