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2012. - 2017.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front
Badges
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Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2010. - 2012.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
front

Marketing

Dimensons & Outlines

4340 mm
1800 mm
1625 mm
442 liters
442 liters
63 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4295 mm
1770 mm
1615 mm
419 liters
1219 liters
63 liters
2012 Citroen C4 Aircross
2010 Mitsubishi ASX

Engine

Mitsubishi
1.6 4A92
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1590 cc
117 hp
154 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Mitsubishi
1.6 4A92
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1590 cc
117 hp
154 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1280 kg
11.3 s
183 km/h
7.5 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.9 l/100km
135 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1235 kg
11.4 s
183 km/h
7.4 l/100km
4.9 l/100km
5.8 l/100km
133 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
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km/h
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l/100km
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g/km
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Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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Expenses

9000 EUR
Price from
7150 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Not only that they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style, they are even powered by the same Mitsubishi-developed petrol engine! There is not much there to point us towards one vehicle or the other. Or is it?

Safety

The fact that the Mitsubishi got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, puts it sky-high safety-wise, in my eyes at least. Moving further on, let's take a closer look at some additional safety-related facts. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, still it doesn't help us solve our dilemma, does it? Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the French car offers a marginal difference of 4% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Citroen with an average rating of 4.1, and models under the Mitsubishi badge with 4.6 out of 5. Some independent research have also placed C4 Aircross as average reliability-wise, and ASX is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as these two vehicles rank it on average as 4.5 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Citroen is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.1 seconds less than its competitor. Still, it lacks the power to win the top speed competition, topping at 183 kilometers per hour, exactly the same as the other car does. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (48 mpg), in combined cycle.


Verdict

Mitsubishi appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Japanese car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Citroen offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Mitsubishi. In any case that's my personal view, built upon all the data available to me. What should decide here though is the way you feel about the two vehicles, and I hope you'll find my guidelines useful in the process. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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