Dacia Duster 2010 vs Mitsubishi ASX 2012

Dacia Duster
2010 - 2013
Mitsubishi ASX
2012 - 2016
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.5 Diesel2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 107 HP150 HP
Torque: 240 NM197 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.8 secondsn/a seconds
Dacia Duster engine produces 43 HP less power than Mitsubishi ASX, but torque is 43 NM more than Mitsubishi ASX.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.37.7
The Dacia Duster is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Dacia Duster consumes 2.4 litres less fuel per 100 km than the Mitsubishi ASX, which means that by driving the Dacia Duster over 15,000 km in a year you can save 360 litres of fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 50 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle770 km in combined cycle
1020 km on highway950 km on highway
Dacia Duster gets more mileage on one fuel tank.
Ground clearance: 210 mm (8.3 inches)195 mm (7.7 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Dacia Duster can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds. Note, however, that this Dacia Duster version does not have 4x4 drive, which is very important in poor road conditions. Choose from three 4x4 versions of Dacia Duster 2010 if off-road driveability is important to you.


Engine production duration: 8 years18 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 22 other car models, including Nissan Qashqai, Renault Laguna, Renault Scenic, Nissan JukeInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Mitsubishi Lancer, Mitsubishi Outlander, Peugeot 4008
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.32 m4.30 m
Width: 1.82 m1.77 m
Height: 1.63 m1.63 m
Dacia Duster is larger.
Dacia Duster is 2 cm longer than the Mitsubishi ASX, 5 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 475 litres384 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1604 litres1219 litres
Dacia Duster has more luggage capacity.
Dacia Duster has 91 litres more trunk space than the Mitsubishi ASX. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Dacia Duster (by 385 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.8 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the Dacia Duster is 0.2 metres more than that of the Mitsubishi ASX.
Power steering: Hydraulic power steeringElectric power steering
Hydraulic power steering is technologically more complex, louder, increases fuel consumption and requires more servicing. It has the advantages of more power, less strain on the car's electrical system and better feedback (feeling) when steering.
Gross weight (kg): 1`7551`970
Safety: no data

Mitsubishi ASX has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Dacia Duster has serious deffects in 115 percent more cases than Mitsubishi ASX, so Mitsubishi ASX quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 560011 400
Pros and Cons: Dacia Duster has
  • timing belt engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • higher ground clearance
  • roomier boot
  • hydraulic power steering
  • lower price
Mitsubishi ASX has
  • timing chain engine
  • more power
  • electric power steering
  • fewer faults
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