What Car? says...
Given the widespread popularity of SUVs, any manufacturer that's able to say it's a specialist in the field should think itself lucky. The Mitsubishi ASX comes from one such maker; it first constructed a four-wheel drive car way back in 1937 and has been building them ever since.
The ASX was originally launched in 2010, before being facelifted in 2015 and once again in 2019. There’s just the one engine, a 2.0-litre petrol with 148bhp. Entry-level Dynamic models have a five-speed manual gearbox and front-wheel drive, while top Exceed spec gives you the option of an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive.
Aside from a range of colours and a few dealer-fit accessories, there’s no options list. Mitsubishi says this makes for a simpler buying experience and shorter waiting times for your shiny new SUV.
Of course, there have been many family-sized SUVs introduced since the ASX was launched in 2010, including the flexible Skoda Karoq and the keen-handling Seat Ateca, as well as the Nissan Qashqai and Peugeot 3008, both of which have actually evolved into second-generation models while the Mitsubishi has been on sale.
To find out if the ASX is still worthy of your consideration, keep reading for our detailed review. Should you decide to purchase an ASX or any of its rivals, have a look at our New Car Buying pages for a great deal without the hassle of haggling.