Mitsubishi Space Star

From 16.250 euros
  • Bodywork utilitarian
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 71 cv
  • How to consume it 4,9 - 5,5l/100km
  • Trunk 209 liters
  • Assessment 3,7

Although we currently know it as a utilitarian, the life history of the Mitsubishi Space Star it is somewhat complex. As a teenager, he has gone through different stages to finally become what he is now. The reason for so much change is that Mitsubishi It has renamed the model several times and intermittently with different names between 1978 and 2003.

In 2012 utility bodywork and name came together again to take over from the missing Mitsubishi Colt. Such is the diversity of names that it receives in other markets that it is difficult to keep track of it. In the United States, Japan or Thailand it is known as Mitsubishi Mirage, while in Europe or Singapore it is named as Space Star. Despite the name, they are all the same model.

The current Mitsubishi Space Star is the result of three different evolutions. The current generation emerged in 2012, but recently, in 2019, it has received its last facelift. A restyling that introduces improvements in various aspects, from aesthetics to equipment. A special product for one of the most competitive segments at European level.

Technical characteristics of the Mitsubishi Space Star

The Space Star is the company's smallest model, below other units such as the Mitsubishi ASX or Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. Because of this he cannot take advantage of components of his older brothers. Under the nice body hides an old platform derived from the Colt, but with important structural changes that do not imply a change of sales segment.

Being a segment A, the measurements are very tight and compact. The Mitsubishi Space Star reaches exterior measurements of 3,84 meters long, 1,66 meters wide and 1,5 meters high. To these dimensions must be added a wheelbase of 2,45 meters. A battle that allows you to offer an approved passenger compartment for a maximum of five passengers.

Three of them are located in a rear row of space right where the worst part is taken by a narrow central square. Because of this, it is better to consider the Space Star as a four-seater utility vehicle. Regarding load capacity a minimum boot volume of 209 liters is announced, expandable to a maximum of 912 liters if the rear row of seats is folded down completely.

Mechanical range and gearboxes of the Mitsubishi Space Star

Europe demands increasingly efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. The firm of the three diamonds plans to leave the European market due to the forecast of very restrictive regulations that do not favor the market. The Space Star has a short mechanical range, consisting exclusively of a gasoline engine without any electrification.

Being a model with a clearly urban approach, the Mitsubishi Space Star sports a single atmospheric gasoline engine with three cylinders and 1.193 cubic centimeters of displacement. It develops the modest figure of 71 horsepower at 6.000 revolutions and 102 Nm of torque at 3.500 turns. Fair but sufficient performance data for its scant 955 kilograms of weight.

That block always adheres to a five-speed manual transmission that sends all the power of the engine to the front axle. From 0 to 100 km/h in 14,1 seconds and a top speed of 167 km/h. It has the C label from the DGT and announces an average consumption approved in the WLTP cycle of five liters for every 100 kilometers travelled.

Equipment of the Mitsubishi Space Star

Utilitarian and economical. They are two concepts that define the Mitsubishi Space Star very well. From the inside it shows a well-presented interior, but with a quality of finishes somewhat in accordance with the rest of the rivals of the segment. A lot of hard plastic that is neutralized by some better-touch materials in the higher-end finishes.

As is customary at home, the range of equipment is divided into different levels: Motion and Kaiteki. In addition to a greater load of technology and systems, the differences lie in small exterior details such as the design of the wheels. Personalization is not its forte, and it is only possible to select the color of the body from six different shades, with a cost between 0 and 600 euros.

As far as equipment is concerned, the 2019 renovation has increased the load of state-of-the-art systems, but still blames a serious problem of longevity. It is worth noting some details such as: keyless entry and start, multimedia system with 6,5-inch touch screen, browser, connectivity for mobile devices, heated front seats and various security elements and driving assistants.

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The Mitsubishi Space Star according to Euro NCAP

Euro NCAP subjected the Mitsubishi Space Star to its impact tests in 2013, giving it a score of 4 stars. The protection offered by the Japanese urban, based on the tests, is as follows. In the event of an impact, adult and child occupants have 90 and 72 percent protection, respectively. A 73 percent is the protection obtained in the event of a pedestrian or bicyclist being hit. Finally, in terms of active driving aids, it achieved 55 percent. These valuations are still valid today as there has been no change in the structure of the vehicle.

The Mitsubishi Space Star of Km 0 and second hand

If we choose to buy a second-hand Space Star we will see that several versions appear in the secondary sales channels. The first generation had a compact minivan body, while from 2012 the name was used in a utility. Taking this, and other factors into account, we can determine a depreciation percentage around 35%, a figure higher than that offered by its closest rivals.

Of course the cheapest units date from the Space Star minivan, from prices close to 700 euros. If we talk about the compact, the minimum price is set at 5.000 euros for 2014 models with less than 100.000 kilometers and a gasoline engine. The Km 0 channel is practically null. Just a dozen units available, all of them with the 2019 restyling applied, but with prices that are not far from units ordered from the factory.

Rivals of the Mitsubishi Space Star

The Mitsubishi Space Star is halfway between the micro-urban and urban segments. Due to its size and price, it is with the former, but due to the possibilities of equipment and habitability, it is with the latter. That opens the range of possible rivals. In any case, some of the rivals against which you have to measure your sales are the Nissan Micra, Suzuki celerio, KIA Picanto, Hyundai i10, Renault Clio,Honda Jazz,Ford Fiesta, Toyota Aygo or Citroën C1. Before them, it boasts a much more adjusted price, although it loses in customization possibilities and in equipment against the most modern units.

Highlight

  • compact dimensions
  • Adjusted Price
  • mechanical simplicity

To improve

  • Quality of finishes
  • poor equipment
  • ride comfort

Mitsubishi Space Star prices

One of the great points in favor of the Space Star is its competitive sale price. Today, where it is difficult to find affordable and economical vehicles, the Japanese is shown below the average of its segment. The starting price of the Mitsubishi Space Star is 16.250 euros, without offers or promotions. This value corresponds to a unit with Motion finish. The most expensive is the Space Star Kaiteki, which is offered from a starting price of 19.500 euros, without offers or promotions.

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