So far, we know that the Mitsubishi XForce is targeted at the subcompact segment. However, to find a decent comparison with its ground clearance, we must look at its rivals in the compact crossover segment.
Below is the list of cars that come close to the XForce’s supposed ground clearance numbers:
Chery Tiggo 8 Pro (200mm)
Chery Tiggo 7 Pro (210mm)
Mazda CX-9 (220mm)
Mazda CX-8 (200mm)
Mazda CX-5 (195mm)
Ford Territory (190mm)
Ford Explorer (200mm)
Hyundai Tucson (181mm)
As you can see, you will have to go a class up to barely reach the ground clearance numbers of the Mitsubishi XForce. Its supposed rivals in the subcompact crossover class, such as the Geely Coolray (180mm), Kia Seltos (190mm), Hyundai Creta (198mm), and Honda HR-V (196mm), all have figures below the 200mm mark.
If its SRP falls within the range of subcompact crossovers, it is an excellent buy if you are looking for a high-riding vehicle minus the high-riding price tag.
The Mitsubishi XForce's Unique Selling Proposition
This also points out one of the strong points of the upcoming Mitsubishi crossover. Its ground clearance makes it ideal for the Philippine setting as it is prone to flooding. It will also help when driving over off-standard humps or ramps, common in the Metro.
However, suppose you do want an affordable high-riding 7-seater SUV right now. In that case, you can look to its sibling, the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, as it is the only model currently available within the brand’s lineup with better ground clearance at 225mm.
As the production model of the XForce has yet to be revealed, it is a waiting game to see what Mitsubishi will have in store once more information about the crossover becomes public.
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