For The 1.6-litre engine performs adequately in most situations. This entry-level version is decent value for money, and includes air conditioning and keyless entry as standard.

Against The engine is loud under acceleration, and the cabin is a little dreary. Cheaper versions could do with a little more kit.

Mitsubishi ASX Hatchback

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3 out of 5 stars

A lot of car for relatively little money, but if you can afford it, go for the 1.8-litre diesel ASX 3 trim, which includes far more kit.

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Key facts

11.4 secs
Top speed
113 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
655 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Mitsubishi ASX is an interesting alternative to compact SUVs such as the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai. It's not as good an all-rounder as those cars, but it's usefully practical and, as long as you choose your model carefully, decent value for money.

We'd recommend sticking to the cheaper versions - these give you SUV looks and a generous standard of kit, for the same price as some fairly basic small family hatchbacks. Once you get into the higher realms of the price range, the ASX makes little sense, because many similarly priced rivals are better to drive and offer more space and power. Running costs are reasonable, but the ASX's diesel engine isn't as efficient as a Nissan Qashqai 1.6 dCi's.

Mitsubishi has an excellent reliability record, although dealers aren't exactly thick on the ground. In an age when 20,000-mile service intervals are commonplace, the 9000-mile intervals for the diesel-engined versions look somewhat antiquated.

Reader test team says:

Mitsubishi ASX Hatchback 1.8 DiD 3 2WD 5dr

I bought my ASX just over a year ago when it was 6 months old. It is my first ever diesel vehicle and I love it, mid range acceleration is v good…

keith ware

5 out of 5 stars

Mitsubishi ASX Hatchback 1.6 2 2WD 5dr

Glad I ignored what the so called experts said about this car, do not hear any wind noise, took it for a long test drive on motorway to listen and…

Stephen Russell

5 out of 5 stars

Mitsubishi ASX Hatchback 1.8 DiD 3 2WD 5dr

We bought this car to replace an Avensis estate and wanted something smaller but with room to carry largish objects. We drove a Yeti and Qashqai but…

David Waddington

4 out of 5 stars

Mitsubishi ASX Hatchback 1.8 DiD 3 2WD 5dr

I've only had this car since the new 63 plate. I reviewed many cars in this class in my quest for something taller. The Kia Sportage was considered…

William Taylor

5 out of 5 stars
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