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Mitsubishi Endeavor Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

  • A solid all-around package for those who crave non-traditional styling more so than ultimate cargo- or people-toting capacity.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Carlike ride, roomy seating front and rear, torquey V6 power plant, solid build and materials quality, good crash test scores.

  • Cons

    Less cargo capacity than the class leaders, polarizing interior design.

  • What's New for 2004

    Although the Endeavor is an all-new vehicle for 2004, an upgraded 2004.5 model was released midway through the year to address some…

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (319 total reviews)

My 2004 endeavor

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor New XLS Fwd 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

So far, I have 215,000 miles on this SUV. The only non-maintenance item that I had to change are the 2 rear power window motors, which actually a small plastic piece broke off which held the cable assembly. When I purchased this SUV, I was really worried about the quality, but so far its been fantastic. I'm crossing my fingers it will last through the end of 2014 without any major problems.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

More noise than a toddler

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor New XLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I bought my endeavor used in 2010 with 90,000 miles, for more room. Heater blower motor immediately started to scream. Replacing it was a nightmare. Ended up having to go to machine shop to modify the new motor, just so that I could have heat in the winter. AC doesn't work at all. Needs a whole new compressor. Tires, breaks and bearings all needed to be replaced. And tires for this bad boy are SPENDY! I've had the thing almost a year and spent more than $3k on it. Now I have to get a minivan and am screwed because resale of these is so low. Used to have a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, and that was my all time favorite car!

Love love love!!!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I love this Car! I had an '04 Mitsubishi Lancer ES before this car. I bought my Endeavor, "Endora", in November 08 from Carmax 1) because the Lancer was totaled out and 2) because the Endeavor is more suited to what I need a vehicle to be able to do. I love the cargo space and my dog enjoys having the back compartment all to herself. I can easily load up any of my camping gear, horse equipment or feed in the back and not worry about how the car will handle the load. I've also taken several trips across several states in her and she's handled like a charm. I LOVE this car. Even when we had a freak snow storm in Georgia I was still able to drive around.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My best car ever!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor New LS Fwd 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I own a lot of cars but this one is the best. I bought it with 105kmiles 4 years ago. Except brake pads and timing belt I did nothing! The car has now 170k and runs like new. I also have a Mercedes and a Porsche but none of them can beat this car reability. I use just synthetic oil.My next SUV? Mitsubishi.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

105,000 miles - major problems

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor New LS AWD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this SUV in 2006 with 14,000 miles on it. Enjoyed the comfort, the power, the visibility, and the price. Mileage is average - about what I would expect for the body design and an AWD drivetrain. The AWD has done wonders for tire ware - very even with quality tires. Early on, had the classic water pouring into the passenger and/or driver side floor; 2 trips to the dealership to fix . I get maintenance done regularly. But, engine oil every 3k - 5k with synth oil, & @80K engine started to develop cam/lifter clatter upon startup (goes away once engine warms up).

Love my baby!

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Vehicle: 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor XLS AWD 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

So we bought 'My Baby' this time last year and have been in love with it! Right after purchase we did have to take it back to get the back tailgate fixed, it kept poping open. But the gas mileage and the driving and the handling is just amazing! There is noise with having the sunroof open, but I love having my music on so it doesn't bother me. Also, it fits 3 full size carseats! My friend has a 4Runner and cant do that! We've taken her halfway across the country and loved it! I just cant express how much I love my Endeavor!!!

Gas Mileage


  • 15
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  • 20
  • highway
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Full 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor Review

What's New for 2004

Although the Endeavor is an all-new vehicle for 2004, an upgraded 2004.5 model was released midway through the year to address some initial shortcomings. The list of upgrades includes more horsepower (225), daytime running lamps, advanced dual-stage front airbags and a tire-pressure monitor as standard. An improved ABS system (with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and traction control) is now available on LS 2WD models and standard on XLS 2WD and Limited 2WD. A full-size spare with alloy wheel and a towing prep package is now standard on LS AWD (optional LS 2WD) and XLS. Standard side-impact airbags for front-seat passengers have been added to the Endeavor XLS. Rounding out the 2004.5 changes are a handful of new options, including a rear-seat DVD entertainment system for XLS and Limited, and traction and stability control for the Limited AWD.

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