By KBB.com Editors
The 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor crossover utility vehicle is more highway cruiser than rugged off-road truck but, given how most SUV owners use their vehicles, it actually makes quite a sensible choice for families on the go. With room for five, a versatile and ample cargo hold and a powerful V6 engine, the Endeavor has all the attributes to compete in this class, and its stylish exterior may appeal to those unimpressed by more pedestrian offerings. Mitsubishi is also making some great deals to move the Endeavor, another favorable reason to test-drive this often-overlooked value.You'll Like This Car If... You May Not Like This Car If...
If you need the added capacity a third-row seat provides, the Endeavor won't work for you. The Endeavor cannot tow as much as a truck-based SUV, nor is it designed for serious off-road use, and it requires the use of more expensive Premium gas.What's New for 2008
For 2008 Mitsubishi equips all Endeavors with anti-lock brakes (ABS), Active Stability and Traction Control and a power-steering-fluid cooler. The rear glass hatch which opens independently of the main hatch is no longer available on LS models.Driving It Driving Impressions
The 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor tracks straight and true, with no play felt in the direct and responsive steering. Its sleek shape also seems to be immune to strong crosswinds and buffeting. Around town, the Endeavor's modest size translates into easy parking and maneuverability, and even the shortest drivers should find they have not only a commanding view of the road, but also good visibility all the way around. Mitsubishi's impressive Sportronic Sequential-Shift automatic transmission is standard on the Endeavor, allowing you the option of selecting your own gear changes without the need for a clutch pedal. Another especially nice feature is the incorporation of small triangular front A-pillar windows that allow you to see people and objects that might otherwise be blocked from view by the thick windshield pillars.Favorite Features
Blue Dash Lighting
The Endeavor's neat blue dash lighting has a hip, youthful appeal.
Handy Power Outlets
You shouldn't have a problem finding places to plug in your accessories; the Endeavor features four 12-volt power outlets.