The 2009 Galant line offers four distinct trim levels and three performance levels. The performance-tuned Galant Ralliart tops the line, which for 2009 also includes the four-cylinder ES, the new four-cylinder Sport Edition, and the V6 Sport models.
The V6 Galant Ralliart range topper comes with a 258hp 3.8L V6, which develops peak torque of 258lb-ft at 4,500rpm (220lb-ft of torque is available from just 2,000rpm). This is enough to see the car accelerate to 60mph from rest in about six seconds. Base models come with a 160hp 2.4L inline four.
All models come with a Sportronic automatic transmission as standard, with a four-speed shifter for the four-cylinder models and a five-speed ‘box reserved for the V6 models.