2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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$26,599

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2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

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

The bad:

  • No transfer case
  • Seat support

2 trims

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Notable features

  • 225-hp V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Carlike construction
  • Standard side-impact airbags

2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.5
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Very reliable car

This car meets all of my needs. Drives great and has no rust. The inside is very clean. Overall was a great purchase of a vehicle.

1.0

I will never ever buy another Mitsubishi Endeavor

This vehicle is a nightmare I would never recommend any one to purchase a 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Endeavors. The previous owners got the HVAC recall done on 2011. I had this vehicle for 2 years just so the problem to happen again. And since the previous owners didn't complain about the part not being fixed right. They want me to pay for a recall repair that's been repaired by Mitsubishi again costing me $1600 to do. So I have no visual because the frost on my windows won't defrost because the heat keeps switching ,on it's own to air conditioning. Shame on you Mitsubishi. I will never buy any of your vehicles again. I will stick to American made cars and trucks. If any one see this comment you have been warned not to ever purchase any vehicle from Mitsubishi they can care less about their customers. Whether the vehicle is new or used that HVAC reall unit should always get repaired free if this problem keeps happening. Shame on you Mitsubishi.

4.4

Best value for your money

I can not be more happy with it! After 306,000 miles still running like a champ! No major issues and we travel a lot Just keep good maintenance and it last forever. We are thinking to buy another one It is our fave car ever!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of original 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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