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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.

Mitsubishi ASX Crossover
33 5stars

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

Crossover 1.6 2 2WD 5dr £15,184
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.6 3 2WD 5dr £17,435
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.8 DiD 3 2WD 5dr £19,435
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 1.8 DiD 4 4WD 5dr £23,434
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.2 DiD 4 4WD auto 5dr £24,884
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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 Crossover 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 Crossover 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

Mitsubishi ASX Crossover 1.8 DiD 3 2WD 5dr

I have owned an ASX 3 for the past 21 months and am on the verge of trading it in for an ASX 4. For me, the ASX has been almost the perfect car and I…

Phil Thomas

4 out of 5 stars

Mitsubishi ASX Crossover 1.6 3 2WD 5dr

I currently own a 15 year old Land Rover Discovery Tdi and have the pleasure of taking the Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.6 every now and then for a few weeks.…

Steve D'Cruze

4 out of 5 stars
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