|The Endeavor is the first midsize SUV from Mitsubishi that's truly competitive.|
Introduced as a 2004 model year, the odd-looking Endeavor immediately made a splash with its strong personality and equally strong fenders and fascia. It's a true utility vehicle and not some sort of crossover, despite sharing its platform with the Galant sedan and Eclipse coupe.
Generously equipped, the Endeavor comes with 17-inch wheels, side steps and a towing package allowing it to tow up to 1,587 kilos (3,500 pounds).
For 2008, the essence of the vehicle remains the same. There may have been a few tweaks here and there, particularly inside, but the Endeavor as a whole is virtually unchanged.
The interior is once again radically styled. The layout is quite unorthodox, with a bulging central display that looks as if Mitsubishi had forgotten to include it during the design process and later realized their mistake.
Beyond the overabundant plastics, occupants find a plethora of standard amenities like heated front seats, power accessories and a sunroof. The sound system is first-grade; while it may not look like it, the audio interface is actually a 360-watt Rockford Fosgate unit. Navigation is optional.
My tester was all black inside. To brighten up the atmosphere a little, Mitsubishi tastefully incorporated brushed aluminum accents. I also liked the pleasant vivid blue interior lighting and instrument backlighting.
|The interior is once again radically styled.|