Mitsubishi ASX review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Interior

Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD front cornering shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD rear cornering shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 front grille detail
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard closeup
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD panning shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD rear right panning shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD front end detail shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard detail
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard cluster detail
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD front cornering shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD rear cornering shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 front grille detail
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard closeup
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD panning shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD rear right panning shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD front end detail shot
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard detail
  • Mitsubishi ASX 2019 LHD dashboard cluster detail
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The dashboard is simple and sensibly arranged, and the rotary air-conditioning controls are straightforward and placed within easy reach. The digital display between the instrument dials is rather small and hard to read, though.

The steering wheel adjusts for both reach and height and there’s plenty of space to rest your left foot. The driver’s seat is comfortable to sit on, but doesn’t support you very well in corners, leaving you hanging on to the steering wheel for stability. Driver's seat-height adjustment is standard across the range and top-spec Exceed models have an eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat. An extendable front central armrest is standard on all trims.

Although the screen can’t match the sharpness of those of the Seat Ateca or Skoda Karoq, it is at least easy to use, with big icons and impressive response. Pinching to zoom in on the map doesn’t cause the system any issues, and connecting a smartphone is easy enough. Overall, it beats the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008’s systems, but those of the Ateca and Karoq are better.

Quality

The design of the ASX’s dashboard is rather dated. The squishy plastics on the dash and top of the front doors help to create a plush impression, but prod the surfaces lower down and you’ll find an abundance of hard, shiny plastics.