Mitsubishi Xpander Cross vs Xpander: What are the differences?

Updated Jan 05, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive FYIs

Xpander Cross vs Xpander: Let’s compare these two inside and out.

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) brought in the adventurous looking Mitsubishi Xpander Cross following the success of the MPV in the local market. It replaced the Xpander GLS Sport, and it currently sits as the model’s top-of-the-line variant. 

Despite launching months ago, some people are still in the dark when comparing the Xpander Cross vs Xpander. So to help you spot the differences, here’s a list of the Xpander Cross’ features that makes it stand out from the regular Xpander variant lineup.

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Spot the differences between the Xpander Cross and the regular Xpander.

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross vs Xpander: Major Differences

The moment you see the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, you’ll notice some things that you won’t find on the regular Xpander. From the front, it still has the dynamic shield design but it looks slightly different. It features a mesh design in between the slats, and the lower bumper houses a pair of larger fog lamps.

Even further down, the Xpander Cross also sports beefy looking faux skid plates. Towards the sides, the Xpander Cross has black colored body cladding and fender flares.

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The regular Mitsubishi Xpander, on the other hand, features a futuristic but subtler design. It doesn’t have the black body cladding and fender flares. It does however come with faux skid plates, but these are less obvious looking than the ones found on the Xpander Cross.

The dynamic shield design is more “closed off” since it doesn’t have the mesh portions found in-between the slats of the Xpander Cross. And lastly, the Xpander Cross sits on a set of larger 17-inch wheels, while the regular Xpander comes with 16-inch wheels.

Due to the cladding, the Xpander Cross is a bit larger than the regular Xpander. It is 25 mm longer, 50 mm wider, and 50 mm taller. It also has a 225 mm ground clearance, which is also a fair bit more than the regular Xpander’s 205 mm. This is thanks to a slightly different suspension tune and the larger wheels.

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Inside, the Xpander Cross looks more premium than the normal Xpander. It sports two-toned seats as well as a two-toned dashboard. In comparison, the regular Xpander comes with a black and silver interior theme. 

Lastly, the Xpander Cross is also the only Xpander variant to come with active stability control, traction control, and hill-start assist. These features were found on the discontinued Xpander GLS Sport since the said variant is replaced by the Xpander Cross. With the said features, the Xpander Cross is priced at Php 1,225,000. 

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Mitsubishi Xpander Cross vs Xpander: What remains the same

Despite the vast differences in interior and exterior design, the Xpander Cross and the Xpander share the same 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine.

The said engine can make up to 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a four-speed automatic. The only Xpander variant with a different transmission is the entry-level Mitsubishi Xpander GLX MT, which uses a five-speed stick shift.

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Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander Cross 2021

Mitsubishi Xpander Cross

Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Corporation (MMPC) introduced another variant of its Xpander lineup, the new Mitsubishi Xpander Cross. It is a small MPV with extra crossover flare that can accommodate seven occupants. The new variant is the indirect successor to Mitsubishi’s popular AUV – the Adventure. It carries the Dynamic Shield design language of the brand partnered with a car-like chassis. This new platform is expected to provide better ride comfort with the help of coil springs on all its wheels. The additional utility is provided by the increased height of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross as it bumps up the model’s ground clearance to 225mm. Since then, this vehicle from Mitsubishi has become locally popular in its lower MPV version. Under the hood of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross lies a 1.5L gasoline engine, in-line 4-cylinder 16-valve DOHC with MIVEC technology. Having a frugal engine, this model can provide a return fuel economy with matching performance. The engine of the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross can be paired with either a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. Power is delivered to the front wheels exclusively. Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is available in four different color options, namely Quartz White, Sterling Silver Metallic, Sunrise Orange, and Graphite Grey.

From ₱1,255,000

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

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