The Mitsubishi ASX is Mitsubishi's ‘crossover’ car, which means it's a rival for the Nissan Qashqai. It aims to mix the best qualities of a traditional hatchback and a high-riding 4x4 in a single, practical package. Despite the off-road looks, only the diesel version of the Mitsubishi ASX is offered with four-wheel drive - the 1.6-litre petrol car is front-wheel drive only. Pricing is very competitive and standard equipment is generous, making the Mitsubishi ASX a cost effective alternative to Nissan's Qashqai.
- Affordable to run
- Lots of standard equipment
- Spacious interior and large boot
- Short service intervals
- Cheap-feeling interior plastics
- Not as good to drive as Nissan Qashqai
The Mitsubishi ASX is targeting the Nissan Qashqai and aims to shake up the conventional family car market. The Mitsubishi is spacious, well equipped, economical and sensibly priced – all the right attributes to attract customers into the company's showrooms. High-riding suspension provides a comfortable ride and a good view out, but rivals are more enjoyable to drive. The ASX is worth a look, though, especially if you like its striking styling.