All-new Toyota Veloz vs. Mitsubishi Xpander: The better MPV to pick

All-new Toyota Veloz vs. Mitsubishi Xpander: The better MPV to pick

It was only last month that UMW Toyota Motor (UMWT) launched its latest seven-seater MPV, the Veloz. And we have discussed several aspects of the new Toyota in detail including hits & missessafety, and key offerings.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much does the new Toyota Veloz costs?

    The all-new Veloz MPV retails for RM 95,000 on-the-road without insurance.
  • How much does the Xpander costs?

    The Mitsubishi Xpander costs RM 96,800, on-the-road without insurance and without SST exemption.
  • Now, it’s time to compare the new Toyota Veloz MPV with another strong contender in the segment, the Mitsubishi Xpander. So, it's two Japanese cars going up against one another in the Malaysian market.

    The following comparison between Veloz and Xpander will help customers to decide which one is a better purchase. So, let’s get started.

    Toyota Veloz vs Mitsubishi Xpander

    Variants & Price

    Toyota Malaysia offers the new Veloz MPV in a single variant option and the same goes for the Mitsubishi Xpander. The below-mentioned table gives their name and price.

    Toyota Veloz 1.5 

    RM 95,000

    Mitsubishi Xpander 1.5

    RM 96,800

    The above-mentioned prices are on-the-road without insurance and without SST exemption.

    Dimensions

    Measurements

    Toyota Veloz

    Mitsubishi Xpander

    Length

    4,475 mm

    4,475 mm

    Width

    1,750 mm

    1,750 mm

    Height

    1,700 mm

    1,730 mm

    Wheelbase 

    2,750 mm

    2,775 mm

    Fuel Tank Capacity

    43-liter

    45-liter

    Minimum Turning Radius

    5.0 meter

    5.2 meter

    Wheels

    17-inch alloy

    16-inch dual-tone alloy

    Both the MPVs showcase surprisingly similar dimensions with the Xpnader only slightly exceeding in a few areas; which obviously won’t make any difference.

    Toyota Veloz vs Mitsubishi Xpander: ENGINE

    Powertrain

    Specs

    Toyota Veloz

    Mitsubishi Xpander

    Engine

    1.5L 4-cyl, in-line, 16-Valve DOHC with Dual VVT-i

    1.5L MIVEC DOHC 16-Valve

    Power 

    106 PS at 6,000 rpm

    105 PS at 6,000 rpm

    Torque

    138 Nm at 4,200 rpm

    141 Nm at 4,000 rpm

    Transmission

    7-speed CVT

    4-speed automatic

    Both the MPVs are powered by the same 1.5L engine with more or less power and torque outputs; 1 PS more power in Veloz and 3 Nm more torque in the Xpander.

    The major difference is seen on the transmission front, with Veloz getting a 7-speed CVT unit and Xpander a 4-speed automatic transmission.

    Braking & handling

    Specs

    Toyota Veloz

    Mitsubishi Xpander

    Braking 

    Front: Disc

    Rear: Disc

    Front: Ventilated Disc

    Rear: Drum

    Suspension

    Front: MacPherson Strut with stabilizer 

    Rear: Torsion Beam with stabilizer

    Front: MacPherson Strut Coil Springs with stabilizer & built-in strut bar

    Rear: Torsion Beam

    Both the Veloz and Xpander are equipped with reasonably well braking and suspension gears. All enhancing the two MPVs' drive quality and stopping ability.

    Toyota Veloz EXTERIOR

    Exterior Features

    Features

    Toyota Veloz

    Mitsubishi Xpander

    Headlamps

    LED with auto leveling, sequential turn signal, follow-me-home & leaving home

    Auto LED with welcome light, & coming home light system

    DRLs

    With

    With

    ORVM

    Auto retractable 

    Power adjustable & fold with LED indicators

    Wipers

    With speed intermittent function/ reverse linked 

    With auto & variable intermittent

    Tail Lamps

    LED

    LED

    Beltline

    Chrome

    Chrome

     

    Mitsubishi Xpander EXTERIOR

    The outer profile of the new Veloz and Xpander showcases a strong and attractive sight. Also, the LED lighting units along with other inclusions.

     Comfort & Connectivity

    Toyota Veloz FEATURES

    The Veloz comes equipped with a handful of features that make the driver’s and passengers drive super fun and comforting. Part of the kit is - a smart entry & start system, three drive modes (normal, power, & eco), a 7-inch color TFT display, an automatic air-con system, a multi-function steering wheel with tilt & telescopic adjustment, a 9-inch touchscreen display, wired/wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support, USB, Bluetooth, 4 speakers, leather gearbox & seats, accessory socket, wireless charger, illuminated entry system, ambient lighting, 3D panoramic view monitor.

    Mitsubishi Xpander FEATURES

    The Xpander is no less and comes equipped with push start ignition, a 4.2 multi-info display with eco drive assist, a 9-inch touchscreen display, USB, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support, air-con system with auto climate & rear vents, and multi-function steering wheel with tilt & telescopic adjustment.

    The above-mentioned info reveals the new Veloz to be better equipped than the Xpander. It can be a big advantage for the Toyota car.

    Cabin spaciousness

    The new Veloz is designed to offer versatility with its cabin truly redefining spaciousness. For instance, the MPV comes with foldable seats, big luggage space, luggage tray & deck box, and 15 drink & bottle holders spread across the cabin.

    The Xpander offers several compartments that fulfill the passengers storage needs. The list includes a glove box with a double compartment, 2nd row with side pocket, seat pockets, & cup holder, 3rd-row side pocket & cup holder, a smartphone storage compartment, a center console box with a sliding lid, a cargo floor box with lid, and an under seat multi-purpose storage.
    Not to forget the flexible seat configuration to store more and bigger items.

    Safety

    Toyota Veloz SAFETY

    The new Veloz benefits from Toyota Safety Sense of driver assist functions including - Pre-Collision Warning, Pre-Collision Braking, Pre-Collision Braking Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention with Steering Assist, Lane Departure Control, Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Speed Range, Adaptive Driving Beam, and Front Departure Alert. It also gets a surrounding monitoring system with a rear cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitor. Parking is made easy and fun with parking assistance with pedal misoperation control and parking sensors. Its active safety kit also includes - auto brake hold, parking brake, vehicle stability control & traction control, hill-start assists control & emergency stop signal, and ABS. Not to forget the six airbags (driver, front passengers, side, & curtain).

    Mitsubishi Xpander SAFETY

    The Xpander, on the other hand, is no less with active safety specs like - ABS, EBD, BA, active stability control, traction control, brake override system, rest reminder, hill-start assists, parking sensor, emergency stop signal system, hill-start assists, all-round monitor, driving video recorder, and LED high mount stop lamp. The passive pack includes dual front SRS airbags, a side-impact door beam, a collapsible steering column, and a collapsible brake pedal.

    It is not difficult to notice that the new Toyota Veloz comes with a better safety kit with more active and passive equipment.

    Conclusion

    The new Toyota Veloz and Mitsubishi Xpander look largely similar in performance, dimension, and styling front. However, the new Veloz benefits from more comforting and safety features which seems like an advantage. However, before making a choice it is best to take a thorough test drive and choose the one that suits you best.

    Also Read: 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander facelift: What to expect?

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