Our Fleet Test Drive: Mitsubishi ASX - 12th report
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 |
|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||Elevation helpful |
to access kids
|Negative||Consumption far off |