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Used Car Expert Rating

Mitsubishi ASX (2010 to 2021)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

51
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

33
%
E

Safety Rating:

34
%
E

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

77
%
C

Running Costs:

67
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

51
%
E

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

33
%
E

Safety Rating:

34
%
E

Eco Rating:

56
%
C

Reliability Rating:

77
%
C

Running Costs:

67
%
B

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was given a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP when it was launched, but this expired a couple of years ago and is no longer valid.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 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, and overall the ASX was one of the lowest-ranked new cars in terms of media reviews while it was on sale.

As of May 2024, the Mitsubishi ASX holds a Used Car Expert Rating of E, with a score of 51%. It gets good grades for its low running costs and its reliability record is average, but its safety rating has long expired and its media review scores were dire.

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
Discontinued: Autumn 2021


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: February 2011
Date expired: January 2018
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 86%
Child protection: 78%
Vulnerable road users: 60%
Safety assist: 71%

Notes on safety rating

The Mitsubishi ASX was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP way back in 2011 and 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. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

Although the rating has now expired, the score is still useful if you are comparing a used ASX to vehicles of similar age – whose ratings will have probably also expired.

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 an average reliability score, according to warranty data provided by our partner MotorEasy.

The most commonly reported problems for ASX owners to date are related to the engine – and unfortunately these are also some of the most expensive faults with an average repair bill of more than £850. Gearbox repairs have been similarly expensive, although have not been as common to date.

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

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