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For The Mito looks stunning, has some fine engines and should hang on to its value well. All versions come with a five-year warranty, too.

Against It 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.

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback
22 5stars

The Alfa Romeo Mito is a classic case of style over substance. It impresses in some areas, but has far too many weaknesses to compete with the Audi A1 or Mini.

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There are 10 Alfa Romeo Mito versions available

Hatchback 0.9 TB Twinair 105 Sprint 3dr £14,870
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 JTDm-2 85 Sprint 3dr £15,415
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Distinctive 3dr £16,070
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 JTDm-2 85 Distinctive 3dr £16,655
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 TB TwinAir 105 QV Line 3dr £16,820
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 140 M'iair TCT Distinctive 3dr £17,620
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JTDm-2 120 Distinctive S/S 3dr £17,820
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 140 M'air TCT QV Line 3dr £18,370
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JTDm-2 120 QV Line 3dr £18,570
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 170 Multiair Quad' Verde 3dr £20,210
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

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:

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

My MiTo has proven to be excellent value for money and a great driving experience. In the past, I'd heard from others about what it meant to drive an…

Konstantinos Pitsakis

5 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback 1.4 135 Multiair Sportiva 3dr

As others have mentioned here, do not be put off by the 2* Whatcar review. The car is far better than this. The "drive/running costs/cabin" categories…

Wallace Penny

5 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback 1.3 JTDm-2 85 Sprint 3dr

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…

Les Abbottt

3 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback 1.4 155 T-Jet Lusso 3dr

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…

JAMES HOLLOWAY

4 out of 5 stars
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