Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Some versions of the Galant have a luxurious finish, but it doesn't have the same expensive feel as a similar sized BMW, Audi or Mercedes-Benz. The seating position is fully adjustable, enabling the driver to get a good view of the road, while the interior is nicely finished by the leather gearshift and internal chrome door handles. As well as a few cheap-feeling plastics, there is also the fact that the Mitsubishi badge doesn’t quite carry the same kudos as the other, more exclusive brands.

The ambience within the Galant is calm and refined, and there is little interior engine noise. The well-shaped seats offer a lot of adjustment, so you should be able to find a comfortable setting that suits you, but the low-scooped roof design does have an impact on rear passengers; they may find the headroom a little too tight for comfort, especially for adults over longer journeys.

Generally, the Galant provides a relaxing drive, and the leather interior and air conditioning – an option only available on higher trimmed models – really does add that touch of executive class.