Mitsubishi Xpander 2019: A contender for 2019's best compact MPV

Updated Oct 13, 2020 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

Here's why we think the Mitsubishi Xpander might be the best compact MPV for 2019.

Mitsubishi Xpander 2019: A contender of the compact MPV of 2019

  • Seven passengers can fit inside with room to spare.
  • Like its larger siblings, the Mitsubishi Xpander has a perfect combination of aggressiveness and elegance.
  • It’s an affordable vehicle for what it can do.
  • Despite being an MPV, the Xpander has a few SUV characteristics; high ground clearance, robust

Mitsubishi Xpander 2019: The dynamic shield strikes again!

As we’ve said before regarding the Mitsubishi Xpander 2019, the Dynamic Shield provides the Xpander a lot of personalities. So yeah, it definitely goes without saying that Mitsubishi has hit a home run in the eyes of Filipino in terms of car design.

The angular shapes make it appear really modern and aggressive, whilst the trim pieces found on the grille and other parts of the vehicle still maintains an elegant look that isn’t off-putting at all.

>>> Related: Complete guide to the Mitsubishi Philippines' vehicle lineup

Xpander on the road

The Xpander is a balance of hyper-modern design and aggression. Just look at those squinty DRLs

This extends to how it looks from the sides and the rear. The proportions are just right and the rear has just the right amount of flair to balance out the look.

A red Mitsubishi Xpander

Looks great in red too don't you think?

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Mitsubishi Xpander 2019: Oodles of space inside

While it’s indeed a looker-on the inside, we highly appreciate the Xpander’s interior space. The second-row seats and even the third-row seats have excellent legroom. Note that currently, the Xpander car is the longest and the widest when compared to other currently available compact MPVs.

Mitsubishi Xpander dashboard

As we've said before, the Xpander's dashboard is well arranged. The handbrake's a bit too far away though

In terms of interior arrangement, the Mitsubishi Xpander’s dashboard, center console, and steering wheel are well put together and complement each other’s designs. In totality, the front cabin is far from being an eyesore.

The only weakness the Xpander’s interior has, however, is how the handbrake lever is positioned on far from the driver favoring the right. The Xpander, after all, is designed and built-in Indonesia.

Mitsubishi Xpander interior

It's got room enough for seven people. And if you fold down the third row, it folds down flat thus optimizing cargo space

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Mitsubishi Xpander

The Xpander multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) follows in the footsteps of Japanese auto brand Mitsubishi’s Adventure AUV, a versatile vehicle that can be used for both household and business. Its angular styling uses the company’s Dynamic Shield design language first seen locally on the third-generation Montero Sport. The original Xpander lineup in the Philippines comprised the base GLX, GLX Plus, GLS, and the range-topping GLS Sport, until the latter was replaced by the Xpander Cross as the flagship variant. All trim levels feature seating for up to seven passengers, with second- and third-row benches that can be folded to accommodate more cargo. The standard powertrain is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine, mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission. Current color options include Titanium Gray, Jet Black Mica, Red Metallic, Quartz White Pearl, and Sterling Silver Metallic.  

From ₱1,008,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


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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