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Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback 1.6 JTDm-2 120 Distinctive S/S 3dr Review

For Surprising diesel engine has nearly the performance of the turbo petrol engine, with very strong low-down pulling power while still achieving good economy figures.

Against It’s noisy, but not as sporty-sounding as an Alfa sports hatch should be.

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback

What Car? says

2 out of 5 stars

This diesel engine makes for a surprisingly fast hot hatch, yet returns excellent fuel economy and low emissions. However, it hasn't got the character of the 1.4 petrol turbos.

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Key facts

9.9 secs
Top speed
123 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
636 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Mito line-up includes a wide range of engines and trim levels. However, the most powerful petrol and diesel engines aren’t available in the more basic trims, making these versions look very expensive.

A 0.9-litre two-cylinder Twinair petrol is the cheapest engine, but the stronger Multiair units are much better; they respond keenly and are impressively fuel efficient. The diesels are economical if noisy.

Entry-level Sprint trim has the basics, including alloy wheels, air-con, Bluetooth and a USB socket, but it isn't available with our favourite engine. We'd go for Distinctive trim, which adds larger wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control and various aesthetic add-ons.

Reader test team says:

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