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2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor Review

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The 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor crossover 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...

If you're looking for a tough- and rugged-looking crossover that drives like a car, yet offers plenty of ground clearance, a vehicle like the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor should suit your needs.

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 its fuel economy numbers fall far short of similar-sized all-wheel-drive competitors such as the six-cylinder Subaru Outback 3.0.

What's New for 2010

Changes for the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor include a new grille and tailgate design, new 18-inch alloy wheels on the SE trim and the addition of Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity with voice recognition.

Driving the Endeavor

Driving Impressions The 2010 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 will 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.

Rockford Fosgate audio system
360-watts and a built-in subwoofer give this mild family cruiser a little extra kick over its competition.

Handy Power Outlets
You shouldn't have a problem finding places to plug in your accessories; the Endeavor features four 12-volt power outlets.

2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor Details
2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor photo Interior

A look inside the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor reveals a modern, clean interior and a wide rear cargo area. Passenger space is more than acceptable for four adults, and with the rear seats folded, the Endeavor can swallow quite a few mulch bags. We particularly appreciate the small corner window forward of the front door, providing a clear, unobstructed view of pedestrians and other traffic normally block by the mirrors and windshield pillar. The dash is rather pronounced, with a strong center section that stands out and is flanked by two wing-like vents. In the center of the console are the climate and audio controls, as well as an LCD graphic display screen that shows various functions and information and the optional DVD navigation.

Exterior
2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor photo

With its chiseled good looks and tall body, the 2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor stands apart from the mundane "overgrown station wagon" crowd. The LE trim features color-keyed door handles and mirrors, while the SE gets heated side mirrors. The Endeavor may be a classified as a crossover, but it has a bold look that is pure SUV. What may surprise many consumers is the fact that under its bulging flanks resides a two-wheel-drive unit-body platform shared with the 2010 Mitsubishi Galant Sedan.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the Endeavor LS includes a 3.8-liter V6, Sportronic Sequential-Shift four-speed automatic transmission, manual air conditioning, front side-impact airbags, front and rear side-curtain airbags, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Active Skid and Traction Control, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, rear defroster, remote keyless entry, four 12-volt outlets, AM/FM stereo with CD, Bluetooth, cruise control, remote tailgate release, tire pressure monitor, 17-inch alloy wheels and a rear wiper/washer. SE trims add heated outside mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, leather seating, heated front seats, eight-way power driver's seat, 360-watt Rockford Forsgate audio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio and a color LCD center display screen.

Optional Equipment

Options for the LS trim include a tow package (trailer hitch and wiring harness) and the Appearance Package (rear mud guards, rear cargo tray and black side steps). Optional on the SE AWD is the Sunroof and Navigation Package that adds a power sunroof, rear cargo cover and a DVD navigation system with rear backup camera.

Under the Hood

The Endeavor offers only one engine choice – a powerful 3.8-liter V6 that pulls strongly but achieves marginal fuel economy. The engine is teamed to a four-speed Sportronic automatic transmission that features a manual shift mode good for passing or engine braking when descending steep grades.

3.8-liter V6
225 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
255 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/21 (2WD), 15/19 (AWD)

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2010 Mitsubishi Endeavor Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 303 Ratings for the 2004 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Hard to find and an excellent value

By on Sunday, November 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Better buy than more popular SUVs"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This vehicle doesn't have all the bells and whistles, but that is less to go wrong. The 4 speed automatic transmission must have an overdrive because the engine doesn't rev up, even when I'm going 70 mph. The 3.8 engine has better get up and go than many bigger engines."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Workhorse

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, comfortable ride"

Cons: "Gas comsumption, depreciation"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought this SUV 11 years ago with the intention to keep it for 7 years. It seems that it will never die, with mininal maintainance this vehicle will keep going and going. I'm planning to keep it until it stops running. Even though Mitsubishi losses half its value very quicky it has saved me the monthly payment on a new car for 4 years."

3 people out of 9 found this review helpful

THIS is my Second Endeavor , Liked it so much

By on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,549

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Looks good , rides like a dream, comfortable"

Cons: "only the gas mileage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

CASPER

"This is such a good buy, like the fact that you don't see it allover the place. Meaning those who own it know the true value of having it.....this is my second one . Totaled the first in accident . Walked away unhurt. made such an impression on the safety features, 4 star crash rating that I had to have another ... If I could walk away from that ....anything other than a SEMI hitting it you should survive !!!"

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

CASPER

Great value, smooth ride, plenty of space

By on Friday, August 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Handling, space, comfort, visibility, reliable"

Cons: "Noisy sunroof and rear stoplight bar design"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

Easy to explore the back country!

"Very reliable vehicle that hasn't let me down or stranded. Drive is very smooth. AWD makes dead stop uphill driving a dream - no hand brakes needed! Lot's of cargo space for camping trips. Handles rough roads and off road terrains very nicely. Maintenance costs have been reasonable and performance does not degrade when premium gas is not used."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Easy to explore the back country!

A very comfortable, economic and sporty vehicle

By on Sunday, August 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Price well within the price range for its service"

Cons: "Economical gas consumption for a six cylinder."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Minor gliches such as the rear power windows failing soon after buying; tire inflation indicator battery life, is too short. Minor interior squeaks and shimmies soon after sale. Other than that the auto is very reliable."

2 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Have own since new Great suv going to 200K

By on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Would buy again if they still made them"

Cons: "Wheel's appearance did not hold up"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Many people don,t know they must use Plus gas. 2MPG more with plus gas. Also use Prem. on trips, get 20.1 MPG at only .20 cents more per gal. normal with Plus is 18.3 Save $4 to $6 on total fill ups This SUV is very agile, surefooted."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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