Xpander and Montero Sport are both Mitsubishi's best-selling models in the Philippines market in the segment of 7-seater SUVs and MPVs. However, these two easily confusing looks in terms of looks have many differences inside and even in price.
This article compares Mitsubishi Xpander Vs Montero Sport, design, interior, features, price, and pros and cons. Do not miss it if you are wondering too!
Mitsubishi Xpander Vs Montero Sport Comparison
In terms of dimension, the Montero Sport is bigger than the Xpander in length, width, and height. The SUV has 4,785 x 1,815 x 1,835 mm, the wheelbase is 2,800 mm, and the ground clearance is 218 mm. Meanwhile, the MPV car has 4,595 x 1,750 x 1,750 mm, a wheelbase of 2,775 mm, and a slightly higher ground clearance, 225 mm.
Both belong to Mitsubishi, so at a glance, you may see that their exterior design is a bit similar. However, the roof of the Montero also has the appearance of two parallel rails and uses 18-inch wheels. And Xpander has the appearance of daytime running lights and 17-inch wheels.
In 2022, both cars will be released in 5 colors with two middle colors: Jet Black Mica and Graphite Gray. The remaining three colors of Montero are Diamond White, Sterling Silver Metallic, and Medium Red. And the Xpander's are Quartz White, Blade Silver Metallic, and Red Metallic.
Mitsubishi Montero interior has a main color tone of black, fabric upholstery, and silver accents. The front row of seats is driver-centered, with soft seats, cup holders, and leather armrests. The third row's legroom is usually small, and although the second row is a bit backward, the headroom is still comfortable.
Its cabin has a volume of 673L; after folding the 3rd row of seats, it is expanded to a maximum of 1,488L.
Mitsubishi Xpander also has a dominant black tone, fabric seats, and imitation stitching as accents. The interior is spacious for all three rows of seats, with plenty of storage from either side of the doors, front seats, and cup holders for the first and second rows.
Its cabin space is normally 781 liters and can be expanded to 1,608 liters if the rear seat is folded flat and is much larger than its rivals.
The SUV has a 2.4L diesel engine with four inline Cylinders and 16 DOHC valves. As a result, the maximum power and torque are 170hp and 430 Nm. In addition, the GLX variant uses a 6-speed manual transmission; other high-end variants use an 8-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the MPV line is equipped with a 1.5L gasoline engine, 4 Cylinders in line, and 16 DOHC valves. The maximum power and torque are lower, about 103hp and 141 Nm. According to Mitsubishi Xpander specs, the GLX MT variant has a 5-speed manual transmission; the other variants are 4-speed automatic.
Regarding fuel consumption, Montero Sport is about 10.8 - 11.9km/L, lower than Xpander, approximately 14 - 14.7km/l, the average figure in the city and highway.
Technology & Safety Features
In terms of infotainment, the Sports car has a display unit that is a 6.75-inch touch screen, with links by AUX, Bluetooth, and MirrorLink (for smartphones). Its competitor has a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen, the same connectivity as above, and a GPS navigation system. The high-end variant also has an additional dash cam.
Regarding safety, both have standard equipment such as driver, passenger, and side airbags, anti-theft devices, seat belt warnings, child safety locks, ABS and EDB, crash sensor, engine warnings, etc. However, Xpander does not have traction control and balance system like its rival.
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