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UPDATED: Aug 14, 2019

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The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor is a strong performer with decent handling and a long warranty, but auto critics agree that you can do better.

Starting at $28,299, the 2011 Endeavor isn’t particularly competitive on price, and its fuel economy is the worst in its class. Reviewers also say that its exterior design, which was conceived in 2004, badly needs an overhaul.

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Many reviewers place the 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor towards the bottom of all 23 affordable midsize SUVs on the market with similar ratings as the Subaru Tribeca, the Nissan Pathfinder, and the Dodge Journey.

Class leaders typically include the Mazda CX-9 and the Ford Explorer. The Explorer won the title of “Best Off-Road SUV for Families” from U.S. News.

The Chevrolet Traverse is also a contender in the midsize SUV category. It’s tied with the Buick Enclave and the Ford Flex for third place, and it’s rated the “Best Midsize Crossover for the Money.”

For information about average auto insurance rates for midsize SUVs like the 2011 Endeavor, continue reading. You can also check out Mitsubishi Endeavor auto insurance quotes by entering your zip code above!

How much is auto insurance for a Mitsubishi Endeavor?

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) advises that drivers should expect $5,089 in auto insurance costs for their Mitsubishi Endeavors over five years. That’s an annual rate of $1,018, and a monthly bill of $85.

This rate is about the same as what the typical owner pays to insure a 2011 Ford Explorer, but it’s substantially lower than what owners of some other midsized SUVs generally pay.

For instance, Dodge Durango drivers pay an average annual bill of $1,084, reports the NADA. Both Chevy Traverse and Mazda CX-9 drivers pay an estimated $1,120 per year for car insurance, and the usual annual bill for Buick Enclave auto insurance is almost $1,130.

That means that the average Enclave owner will pay nearly $500 more for auto insurance over five years than the average Endeavor owner.

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Mitsubishi Endeavor Repairs

The 2011 Mitsubishi Endeavor remains under warranty for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Its limited warranty is nearly twice as long as the 36-month/30,000 mile warranty that most other midsize SUVs are covered by.

Since the Endeavor’s warranty is so long, you most likely won’t pay a dime for repairs until the fifth year that you own it. This fifth-year repair bill will be steep, though, at an estimated $1,807.

In spite of its long warranty, the Mitsubishi Endeavor’s 5-year repair costs aren’t any lower than its competitors’.

The NADA projects that it will cost $1,627 to keep up with the repairs for a Ford Explorer for five years, and 5-year repair expenses for both the Dodge Durango and the Chevy Traverse should be approximately $1,774.

Maintaining a Mitsubishi Endeavor

When it comes to maintenance expenses, the Mitsubishi Endeavor will also cost you a lot more than its competitors will. The first-year projected bill is $197, and you’re likely to see a $513 bill the second year.

When the $1,364 third-year maintenance bill and the $981 fourth-year bill come around, the costs really start to add up.

Once you tack on the Endeavor’s fifth-year scheduled maintenance bill of $292, your total costs will add up to about $3,346. The 2011 Endeavor’s scheduled service costs outstrip those of the Chevy Traverse by over $1,200.

The NADA expects that it will cost a total of $2,800 to maintain a Dodge Durango for five years, and just $2,256 for five years of Ford Explorer maintenance.

Mitsubishi Endeavor Fuel Economy

With a 15 mpg city rating and a 21 mpg highway rating, you can’t do much worse than the Mitsubishi Endeavor. The Nissan Pathfinder beats the Endeavor by one mile per gallon in city fuel economy, and the Subaru Tribeca’s highway fuel economy beats it by the same thin margin.

Both the Kia Sorento and the Toyota Venza get the same gas mileage in the city that the Endeavor gets on the highway, and you can get 29 highway mpg with the Sorento.

The Chevy Traverse, Buick Enclave, and Mazda CX-9 get 17 city mpg and 24 highway mpg, which is more typical for this class. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets 28 mpg in both city and highway driving.

Mitsubishi Endeavor Reliability Scores

The Mitsubishi Endeavor also comes up short in terms of reliability. J.D. Power and Associates rates it at just a 5.0 on its 10-point scale. This is the lowest reliability rating earned in the midsize SUV category, but the Endeavor isn’t alone.

The Kia Sorento also earned a 5.0, and ten SUVs in this category earned 6.0s.

No entrant in the midsize SUV category earned higher than an 8.0, and the Ford Explorer and Subaru Tribeca both earned 7.0s. Some of the vehicles earning 8.0s include the following:

  • Toyota 4Runner
  • Honda Pilot
  • Toyota Venza
  • Toyota Highlander

Safety Ratings for the Endeavor

Though the 2011 Endeavor earned strong safety ratings on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s side and frontal impact tests, it only received a “Marginal” rating on whiplash protection and roof-strength tests. This is equivalent to a score of two out of four.

The Mazda CX-9 and the Nissan Pathfinder received identical scores from the Insurance Institute, but the majority of the midsize SUVs tested earned the highest available rating on all four tests.

The Dodge Durango, the Ford Explorer, the Ford Flex, and the Hyundai Santa Fe are just a few examples of comparable vehicles with higher safety ratings than the Mitsubishi Endeavor. This vehicle is equipped with industry-standard safety features like electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes.

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