2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The mid-size SUV market is so rich with choice that there are easily two dozen vehicles you could compare to the 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor.

The Chevrolet Equinox and the Suzuki XL7 share many components, and both are value priced.

Based on recent experiences with the Equinox, we'd only recommend it with the new 3.6-liter engine, and even then, we don't endorse it strongly.

However, the bigger XL7 represents a very good value in a package that's about the same size as the Outlander.

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Quick Specs
The 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a mid-pack performer in the crowded SUV/crossover class.
With mediocre handling and fuel economy, the 2009 Chevrolet Equinox isn’t that appealing, but it still offers superior cabin space.
As a smaller crossover, the Journey's a good alternative to the Saturn Vue and Subaru Forester, maybe even to a Dodge Grand Caravan--just don't pile on the expensive options.
The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
FWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door SE2WD 4-Door LXFWD 4-Door Base (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4-Door Wagon4 Door4dr SUV4 Door4 Door
AutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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