Best Deal for the Money
January 3, 2017
I have owned my 2011 Endeavor for 4 years. I bought it used with 30K miles and have since pushed the odometer up to 109K. I have had zero problems with the vehicle thus far. I service it regularly, and in turn it has treated me very well.
When I bought this vehicle it was significantly cheaper than its nearest competitors from Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Jeep and Ford. However if I sold it today, it would sell for significantly less as well. So if you aren't looking for a long-term investment, maybe this isn't the car for you.
the Good: Plenty of power, comfortable for long trips, lots of cargo space, user friendly dash configuration, All Wheel Drive (has worked great in both snow and mud), good ground clearance, seats 5 comfortably. Surprisingly great handling for such a large vehicle. Swap out the factory wheels for some slightly larger ones with all terrain tires and it's actually not bad looking. I get a lot of compliments.
The Bad: truly awful gas mileage, unsophisticated transmission, limited standard features, limited aftermarket part availability, noisy cabin at highway speeds.
If you are looking for a reliable SUV with AWD, lots of space, and the power of a V6, but don't want to spend too much, and are okay with forgoing some luxury amenities, then this is the vehicle for you.