2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

190.8” x 69.6”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

  • No transfer case
  • Seat support

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • LS


  • SE


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Notable features

  • Electronic stability system
  • FWD or AWD
  • Carlike construction

2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Shortly after introducing its compact Outlander sport utility vehicle, Mitsubishi added the Endeavor, 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. The Endeavor’s competition includes the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder, Buick Rendezvous and Chevrolet Equinox. For 2008, all Endeavors get a standard electronic stability system and a new exhaust finisher, but the rear glass no longer opens independent of the rear hatch on the LS model.

Two trim levels are offered: LS and SE. Each is available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution are standard.

The Endeavor has a front end that features a chrome grille set above a chin-type spoiler. The bodyside cladding has been removed, and the LS has body-colored bumpers. SE models get body-colored door handles, side mirrors and rear license plate garnish. Large wheel openings and creased wheel arches are present, as is a rear bumper extension. The 2008 Endeavor gets a new exhaust finisher and three new exterior colors: Rave Red, Quick Silver and Canyon Beige.

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. The SUV has 17-inch tires.

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 no longer open independent of the liftgate on the LS model.

Cloth seating surfaces are standard, and leather seating surfaces are optional. Two-tone leather seating is now available on the SE. Numerous option packages that bundle features like satellite radio, a power driver’s seat, leather seating surfaces, heated mirrors and a navigation system are available.

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. For 2008, the tow package includes a power-steering fluid cooler.

Antilock brakes and side-impact airbags for the front seats are standard. Side curtain airbags with rollover protection are standard in all Endeavors, and all models get a standard electronic stability system and tire pressure monitoring system.

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.

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 4.4
  • Interior design 4.1
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews


Ex- Mitsu Salesman turned Owner

I used to sell these bad boys back in 2007-2010. Brand new they were ranging from 28k-34k all decked out. I always said I wanted one and felt a sense of pride when I sold them b/c I already owned a 2003 Galant and it has been reliable. I recently sold my Galant to my son with 193k and I was able to get a 2008 Endeavor with 135k from VA. The SE has everything but the sunroof and GPS, but I am in love. Everyone compliments me on the ride quality and that's basically b/c it's a Galant on an SUV frame, so it drives like a car. I have loads of ideas on customizing this vehicle, however, there arent ANY body kit manufacturers for this , but I have hope to get a good quote for a custom bumper or LIP for it. I've already added sound dampening in the doors and under the spare tire as well as additional trim in the door jams. I've spent roughly about 60 bucks on it and the road noise is comparable to my wife's lincoln aviator. But overall I am excited about this truck just like I was back then.


Very happy

I like this car a lot . I got room for DAAys . I feel very safe it this car. the car good for rood trips.


Highly rated, Low priced

I can't say enough good things about the Endeavor. I bought it in 2009 after studying SUV's and found it was one of the highest rated SUV's. When I started looking into them I was pleasantly surprised they were prices so much less than the competition which were rated lower. The handling has been fantastic and the space is amazing. I'm 6'2 and I always had room. My 6'7 friend was also comfortable...well as comfortable as he would ever be in a car. The size is huge. I was able to move couches, and buy full sheets of plywood. After 8 years of driving it hard I'm looking to get a new car. It's going to be the Outlander - the Endeavors replacement.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mitsubishi
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
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
Remainder of original 10-year/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
123-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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