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Mitsubishi ASX (2010 to 2021)

NOTICE: This car is still assessed using our previous Expert Rating Index calculations. We are currently rolling out a completely overhauled Expert Rating Index in early 2024, so this vehicle will be updated shortly.

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Mitsubishi ASX (2010 to 2021)

(2010 – present)

    Summary


    The Mitsubishi ASX is a small SUV that was the smallest model in the Mitsubishi SUV line-up. It was on sale from 2010 until 2021 when Mitsubishi withdrew from the UK market, with at least four facelifts over the decade to try and keep it competitive with newer rivals.

    The most recent update to the ASX came in the second half of 2019, which provided a significantly altered look to the front end of the vehicle. The interior has also had incremental updates with every facelift. The ASX was given a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP when it was launched, but this expired a couple of years ago and is no longer valid.

    The Mitsubishi ASX has a very poor Expert Rating of 34%, which is not that surprising for a car that was basically on sale for a decade with only minor updates along the way. As of September 2021, when Mitsubishi abandoned all European markets, it is (based on the 13 UK media reviews we aggregated) not only the bottom-ranked car in the small SUV class, but also one of the lowest-rated car of more than 300 different models that we have analysed to date. In fact, the only car with a lower score is the Mitsubishi Mirage.

    The ASX was praised for its off-road ability compared to most small crossover models, and the infotainment system on the latest models was at least competitive. However, the driving dynamics and engine performance were both rated poorly.

    ASX highlights

    • Good infotainment system
    • Durable build quality
    • Alluring low-cost price
    • Well-equipped with practical features
    • Talented off-roader

    ASX lowlights

    • Easily surpassed by newer rivals
    • Dated interior design
    • Dull driving experience
    • Poor steering dynamics
    • Clunky gearbox and noisy engine

    Key specifications


    Body style: Small SUV/crossover
    Engines: petrol
    Price when new: From £21,035 on-road

    Launched: Summer 2010
    Last updated: Summer 2019
    Removed from sale: Autumn 2021


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    No safety rating

    The Mitsubishi ASX was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2011 and was awarded a five-star rating.

    However, this rating expired in January 2018 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating.

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    No eco rating

    The Mitsubishi ASX was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

    The Mitsubishi ASX has a higher-than-average reliability score according to warranty data provided by our partner MotorEasy.

    The most common fault that ASX owners encounter relates to the braking system, but fortunately that is relatively inexpensive to correct, costing around £200 on average. Engine problems prove to be the most expensive of the bunch, generally costing north of £800.

    If you’re looking at a used Mitsubishi ASX, make sure any extended warranty cover you purchase covers all of these potential problem areas.

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