What the ASX is, a great rugged family car with ...
The ASX was tested by Euro NCAP in 2011 and was awarded overall five-stars, the maximum rating. It scored 86% for Adult Occupant, 78% Child Occupant, 60% Pedestrian and 71% for Safety Assist. This compares to the comparable Nissan Qashqai which was tested in 2014 and which again scored a five star rating – 88% Adult Occupant, 83% Child Occupant, 69% Pedestrian and 79% Safety Assist.
Standard safety equipment includes anti-lock braking (ABS), Active Stability Control, Traction Control, Electronic Brake Distribution, Brake Assist an Emergency Stop Signal System,>Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX child seat anchorages and seven airbags that includes a driver’s knee bag.
The ASX ‘4’ is equipped with a Kenwood audio and satellite navigation system, which looks a little like an aftermarket unit. The navigation side of the system is good and very easy to use but the audio controls are complicated. Although the basic audio functions can easily be accessed from the steering wheel. It does include Bluetooth handsfree telephone connectivity, a FM/DAB radio tuner with single slot CD player and an iPod/MP3 via a USB connection port.
- Kia Sportage
- Hyundai ix35
- Nissan Qashqai
- MINI Countryman
- Renault Captur
- Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
- Skoda Yeti
What We Liked
- Good all-round family friendly crossover vehicle
- Interior Space
- Kenwood navigation system easy to use – simple interface
What We Disliked
- Fuel consumption could be better
- Lack of parking sensors on the ASX ‘4’, although you do get a reversing camera
- Fiddly Kenwood audio system – too many badly thought out options
- The top-of-the-range ASX ‘4’ starting to get pricy
- 12,500 mile service schedules will soon add up, 18,000 on the Nissan Qashqai
We enjoyed our time with the Mitsubishi ASX, if fuel economy was better then it would come highly recommended, although it is not as polished as Nissan’s Qashqai.
What the ASX is, a great rugged family car with the option of four-wheel-drive reassurance, well worth testing to see if it will fit in with your lifestyle.12 March 2014
Mitsubishi ASX Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Mitsubishi ASX 4 1.8 Diesel|
|Body Type||5-door SUV|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||10.6 Seconds|
|Top Speed||116 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||136 g/km g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||62.5 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||5-stars|
|Warranty||5 years / 62,500 Miles|
|Price (when tested on the 12/03/14)||£22,499 plus £450 for metallic paint|