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Mitsubishi ASX ESTATE 2.0 Exceed 5dr

Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
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Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr
Mitsubishi ASX 2.0 Exceed 5dr

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG40.40
  • 0-62mph10.2 secs
  • Top Speed118 mph
  • C02161 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque144 lbs/f
  • P11D36%

Review

What's Mitsubishi's most important model? To date in modern times, it's been the Outlander PHEV. In future, it could well be this car, the ASX small SUV, here substantially revised. It's not a new generation model, but everything is different from the A-pillar forward, plus under the bonnet, there's a new 2.0-litre MIVEC petrol drivetrain with 150hp. Buyers choose from front wheel drive and manual transmission and four wheel drive with a 6-speed CVT auto. And there's more interior space and equipment than you might expect from a car of this kind.

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The Mitsubishi ASX is the compact crossover that you probably left off your shortlist. Does the latest improved version deserve your attention? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

There aren't actually many cars still on the market with designs dating back to 2010, but Mitsubishi's small SUV, the ASX, is one of them. Not that you would know that thanks to the far-reaching facelift applied to the car we're looking at here, which also gets a fresh 2.0-litre petrol engine. As before, this ASX competes in the compact SUV segment, its strongest selling point being possibly that it's slightly larger than the Juke and Captur-segment norm. Known in other markets as the Outlander Sport and RVR, this model is one of the most important models in the Mitsubishi range. Globally it's the brand's third best seller, having accumulated 1.36 million sales around the world with the UK accounting for some 30,858 of those sales. At some point, Mitsubishi will launch a completely new ASX model, but now that the company is owned by the Nissan-Renault Alliance, it must use engineering and platform technology from those brands and isn't quite ready to do so yet.

Driving Experience

Mitsubishi decided that an all-new ASX design could wait, but a new engine for this car couldn't, hence the substitution of the previous 1.6-litre powerplant by the 2.0-litre MIVEC unit that's now all you can have in this car. It drinks petrol of course - there's not a lot of demand for diesel in the small SUV segment. And it's available in two forms; with manual transmission and front wheel drive or with a CVT auto gearbox and 4WD. This unit develops 150hp with 195Nm of torque, hence the 1.3-tonne towing capacity. In auto 4WD form, it's good for 62mph from rest in 12.2s en route to 118mph. As you might expect from a basic design that's quite old, the driving dynamics aren't cutting-edge but there's enough to satisfy an undemanding buyer. Many buyers will want the 4WD version which ought to be quite capable by the very modest standards of the small SUV segment. Mitsubishi points out that this car's 190mm ground clearance is actually more than is offered by the next model up in its SUV range, the Eclipse Cross. The 4x4 system in the ASX offers a choice of three modes for various driving conditions with an electronically controlled centre differential to determine the optimum torque split to the front and rear, using sensor data on throttle position, vehicle speed, road conditions and driver inputs.

Design and Build

The ASX was previously a slightly apologetic-looking thing; this revised version is much more assertive thanks to all-new sheet metal from the windscreen forward as part of its bolder so-called 'Dynamic Shield' styling. That means sharper-looking LED headlamps, re-styled bumpers, LED rear light clusters and larger 18-inch alloy wheels on all versions. The interior was always the original ASX's weakest link, rather dull and too patchy in its materials quality. The cabin here is much better, upgraded with finer grade materials for both the cloth and leather-trimmed variants. These are complemented by a black cloth headlining and small detail changes such as the more ergonomic air-conditioning and heater controls which are now finished in piano black and silver. The centre instrument panel also benefits from a piano black finish and now incorporates a larger eight-inch Smartphone Link Display Audio (SDA) system. Increased from the previous seven-inch version, this SDA system features smartphone connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and DAB radio. In 'Dynamic'-trimmed models, the SDA system also features built-in TomTom navigation. Rear passenger space is roomier than the class norm; and there's a slightly larger boot than you might expect from a model in this segment too, 406-litres in size, extendable to 1,156-litres with the seats folded.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at just over £20,000 - perhaps a little more than you might have expected to pay for a small SUV, but few contenders in the class are quite as large inside as this one and almost none of them can offer an engine as large as 2.0-litres in size, so if you're doing sector comparisons, make sure you're comparing apples with apples. That base price applies to the entry-level 'Dynamic' variant, which comes only with manual gearbox and 2WD. Alternatively, there's plusher 'Exceed'-spec, which comes in either manual 2WD guise or as a 4WD automatic. 'Dynamic' trim gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights with auto levelling, an SDA infotainment system with a reversing camera, heated front seats, cruise control, automatic air conditioning and a Keyless Operation System. 'Exceed'-spec adds a panoramic glass roof with black roof rails, leather upholstery with an electric driver's seat, a TomTom navigation system, Blind Spot Warning with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Alert,black roof rails and LED front fog lights. Across the range, two fresh colours make an appearance - Red Diamond and Oak Brown.

Cost of Ownership

You wouldn't expect a 2.0-litre petrol engine in a car of this class to be especially clean and economic and this one isn't. The quoted NEDC-rated combined cycle figures see the manual front-driven model managing up to 40.4mpg, with the auto 4WD variant managing up to 38.7mpg. WLTP-rated CO2 emissions vary between 171 and 185g/km. Helping this car in its quest for reasonable efficiency is a whole package of so-called 'Intelligent Motion' features, including low rolling resistance tyres, a high efficiency alternator, an intelligent battery sensor and regenerative braking that claims back energy that would otherwise be lost when you brake. Something you might be encouraged by as a potential buyer is the decently long five year warranty - though that's slightly spoiled by the brand's insistence on limiting it to 62,500 miles. As you'd expect in this day and age, there's a 12-year anti-perforation warranty. And three years of pan-European roadside assistance and homestart are included in the price. You can keep maintenance costs down by purchasing a decent value pre-paid servicing pack which takes care of the cost of garage visits for three years or 36,000 miles.

Summary

Mitsubishi reckons that ASX buyers most appreciate this car's simplicity, reliability, comfort and price. It also gives you a gutsier 2.0-litre engine than would normally be fitted to a small SUV of this sort, which might be of interest for those who might perhaps want to tow a small caravan. Others will appreciate the fact that there's almost as much rear seat room and boot space as you'd get from a Qashqai-class SUV from the next class up. Yes, there are more dynamic and efficient choices you could make in this sector, but get yourself the right deal on this Mitsubishi and it could still make a practical choice if you like the restyled look.

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Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic rain and light sensors
Black door sashes
Black front grille with chrome accent
Black roof rails
Chrome beltline
Chrome door handles
Chrome exhaust trim
Chrome side garnish on front fender
Chrome side steps
Colour keyed door mirrors
Colour keyed rear spoiler
Electric folding/heated door mirrors with integrated indicators
Fixed panoramic glass roof
Follow me home headlights
Front and rear electric windows
Front skid plate - Black
Front variable wipers with washer
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lamps
LED headlamps with auto levelling
Rear fog lamps
Rear high-mounted stop lamp
Rear windscreen wiper with washer
Shark fin roof aerial
Side and rear window privacy glass
Visible VIN plate
Driver Convenience
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Blind spot warning
Cruise control
Engine start/stop button
Lane change assistant
LCD multi information colour display
Navigation system with colour screen
Power Steering
Rear cross traffic alert
Rear view camera
Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Smartphone link audio display
Tachometer
Trip computer
Entertainment
6 speakers
Bluetooth with music streaming
DAB Digital radio
Front twin USB port
Interior Features
4 way electrically adjustable drivers seat
60/40 split rear seats
Black headlining
Cargo tie-down hooks
Chrome interior door handles
Climate control
Coat hangers
Eco gear shift indicator
Front and rear cup holders
Front and rear interior lamps
Front door pockets
Front sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Heated front seats
Height adjustable front headrests
Height adjustable rear headrests
Height adjustable steering wheel
Illuminated glovebox
Leather gearshift knob
Leather handbrake lever
Leather steering wheel
Leather upholstery
Luggage area lamp
Needle punch floor carpet
Parcel shelf
Second row armrest
Slide/recline adjustable front seats
Sliding front centre armrest
Steering wheel audio controls
Safety
2x 2nd row ISOFIX child seat mountings
3 point front seat belts
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS+EBD+Brake assist
Active stability and traction control
Emergency stop signalling system
Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
Front, side, curtain and knee airbags
Hill start assist
Rear child proof door locks
Reinforced Impact safety evolution (RISE) body safety system
Seatbelt warning lamp
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Central door locking
Deadlocks
Immobiliser
Keyless operation system
Locking wheel nuts
Steering lock
Thatcham Cat.1 alarm
Trim
Gloss black dashboard
Leather look vinyl inserts on door trim
Silver finish window switch panels
Wheels
18" alloy wheels
Tyre inflation kit
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 161
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 171
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 181
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 148
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 217
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 158
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft SOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1998
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 86
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 86
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears 5 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 40.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 46.3
EC Urban (mpg) 32.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 9.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 7
WLTP - MPG - Comb 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 35.3
WLTP - MPG - High 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Low 29.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium 40.4
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 150
Coin Series Exceed
Generation Mark 1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 25E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 12
Service Interval Mileage 12500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 62500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 5
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.2
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 144
Engine Torque - MKG 19.9
Engine Torque - NM 195
Engine Torque - RPM 4200
Top Speed 118
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/55 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/55 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1640
Length 4365
Wheelbase 2670
Width 1810
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 63
Gross Vehicle Weight 1970
Max. Loading Weight 595
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1300
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 720
Minimum Kerbweight 1375
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.6

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
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24 months 10,000 miles p/a £372.16 p/m £11.28 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £314.77 p/m £20.28 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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Contract Length
Initial Rental
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Exterior Features
Metallic paint £550.00
Pearlescent paint £620.00
Premium metallic paint £800.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Atlantic Grey £550.00
Metallic - Oak brown £550.00
Metallic - Sterling silver £550.00
Pearl - Amethyst black £620.00
Pearl - Lightning blue £620.00
Pearl - Pearl white £620.00
Premium metallic - Red diamond £800.00
Solid - Frost white FOC
Trim
Leather - Black FOC
* option prices shown are estimated