2014 Mitsubishi ASX | new car review

Posted on Mar 23, 2014 by
2014 Mitsubishi ASX
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 66,000 - 86,000
  • 5/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • 1 Review

  • ASX
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  • Last modified: January 17, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 60%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

Referred to as the Mitsubishi RVR in certain parts of the world, the ASX is a compact crossover that competes against likes of the Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Though the 2014 is beginning to show its age, the crossover is very competitively priced and therefore a compelling consideration.

Pros

* Well priced when compared to its rivals
* Neat, minimalistic yet fundtional dashboard layout

Cons

* We are not impressed by its appearance
* Lacks some features that the competition offers inside the passenger cabin

Looks

When the Mitsubishi ASX sprouted in 2010, the crossover, that sits on the same platform as Mitsubishi’s Lancer, was fresh and rather unique when put beside its competitors. However, four years later, the 2014 Mitsubishi ASX is not exactly the same story. Competition such as Ford’s new Escape and refreshed version of Hyundai’s crossover range have started making the ASX feel dated.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX front side

Feels

The 2014 Mitsubishi ASX doesn’t encourage non-essential buttons or switches and the result is a simple dashboard that is pretty welcoming. The tidy center stack is home to large central A/C vents, an infotainment screen and is amplified with streaks of silver along the sides. Although it all looks good, the biggest issue is the abundance of hard plastic and the use of shoddy leather around the steering and along the door panels which gives a cheap feel inside the cabin.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX steering

Engineering

The ASX is based on Mitsubishi’s GS platform. The GS platform was jointly developed as a global compact car platform between the Japanese auto maker and DaimlerChrysler before they went their ways in 2004.

Based on the same platform as Misubishi Lancer, the ASX deliver car like driving experience. The ASX comes with 2WD or 4WD options. Both variants are fitted with the same 2.0 liter engine and mated to a CVT to deliver power to the wheels.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX top

On offer

A 2.0 litre MIVEC engine and a 6 speed continuously variable automatic transmission is what Mitsubishi has decided to run through the ASX range. There is an option to buy the crossover either as front wheel drive only or four wheel drive version. Off the two, the two wheel drive version is a bit quicker with claimed top speed of 190 km/h and 11.5 seconds on the clock for 0-100 km/h sprint.

2014 Mitsubishi ASX interior

Verdict

So you’re probably wondering why you should consider owning the 2014 Mitsubishi ASX when it isn’t as good looking or as well equipped as its more contemporary competitors, right? Well, if a saving AED 24,000 compared to the Toyota RAV4 or a saving of AED 17,000 when compared to the Ford Escape has you smiling, then you know why you should make your way to the Mitsubishi showroom…

2014 Mitsubishi ASX rear

Specs

Specifications2014 Mitsubishi ASX (2WD)2014 Mitsubishi ASX (4WD)
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cylinders2.0 litre / 4 cylinders
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
150 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM150 horsepower @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
197 Nm of torque @ 4,200 RPM197 Nm of torque @ 4,200 RPM
TranmissionCVTCVT
Drive2WD4WD
0-100 km/h11.5 seconds11.9 seconds
Top speed190 km/h188 km/h
PriceAED 66,000 - 86,000AED 66,000 - 86,000

6 Responses to 2014 Mitsubishi ASX | new car review

  1. aymen chaaouri Reply

    March 18, 2015 at 3:51 am

    i want to konw there’s different price in the web same car asx i found 61000
    and i found 66000
    and 71000
    75000 and all basic and 2wd

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      March 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Aymen,

      According to the showrooms out here in the UAE, the 2015 ASX ranges from AED 61,000 to 92,400. Certain websites may quote a different price, but that’s the price that we’ve received from the showroom.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  2. Joe Reply

    March 7, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Gives a comfortable ride on paved & on dirt roads.
    Easy handling (sedan car-like handling). Economical on fuel consump. Quick reaction when on manual transmittion mode.
    But dull/boring on the inside. Unattractive exterior design from mid-section to the rear.

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      March 8, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      Heya Joe,

      I guess as they say, you can have the best of both worlds, right? Although, I do understand what you mean. Mitsubishi’s do tend to be a little bland on the interiors. Glad to hear you’re enjoying all else the ASX has to offer.

      Regards,

      Zaran

  3. Kishore Reply

    November 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    • Rated 5 stars

    Good economic, comfortable vehicle

  4. Kishore Reply

    November 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Good comfortable, good looking, easy handling and the price.

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