Comparing Mitsubishi Xpander vs Honda BR-V, Which One is Better?

Caruser.net – The presence of Mitsubishi Xpander has provided new choice for Asian car consumers. Not only in the Low MPV segment, but also low SUV. The competitors in 7-seater Low SUV will be Honda BR-V, Toyota Rush and Daihatsu Terios.

 
Here we’d like to provide some considerations for the potential buyers who are still hesitant whether to choose the Honda BR-V or Mitsubishi Xpander for their family car.

 
Because the two cars are nor far apart in price range, especially the highest variant of Xpander vs Middle variant of BR-V. Both cars are very tempting in term of appearance and features.

 
Below are the detail comparison of Mitsubishi Xpander vs Honda BR-V, to guide potential buyers in Low SUV segment:

 

Exterior Design

 
Both Honda BR-V and Mitsubishi Xpander have a tempting exterior appearance. But it depends on the taste of each person. If you ask our opinion, we like Xpander more than BR-V for the exterior design.

 
If you want a car that look more SUV, then BR-V is the winner. Because it has distinctive accessories of crossover, such as black over-fenders, side skirts, front and rear bumper covers and roof rails. Whereas Xpander did not have all of those.

 
But to be honest, the overall appearance of the Mitsubishi Xpander resembles the Pajero Sport (Montero) which also looks dashing, especially the side look. Unfortunately this car lacks of typical SUV accessories like the BR-V has in full.

 

Powertrain

 
In terms of power, the Honda BR-V is far superior to the Mitsubishi Xpander, even though both have engine capacity of 1,500 cc. Because the Honda’s LSUV is powered up to 120 PS and 145 Nm of torque.

 
While the Xpander engine is only capable of spouting 104 PS of maximum power and 141 Nm of torque. So that in term of power, the BR-V will be more enjoyable to drive than the Xpander.

 

Driving Control

 
Honda does make its cars for superior driving pleasure. So the Honda BR-V is indeed ahead and more fun-to-drive than the Mitsubishi Xpander. The sloping BR-V dimensions also give a sense of driving a stable sedan.

 
But the Xpander’s control is not bad, thanks to the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) feature and great suspension, Xpander’s stability is also good enough for a family car. It’s just that in terms of control and power, the Honda BR-V gives more enjoyment for its driver.

 

Convenience

 
In terms of comfort, the Mitsubishi Xpander outperformed the Honda BR-V. The better convenience provided by Xpander comes from thicker seats, abundant practicality, wider cabin relief, and softer suspensions.

 
So it is not wrong when Mitsubishi claims that Xpander established a new standard for low budget family car. Even some professional car reviewers said that they feel European cars’ taste of comfort in Mitsubishi Xpander.

 
The reviewers’ statement are quite reasonalbe, since the Mitsubishi Xpander was built as a family car that considered the comfort of all passengers in each row of the cabin.

 
While Honda BRV has weaknesses in term of comfort. Such as the seats are relatively inconvenience. Up to the back seat, the frame of the chair can be felt by firmly hold on the seat back. The BR-V suspensions also feels stiffer and the practicality is also not as good as Xpander.

 

Price

 
Honda BR-V price in the range of Rp. 230 – 265 millions, while the Mitsubishi Xpander Rp. 193-250 millions. The significant price difference is quite reasonable, considering that the two cars are in different segments.

 
But in terms of features, Xpander is not inferior to the BR-V. So for this price comparison, of course Xpander is more friendly with the buyers’ wallet. The gap of around Rp. 15 millions in the highest variant is good enough to buy some accessories if the choice falls on Xpander.

 
See more: Mitsubishi Xpander Pros and Cons

 

Conclusion

 
From the above comparisons for Mitsubishi Xpander vs Honda BR-V, we can conclude that if you prefer the look of a true SUV and really enjoy driving by yourself, then the Honda BR-V is the right choice.

 

But if you want a superior level of comfort in every row of cabins to pamper all of your passengers, the Mitsubishi Xpander is a more suitable choice.

 
Following are the advantages in both cars:

Honda BR-V: Power, Fun-to-Drive, SUV Exterior Styling.
Mitsubishi Xpander: Comfort, Relief Cabin, Abundant Features, Unique and dashing Exterior Styling.

 
Hopefully this article will help you in deciding which car to choose. Both are family cars with their respective advantages. May you get the best car that fits your needs and budget. Don’t hesitate to share your opinion in the comment column.

 

Yayan Abdhi

A car enthusiast who love to write his opinion about dynamic automotive world. The automotive technology development is something amazing to him.

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