2023 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross: The ideal fur-friendly vehicle
We treat our fur babies like members of the family.
Their boundless energy, plus their playful and cuddly nature brightens our days unlike anything else, and we'd always love to bring them along in everything we do.
So when it comes to choosing the right family vehicle, it's worth considering to pick one that not just fits our needs, but also the one that would be suitable for our four-legged pals. After all, there's a saying family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten, right?
In that case, there's no other compact 7-seater SUV that fits you, your family, and the fur babies more than the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross. Let's count the ways.
Built for the outdoors
As much as we enjoy going on nature trips, the doggos and felines are just as happy going to the countryside to run freely. Guess which other companion is ready to take you there? It's no other than the Xpander Cross.
One look at the Xpander Cross and you'll see that it fits right at home both in the city and the great outdoors. From its T-shaped LED headlights and taillights, to its neat touches of black body cladding, the Xpander Cross not just has that rugged SUV look, but it also gives you peace of mind in tackling the rough stuff. With 225 mm of ground clearance, it's easily one of the tallest compact 7-seaters out there.
There are times that we humans could get a bit car sick on longer trips, or when the roads get rough. While pets don't have the ability to talk, they could also feel the same whenever we're on the road. But with the Xpander Cross, it's ready to give you high levels of riding comfort, whether on long road trips or short drives to the park.
Powered by a 1.5-liter, inline-four cylinder MIVEC engine that puts out 104.5 PS and 141 Nm of torque, the Xpander Cross pulls along nicely along with its smooth shifting 4-speed automatic transmission. What's more impressive is that it's the only compact 7-seater SUV that has a motorsport-derived Active Yaw Control (AYC) system, giving you the right braking force to the wheels to keep the vehicle in control during cornering, and especially in wet driving conditions. The end result? A smooth experience in every journey.
Easy in, easy out
While it would be a relatively easy task to carry a small dog or cat inside any vehicle, the same cannot be said for pet owners with large pooches. That said, the Xpander Cross is ready for your furry companions, no matter how big or small they may be.
The Xpander Cross has a rear hatch door with a wide opening, which allows your four-legged pals to jump out easily. And despite having a high ground clearance, ingress remains low enough for the pets to enter once it's time to get going.
Generous space for paw friends and treats
The cargo area is where the fur babies will spend most of their time on the road. And if the pets are uncaged, more room inside means more space for them to move around.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is more than ready in that case. It has a generous cargo area with folding seats on both the 2nd and 3rd rows, creating a continuous flat load space. Furthermore, if you need to keep the pets from reaching the cockpit, the 2nd-row seats can be tumbled high enough to create a barrier between the cargo area and the front row.
Pets, especially dogs, love to get treats. And on the road sometimes the hungry canine could sneak in and get some kibble. Or sometimes, find anything it can use as a chew toy – not with the Xpander Cross. The hidden cargo organizer can be used to store your shoes, your slippers, and even pet food to keep it secure until it's time for chow.
Buckle up buddy
Some pet owners, meanwhile, would want to keep their four-legged pals at bay instead of roaming around in the cargo area. And to do that, you're going to need anchor points to fit the pet harnesses. Well, the Xpander Cross has ISOFIX anchors on the 2nd-row seats which can be used to secure a toddler's car seat in place as well as those for your fur babies.
Cool the fur baby
Because of their fluffy furs, more often than not our four-legged companions are much more sensitive to heat than humans. While it's a perfect time for pets to play when the sun is shining, they will also need some nice and cool air.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross has got you and your pets covered with its powerful A/C system. There's a digital A/C unit in front, while the second-row seats get rear A/C blowers with vents on the ceiling. So even on a hot summer day, the Xpander Cross is ready to keep you and the fur babies cool.
Fur cleaning made easy
Truth be told, our four-legged friends are adorable, and we enjoy their company. But since they shed hair all the time, cleaning all those fur inside the vehicle is not exactly an enjoyable ordeal – that's where the Xpander Cross comes in ready.
Instead of bringing out the vacuum cleaner, the Xpander Cross with its synthetic leather upholstery on the seats and door cards makes cleaning pet fur a lot easier. Just a quick wipe off, and the seats are back to being squeaky clean.
So if you're looking for a compact 7-seater SUV that's ready for you and your pets, these 7 ways definitely make the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross the ideal fur-friendly vehicle.
The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is priced at PHP 1,328,000 in the Blade Silver Metallic and Graphite Gray colors. The two-tone Sunrise Orange Metallic sells for PHP 1,338,000, while the two-tone Quartz White Pearl costs PHP 1,353,000. The Mitsubishi Xpander Cross is covered by a 3-year, 100,000-km warranty.
For more information about the Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, log on to https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.ph/cars/xpander-cross or visit your nearest Mitsubishi dealership.