2011 Mitsubishi
Galant ES
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

9.8

starting from

$34,770
"The Ralliart is the much needed upgrade to the Sportback body."
edmunds.com | talking about the Lancer's overall satisfaction
"Practical hatchback body style."
edmunds.com | talking about the Lancer's external styling

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

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Better drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Keyless entry
Standard
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Sporty performance
12.1 lb/hp
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES

8.8

starting from

$22,374

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Galant ES

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Good range on the highway
531 miles
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Good range in the city
372 miles
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 5.5
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Winner: Lancer Evolution GSR
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Performance 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Winner: Lancer Evolution GSR
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  • All-wheel drive provides better traction off-road and in poor weather, all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Almost the same, Turbocharger vs None
  • The Lancer Evolution GSR's power-to-weight ratio is more than 40% better, providing a sportier ride, 12.1 lb/hp vs 21.2 lb/hp
Cost 8.8 vs 10.0
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Winner: Galant ES
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • Gets more than 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 21 mpg vs 17 mpg
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Winner: Lancer Evolution GSR
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  • The Lancer Evolution GSR's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Almost the same
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Winner: Lancer Evolution GSR
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  • The Lancer Evolution GSR has 1 more airbag (including Knee), 6 vs 5
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Winner: Lancer Evolution GSR
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  • Almost the same
  • The Lancer Evolution GSR has 4 more cupholders, 8 vs 4
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.8

Luxury Features

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither has a power seat option
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keyless entry Standard vs Not Available The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Lancer Evolution GSR; not available on the Galant ES
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Lancer Evolution GSR

Performance

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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Horsepower 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 160 HP @ 5,500 RPM The Lancer Evolution GSR is fairly powerful, but the Galant ES is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 4 The Lancer Evolution GSR has an OK number of gears, while the Galant ES has very few
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Galant ES's semi-automatic transmission and the Lancer Evolution GSR's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor Turbocharger vs None The Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.1 lb/hp vs 21.2 lb/hp The Lancer Evolution GSR is a sporty car, but the Galant ES is sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive The Lancer Evolution GSR's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Galant ES is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.7 ft vs 38.1 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Cost

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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MSRP $34,770 vs $22,374 The Galant ES has a great price and the Lancer Evolution GSR is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 21 mpg The Galant ES has OK city mileage, while the Lancer Evolution GSR is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Galant ES's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Lancer Evolution GSR's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Galant ES's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Lancer Evolution GSR's warranty is very limited

Entertainment System

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Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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Number of speakers 6 vs 6 Fewer speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Lancer Evolution GSR's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Galant ES does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Lancer Evolution GSR, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Safety Features

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Lancer Evolution GSR has a good number of airbags, but the Galant ES is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system FUSE vs None

Practicality

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 334 miles vs 531 miles The Galant ES has great highway range, but the Lancer Evolution GSR is very limited
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Cargo space 6.9 ft3 vs 13.3 ft3 The Galant ES has OK cargo room, while the Lancer Evolution GSR has very little
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 55.9 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Lancer Evolution GSR's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Galant ES
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs 4 The Lancer Evolution GSR has an absurd number of cupholders, 2 extra in front and 2 extra in rear
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 4 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES Mitsubishi
Galant ES
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0-60 mph 5.8 seconds vs 9.1 seconds The Lancer Evolution GSR can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Galant ES is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 139 ft The Lancer Evolution GSR's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Galant ES is quite bad
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1/4 mile 14.5 s s @ 97.0 mph mph vs 17.1 s s @ 82.0 mph mph The Lancer Evolution GSR's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Galant ES's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.93 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 144 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2011 Toyota Corolla Galant ES vs Corolla
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Galant ES vs Altima 3.5 SR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2012 Chevrolet Malibu LT Galant ES vs Malibu LT
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited Galant ES vs Sonata Limited
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2012 Honda Civic Si Galant ES vs Civic Si
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2012 Honda Civic Si Lancer GTS vs Civic Si
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Lancer Evolution GSR vs Impreza WRX STI
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2012 Hyundai Accent GLS Lancer Evolution GSR vs Accent GLS
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Lancer Evolution GSR vs Eclipse GS
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2011 Honda Accord EX-L Lancer Evolution GSR vs Accord EX-L

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