For The Mito looks stunning, has some fine engines and should hang onto its value well. All versions come with a five-year warranty, too.
Against The Mito neither rides nor handles with the panache you’d expect of a premium supermini. Rear legroom is tight, rear visibility is poor, and refinement isn’t great, either.
The Alfa Romeo Mito is a classic case of style over substance. It impresses in some areas, but has way too many weaknesses to compete with the Audi A1 or Mini.
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The Mito range includes a wide range of trim levels and engines. However, the most powerful petrol and diesel engines aren’t available in the more basic trims, making these versions look very expensive.
Alfa’s 77bhp 1.4 petrol is the cheapest engine, but the stronger Multiair units are much better; they respond more keenly than conventional engines and are impressively fuel-efficient, too. If you’re a company car driver, the 0.9 Twinair model makes a lot of sense financially, because it falls in a lower Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax band than either of the dieses – the 1.3 and 1.6 JTDm. However, the diesels are more frugal, so make more sense as a private buy.
Avoid the most basic Progression model; Sprint trim makes the most sense as you get alloy wheels, air-con, Bluetooth, a USB socket and cruise control. Distinctive trim adds larger wheels, lumbar support for the driver’s seat, rear parking sensors and various aesthetic add-ons, but isn’t worth the extra cash.
Very refined car. I am surprised at how WhatCar have slated the handling. Don't believe it and make you own minds up. I have moved from a Fiesta and…
I think What Car have been harsh in their judgements on the Mito and this must be part of the explanation for some buyers wanting to join the line…
I've owned two of these mainly due to the poor quality of the first vehicle , the multiair engine isn't what you would call efficient to say the least…
I've owned the Mito since 2009 and it has been the best car that I've ever driven! I also own a MINI Cooper and even though I love that also - I…
With this engine, Alfa is clearly on to a winner, and this is our favourite Mito. However, the model has too many other shortcomings for us to recommend it over its rivals.