Mitsubishi ASX interior
The ASX feels old inside both in terms of design and the materials used, but its infotainment system deserves more praise
Nearly everything inside the Mitsubishi ASX is black, and though the piano-black plastic lifts the cabin up, the greasy fingerprints that soon cover it do not.
But, despite the lack of style, the cabin is put together well and the gloomy plastics are fairly soft to the touch higher up the dashboard, although they do start to get scratchier the further down you go.
There isn’t much change between the ASX’s two trim levels – entry-level Design models get cloth seats, but Dynamic models add leather seats and a panoramic sunroof, lifting the mood a little further inside.
The ASX is an old car now and nowhere does it feel it more than inside. Thankfully its infotainment has moved on.
All Mitsubishi ASXs come with an 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system as standard. On entry-level Design models this comes with DAB radio, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a couple of USB connections. On more expensive Dynamic models the system also gets built-in sat-nav by TomTom.
In both its forms the system is bright and responsive, with easy-to-follow menu systems moved through either via touch or rotary dials. The built-in sat-nav is pretty good too – it responds well to pinch-and-zoom inputs and it’s very easy to stick in a destination or add a waypoint to your journey. However, it’s even easier to do this via Google Maps or Waze via your smartphone, and these apps also have much better traffic info.