Mitsubishi ASX Road Test (2012) - Conclusion

Mitsubishi ASX Interior (2011)

Mitsubishi ASX Review

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All ASX models are equipped with alloy wheels, air-conditioning, keyless entry, aux-in jack and Auto Stop & Go.

Comfort and Refinement

All ASX models are equipped with alloy wheels, air-conditioning, keyless entry, aux-in jack and Auto Stop & Go.

The ASX 3 model is equipped with fully automatic climate control air conditioning, one touch push button starting, heated seats, privacy glass, audio wheel controls, Bluetooth™, leather covered steering wheel and shift knob, rear privacy glass, automatic on and follow me home headlights and windscreen wipers and chrome exterior detailing.

The ASX 4 model gains leather seats and Kenwood in-car entertainment incorporating iPod control, satellite navigation and a reversing camera.

The interior of the ASX is light and airy which is assisted by the panoramic glass roof with ambient lighting feature and powered sunshade.

Safety and Security

The Mitsubishi ASX has scored the maximum of five stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. It also features Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) energy dispersion crash safety structure. All ASX models come with whiplash reducing seats, up to 7 airbags (incl. driver knee airbag), ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, Active Stability Control, traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and Emergency Stop signal System and ISOFIX child seat anchorage.

Should an accident be unavoidable as with its Outlander relative the ASX’s body has been designed using Mitsubishi’s RISE (Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution) philosophy. The ASX features strengthening in key body areas and provides energy dissipation paths for collision forces should an impact occur. The ASX’s brake pedal is designed to reduce protrusion in the event of an accident, while whiplash reducing seating limits backwards movement of the head and neck in the event of rear collisions.

It’s not just its occupants the ASX helps protect, but pedestrians too. The ASX features a double bulge bonnet design with a crushable zone for pedestrians, plastic front wings and an energy absorbing front bumper which incorporates leg injury mitigation measures.


Out test car was fitted with the standard stereo radio/CD with MP3 compatibility and 6 speakers, it had USB port for connecting memory sticks or USB devices - overall it was a prefectly acceptable system.

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What We Liked
  • Performance
  • Driving position
  • Ride and Handling
  • ‘Evo’ styling
  • Excellent fuel consumption
What We Disliked
  • Seat back adjustment via a lever not a dial, hard to get into the ideal driving position
What We Would Like To See
  • Seat back adjustment via a dial

We really enjoyed our time with the Mitsubishi ASX it is a versatile vehicle that combines the distinctive Mitsubishi 'Evo' styling with the practicality of a family friendly SUV. You have the choice of 2WD or 4WD and petrol and diesel engines to suit your lifestyle. Overall we were very impressed with driving dynamics and the fuel economy of the 1.8 MIVEC diesel engine.

8 August 2011 Melanie Carter
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Mitsubishi ASX Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMitsubishi ASX 3 1.8 Diesel 2WD
Body Type5-door SUV
ColourAmethyst Black
Performance (manufacturers data) 
0 - 62 mph9.7 seconds
Top Speed 124 mph
Transmission6-Speed Manual - two-wheel drive
Fuel TypeDiesel
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
Urban42.2 mpg
Extra Urban58.9 mpg
Combined51.4 mpg
Insurance Group19
Euro NCAP Rating5-star
Warranty3 years / unlimited mileage
Price (when tested on the 08/08/11)£20,599

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