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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Endeavor models equipped with all-wheel drive receive Active Skid and Traction Control (ASTC), while side-curtain airbags become standard on both the LS and SE trim levels. A navigation system is now offered, but only on the upscale SE model.
"This is a great CUV. It has been very reliable. So many people will only buy Honda or Toyotas and I love it. Becacuse of them great cars like this are much less expensive and it is EVERY bit as good. I drove a Highlander and this is more sporty, has more room in the back and is more rugged look'n. I get a solid 17 mpg around town and will get up to 21 on the highway. The back seat is has more room that most if not all others. Cargo room is awesome. I drove home with a king size bed (head board and rails) and two night stands back there. It has more power than you'll ever need. I test drove a bottom line cayenne and the mitsu was faster.
Now the bad stuff (only minor). I have only 3 complaints. 1-high way noise is a little more than most.
2-the door panel will squeak when I lean my leg next to it while driving
3-high octain fuel.
We have had the car since 06 and love the thing. Great car for our your family of 4."