The Mitsubishi ASX is living to see another year, receiving safety changes to comply with tougher Australian Design Rules.

    UPDATE, 17/05/2022 – Mitsubishi Australia has called time on its ASX limited edition models, while also increasing pricing on the rest of the ASX range.

    The Mitsubishi ASX ES-L, ES Plus, MR Plus and XLS Plus are no longer available as of May 2022.

    Before on-road prices are also up by $500 across the rest of the ASX range.

    The new rule, ADR 85/00 – Pole Side Impact Performance, has felled models like the Lexus IS and Nissan GT-R in the Australian market.

    The ASX, one of the oldest vehicles on the market having launched in 2010, has received upgrades to ensure it can continue to be sold.

    List prices have been increased by $500 across the range, with drive-away prices also affected.

    There are some other minor changes to the ASX for 2022.

    All models receive two extra USB ports – one USB-A, one USB-C – at the rear of the centre console.

    Models with suede-like trim have a new water-repellant finish, while Starlight disappears from the colour palette and is replaced with popular White Diamond.

    Exceed models also receive an Exceed badge, appropriately enough.

    Since its 2010 launch, the ASX has received facelifts in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

    Despite its advanced age and plastic surgery addiction, it’s still a hot seller in Australia.

    To the end of October 2021, Mitsubishi has sold 12,087 ASXs here. That puts it in second place in the small SUV segment, ahead of the Hyundai Kona (11,157) and Mazda CX-30 (11,329) but behind the MG ZS family (14,867).

    The ASX is somewhat of an anomaly on the new car market, actually increasing its sales numbers yearly since its launch with the exception of a year or two.


    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX ES 2.0 manual: $24,990 (+$500)
    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX ES 2.0 auto: $27,340 (+$500)
    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX ES ADAS 2.0 auto: $28,990 (+$500)
    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX MR 2.0 auto: $28,990 (+$500)
    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX LS 2.0 auto: $29,740 (+$500)
    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX GSR 2.4 auto: $31,990 (+$500)
    • 2022 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed 2.4 auto: $34,490 (+$500)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    The 2022 Mitsubishi ASX is available with a choice of two engines.

    There’s a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 110kW of power and 197Nm of torque, mated with either a five-speed manual (ES only) or continuously-variable transmission (CVT), and a naturally-aspirated 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine producing 123kW and 222Nm mated exclusively to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT).

    All ASXs are front-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    When equipped with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder, the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX consumes 7.6L/100km on the combined cycle with the CVT and 7.7L/100km with the five-speed manual.

    With the 2.4-litre four-cylinder, the 2022 Mitsubishi ASX consumes 7.9L/100km on the combined cycle.

    All ASX models run on 91RON regular unleaded fuel and have a 63L fuel tank.


    The 2022 Mitsubishi ASX measures 4365mm long, 1640mm tall and 1810mm wide on a 2670mm wheelbase.

    The Mitsubishi ASX’s total luggage space is 393L, increasing to 1193L with the rear seats folded.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2022 Mitsubishi ASX requires servicing every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    Mitsubishi often throws in two years of free servicing but otherwise offers ten years of capped price servicing, with most services costing $299 except for years six, eight and 10 which cost $599. If you service with Mitsubishi, your warranty is ten years or 200,000km, whichever comes first.

    Servicing out of network reduces that to five years and 100,000km.


    When the Mitsubishi ASX was tested by ANCAP in 2014, it received a rating of five stars.

    This rating was based on a frontal offset score of 14.13 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Acceptable, respectively.

    All 2022 Mitsubishi ASX models come standard with autonomous emergency braking, anti-lock brakes, and front, front-side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s knee airbag.

    All bar the base ES have lane-departure warning, while the ES ADAS, LS, GSR and Exceed gain blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

    Standard Equipment

    The base ES comes with the following standard features:

    • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 18-inch alloy wheels
    • Four-speaker sound system
    • LED headlights and daytime running lights
    • Reversing camera
    • Cruise control
    • Power windows
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror
    • Climate control air-conditioning

    Stepping up to the ES ADAS adds:

    • Fog lights
    • Automatic headlights
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert

    The MR adds the following standard features over the base ES:

    • Black-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, grille and exterior mirrors
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Leather-wrapped handbrake
    • Red interior stitching
    • Rear parking sensors
    • Fog lights
    • Privacy glass

    The ASX LS adds the following standard features over the ES ADAS:

    • Keyless entry and start
    • Privacy glass
    • Roof rails

    Over the LS, the GSR adds the following standard features:

    • 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine
    • Microsuede and leather upholstery
    • Paddle shifters
    • Leather-wrapped handbrake
    • Six-speaker sound system
    • Black-finish 18-inch alloy wheels, grille and exterior mirrors

    The range-topping Exceed also has the 2.4-litre engine but doesn’t include the GSR’s extra features, instead gaining the following over the LS:

    • Leather upholstery
    • Nine-speaker Rockford Fosgate premium sound system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Panoramic sunroof
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat
    • Ambient lighting


    White is standard, with the following finishes optional:

    • White Diamond prestige
    • Sterling Silver metallic
    • Titanium metallic
    • Black prestige
    • Lightning Blue pearlescent
    • Red Diamond prestige

    Metallic and pearlescent finishes are $740 and prestige finishes are $940.

    Sunshine Orange metallic is available exclusively on models with the 2.4-litre engine.

    MORE: Everything Mitsubishi ASX

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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