Which 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander variant should you buy? [Comparison Guide] 

Updated Jun 17, 2022 | Same topic: Which Car Variant to Buy?

The updated Xpander has three variants in the local market 

If you’re looking for a new family-friendly, seven-seater MPV, then you might have considered the Mitsubishi Xpander. And recently, the brand has recently launched a new and improved version for the model year 2023. 

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Of note, the updated version of the Mitsubishi Xpander continues to offer a spacious interior combined with an attractive exterior look. It does have some substantial upgrades like higher ground clearance, an improved suspension system, among others.  

But, which Xpander variant is the right one for you? Is it the entry-level GLX MT, the mid-spec GLX AT, or the tops-pec GLS AT? Let’s find out. 

Mitsubishi Xpander variants: Exterior 

On the outside, the GLX variants and the top-spec GLS variant are all equipped with the new front end, which now features T-shaped LED headlamps, T-shaped taillights, as well as halogen front foglamps.  

A picture of the facelifted Mitsubishi Xpander

The updated 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander (GLS variant pictured)

The GLS does get LED daytime running lamps which are not present on the other two trims. Furthermore, all variants are now 4,595mm long. That’s 120mm more compared to the older model. All trims have also gained 50mm of ground clearance, placing it up at 225mm. 

All 2023 Xpander variants then ride on a set of 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels. The top-spec GLS AT however, is the heaviest variant with its curb weight clocking in at 1,260 kg. The GLX AT and GLX MT meanwhile, are five kg lighter at 1,255 kg.  

A picture of the Mitsubishi Xpander performing a wading test.

Thanks having more ground clearance, the new Xpander can do this

Lastly, only the top-spec GLS AT may come in Quartz White Pearl and Red Metallic. In turn, only the GLX may come in the Jet Black Mica color. All trims though, may either come in Graphite Gray or Blade Silver Metallic. 

Mitsubishi Xpander variants: Interior 

Inside, all three Xpander variants can seat up to seven occupants. The top-spec GLS AT then comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, whereas the GLX AT and GLX MT get a urethane steering wheel. All three also have tilt and telescopic steering adjustment. 

Furthermore, the GLS gets a push-to-start button, but the GLX variants instead have a turn-key ignition system. All 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander trims then come with fabric seats, but only the top-spec GLS is fitted with an automatic air-conditioning system. 

A picture of the interior of the Mitsubishi Xpander GLS

Inside the Xpander GLS AT

All trims then come with a new touchscreen headunit that can connect to smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the top-spec GLS, this touchscreen is linked to a six-piece speaker set. The GLX AT and MT meanwhile get a total of four speakers.  

Mitsubishi Xpander variants: Engine & Performance 

Under the hood, all three Xpander trims use the same 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine. At maximum, this four-banger can produce up to 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque.  

A picture of the Xpander's interior

All Xpander trims come with the same 3-row seating arrangement

For transmissions, the top-spec GLS exclusively uses a four-speed automatic gearbox. The GLX, though, may either come with a five-speed manual gearbox or the aforementioned four-speed automatic gearbox.  

Mitsubishi Xpander variants: Safety 

Like many best-selling seven-seaters in the market today, the updated Xpander gets what you’d expect from a modern vehicle. All three variants come with dual-front airbags, anti-lock braking with electronic brakeforce distribution, ISOFIX child seat anchors, among others.  

Mitsubishi Xpander variants: Pricing

2023 Mitsubishi Xpander variants 

Price 

Xpander GLX 1.5 MT 

Php 1,050,000 

Xpander GLX 1.5 AT 

Php 1,110,000 

Xpander GLS 1.5 AT 

Php 1,180,000 

Mitsubishi Xpander variants: Conclusion 

As one can see, the GLS is the stand-out variant when it comes to features. This also means that it also stands as the priciest. But if you want a better air-conditioning system, a better speaker system, etc., then this variant is for you. 

A picture of the rear of the 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander from the rear

As for the GLX, the choice between the two all boils down to their gearboxes. Of course, as with other models sold locally, the one with the manual stick shift is the most affordable version. So if you’ve got a strict budget and can only get the entry-level trim, then you’ll have to get used to rowing gears. 

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Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander 2022

Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander is a seven-seater MPV for the Philippine market. As of the 2022 model year, there are three available variants for this model. There’s the Xpander GLX 1.5 MT, the Xpander GLX 1.5 AT, and the Xpander GLS 1.5 AT. These range in price from Php 1,050,000 to Php 1,180,000. 

Size-wise, the Xpander has a length of 4,595mm, a width of 1,750mm, and a height of 1,750mm. It also has a wheelbase that spans 2,775mm, and a ground clearance of 225mm.  

Under the hood, this Mitsubishi MPV uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that’s capable of producing up to 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. It then uses a front-wheel-drive layout. Depending on the trim, it either gets a four-speed automatic gearbox, or a five-speed manual transmission. 

₱ 1,050,000 - ₱ 1,180,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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