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 8 Alfa Romeo Mito versions available

Hatchback 0.9 TB TwinAir 105 Distinctive 3dr £16,160
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.3 JTDm-2 85 Distinctive 3dr £16,745
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 0.9 TB TwinAir 105 QV Line 3dr £16,910
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 140 M'iair TCT Distinctive 3dr £17,710
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JTDm-2 120 Distinctive S/S 3dr £17,910
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 140 M'air TCT QV Line 3dr £18,460
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JTDm-2 120 QV Line 3dr £18,660
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 170 Multiair Quad' Verde 3dr £20,300
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

I have owned this 2012 1.6 diesel Mito for 3 months now and have covered around 4,000 miles. The car had 40,000 miles on the clock but feels smooth…

Ewan Wallace

4 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback 1.4 140 M'iair TCT Distinctive 3dr

My experience is like the vast majority of readers on this site : I absolutely love this car - my best ever. I have had two Alfa 33s, one Alfa 147…

Michel CY

5 out of 5 stars

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

This car is my first car. Please, if you have any common sense, DO NOT take this review for granted. I have owned my Alfa Romeo mito turismo for…

Luke Wakelin

5 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Mito Hatchback 1.4 135 Multiair Distinctive 3dr

So the Mito got a bit of a slating from the What Car folks and other reviewers... Yes, the ride is on the firm side of the scale, but I wouldn't…

Richa Gauger

4 out of 5 stars
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