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.
What Car? says
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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There are 5 Mitsubishi ASX versions available
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:
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…
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…
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…
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…