2008 Mitsubishi Galant Overview


Looking for a Used Galant in your area?

CarGurus has 1,232 nationwide Galant listings starting at $1,988.

Average user score
4.5 5 stars
Based on 4 reviews

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Overview

The value-oriented midsize 2008 Mitsubishi Galant sedan drops its GTS trim and 230-hp V6 this year, leaving only the base DE, ES, and sporty Ralliart trims in the lineup. Still chugging along after all these years, the Galant offers a lot of standard features, often at a lower price than competitors, and the performance-oriented Ralliart actually boosts the fun quotient behind the wheel.

The front-wheel-drive Galant sedan gets a new standard tire pressure monitor on all trims for 2008. Dual front-side and side curtain airbags are also standard. ABS comes with the ES and Ralliart, and traction control is standard on the Ralliart. The standard engine on the DE and ES is a 2.4-liter, 160-hp inline four-cylinder with a 4-speed shiftable automatic. The DE offers power features, remote entry, and a CD player, while the ES adds cruise control, alloy interior trim, and body-colored bumpers. If you're looking for a little pep in your daily commute, the Ralliart packs a 258-hp, 3.8-liter V6 and a 5-speed shiftable automatic that hit 0-60 in seven seconds. A sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes, and larger 18-inch wheels improve road feel. The Ralliart also sports special badging, power leather seats, an upgraded sound system, and a sunroof. Unfortunately, it also gets worse mileage - 18/27 mpg, compared to the inline four's 23/30 estimates.

Although the 2008 Galant has mostly slid in under the radar, the majority of owners are quite pleased with their roomy sedan. Fuel economy is a highlight, but that gets sacrificed for the V6's better engine power. Handling, a solid transmission, and a smooth ride also rank high. The lack of split-folding rear seats can be annoying (there is a trunk pass-through), and Ralliart drivers wish for a 6-speed manual.


What's your take on the 2008 Mitsubishi Galant?

2008 Mitsubishi Galant Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Mitsubishi Galant against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2008 Mitsubishi Galant vs:

    Have you driven a 2008 Mitsubishi Galant?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2008 Mitsubishi GalantPeople researching a 2008 Mitsubishi Galant contacted a dealer about


    Looking for a Used Galant in your area?

    CarGurus has 1,232 nationwide Galant listings starting at $1,988.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    Mitsubishi Galant Questions

    I Just Bought A 2008 Mitsubishi Galant, I Was Wondering What Should The Rpm...

    I do believe it is the 2.4 L 4-cylinder, if not the next step up the v-6

    3 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Ignition Switch & Starter Replaced

    I just replaced the ignition switch & starter. Car still won't start. Does anyone know why? Does the key need to be reprogrammed if ignition wasn't changed?

    15 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    It Will Crank But It Wont Turn

    27 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

    I Have A 2008 Galant. I Have Replaced The Battery And Alternator. Now My Ba...

    I replaced the battery last month and the alternator a few months before that. This car acts very strange when things are about to go out. Also my clock in the top center of the dash the light quit, ...

    21 views with 2 answers (last answer 9 months ago)

    2008 154,912 Hwy Miles Fluids Changed In 2011, Change The Oil Every 3000+ M...

    Bought my 2008 Galant from Enterprise in 2009 with 50,000 miles, now has 154,912 miles mostly highway miles driving from NC to VA, SC, GA, TN. Not sure if its a ES or DE. Relocating from NC to ND n...

    18 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)