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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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$3,252 — $7,836 USED
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Sport Utility
5 Seats
19-20 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Easy maneuverability
  • Ride comfort
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Visibility

The Bad

  • No transfer case
  • Seat support

What to Know

about the 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor
  • 225-hp V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Carlike construction
  • Standard side-impact airbags

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Vehicle Overview
Shortly after introducing its compact Outlander sport utility vehicle, Mitsubishi added a larger crossover SUV. Similar in size to the automaker's seven-passenger Montero, the midsize Endeavor is intended primarily for on-road motoring. A dual-range transfer case is not included, so offroad capabilities are limited.

Two trim levels are offered for 2006: LS and Limited. Each is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are newly standard, and exterior and interior styling modifications have been made.


Exterior
For 2006, the Endeavor has a bolder front end that features a new chrome grille set above a chin-type spoiler. Large wheel openings and creased wheel arches are present, and a rear bumper extension has been added. Cast-aluminum wheels hold 17-inch tires.

The Endeavor rides a 108.3-inch wheelbase and has 8.3 inches of ground clearance. A fully independent suspension and all-disc brakes are utilized. Fog lamps and a power sunroof are standard on the Limited.


Interior
Five people can fit inside the Endeavor. Rear passengers get a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Cargo capacity behind the rear seat is 40.7 cubic feet, which grows to 76.4 cubic feet when the seat is folded down. The back window can open independent of the liftgate.

At night, the center controls emit blue backlighting, and bright accents for the instrument panel controls are newly installed. Standard LS equipment includes air conditio...
Vehicle Overview
Shortly after introducing its compact Outlander sport utility vehicle, Mitsubishi added a larger crossover SUV. Similar in size to the automaker's seven-passenger Montero, the midsize Endeavor is intended primarily for on-road motoring. A dual-range transfer case is not included, so offroad capabilities are limited.

Two trim levels are offered for 2006: LS and Limited. Each is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are newly standard, and exterior and interior styling modifications have been made.


Exterior
For 2006, the Endeavor has a bolder front end that features a new chrome grille set above a chin-type spoiler. Large wheel openings and creased wheel arches are present, and a rear bumper extension has been added. Cast-aluminum wheels hold 17-inch tires.

The Endeavor rides a 108.3-inch wheelbase and has 8.3 inches of ground clearance. A fully independent suspension and all-disc brakes are utilized. Fog lamps and a power sunroof are standard on the Limited.


Interior
Five people can fit inside the Endeavor. Rear passengers get a 60/40-split, folding backseat. Cargo capacity behind the rear seat is 40.7 cubic feet, which grows to 76.4 cubic feet when the seat is folded down. The back window can open independent of the liftgate.

At night, the center controls emit blue backlighting, and bright accents for the instrument panel controls are newly installed. Standard LS equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, and power windows, locks and mirrors. Cloth seating surfaces are standard, but leather seating surfaces are optional in the Limited.


Under the Hood
The Endeavor's 3.8-liter V-6 generates 225 horsepower and 255 pounds-feet of torque. The four-speed-automatic transmission incorporates a Sportronic manual-shift provision. Models with all-wheel drive have a viscous coupling. When properly equipped, maximum towing capacity is 3,500 pounds for all-wheel-drive Endeavors.

Safety
Antilock brakes and side-impact airbags for the front seats are standard. An electronic stability system is optional on the all-wheel-drive Limited.

Driving Impressions
Overall, the Endeavor is a surprisingly enjoyable vehicle of manageable size. It handles with a light touch and maneuvers with agility in corners. Ride quality beats the class norm, thanks to a somewhat cushiony suspension.

The V-6 engine delivers a satisfying burst of power when needed for passing. Mitsubishi's automatic transmission yields prompt, confident responses that are devoid of awkwardness.

Visibility is great all around. Front headroom is good, even in models equipped with a sunroof. The seats are softly cushioned, with only modest bolstering and mediocre support. Backseat space is roomy at the sides and tolerable in the center. Controls are clear and the gauges are easy to read.


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
20 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

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(4.0)

Update from 2015

by Dude in NW WI from NW WI on October 2, 2017

I wrote a review two years ago and said the only maintenance I had done was brakes and tires. That was at 215K miles. I'm up to 280K miles now and have had a few other issues. I put three wheel ... Read full review

(5.0)

I love it

by Endever Fan from Los Angeles ca on August 21, 2017

I recently bought this car used and feel like the heavens dropped it from the sky for me. It's such a dream. Great looks , handles extremely well. I was scared buying a car with 180,000 miles on it, ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Overall Rear
poor
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
acceptable
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Endeavor received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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