The ASX comes in three petrol versions, each front-wheel drive, and two diesel versions, both all-wheel drive. The most expensive petrol ASX costs about as much as the less expensive diesel.
So, one pair of features you can get if you spend more is a diesel engine and AWD.
Having chosen petrol front-drive or diesel AWD, you can think about other features.
In petrol form you can spend as little as possible and have an ASX LS. That will get you cloth seat trim, manual transmission, and the other features shared by every ASX. Auto transmission is an extra-cost option.
For about $1500 more than an ASX LS auto you can have an LS ADAS, which comes standard as an auto and adds Mitsubishi’s Advanced Driver Assist Systems. These comprise autonomous emergency braking (Mitsubishi calls it Forward Collision Mitigation), and Lane-departure warning. In addition, your windscreen wipers operate automatically when it rains. And your headlights turn on automatically at night or in tunnels, and switch themselves from high to low beam when required.
For a lot more again you can have an ASX XLS, which sticks with auto transmission as standard and adds luxury. You get part-leather seats, heated in front and power-adjustable for the driver. Smart key entry lets you unlock the car by pressing a button on the door handle when the key is nearby (for example, in a pocket or bag), and you can also start the engine by pressing a button. A big sunroof stretches over the front and rear seats. And you get all the added features of the LS ADAS: auto braking, lane departure warning, auto-on and auto-dipping headlamps, and auto wipers.
In diesel form you can have an ASX LS or an ASX XLS, each with auto transmission and AWD standard. In other respects, the LS and XLS diesels match the features of the LS and XLS petrols.