Used 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious seating front and back
  • long warranty coverage.
  • No available third-row seat
  • V6's mediocre fuel economy and power
  • outdated four-speed automatic transmission
  • less cargo capacity than competitors
  • aging design
  • some mediocre interior materials.
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Edmunds' Expert Review

On its own merit, the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a well-rounded and solid crossover, but its appeal is waning against its more modern competitors.

Vehicle overview

Like most everything in your refrigerator, some cars are best used before their expiration date. The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is like that forgotten leftover container in the back of the fridge: It was once an appetizing selection of ingredients, but now is best discarded in favor of fresher fare.

When the Endeavor debuted in 2004, it was good enough to take the top spot in an Edmunds comparison test that pitted it against the Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander. In the intervening years, however, the Mitsubishi has remained relatively unchanged, and has since been overshadowed by newer and redesigned models. The Endeavor's strength -- a pleasing blend of performance, handling and comfort -- has since faded with time.

Within the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor's price range, we'd steer shoppers toward top midsize or large crossover SUVs like the 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, 2011 Ford Edge, 2011 Mazda CX-9 and 2011 Nissan Murano. The fully redesigned 2011 Ford Explorer is also worth checking out. Even inside Mitsubishi's own lineup, the Outlander crossover SUV represents a better choice, with comparable performance and space, but also more numerous and updated features. As good as the Mitsubishi Endeavor was when it was fresh, it simply hasn't kept up with the times.

Mitsubishi Endeavor models

The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a midsize crossover SUV available in two trim levels: base LS and luxury SE. The LS is front-wheel-drive only, while the SE can be had with either front- or all-wheel drive. Standard equipment on the LS includes 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, cloth upholstery, full power accessories, keyless entry, Bluetooth and a six-speaker audio system with CD player.

The SE trim adds 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, heated outside mirrors, leather upholstery, a power driver seat, automatic climate control, heated front seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a navigation system, a rearview camera, a cargo cover and a nine-speaker Rockford Acoustics stereo with six-CD changer and satellite radio. Available options for either trim include a towing package, side steps, remote engine start and an iPod adapter.

2011 Highlights

The previously optional Navigation and Sunroof package is now included as standard equipment for the SE trim level.

Performance & mpg

All 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavors are powered by a 3.8-liter V6 that produces 225 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. A four-speed automatic is the only available transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, with AWD offered at additional cost on the SE trim. Although the Endeavor lacks the higher horsepower of its competition, its V6's torque output is ample enough to give it some decent punch. Fuel economy, however, is unimpressive. The front-wheel-drive model's 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined are below average for a midsize crossover. The all-wheel-drive Endeavor checks in at 15/19/17 mpg. Properly equipped, the Endeavor can tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Safety

The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The Mitsubishi Endeavor has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedure. Its 2010 rating (which isn't comparable to 2011 ratings) shows that the Endeavor earned five out of five stars for driver protection and four stars for the passenger. In side-impact testing, it scored five stars across the board. In both frontal-offset and side-impact testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Endeavor earned the top rating of "Good."

Driving

With the Endeavor's respectable 250 lb-ft of torque, the 3.8-liter engine feels responsive off the line. Compared to newer competitors, however, the Endeavor isn't as quick, and its four-speed automatic isn't as responsive or efficient as competitors' six-speeds. The ride quality is pretty comfortable, and the handling and steering are suitable for everyday errand-running and commuting.

Interior

Inside, the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor boasts a roomy cabin that can accommodate five taller adults with well-shaped seats that provide ample comfort for long-distance trips. Interior design and materials are hit-and-miss, with blocky, utilitarian shapes and an abundance of hard plastic surfaces. At night, a cool blue glow emanates from the instruments and center stack, giving the cabin a more modern appearance.

Luggage space behind the second-row seats provides up to 40.7 cubic feet. With those seats folded, up to 76 cubes can be accommodated. This is only about 3 cubic feet more than the newer Outlander, but is still above average and should be adequate for most families. Those requiring more cargo space will find it in the Chevrolet Traverse and Hyundai Veracruz, along with a third row of seats.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor.

5 star reviews: 78%
4 star reviews: 22%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.8 stars based on 9 total reviews

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Most helpful consumer reviews

4.375 out of 5 stars, Good SUV for the price
marcthepark,

I purchased my Endevor about 8 months ago, and have had no issue with it. The exceleration is very good, and I live Colroado, and have many enterence ramps that are on hills. The SUV is confortable. It is simple (I have an LS), but the price was very good. Best value for size, year, power, and millage.

4.875 out of 5 stars, 2011 Endeavor SE
mygrace,

I did not go to the dealership looking for this car. But I was looking for something with great options. What I found was a comfortable interior (I'm a tall person) and smooth ride. It sits high and is wide enough to provide the stable feel some SUVs lack. I'm very impressed!

4.625 out of 5 stars, Great care
brownr1,

Overall I really love the car. Living in a snowy place, I like the AWD. Also, I have two good size dogs, so I wanted a SUV that has a spacious cargo area; this car does. The car has a lot of great feature (hands free blue tooth, heated leather seats, sunroof, rear vent control, comfortable seats, front windshield whippers clear a bigger area than most, and the blind spots aren't that bad). Unfortunately, the GPS leaves a lot to be desired. Even if you don't put in a category or city, it still greys out letters so you can't choose them, and there is no where to search for general stores, only shopping centers. I still keep my Garmin in my car. Lastly, this car has a poor turn radius.

4.875 out of 5 stars, Best Crossover on the Market...Hands Down!
demingboys,

I bought my 2011 Endeavor SE with the hopes of upgrading from a 2006 Buick SUV. I was astonished at the value of the vehicle on paper, even more so when I actually test drove it. I did a lot of research before making my choice to purchase a Mitsubishi. I have driven many SUVs and Crossovers and the Endeavor is by far the best choice for anyone in the market for a new vehicle. I absolutely love the quality, performance, and luxury combined in the Endeavor. I got such a great deal on this vehicle that I can honestly say I have no buyers remorse whatsoever. I am proud to drive this vehicle!

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Features & Specs

SE 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
SE 4dr SUV AWD
3.8L 6cyl 4A
MPG 15 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 5000 rpm

LS 4dr SUV features & specs
LS 4dr SUV
3.8L 6cyl 4A
MPG 15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 5000 rpm

SE 4dr SUV features & specs
SE 4dr SUV
3.8L 6cyl 4A
MPG 15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
225 hp @ 5000 rpm

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Safety

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Marginal
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Marginal
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

FAQ

Is the Mitsubishi Endeavor a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2011 Endeavor both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Mitsubishi Endeavor fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Endeavor gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg to 18 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Endeavor has 40.7 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mitsubishi Endeavor. Learn more

Is the Mitsubishi Endeavor reliable?

To determine whether the Mitsubishi Endeavor is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Endeavor. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Endeavor's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2011 Endeavor is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor?

The least-expensive 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $28,299.

Other versions include:

  • SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $33,599
  • LS 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $28,299
  • SE 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $32,099
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What are the different models of Mitsubishi Endeavor?

If you're interested in the Mitsubishi Endeavor, the next question is, which Endeavor model is right for you? Endeavor variants include SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 4A), LS 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and SE 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Endeavor models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Used 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor Overview

The Used 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is offered in the following submodels: Endeavor SUV. Available styles include SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 6cyl 4A), LS 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A), and SE 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2011 Endeavor 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2011 Endeavor.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2011 Endeavor featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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