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.
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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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There are 13 Alfa Romeo Mito versions available
Target Price team says:
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.
Reader test team says:
I have just sold my 2012 Mito Sprint 1.3jtdm2 after 8 months and 23,000 trouble free miles. Excellent fuel consumption of 64mpg average. Downsides to…
Glad I did not listen to this review. The Alfa Romeo Mito is the steal of the century. Why your mates are driving Ford and Vauxhalls they will be…
I'm not going to write war and peace on this accept to say having forty years of motoring behind me and owning both Mercedes and BMW this car is the…
Things I love... interior and external trims for the distinctive/ the 135 bhp with only a 1.4 engine means great fuel economy/ brilliant acceleration…