THE TWO BEST SELLING VEHICLES MITSUBISHI ASX AND TOYOTA COROLLA
Buying a new car can be an intimidating and frustrating task, especially when it comes to choosing the car model, car body type or even what features you desire. It’s especially difficult knowing it would not only be one of the most expensive purchases you make in your life, but it is also there for the long run and you could spend extended hours in it. You’ll probably want a new car that will be your mate for at least 5 years and further one that will reflect your lifestyle, personality and accommodate your needs.
As usual, What To Ride does the unusual and we attempt to provide you with transparent information and answer questions that the majority of new car buyers ask before they decide what car to buy. We’ve done this by preparing a detailed car comparison between two car models which are not only different brands but also different body types.
We compare the Toyota Corolla and Mitsubishi ASX! Yes, we are comparing a small hatchback car to a small SUV, why? Because both give you similar results and may be an opportunity to consider a new body style that could be more suited for your daily use car.
Both car models the hatchback and the small SUV are attractive with great styling and are also the bestselling car models among their segments. Mitsubishi ASX and Toyota Corolla are both powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines coupled with a CVT. Mitsubishi ASX produces 110 kW whilst the Toyota Corolla produces 125 kW which is 15kW more than the Mitsubishi ASX even though they are of a similar weight.
When it comes to car fuel consumption, both the Mitsubishi ASX and Toyota Corolla are considered as fuel efficient cars. Mitsubishi ASX consumes an average of 7.6L/100km and Toyota Corolla guzzles 6.0L/100km. Believe it or not, both have the same 1,300 kg braked towing capacity, but if you have a small trailer it is better to tow it with a higher vehicle; so despite both having the same towing capacity, the ASX is the more sensible alternative.
The length of the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is 4,375 mm which is longer than the Mitsubishi ASX SUV by 10 mm. Both these new cars are considered small vehicles, which makes them equally easy to manoeuvre in town streets, park in narrow alleys or drive in constricted suburb avenues. Both the Mitsubishi ASX and the Toyota Corolla can fit 5 adults in their cabins. However, we don’t think that more than 2 adults in the rear seats will be comfortable enough for a long trip.
The added value of having a small SUV over a hatchback is that you will have larger car cargo capacity. The Mitsubishi ASX has a considerably larger cargo capacity than the Toyota Corolla with the seats upright or folded so in that regard, the Mitsubishi ASX is a winner.
In the current Toyota Corolla model, the entry grade was dropped, so What To Ride will compare the specs of the Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport to the Mitsubishi ASX LS.
Both Corolla Ascent Sport and ASX LS have the following features:
Collision Mitigation System
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Change Assist
Auto High Beam
8-inch display screen
Hill Start Assist
Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport has these additional car features over the Mitsubishi ASX LS:
Active Cruise control
Road Sign Assist
Mitsubishi ASX LS has the following extra car features over the Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport:
Blind Spot Warning
Keyless Smart Key
Auto Rain Wipers
Auto dusk sensing headlights
Both of these new cars have a 5-Star Safety Rating. With all these car features, driving in these two vehicles will provide comfort, efficiency and convenience. However, if you are an outgoing person who loves camping or driving on uneven surfaces the Mitsubishi ASX is the best car choice for you; particularly if you are after a smaller car. With the Mitsubishi ASX, you also get the benefit of a higher ride and the same comfort of a car. Small hatchbacks are out and small SUVs are in! At least that’s what we think. Happy driving!