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Our Fleet Test Drive: Mitsubishi ASX - 12th report

Date: 01 July 2011   |   Author: Rachel Burgess

Boot full and dog
Category: Lower medium
P11D price: £17,549
Key rival: Nissan Qashqai

The true test of a family-sized SUV is a weekend away with my godchildren and the kitchen sink their parents thought necessary to pack with them. Add a Labrador into the mix and you have a challenge on your hands.

But the ASX coped well. Laden with suitcases and bags precariously balanced, the boot did its job, while the kids were happy in the back, fascinated by the elevated position of a vehicle they were unused to.

Short trips around towns were as much of a pleasure as longer distance driving and the glorious sunshine also meant stops at the park for ice creams and ball games. The accessible boot meant it was easy for me to take buggies and hoards of child entertainment in and out the car at quick speed and keep the attention of two toddlers, while the SUV height meant removing the kids from their car seats was much more comfortable for my ageing back than your bog-standard car. Still, it's further to fall for impatient young'uns, so it's even more important to ensure childlocks are in place.

All-in-all, the ASX couldn't have handled the weekend better. A big thumbs up from all ages.

Mitsubishi ASX 3 1.6 5-dr 5-sp
Claimed combined
Our average
P11D price£17,549
Model price range£14,999-£22,049
CO2 (tax) 135g/km/16%
BIK 20/40% per month£47/£94
Service interval12,500mls
Insurancegroup 13
Warranty3yrs/unlimited mls
Boot space (min/max)442/1992 litres
Engine size/power1590cc/113hp
Top speed/0-62mph113mph/11.4secs
Why we’re running itCan the ASX hold its
own in a competitive
sector against
rivals like the Qashqai?
PositiveElevation helpful
to access kids
NegativeConsumption far off
official 47.1mpg