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Mitsubishi ASX Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

The 2010 ASX wasn't Mitsubishi's first foray into the small, city-based SUV sphere – that honour went to the chunky little go-anywhere Pajero iO offered from the late '90s to the mid-2000s.

Based on the CJ Lancer small-car platform, the ASX was a slow burner initially, but keen pricing, competitive equipment levels, good looks and lots of interior space for a small SUV helped it garner a strong following right into the 2020s.

At first turbo-diesel as well as all-wheel drive versions were available, but after a series of small facelifts, the range settled down to the mainstay 2.0-litre petrol or – from the late-2019 makeover – a gutsier 2.4-litre petrol option. Both drive the front wheels only.

Current prices range from $24,990 for the ASX ES (2WD) to $34,490 for the ASX Exceed (2WD).

This vehicle is also known as Mitsubishi Outlander Sport.

Mitsubishi ASX Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Mitsubishi ASX varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $24,990 and going to $34,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $24,990 $34,490
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, CVT AUTO $36,410
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $17,300 $35,640
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $15,400 $31,240
2018 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $14,000 $29,150
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Mitsubishi ASX Colours

  • White Solid
  • Starlight
  • Sunshine Orange
  • Sterling Silver
  • Red Diamond
  • Lightning Blue
  • Titanium
  • Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Mitsubishi ASX 2019.

Mitsubishi ASX Accessories

The Mitsubishi ASX range is available from the base grade ES through to the top-end Exceed, and all of them are available with a range of accessories that you can add on.

There are three main packs - the Style Set, the Adventure Kit and the Protection Pack - but the individual elements are all available to option if you like. From the bonnet protector and headlight protectors, to a nudge bar and mud flaps, and there's also front skid plate and rear skid plate, weathershields, tow bar and floor mats in rubber or carpet. There's even a cargo barrier, a number of cargo liner options, and for models without roof rails those are available, as is a roof rack setup and top-mount bike rack or cargo box.

All models have a touchscreen media system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and no matter which version you choose there are 18-inch alloy wheels standard. The safety technology varies model by model.

Mitsubishi ASX Boot Space

The Mitsubishi ASX SUV has a boot space size of 393 VDA.
Mitsubishi ASX Boot space
Shown above are boot space details for the Mitsubishi ASX 2020.

Mitsubishi ASX Interior

Shown above are interior details for the Mitsubishi ASX 2020.

Mitsubishi ASX Dimensions

The dimensions of the Mitsubishi ASX SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 SUV 1640x1810x4365 mm 205 mm
2021 SUV 1640x1810x4365 mm 205 mm
2020 SUV 1640x1810x4365 mm 205 mm
2019 SUV 1625x1770x4295 mm 195 mm
2018 SUV 1625x1770x4295 mm 195 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi ASX Dimensions

Mitsubishi ASX Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Mitsubishi ASX here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • How do I turn the service reminder off in my 2016 Mitsubishi ASX?

    This is a pretty common type of question these days. Once cars are out of warranty (and often before that time) many owners elect to use an independent workshop for their servicing rather than a dealership. But some non-dealership workshops don’t always know the little tips and tricks including how to switch off the service reminder after the scheduled service has been performed.

    But here’s something you can try at home which should cancel the service light on your ASX. Turn the car’s ignition off. Now press the info button (down low on the dashboard near the steering column) until you see a small spanner icon appear in the info panel on the dashboard. Now hold down the info button until the little spanner symbol starts flashing. Once it’s flashing, release the info button again and the word `clear’ should pop up next to the spanner icon. With `clear’ displayed, press the info button one more time and you should be done. Now start the engine to make sure the service reminder light has gone out. If none of that works, a Mitsubishi dealership should be able to switch off the light for you.

     

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  • Does the Mitsubishi ASX 2018 have a timing belt or chain?

    Both the petrol and diesel versions of the 2018 ASX used a timing chain rather than a toother rubber timing belt. That means both engines’ timing chains should be good for the life of the engine, although in practice that hasn’t always been the case and some engines do, in fact, need new timing chains if wear develops in the chain or its tensioners. Neither Mitsubishi engine has thus far demonstrated that trait, however, and it’s far less common if the engine has been serviced correctly.

    The task of the timing chain or timing belt is exactly the same: They take drive from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft and, in the process, keep all the moving parts in harmony. Many car makers moved away from a timing chain to the rubber, toothed drive belt as a way of simplifying engine design and driving down the cost of each engine. The rubber timing belt is also quieter in its operation and is also less prone to stretching (as a timing chain can) so the camshaft stays in perfect synch with the rest of the engine’s rotating parts. It’s a simpler design because it doesn’t need to be tensioned via oil pressure from the engine as many timing chain systems are.

    The timing chain, meanwhile, is preferred by some manufacturers because it should last the lifetime of the engine and never need replacement. This isn’t always the case, however, and some engine designs from a variety of manufacturers suffer problems in this regard. But, in a properly maintained engine of sound design, the timing chain should never need attention, while the rubber timing belt generally requires periodic replacement, typically between 60,000 and 120,000km depending on the manufacturer.

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  • Why are there changes to the build of the 2021 Mitsubishi ASX LS?

    For the record, there really is a global shortage of semi-conductors; a shortage that has already seen some big car-makers trim production and even close some plants. As the electric car phenomenon grows, and the average conventional car has anything up to 100 micro-processors, the shortage will only become more critical, so the next few months will be very interesting.

    However, I spoke to Mitsubishi Australia about this and it seems your dealer might not be telling you everything. For a start, to even offer you an ASX LS without the safety gear it comes standard with is, according to head office, an impossibility. Why? Because Mitsubishi claims it has never built such a car. The spokesperson I talked to said that, had the correct semi-conductor (or any other part) not been available for that car in that specification, the car would not have been built. Simple as that. I’m not sure what Mitsubishi dealers are saying, but that’s head office’s view.

    Which brings us to the question of your contract. Put simply, if the vehicle you’re being offered does not match the vehicle as described in the contract of sale, then you can call the deal off with no ramifications. And since this is major safety gear we’re talking about being AWOL, the car on offer most certainly does not match what you signed up for. So you can stop worrying on that front.

    Then we move on to what the dealer is really trying to sell you. There’s a feeling within Mitsubishi that the dealer probably has stocks of a particular variant of the ASX, but one which doesn’t have the LS model’s standard safety kit. And that’s what they’re trying to unload on to you. So don’t have it.

    If you go through with the deal, you’ll inevitably be buying a car that doesn’t live up to the safety levels you wanted when you originally ordered the LS model. It will be worth less as a trade-in in a few years, too, as used-car buyers (like everybody else) are increasingly interested in safety. As it stands, being offered a $300 discount on a car that doesn’t exist smells very odd to me. I’d be talking to Mitsubishi Australia’s customer service department and explaining your case. Sometimes you need to go to a higher court than the dealership itself.

     

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  • What is the power rating for a 2015 Mitsubishi ASX LS 2.3-litre diesel?

    Mitsubishi quotes a power output of 110kW at 3500rpm and torque of 360Nm at 1500rpm for that vehicle. All these figures – and plenty more - can be found within the Carsguide website by clicking on the prices and specs tab and entering the make, model and year.

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Mitsubishi ASX Fuel Consumption

The Mitsubishi ASX is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.7L/100km for SUV /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2021 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 SUV 6L/100km 2.3L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.7L/100km 2.0L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Mitsubishi ASX Pricing and Specs for 2022

Mitsubishi ASX Towing Capacity

The Mitsubishi ASX has maximum towing capacity of 1300kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2021 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2020 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2019 SUV 1300kg 1300kg
2018 SUV 1050kg 1300kg
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Mitsubishi ASX Wheel Size

The Mitsubishi ASX has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x55 R18 9 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 225x55 R18 9 225x55 R18 9
2021 SUV 225x55 R18 225x55 R18
2020 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
2018 SUV 225x55 R18 18x7 inches 225x55 R18 18x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Mitsubishi ASX Wheel Sizes

Mitsubishi ASX Seats

The following Mitsubishi ASX is available with five seats. The ES, MR, ES ADAS and LS variants all come with fabric trim seats. Microsuede seat trim is reserved for the GSR, with leather appointed seats available in the Exceed variant.

Shown above are seat details for the Mitsubishi ASX 2019.

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