Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 43 advantages that the Mitsubishi Galant has over the Chrysler 200 Sedan.
|Chrysler 200 Sedan|
The Galant's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the 200 Sedan's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque||RPM's to Peak HP|
|200 Sedan LX 2.4L I4||4400||6000|
|200 Sedan Touring 2.4L I4||4400||6000|
|200 Sedan Limited 2.4L I4||4400||6000|
The standard engine in the Galant 2.4L I4 has an larger displacement than the standard engine in the 200 Sedan 2.4L I4, 2378 cc vs. 2360 cc. Engines with larger displacements can produce more power, with less stress, reducing wear and prolonging engine life.
The Galant has a Standard manually interactive automatic transmission. This type of automatic transmission gives the driver complete gear control, like a manually-shifted transmission, but without the inconvenient clutch. The type of transmission is Not Available in the 200 Sedan LX.Warranty
Mitsubishi's basic warranty provides better coverage than Chrysler's. It covers everything except items subject to wear and tear (oil filters, wiper blades, etc.).
|Basic Warranty Months||Basic Warranty Miles|
Mitsubishi's powertrain warranty offers better coverage than the Chrysler's. This warranty covers most of the parts that make the car move such as the engine, transmission, and drive axles.
|Powertrain Warranty Months|
Mitsubishi's corrosion warranty provides better protection than Chrysler's. This warranty protects against rust-through (sheetmetal perforation).
|Corrosion Warranty Months|
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The Galant has a larger fuel tank than the 200 Sedan, 17.7 gal. vs. 16.9 gal. This may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel.
The Galant is more fuel efficient than the 200 Sedan. Superior fuel efficiency makes the Galant both more environmentally friendly and less expensive to operate than the 200 Sedan.
|Fuel Economy City|
|200 Sedan Touring 2.4L I4||20 mpg.|
|200 Sedan Limited 2.4L I4||20 mpg.|
*Mileage statistics shown are for each vehicle with its standard transmission. Fuel economy is only compared for like engines (i.e. 4 cyl. to 4 cyl.)
The Galant 2.4L I4 gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the 200 Sedan 2.4L I4, 424.8 mi. vs. 405.6 mi.
Cost to Own
The base MSRP on the Galant is less than the base MSRP on the 200 Sedan as shown in the table below.
|Base Price MSRP|
|200 Sedan Limited||24,490|
|200 Sedan S||26,785|
Both the Galant and the 200 Sedan feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavier vehicles are safer in collisions and less affected by crosswinds than lighter vehicles. The Galant is heavier than the 200 Sedan, shown below by trim level and transmission type:
|Curb Weight AT|
|Galant SE||3,483 lbs.|
|200 Sedan LX||3,403 lbs.|
The Galant is equipped with Standard FWD.
Wheel locks are special lug nuts that serve to deter wheel theft by requiring a 'key' for installation and removal. They are Optional equipment on the Galant SE but are Not Available on the 200 Sedan.
The Galant has a Optional rear spoiler, which creates additional downdraft at higher speeds, improving road holding ability. A rear spoiler is Not Available on the 200 Sedan.
Fog lights are very effective at improving visibility in foggy and other difficult driving situations. You are more likely to find fog lights on the Galant than on the 200 Sedan, as detailed below:
|200 Sedan||Not Available|
The Galant has a Standard speed-sensing wiper interval system, which automatically varies the wiper interval depending upon the vehicle's actual speed. This feature is Not Available on the 200 Sedan.Capacities
The Galant has more passenger volume than the 200 Sedan, 101.0 cu. ft. vs. 100.3 cu. ft.
The Galant has more interior space than the 200 Sedan in the following areas:
|Leg Room, Front||Hip Room, Front||Shoulder Room, Front||Hip Room, Rear||Leg Room, Rear||Shoulder Room, Rear|
|Galant||42.6 in.||55.5 in.||57.3 in.||53.7 in.||37.0 in.||56.6 in.|
|200 Sedan||42.4 in.||52.6 in.||56.3 in.||52.8 in.||36.2 in.||56 in.|
The Galant offers a Optional cargo net that helps secure packages or groceries, while in the 200 Sedan a cargo net is Not Available.Suspension and Handling
The Galant is shorter than the 200 Sedan , 191.1 in. vs. 191.7 in., so it will be easier to handle and maneuver.
The 'track' (distance between the wheels), of the Galant is greater than that of the 200 Sedan. A wider track produces better handling and a more stable ride.
|200 Sedan||61.7 in.|
The Galant is narrower than the 200 Sedan, 72.4 in. vs. 72.5 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.
Wheels and Tires
The lower profile tires (aspect ratio) that come standard on the Galant may provide better handling capability than those on the 200 Sedan. Details below:
|Tire Aspect Ratio|
|200 Sedan Limited||50|
|200 Sedan LX||55|
|200 Sedan S||50|
|200 Sedan Touring||55|
In addition to the obvious cosmetic benefit of alloy wheels, they are lighter than traditional steel wheels, providing better performance. Alloy wheels are Not Available on the 200 Sedan LX but are offered as a Standard feature on the Galant SE.Advantages
With a Standard multi-adjustable power driver seat, the Galant SE lets drivers customize their seating position for maximum comfort and performance. This type of seat is Not Available in the 200 Sedan LX.
A heated front seat provides additional comfort in very cold weather. As shown below, a heated front seat is a feature found more often in the in the Galant than the 200 Sedan.
|Front Heated Seat|
|200 Sedan LX||Not Available|
|200 Sedan Touring||Optional|
Leather seating is a much sought after feature for new car buyers, offering exceptional luxury and style, superior comfort, ease of maintenance and improved resale value. Leather seating is Optional in the Galant but is Not Available in the 200 Sedan (LX, Touring).
The Galant SE features a Standard built-in universal remote control system that is able to learn the codes for other remote controlled devices such as garage door openers, gate openers, etc., then allow you to control them from your vehicle with the touch of one button. This type of universal control system is Not Available in the 200 Sedan LX.
The Galant SE features a Standard navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Optional in the 200 Sedan.
An integrated window antenna is Standard on the Galant, providing both good reception and resistance to theft and damage. This type of antenna is Not Available on the 200 Sedan.
Illuminated vanity mirrors are Standard in the Galant SE but Not Available in the 200 Sedan LX.
The Galant SE has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the 200 Sedan LX.
With a power sunroof, a touch of a button is all it takes to let the sun or the stars shine in. You are more likely to find a power sunroof in the Galant than in the 200 Sedan, as shown below:
|200 Sedan Limited||Optional|
|200 Sedan LX||Not Available|
|200 Sedan S||Optional|
|200 Sedan Touring||Optional|
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