2011 Mitsubishi
Galant SE
vs. 2011 Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE

9.6

starting from

$24,774

Reasons to buy the Mitsubishi Galant SE

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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
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

9.4

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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Sporty performance
12.1 lb/hp
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Keyless entry
Standard
Performance 8.2 vs 10.0
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
  • The Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger forces more air into the engine, improving power output, 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 21.8 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.4
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE Winner: Galant SE
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Galant SE's standard sun roof
  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Galant SE's power seats; not available on the Lancer Evolution GSR
Cost 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE Winner: Galant SE
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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
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.5
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE Winner: Galant SE
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  • A single tank lasts around 60% longer, 531 miles vs 334 miles
  • You won't find this in the Lancer Evolution GSR, but the Galant SE's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
  • Room for more than 90% more stuff, 13.3 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3
Safety Features 9.7 vs 10.0
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
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.8
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE Winner: Galant SE
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Galant SE's satellite radio; in the Lancer Evolution GSR, too, but it'll cost
  • The Galant SE has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 9.6 vs 9.4

Performance

Mitsubishi
Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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Horsepower 160 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 291 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Lancer Evolution GSR is fairly powerful, but the Galant SE is underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 5 The Lancer Evolution GSR has an OK number of gears, while the Galant SE has very few
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Manual transmission Both the Galant SE'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 None vs Turbocharger 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 21.8 lb/hp vs 12.1 lb/hp The Lancer Evolution GSR is a sporty car, but the Galant SE is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The Lancer Evolution GSR's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Galant SE is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.7 ft vs 38.7 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Luxury Features

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Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Galant SE's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Galant SE's power seats; not available on the Lancer Evolution GSR
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Lancer Evolution GSR; not available on the Galant SE
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leather Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to leather

Cost

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Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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MSRP $24,774 vs $34,770 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 21 mpg vs 17 mpg The Galant SE has OK city mileage, while the Lancer Evolution GSR is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile The Galant SE's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Lancer Evolution GSR's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 3 year The Galant SE's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Lancer Evolution GSR's warranty is very limited

Practicality

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Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 531 miles vs 334 miles The Galant SE has great highway range, but the Lancer Evolution GSR is very limited
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Cargo space 13.3 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3 The Galant SE has OK cargo room, while the Lancer Evolution GSR has very little
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front seats 55.9 ft3 vs 54.6 ft3 Both have spacious front seats
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Standard The Lancer Evolution GSR's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Galant SE
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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 Standard vs Not Available You won't find this in the Lancer Evolution GSR, but the Galant SE's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 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

Safety Features

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Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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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 5 vs 6 The Lancer Evolution GSR has a good number of airbags, but the Galant SE 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 None vs FUSE

Entertainment System

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Galant SE
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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Number of speakers 8 vs 6 The Galant SE has an OK number of speakers, while the Lancer Evolution GSR has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Lancer Evolution GSR's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Galant SE does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Optional Have your pick of music from around the world with the Galant SE's satellite radio; in the Lancer Evolution GSR, too, but it'll cost
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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

Road Tests

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Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution GSR
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0-60 mph 9.1 seconds vs 5.8 seconds The Lancer Evolution GSR can accelerate to 60mph quickly, but the Galant SE is pretty bad
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Braking distance at 60mph 139 ft vs 126 ft The Lancer Evolution GSR's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Galant SE is quite bad
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1/4 mile 17.1 s @ 82 mph vs 14.5 s @ 97 mph The Lancer Evolution GSR's 1/4 mile time is good, but the Galant SE's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.93 g
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Top speed Unknown vs 144 mph

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Galant SE vs Altima 3.5 SR
2011 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2011 Dodge Avenger Mainstreet Galant ES vs Avenger Mainstreet
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2011 Honda Accord LX Galant SE vs Accord LX
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2012 Honda Civic Si Galant SE vs Civic Si
2011 Mitsubishi Galant SE 2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Galant SE vs Impala LT
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Lancer Evolution GSR vs Impreza WRX STI
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS 2012 Honda Civic Si Lancer GTS vs Civic Si
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer DE 2011 Honda Accord LX Lancer DE vs Accord LX
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer ES 2012 Ford Focus SE Lancer ES vs Focus SE
2011 Mitsubishi Lancer DE 2011 Toyota Yaris Lancer DE vs Yaris

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