Mitsubishi tuned up its Galant sedan, a Camry-competitor, into the Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart. The sport-tuning includes a more rigid suspension and a more powerful engine.

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The Galant Ralliart has a massive air scoop and European-style headlight covers.

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From the side, the Ralliart version doesn't look much different than the standard version.

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The tail of the Galant Ralliart reminded our reviewers of the Cadillac CTS.

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The taillight covers include translucent molding at the top that continues the spoiler line from the trunk lid. This touch reminds us of concept cars at auto shows.

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There are some nice sport touches inside, but the general effect feels plasticky.

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With the navigation option, Mitsubishi adds an LCD at the top of the stack. The shape of its housing initially made us think it could retract.

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We like the array of functions available when the navigation option is present. Mitsubishi makes good use of the big LCD.

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The navigation computer shows your longitude and latitude, a pretty nice feature, in our estimation.

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The CD screen uses a particularly ugly font to display ID3 tagging information. The Sirius satellite radio screen uses the same font.

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Not many cars show a recent history of the cabin temperature, or the barometric pressure.

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The trip screen is particularly cool, letting you save lap times.

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White racing gauges are another cue that the Galant Ralliart is intended for sport driving. Indicators on the fuel and temperature gauge show what the automatic transmission is doing.

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The engine in this car uses Mitsubishi's MIVEC variable valve timing. It's a big, 3.8-liter V-6 that puts out 258 horsepower--yet it got 22.1 mpg in our testing.

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