Ride and Handling:
The steering is amongst the lighter units out there. At city speeds, it is just as light as you would want it to be. It does weigh up nicely when the speeds climb. The steering feels nice and accurate at high speeds, there is no vagueness or dead-zone as such. In no way, does the Endeavour feel nervous or twitchy at high speeds. In fact, it is among the few cars that can cruise in excess of 120km/h all day long. However, we would advise you to be prudent when the going gets twisty.
The Endeavour handles like a 2 ton barge should. Owing to the bulk, there is considerable amount of body roll when you chuck the big boy into a corner. Do remember that the Endeavour is based on the good ol’ body-on-frame construction and is nowhere as poised through the corners as a monocoque (read: Santa Fe). While traction control will ensure that you don’t spin out, some restraint on the right leg won’t harm.
Nothing seems to upset the Endeavour; the 225mm of ground clearance lets it make mincemeat out of potholes and other undulations. All such abnormalities in the road surface are shrugged off with a muted thunk. The ride quality gets a big, big thumbs up from us.