2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor

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What Changed for 2008:
  • Six packages available, including Special Edition Extra Value package

  • Standard tire-pressure-monitoring system

  • Stability and traction control now available on front-wheel-drive (FWD) models

  • Sirius satellite sadio (6 months free) on SE

  • Three new exterior colors

  • New 2-tone leather seats optional on SE

  • Power sunroof optional on SE
Although the \"crossover\" moniker wasn't part of the Endeavor when Mitsubishi first introduced it in 2004, the SUV's size and features certainly put it in that new and often misunderstood category. For 2008, Endeavor is mostly carryover from last year although FWD models now include available stability and traction control, which was always standard on all-wheel-drive (AWD) models.

Model Lineup
The 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor is available in LS and SE models, in FWD or AWD. Both LS and SE come with standard 4-speed automatic transmission, 4-wheel ABS, available stability and traction control, and tire-pressure-monitoring system. Six packages, including the Special Edition Extra Value package, are available. The LS model includes 17-inch, 5-spoke cast aluminum wheels; tubular roof rails; power windows/locks/mirrors; cruise control; 140-watt, 6-speaker CD audio system; and 6-way driver's seat with lumbar. SE trim adds a 360-watt, 9-speaker premium audio system; 17-inch, 7-spoke cast aluminum wheels; color-keyed outside door handles and folding power side-view mirrors; windshield shade band; and a tailgate electric glass lift hatch.

The Special Edition Extra Value package includes a premium 6-CD/MP3 audio system; 6 months free Sirius satellite radio programming; color LCD console multi-function screen; SE badging; tow package; 17-inch alloy wheels; 8-way power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar; leather shift knob and seats; heated front seats; and heated side-view mirrors. Other packages include navigation, sunroof, tow, tow package deluxe and appearance.

Stand-alone options and accessories for the 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor include a power sunroof; roof-mounted bike carrier; snowboard/ski carrier; polished stainless steel exhaust tip; fog lamps; hood protector; side steps; trailer hitch; and mudguards.

The 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor is powered by a 3.8-liter V-6 engine that produces 225 hp at 5000 rpm and 255 lb.-ft. of torque at 3750 rpm. Power is transferred through a 4-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control and clutchless manual shift mode. Stability and traction control are available, while ABS is standard. EPA fuel economy is estimated at 15 mpg city/22 mpg highway for FWD models and 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway for the AWD.

Advanced dual-stage front air bags with occupant sensors, front-seat-mounted side-impact air bags and rollover-sensing side curtain air bags are standard on the 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor. Seat belts are 3-point with headrest for all occupants, front height-adjustable belts. Endeavor has the LATCH system (Lower Anchor and Tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats, and rear door child safety locks. An alarm system and anti-theft engine immobilizer are also standard. Stability and traction control, ABS with electronic brake-force distribution, and tire-pressure-monitoring system add to Endeavor's safe driving technology list.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Mitsubishi Endeavor has not been rated for occupant protection in frontal or side-impact crash tests or rollover testing.

The 2008 Mitsubishi Endeavor LS features a standard 140-watt CD/MP3-compatible 6-speaker audio system, while the SE boasts the 360-watt Rockford Acoustic Design 6-CD/MP3 premium audio system. A 6-month prepaid subscription to Sirius satellite radio is included on all SE models.

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