The affordable 7-seater segment in the Philippines is still going strong, with multiple entries available to answer the call of families looking for a vehicle that can meet their needs while on a budget. The likes of the Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Veloz, and Honda BR-V all fit in this segment, all vying for a spot in the very lucrative market.
That said, we will look at the Mitsubishi Xpander and figure out why it's still a family and fan favorite and why many still buy the affordable 7-seater.
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The Mitsubishi Xpander carries the brand’s latest iteration of the Dynamic Shield design language. The design language gives the 7-seater futuristic looks that future-proof it for several years.
Its angles and sharp lighting also give the 7-seater crossover an aggressive and sporty look which many enjoy about the vehicle. It's perfect for the dads out there looking for something aggressive-looking yet still family-friendly.
Enough room for seven
If space is what you want in your next family car, the Mitsubishi Xpander has you covered, as it can seat five comfortably or seven people. Of course, it does come at the cost of cargo space, but there is enough room in the third row for average-sized Filipinos to enjoy a long road trip.
There are rear air vents available for the Xpander, which can quickly cool the vehicle even on a high summer day. It's a great feature, especially when fully loaded, so all occupants can get their fair share of that cool air.
The vehicle also has plenty of storage space to store your assorted items.
The sweet spot for technology
The Mitsubishi Xpander may not be the most technologically advanced vehicle out there, but it does come with just the right amount of technology to keep you entertained and connected.
At the front, you get a 7-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The feature lets you stay connected with your phone relaying any messages or notifications that may come your way to the head unit of the vehicle.
Aside from this, the 7-seater also gets a reverse camera, active stability control, brake assist, and ABS with EBD for added safety and convenience.
Fuel-efficient 1.5-liter gasoline engine
Under the hood, the Mitsubishi Xpander is powered by a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline 4-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 105 PS and 141 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels via a traditional 4-speed automatic transmission.
Regarding fuel economy, it can do a respectable 7 to 10km/l in the city and 16 to 18km/l on the highway. These are decent figures as most 1.5-liter powered cars can produces these numbers.
A versatile lineup of variants
If you are working on a budget, the Mitsubishi Xpander can be yours between ₱1,068,000 to ₱1,198,000. If you want the vehicle, multiple variants are available to suit you and your needs.
Of course, if you want to go all out and get a more rugged version of the Xpander, the Xpander Cross is available, but at a slightly more expensive price point. It can be had for ₱1,328,000 – ₱1,353,000.
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The point is an Xpander variant is available for almost anyone, for nearly any budget, and for those who want to go all out and get a more rugged SUV-like version.
Would you consider the Mitsubishi Xpander as your next family car?
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