Mitsubishi Xpander Review: 7-seat MPV model worth buying the most of the year

Mitsubishi Xpander Review: 7-seat MPV model worth buying the most of the year


Those who are interested in the cheap 7-seater segment most reviews Mitsubishi Xpander which option is worth buying the year. Why is that?

Introduction of Mitsubishi Xpander

Mitsubishi Xpander is a small, cheap 7-seater MPV model of Japanese automaker – Mitsubishi. Right from the launch, Xpander has quickly Suzuki Ertiga, Kia Rondo and Toyota Rush … In Vietnam market, Mitsubishi Xpander will be distributed in the form of direct import from Indonesia with an estimated price of 550 million VND ( manual version) and 650 million (automatic version). In Indonesia, Mitsubishi Xpander is introduced with the option of 6 versions including GLX, GLS, Exceed (two sub-versions), Sport and Ultimate.

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018Mitsubishi Xpander

Review Mitsubishi Xpander on the exterior

In terms of exterior design, Mitsubishi still applies the Dynamic Shield style language design style on this model to help the car look healthier and more beautiful. The overall size of the car is slightly better than that of rival Suzuki Ertiga but modest when standing next to Kia Rondo and completely inferior compared to Toyota’s Innova. Specifically:

Mitsubishi Xpander Suzuki Ertiga Suzuki Ertiga Toyota Innova
Length (mm) 4.475 4,395 4,525 4,735
Width (mm) 1,750 1,735 1,805 1,830
High (mm) 1,700 1,690 1.610 1,795

Top car

The front of the Mitsubishi Xpander stands out in the distinctive design lines of the Dynamic Shield design language that the Japanese automaker is pursuing. Therefore, the head of Xpander bears a lot of similarities with the brother Mitsubishi EX concept. The car has an X-shaped grille cluster surrounded by 2 wide chrome bars combined with beautiful headlights to create a unique design on the head. In addition, Mitsubishi Xpander has 2 color options for the grille including gray chrome plating or glossy black paint.

Special headlights on Mitsubishi Xpander 2018Special headlights on Mitsubishi Xpander

The most notable feature is in the Xpander headlight cluster. The car possesses a completely different design of lights for all current models. Accordingly, the daytime running lights of the car are arranged separately above the headlights. While the headlight cluster and Halogen turn signal light cluster are summarized in two separate niches. This design helps Xpander differentiate itself from other models in the same segment, and at the same time makes the front of the car look more aggressive and sporty.

Vehicle body

Xpander has a striking body design thanks to the embossed ribs on the door handle and sports car underbody. According to many reviews of Mitsubishi Xpander cars by automotive experts, the body of Xpander has the most aerodynamic design. The rearview mirror of the car is polished chrome in the high-end version and painted in the same body color as the lower version. The rearview mirror of the car supports electric adjustment and integrated modern turn signals, particularly the automatic transmission also has the ability to fold electricity conveniently. The most impressive is the beautiful 16-inch dual-spoke alloy wheels with new size of 16 inches protected by wheel arches with many carved lines.

Body design of Mitsubishi Xpander 2018Body design of Mitsubishi Xpander

Rear

The detailed image of Mitsubishi Xpander on the rear of the car is a huge point for the user thanks to the beautiful design mixed with sporty and elegant. Overall, the Xpander has a very sleek and attractive tail design compared to other models in the same segment. Although somewhat similar to the brother eX concept. However, Xpander brings more bold sports features thanks to the stylish L-shaped LED taillights.

The rear of the Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 has a beautiful designThe rear of Mitsubishi Xpander has a beautiful design

Xpander taillights are presented quite elaborately and beautifully decorated to help the rear of the car more luxurious. The rear bumper of the car is also more rugged thanks to the embossed lines and dark paint. In addition, the rear glass is also equipped with rain wiper and glass drying function, ensuring safe and efficient operation in many weather conditions.

Review Mitsubishi Xpander on the interior

Interior space

If you look closely, you can see that the interior space of the Xpander borrowed quite a lot from the Outlander model. Typically, the steering wheel cluster has a 3-spoke design, a 2-circle instrument cluster behind the steering wheel or a taplo table with the screen and the cold niches are pretty much similar.

The Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 has a relatively spacious seat spacingThe Mitsubishi Xpander has a relatively spacious seat row

The car has silver trim on the gear knob, three-spoke steering wheel and air-con vent. In particular, high quality materials have brought a more premium look to the interior. The vehicle has up to 16 bottle trays in the door area and gear lever cluster, 2-zone automatic air conditioning system and automatic windows. Moreover, the Xpander also uses thick soundproof glass with an additional sound-absorbing layer to make the cabin quieter.

On the automatic version, the leather steering wheel is equipped with many modern equipment such as the ability to adjust 4 directions and integrate audio control keys, hands-free conversation and Cruise Control.

Steering wheel of Mitsubishi Xpander 2018Steering wheel of Mitsubishi Xpander

In terms of equipment, Xpander has a front row that hugs the user’s back, the middle row and the third row are fully equipped with headrests. The space for the two rear seats is also minimized by Mitsubishi to create the most spacious space. Therefore, this MPV can accommodate 7 adults without any cramp. In addition, the third row of seats is folded 50/10, the middle row folded 40/60 to increase storage space when needed.

Equipped with amenities

In terms of comfort equipment, Mitsubishi Xpander is equipped with basic features such as button start, independent 2-zone automatic air conditioning system, touch screen entertainment center in the center, connection. USB, AUX, Bluetooth … For car entertainment systems, Xpander is equipped with a 2DIN touch screen combined with satellite navigation systems, Bluetooth connectivity and a large capacity audio system. Besides, the car also has a LED color screen in the center of the instrument cluster.

Infotainment system on Mitsubishi Xpander 2018Infotainment system on Mitsubishi Xpander

Review Mitsubishi Xpander in terms of engine / performance

Engine

According to Mitsubishi Xpander specifications on engine equipment, this Mitsubishi MPV model is equipped with a 1.5L, 4-cylinder MIVEC engine block with a maximum capacity of 103 horsepower and a maximum torque of 141Nm. . This engine block comes with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission and front drive system. In particular, thanks to Mitsubishi’s electronic valve control system (MIVEC) fitted on the engine, Xpander was announced by the manufacturer as having a low fuel consumption at the top of the segment.

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 is equipped with MIVEC engine blockMitsubishi Xpander is equipped with MIVEC engine block

Operate

Mitsubishi’s 7-seat MPV model is a front-wheel drive vehicle. This system has a unibody structure so it helps keep the driving balance with a high level of comfort. Moreover, Mitsubishi Xpander has a chassis brightness of 205mm, wide enough to allow the car to show its “talent” when running on both the street and offroad.

In addition, Expander also feels confident when traveling long distances due to the ability to cope with rough roads or even muddy roads. Not to mention that the 16-inch lazang comes with the tire size 205 / 55R16 with the wide, heavy and heavily exposed road surface, good surface absorption of the impulse is a clear advantage in Mitsubishi’s new model.

Mitsubishi Xpander 2018 for leading performance in the segmentMitsubishi Xpander for leading performance in the segment

Mitsubishi Xpander has a fuel tank capacity of 45L. With Mitsubishi electronic valve control system (MIVEC) for lower exhaust emissions and fuel consumption at 6.2L / 100km combined roads.

Review Mitsubishi Xpander on safety equipment

The safety functions of this MPV model are almost complete with standard seat belts, 2 sets of dual airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic brake force distribution system, support for slope departure, support brake assist, stability control of vehicle body, electronic balance, reversing camera …

Vehicles equipped with many safety functionsVehicles equipped with many safety functions

In addition, Mitsubishi Xpander also achieved safety certification in the new car evaluation program for Southeast Asian countries. Xpander models are certified with 4-star safety standards so that the ability to actively protect the occupants in the car and minimize the damage caused by the collision.

How much does Mitsubishi Xpander cost?

Currently, the price of Mitsubishi Xpander cars announced by the distributor is VND 650 million for the automatic transmission and VND 550 million for the manual version.

At this price, Xpander is having many advantages compared to rivals thanks to spacious interior space and modern exterior design. Low prices help Xpander compete more effectively in the context of MPV segment, crossover is growing rapidly in Vietnam market. The above evaluation has partly solved the question of “Mitsubishi Xpander car is good” of the majority of users today. This MPV model is a reasonable choice for people who buy cars for families or service businesses.

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