I test drove a 2006 Subaru Tribeca. The Mitsubishi that I bought is 5 years newer, same mileage and only 1000 bucks more. Mistu is powerful, rugged, roomy. I concur with another review written on this vehicle: if you're looking for a great full size AWD suv and you've got a tight budget and don't care about extra bells and whistles, then this is THE car for you. Things I like: powerful, 23 mpg highway is accurate. Rides great, corners great, goes mudding great. Things less than great. Interior is cheap but it's got the basic necessities and nothing more. Nothing to brag about but if you can live without the extras then you've got it made. Ryan - 28 years old, husband and father of 9 month old twins (two carseats in the back of this Mitsu and still plenty of cargo room!)
The Endeavor is a great value compared to other SUVs at similar prices. I found that for the same price, you'll have to either go with a much older SUV, one with very high miles, or a much smaller one. While the Endeavor doesn't come with a lot of bells and whistles (I'm not speaking about the Limited, which I don't own and which I'm sure has more features), it is a solid vehicle that is reliable, comfortable, and roomy. The seats are among the most comfortable I've been in and offer a good ride height for even shorter people (I'm 5' 2" and don't feel like I'm just peeking over the steering wheel at all) - I love them! It also has plenty of room versus the small SUVs but isn't so large that it's unconfortable to drive or park. It seems to be about identical in size (and very similar is shape) to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. The dash lights at night are really cool, too - they're blue, which I love. Also, it doesn't have daytime running lights, which is weird, but you can leave the lights in the on position all of the time and they'll shut off with the car anyway, which is what I do. I only have a couple of complaints. First, the display on the dash for the time and radio station is a joke. I put my GPS in front of it and don't even look at it. It's awkwardly placed (not anywhere near the radio) and looks cheap like something that would be battery operated. And, no temperature guage! I thought every car had that now, especially one that was over $30k new... My second complaint is the gas mileage. Luckily, I don't drive much, but if I did, this would be a huge issue. It is rated to get the same gas mileage as...wait for it...a Chevy SUBURBAN!!! I don't even know how that's possible, but it is. I'm averaging 17mpg tooling around in suburbia (a good bit of stop and go, but not as bad as in-city driving). And, I'm very easy on the gas pedal. I get about 300 miles per 18 gallon tank. This versus my last vehicle, a Subaru Outback, that averaged about 30 mpg and got over 500 miles per (smaller) tank. But, overall, I love this vehicle and don't hold those things against it - almost everything about this vehicle is great and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the price range that I paid.
We had our eye on a few different vehicles and then the endeavor showed up on the list of available cars and we went to check it out. A few hours later we drove off the lot with it, absolutely in love. We're so thrilled with the handling, the look and feel of this vehicle. The price was amazing and we couldn't ask for more.