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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 310 Ratings for the 2004 - 2011 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.9/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Love This Car

By on Tuesday, February 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great in snow, very comfortable"

Cons: "Gas mileage not the best"

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

"I purchased this car as a replacement for my Dodge Durango, and I LOVE IT. Handles great in snow, min maintenance and reliable. Gas mileage is not the best, but for how reliable it is, cannot complain"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Mitsubishi Endeavor

By on Wednesday, December 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 208,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "more roomy than a jeep or 4 runner"

Cons: "hvac drains poor, tires toe, mitsu coils"

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

"This has been a great SUV for me. Clean look, decent mpg. Pros: decent tire cost, used synthetic oil from about 100k up, larger seating and cargo than the jeeps, rides better than 4 runner. Cons: maybe mitsu issues? hvac drain tube size of coat hanger and clogs, horrible in mitsu in general? i heard. Hvac tube flooded my car twice with a/c and defrost in winter, bad design way water runs down frame, no recall, you can pull the step by step way to fix it on the mitsu site. If your coils blow out, ONLY REPLACE W TRUE MITSU COILS, do not use aftermarket. They blew out my catalytic converters too. Used acetone in the tank the last 30k miles and still got top mileage without cats. Only use 2 oz acetone in 2009 or older cars. Check rexresearch Some brands of tires toe in or out on the front, keep an eye on it to get a tire refund."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great vehicle!

By on Thursday, October 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 260,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Solid, comfortable, roomy, mechanically sound"

Cons: "Premium gas, 17mph, timing belt every 60,000"

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

"Great vehicle - solid, roomy, comfortable, still in style, no major repairs, engine and transmission still running strong at 260,000 miles. Great for long trips or short rides."

21 people out of 31 found this review helpful

Very reliable, no major breakdowns

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 108,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliable cheap to keep"

Cons: "remove intake phelem to access rear plugs ugh!"

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

"Put about 100 k on the 08 endevour. Brakes, rotors, broken sway bar ends.and some broken wiring in drivers door was all that had to be fixed. I just changed the oil about 3k miles, transmission flush complete fluid change at 80k. Shifting was getting odd, but the fluid change solved that.The 08 was not recalled for defective propeller shaft but it did occur on mine. It was a recall item on previous year endeavors. Had to really fight with the dealer to get that covered under warranty. They just pretended not to hear the whine of the shaft bearing. The endevour has been a cheap car to maintain and drive for the 5 years i have owned it. I would buy another. Many i see with high miles and still going strong."

13 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Has been good car

By on Friday, December 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good size and reliable"

Cons: "Gas mileage rear wiper hard to change"

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

"Bought new has great room inside XLS package is great. Goes anywhere in the snow and visibility is great. Good power roomy can haul most anything needed. Only two row seating and road noise was problem until put new set of tires on. Gas mileage at 18 mpg not great but size and power are good. Road clearance is good, but still easy access in and out. Interior trim little on the cheap side but functional. Never had a mechanical issue outside of regular maintenance items."

16 people out of 30 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've ever owned!!

By on Thursday, December 4, 2014

I own this car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I Bought a 2011 SE in 2012...Got an wonderful deal! Its been flawless. I love this vehicle. Shame Mitsubishi stopped making it. They don't even make anything comparable any more."

13 people out of 22 found this review helpful

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