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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 New for 2011

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.

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 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"

6 people out of 8 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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