The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, and other options in the same price point


The Xpander Cross is Mitsubishi’s entry to the local MPV category. It’s not surprising to see why many Filipino car buyers opted for the Mitsubishi Xpander’s top-of-the-line model. It’s got the looks as well as the features to win over this generation of road users.


Outside, you get the new dynamic shield front grille and bumper design paired with LED headlights and front fog lamps. It also features an improved side profile than that of the Xpander with new fender arches and side body molding. Also standard are the rear garnish and the LED combination taillamps.

The Xpander Cross rides on two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels.

Pop the hood open and you’ll be greeted with the 1.5-liter L MIVEC DOHC 16-valve engine that can be fired up with a push start system. The gasoline mill is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission.

The powertrain setup allows the Xpander Cross to achieve a maximum power output of 103hp and a maximum torque of 141Nm.

Advanced interior amenities include a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with GPS navigation and MirrorLink feature.

Safety-wise, you get a slew of features including active stability control (ASC), traction control, hill start assist (HSA), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), and emergency stop signal (ESS).

The Xpander Cross starts at P1,008,000.

If you feel like this MPV from Mitsubishi doesn’t exactly suit your taste, here are some alternatives in the same price point you might want to check out.

Honda HR-V

Short for “Hip and Smart Runabout Vehicle,” the Honda HR-V comes in as a suitable option for those looking for other modern subcompact SUVs in the local automotive industry.


The HR-V is fitted with auto-leveling full-LED headlights with LED DRLs paired with rear combination lamps and a LED high-mount stop lamp at the tailgate spoiler. The Honda HR-V wears a dark chrome grille with a black front and rear bumper and likewise black side sill garnish.

Like the Xpander Cross, the HR-V rides on 17-inch wheels (sport black alloy).

Under the hood, the HR-V boasts Honda’s 1.8L SOHC i-VTEC engine mated to a CVT tranny and can produce 140hp with 172Nm of torque.

Inside, you’re treated to a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible.

For safety, the Honda HR-V offers ABS with EBD, vehicle stability assist (VSA), HSA, ESS, and a multi-view reverse camera.

A brand-new HR-V will set you back P1,296,000 while the upscale RS variant has a sticker price of P1,515,000.

Toyota Rush

Another alternative is the Rush from Toyota. Often referred to as the “baby Fortuner,” the Toyota Rush brings to the table impeccable reliability the brand has been known for.

toyota rush

Outside, you get practical and stylish features including a chrome grille flanked by LED headlamps with line guide, front fog lamps, sporty resin protectors, and under garnish. At the back, you have combination taillamps with a high-mount stop lamp at the rear spoiler.

The Toyota Rush can be had with either 16- or 17-inch wheels.

It’s powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC gasoline engine with chain drive and dual VVT-i. The powerplant is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission which puts out 102hp and 134Nm of torque.

Interior amenities include a seven-inch touchscreen audio system with Weblink for iOS and Android phones.

Safety-wise you get vehicle stability control (VSC), traction control, HSA, ESS with back sonar, and a reverse camera.

The Toyota Rush is offered in three variants with prices ranging from P983,000 to P1,100,000.

Photos from Mitsubishi, Honda, and Toyota

Also read: 

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