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November 26, 2019

The Mitsubishi Xpander is the Best Built Small MPV

The Mitsubishi Xpander is the best built entry-level MPV, and you don’t have to take our word for it; you can take J.D. Power’s. The result came out after J.D. Power released the results of its Initial Quality Study or IQS in Indonesia.

The study serves as the industry benchmark for new vehicle quality by examining problems experienced by new vehicle owners within the first two to six months of ownership including both design-related problems and defects/malfunctions encountered. The overall initial quality score is determined by problems reported per 100 vehicles (PP100), with a lower number of problems indicating higher quality. With the Philippines sourcing units from Mitsubishi’s Bekasi, Indonesia assembly plant, owners here can expect that their Xpander MPVs will perform similarly.

In Indonesia, the Xpander has store of 51 PP100, ranking it fourth overall and highest in the entry-level MPV segment. By comparison, the Suzuki Ertiga scored 57 PP100 while the Toyota Avanza rated below average at 77 PP100.


  1. I'm skeptical with Indonesia's safety measures, having lived there for 5 years and experiencing traffic and piss poor gas worse than here in the Philippines, but I am curious on which 3 cars got the best rankings.

  2. I've been driving my Honda mobilio for more than three years now and I've never encountered problems...

  3. Highest rankings:
    Entry compact segment: Daihatsu Sigra (46 PP100)
    Entry SUV segment: Honda HR-V (40 PP100)
    SUV segment: Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (43 PP100)
    Entry MPV segment: Mitsubishi Xpander (51 PP100)


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