For The Mitsubishi ASX has a spacious, solid cabin, a well-controlled ride, a strong and efficient diesel engine, and a tempting list price.
Against Most rivals are more interesting to look at inside and out, and many are more refined. You'll need to service the diesel model every 9000 miles.
The Mitsubishi ASX is decent to drive, spacious and reasonable value – it's a worthwhile alternative to SUVs from more mainstream rivals, even if a lot of them offer a more tempting overall package.
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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.
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This is our pick of the ASX range – it has a flexible, economical engine, lots of equipment and comparatively low running costs.