Our Fleet Test Drive: Mitsubishi ASX - 10th report
24 May 2011
Author: Rachel Burgess
|Category:|| Lower medium|
|P11D price:|| £17,549|
|Key rival:|| Nissan Qashqai|
When choosing our ASX, one consideration was the pros and cons of petrol over diesel. We opted for the less powerful former, as it had lower CO2 (135g/km versus 145g/km) and is £2200 cheaper. So, as fuel prices have risen hugely in the past six months, how is our ASX 3 1.6 faring now?
Well, as it stands, petrol for the car over 3yrs/60,000mls would cost £7701 compared with £7375 for the ASX 3 1.8 diesel. But add in factors like insurance and SMR, and cost per mile for our ASX wins. It stands at 48.0ppm against 53.6ppm for the diesel. Not a bad choice then.
|Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.6 5-dr 5-sp|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£14,999-£22,049|
|CO2 (tax) ||135g/km/16%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£47/£94|
|Boot space (min/max)||442/1992 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Can the ASX hold its |
own in a competitive
rivals like the Qashqai?
|Positive||Robust yet comfortable |
|Negative||In need of a sixth gear|