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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor Review

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In a sea of car-based, crossover sport-utility vehicles, it's easy to overlook the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor. Although the Endeavor has been around for a number of years, it is still not on many consumers' radar. For those not needing rock-climbing off-road ability or the need to tow a big boat, a vehicle like the Mitsubishi Endeavor makes good, practical sense. With room for five and available all-wheel drive, the Endeavor competes with such venerable favorites as the Toyota Highlander, Nissan Murano and GMC Terrain. However, it's the Mitsubishi Endeavor's long list of standard features and competitive price that will probably motivate most consumers to give this sporty crossover a second look.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a car-like ride in a rugged-looking crossover that offers plenty of ground clearance and a plethora of standard features, the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is not to be overlooked.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for maximum fuel economy in a roomy all-wheel-drive vehicle, the Subaru Outback 2.5 might make a better choice. Those who tow heavy loads or venture into rugged off-road territory will probably be better off in something like the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

What's Significant About This Car?

For 2011, Mitsubishi adds the Navigation and Sunroof package to the up-level Endeavor SE. The package comes at no additional cost and includes touch-screen navigation, rear backup camera, a power sunroof, and a rear cargo cover.

Driving the Endeavor

Driving Impressions In our few days spent behind the wheel of the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor, we found the vehicle delivered good ride quality with steering that was direct and responsive. On long...

highway stretches, the Endeavor tracked straight and true, and was seemingly impervious to strong crosswinds and buffeting. In city and suburban driving, the car's modest size translates into easy parking and maneuverability. Thanks to its high seating position and low beltline, drivers of all sizes will find they have a commanding view of the road. Rated at 225 horsepower, the Endeavor's V6 isn't as strong as some competitors, nor is it as quiet. We could live with both attributes if the trade-off was great gas mileage, but the Endeavor is rated at a mere 15 miles per gallon in the government's city driving cycle and 21 miles per gallon in the highway driving test.
Favorite Features

Rockford Fosgate Audio System
This mild family cruiser gets a little extra kick over its competition, thanks to the
360-watt Rockford Fosgate system.

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

2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor Details
Interior

The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor provides plenty of passenger space both front and rear. Fold down the Endeavor's rear seats and its cargo hold expands to fit any number of items, from bags of mulch to a flat screen TV. The instrument panel is rather pronounced, with a bulging center stack containing the climate and audio controls, flanked by two wing-like vents. Atop the stack is a large LCD graphic display screen that shows various functions and information and, on Endeavor SE, houses the DVD navigation. One particular feature that caught our eye is the small corner window forward of the front door that provides a clear, unobstructed view of pedestrians and other traffic normally blocked by the mirrors and windshield pillar.

Exterior
2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor photo

While Mitsubishi identifies the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor as a crossover, its sculpted lines and muscular fender flares give it the appearance of a capable SUV. Far from being just another overgrown station wagon, the Endeavor impresses with its good ground clearance, tall roof, and large cargo hold. Clever design elements include a low load-in height at the rear hatch, pedestal-style folding side mirrors, and an integrated roof rack. The base LS trim features color-keyed door handles and mirrors, while the up-level SE gets heated side mirrors.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Standard equipment on the base 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS includes a 225-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 engine connected to a Sportronic Sequential-Shift four-speed automatic transmission. Other standards include remote keyless entry, four 12-volt outlets, remote tailgate release, and 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels. Standard audio is an AM/FM stereo unit with a CD player. The up-level Endeavor SE adds heated outside mirrors, steering wheel audio controls, leather seating, a DVD-based navigation system, a power sunroof, rear backup camera, and a 360-watt Rockford Fosgate audio system.

Optional Equipment

Options for the Endeavor LS and SE trims include a tow package (trailer hitch and wiring harness) and the Appearance Package (rear mud guards, rear cargo tray and black side steps).

Under the Hood

The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor offers only one engine choice: a 225-horsepower, 3.8-liter V6 that pulls adequately 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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2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 291 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

Great car for the price

By on Monday, April 07, 2014

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

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
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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

"I owned this car for 7 years and never had any major problems with it. Would buy another one if Mitsubish was still making them. The Outlander is too small and has a generic body style. I loved the sporty look and size of the Endevor. I'm gonna miss it but it is time to move on. I am giving this to my 16 year old because it is just what he needs and I know it will last another 70,000 miles."

Best Vehicle I have ever owned.

By on Friday, February 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 113,500

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

Pros: "Perfect size. Great quality."

Cons: "Their are none."

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

"This is a vehicle Mitsubishi should have continued to build. Had I known they were not going to sell any longer I would have purchased another one. I bought the 2004 and it was the first year. Never have had any issues with this vehicle. LOVE this Endeavor."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Great vehicle

By on Sunday, February 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "comfortable, durable, fun to drive"

Cons: "wished it was awd and better mpg"

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

"Very fun and exciting vehical to drive and haven't not had any thing major wrong with it. My parents bought it used in 2010 and I just recently bought it off them. I feel like the gas mileage is a little low compared to other vehicles in its segment, but it is a great vehical. I still wish they were made because I would want to buy a new one in the future."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

The mileage and performance has been awesome

By on Sunday, February 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 215,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great to drive n dependable"

Cons: "They dont make it any more"

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

"I have driven to Idaho and Oregon on camping trips and got great mileage. Only had to change couple of injectors and a battery. It still looks great and drives great. Only bad thing is a slight pull to the right if I really try to accelerate hard but you get use to it. I have owned four Mitsubishi's they are very underrated, will not get rid of this Endeavor. Sorry they made a mistake by dropping this great mid size SUV from their line."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

great drive

By on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 230,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"I loved driving this vehicle, and drove it for 5 yrs and 205,000 miles for business. We then purchased the car from my company when I got a new vehicle because my wife enjoyed driving it so much and we knew her miles would be way less than mine. We are finally getting another vehicle for her but this one still runs great at 232,000 miles. Too bad they stopped making them. I think this product was seriously undermarketed. I know others that have Endeavors and just love them."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Hate to sell it

By on Thursday, January 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Worth every penny, mileage awsome"

Cons: "can not think of anything"

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

"I hate to sell this SUV. I wanted to keep it because it has been a wonderful automobile. Could not ask for better mileage. I live in a very cold place and this car has never failed me. it now has 120000 miles on it and with regular maintenance it is still running very well. To be honest, I wish I had not talked myself into purchasing a new care."

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