Mitsubishi Space Star

3/5
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Verdict

Mitsubishi don’t have as many new cars available to the Irish market as before. We’re not exactly sure why, but the Space Star is one that has secured a spot on the sales list. This is a small but spacious vehicle, that possibly deserves more sales. The Space Star is the Colt replacement, and it brings with it some interesting character. However, with small sales figures, it’s not sending shockwaves through the supermini segment.

Performance

There are two engines available to the Irish market, both of which are petrol. The 1.0L version offers 71 bhp, which isn’t going to turn this car into a speed racer any time soon. Getting from 0-100km/h takes 13.6 seconds and it has a top speed of 172km/h. If you want a little more poke you can opt for the 1.2 litre petrol option which will give you just 80 bhp. The 1.2 litre version gives you the choice of a CVT or a 5-speed manual transmission.

Ride & Handling

Unsurprisingly, the Space Star is best suited on city streets. It feels nippy and because of its small dimensions, it is very easy to park. In lower city speed you will also find the steering and turning to be smooth enough. In fact, it’s nearly what we’d call fun. On the motorway it is loud and noisy and you can feel the car work getting to the 120km/h. However, once it gets to 120, it will comfortably stay there.

Refinement

In the city, the Space Star is refined in terms of road noise. This is because the vehicle is not under pressure to perform. Once you put the foot down though, things can get loud, especially when on motorways and dual carriageways. This shouldn’t surprise anyone though - it’s called a city car for a reason.

Quality & Reliability

The Space Star is not the most luxurious car in its category, but when you consider the entry level price, what you get is good enough. There won’t be any postcards home about it though. The plastics seem durable, but they’re not the most attractive to the eye. The layout and the system controls are easy to use though

Safety & Security

The Space Star scored four stars in the Euro NCAP tests, with a whopping 90% for adult occupancy. There are driver and passenger airbags along with side head and chest airbags. The rear also comes with ISOFIX. The CVT model also comes with Hill Start Assist. It would be nice if this also came with the other models – because they’re manual.

Space & Practicality

Anyone who is looking for a supermini or a city car is not looking for masses of space – and if they are then they’re in the wrong category. This is a very practical run around if you need a city car. The boot space is not terrible either, and if you fold down the seats the area gets larger.

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Key Facts

Make

Mitsubishi

Model
Space Star
Variant
Invite 1.0L
Trim
Invite
Car Category
Supermini
First Launched
2015
Engine (L)
1.0
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
5 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€12,995
CBG Expert Rating
3.0

Running Costs

Tax
€180
Tax Band
A2
L/100km Combined
4.0
Average km/L
25
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
35
Fuel Tank Range
875 km
Cost of filling a tank
€45.99
Average Cost Per 200 km
€10.51
CO2 emmissions
92 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
71 bhp
Max Power kW
53
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1000
Engine Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Naturally
Top speed
172 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
13.6 s
L/100km Urban
5.00 L
L/100km Extra Urban
3.60 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
235 L

Warranty

All Components
8 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
8 Year warranty
Mileage
150000
Roadside Assistance
5 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
4

Dimensions

Boot capacity
235 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
165/65 R14 mm
Tyre size back
165/65 R14 mm
Rim size
4.5J x 14 mm
Length
3795 mm
Width
1665 mm
Height
1505 mm
Wheel Base
2450 mm
Front Track (mm)
1505
Rear Track (mm)
1415
Kerb weight
845 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1290
Turning circle (m)
9.2

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Multi-point injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Semi-independent, spring
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Drum
Steering
Steering rack
Power
71 bhp
3 Variants
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Hatchback
€12,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 235 L
  • Engine Size 1.0 L
  • Power 71 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 13.6 s
  • New Price €12,995
Hatchback
€15,495
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 235 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 80 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.7 s
  • New Price €15,495
Hatchback
€17,495
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 1 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €180
  • Boot Capacity 235 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 80 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.8 s
  • New Price €17,495