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Message posted by stuart1955 on 16/9/2017 at 8:30am
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Thinking of changing tow car and found a Mitsubishi asx 2.2 that I like the look of, does anyone else on here tow with one and how do they rate it

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Is that the auto? I think the max tow is 1400kg? But if your getting close to that figure then the gearbox may have reliability issues.



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Max tow weight = Cars gross laden weight + Caravans gross laden weight.

These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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Yes it's auto box

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Their is a guy on here that has one and he realy rates it, cant remember his name

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Not familiar with the 2.2 auto but I had a 1.8 diesel manual ASX and towed a 1350 kg van to the south of Spain and back through Portugal without a single issue. The car always drove smoothly and competently. I had 4 previous Mitsubishis over the years and have every confidence in the make. I also happen to think it's a very smart looking car. :-)



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I do not own one, but I would much rather a Hyundai Santa Fe to the AXS. Do not buy an ASX too hastily, there are far better SUVs out there.

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Quote: Originally posted by Grampian91 on 16/9/2017
Is that the auto? I think the max tow is 1400kg? But if your getting close to that figure then the gearbox may have reliability issues.





Absolute rubbish! Its the same engine, gearbox and running gear that is fitted to the Outlander, and that has a towing limit of 2000kg. The engine has been downtuned from its original 175bhp to 150bhp.

Both my OH and I now have one. Our first was a 2010 ASX 4 with the 1.8 engine in it. All I can say is that it tows like a dream, I can cruise along in 6th gear at just a tad under 60mph and it is super stable even in a strong cross wind. With cruise control on its simply a matter of steering, and rarely needs more than a very light touch on the steering wheel. Certainly the best tow car I've ever owned. No need to faff about with tyre pressures, they are the same towing. Towbars are easy to install and need no computer resetting. Our Witter detachable towbars are almost completely hidden with just the eyes for the breakaway visible.

The towing limit is 1470kg, not 1400kg according to the statutory door plate (check it out in the showroom), and there is bags of power and torque.

I've been very happy with the three I've had. Never had a problem with any and the garage service is excellent. There was an issue with my wife's 2 year old ASX where there was a slight corrosion on a couple of alloys. Within 24 hours we had a call from the garage saying that Mitsubishi had agreed to replace all four alloys with new ones. Resale value was 65% on my last 3.5 year old one. Fuel consumption is pretty good too, though with plenty of power there to get the best out of it requires a light foot. With the 1.8 diesel I had first we did 1000 miles to Italy and averaged 37mpg, The 2.2 auto is not as good as this, we generally get 30-33 towing, 40-45 around town and 50mpg on a long run at a steady 70mph. The auto gearbox is a dream, and automatically adjusts when you tow a caravan. The reversing camera enables you to back up precisely onto the towball which you can see.

If you check the ASX forum as I have done over the years you will find them ultra reliable with no real weak points.

As for the new Santa Fe, much worse MPG, and £10,000 more!

Each time either my wife or I have changed cars we have gone round the showrooms and tried the different models. Neither of us have found anything as good or well fitted out and nothing near the price. For instance the auto Qashqai doesn't come in 4wd, and the stop-start was awful, and the price was about £5k more.

We're very happy with ours, as good all rounders. Great in town, small enough to park easily and a good turning circle. Pleasant down windy country roads, especially if you put it in 4wd auto which improves the handling immeasurably, and good on long motorway journeys. I can get out after driving 300 miles without feeling stiff or sore, and I've been retired 10 years now.

Niggles. They've moved the seat heater switches to a bit more suitable place but still not brilliant. I wish the front passenger seat would fold forwards as well as backwards. Other than that, nothing.


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Thanks for all the replies and advice, now just got to find one that is in my budget

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i had an outlander and now have a shogun. i wasnt buying enough diesel with the outlander

i find Mitsubishi to be reliable and well built.

i did find though that the outlander was a bit light for towing my 1600kg caravan, and wanted a bit more carrying capacity for bikes etc. which is why i traded up to the shogun.

the ASX is quite a small car compared to the outlander and is quite a bit lighter.

you may want to look at the weight of caravan you want to tow before settling on the ASX. it may be fine for your requirements but i found towing at 87% with the outlander to be a little unstable. never had an accident but the caravan would tug it from sided to side every now and again which made me a bit stressed. when i towed a 1300kg bailey ranger with it though it was fine. towing with the shogun is rock solid.

the outlander never struggled on power towing and had a more favourable power to weight ratio than the shogun.

i can recommend Mitsubishi as a brand but just be careful on weights.

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Quote: Originally posted by Baileyjake on 21/9/2017
i had an outlander and now have a shogun. i wasnt buying enough diesel with the outlander

i find Mitsubishi to be reliable and well built.

i did find though that the outlander was a bit light for towing my 1600kg caravan, and wanted a bit more carrying capacity for bikes etc. which is why i traded up to the shogun.

the ASX is quite a small car compared to the outlander and is quite a bit lighter.

you may want to look at the weight of caravan you want to tow before settling on the ASX. it may be fine for your requirements but i found towing at 87% with the outlander to be a little unstable. never had an accident but the caravan would tug it from sided to side every now and again which made me a bit stressed. when i towed a 1300kg bailey ranger with it though it was fine. towing with the shogun is rock solid.

the outlander never struggled on power towing and had a more favourable power to weight ratio than the shogun.

i can recommend Mitsubishi as a brand but just be careful on weights.



We’ve only got a small 2 berth coachman amara 380 and no plans to change at present but if we did it would only be another 2 berth but with end bathroom . My present car a 2ltr Kia magentis crdi tows are present van really well but just fancy a change but not something that’s to costly to run , fuel&tax etc

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Quote: Originally posted by Baileyjake on 21/9/2017

the ASX is quite a small car compared to the outlander and is quite a bit lighter.



Really? The heaviest Outlander is just 70kg heavier than the 2.2 ASX, and the basic Outlander is just 25kg heavier, that's 1.6% heavier!

Size wise the Outlander is 340mm longer, with most of this in the boot area so there is a bigger rear overhang, which is actually worse for towing.

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The ASX just isn't a great car! We looked at one, had a day road test and ruled it out straight way. The build quality seemed poor.

I know it is personal taste, but there are far better SUVs out there than the ASX. I don't really class it as an SUV tbh. Sorry, but the ASX would not be on my top 10 list of decent tow cars.

But we are all different. 😀👍. Good luck with your search.

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Quote: Originally posted by freeatlast on 21/9/2017
Quote: Originally posted by Baileyjake on 21/9/2017

the ASX is quite a small car compared to the outlander and is quite a bit lighter.



Really? The heaviest Outlander is just 70kg heavier than the 2.2 ASX, and the basic Outlander is just 25kg heavier, that's 1.6% heavier!

Size wise the Outlander is 340mm longer, with most of this in the boot area so there is a bigger rear overhang, which is actually worse for towing.




My outlander was a 2011 2.3 D-iD GX4 manual the Mass in service was 1835kg. The newer outlanders are lighter which is why i ruled out another. Length in the wheel base is also important when towing. Would you tow a 1600kg single axle with the ASX?

Sadly many of the SUVs are smaller and lighter than their predecessors like the X-trail.

The Ford Edge looks good though.


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Not a clue what the mass in service means. Do you mean kerb weight or gross weight? I checked the website and the figures I gave are correct for current models.

The wheelbase is identical for the ASX and the Outlander.

Would I tow a 1600kg single axle with the ASX? Of course not, the ASX has a towing limit of 1400/1470kg, but then I don't want a heavy car or a large caravan.

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Quote: Originally posted by freeatlast on 21/9/2017
Not a clue what the mass in service means. Do you mean kerb weight or gross weight? I checked the website and the figures I gave are correct for current models.

The wheelbase is identical for the ASX and the Outlander.

Would I tow a 1600kg single axle with the ASX? Of course not, the ASX has a towing limit of 1400/1470kg, but then I don't want a heavy car or a large caravan.



Mass in service is the kerb weight figure given on the V5. It's the car with fuel, oil and 75kg driver.


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