the sills are low and the doors open wide ...
What's It Like to Live With
Getting in and out of the ASX is a breeze, despite being a crossover the seat height isn’t too high, the sills are low and the doors open wide. Once you are inside there is plenty of room for all and it will seat four adults / children in relative comfort.
Finding the ideal driving position is fairly easy as the ASX ‘4’ model has a 4-way powered driver’s seat but no memory function and both front seats are heated. The steering wheel adjusts for rake and reach but is not electrically adjustable. The seating is comfortable but perhaps could be a bit more supportive but no real complaints.
All round vision is good and there is a reversing camera but you did not get front and rear parking sensors on the ASX ‘4’ we were testing, which is odd as lower spec cars do get the rear sensors.
There is keyless entry with a stop/start button so you do not need the key to start the car or open the doors, which is a great bonus.
The 60:40 split rear seats lower to give you a near flat loading deck. Under the boot floor there is a tyre inflation kit and an additional 26-litres of storage – we are too keen on not having a spare wheel, if the tyre comes off the rim then you are stuck. With the 5-seats in place you can carry 442 litres with all the rear seats down this increases to 1,193 litres. This compares to the Nissan Qashqai which can accommodate 430 litres seats up and 1585 litres with them down.
We liked the ASX ‘4’ standard panoramic glass roof which gave the cabin a roomy ambience but weren’t too sure about the LED mood lighting that surrounds it at night.
Standard equipment on the ASX ‘4’ includes, climate control air conditioning, cruise control, panoramic sunroof, LED daytime running lights, power fold in door mirrors, leather seats and navigation with DAB radio tuner.