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Mitsubishi ASX (2010 – 2021)

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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was given a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP when it was launched, but this expired a couple of years ago and is no longer valid.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 31%, 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: From £21,035 on-road

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


Media reviews


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However, this rating expired in January 2018 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating.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

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Mitsubishi ASX (2010 – 2021)The Mitsubishi ASX scored poorly according to our Expert Rating aggregator. In fact, it's one of the lowest-rated cars we've ever analysed.