Which used Alfa Romeo Mito hatchback should I buy?
The 0.9-litre TwinAir petrol is best avoided. It has to be worked hard to make even half-decent progress and, because it has little torque, you’re constantly changing down a gear (sometimes two) to overtake, and to climb steep hills.
The turbocharged 1.4-litre 140 petrol engine is a much better choice. It’s stronger and delivers its power more evenly so doesn’t have to be worked as hard. The higher-powered version of the 1.4, the 170, is stronger again, while the 1.3 diesel is perfectly adequate for most journeys.
Every Mito comes with a 5.0in touchscreen infotainment system incorporating Bluetooth phone connection, USB and aux connections, a leather multi-function steering wheel, air conditioning, hill hold control and seven airbags.
We’d spend the extra on our favourite Distinctive trim, though, which adds 17in alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, cruise control and a front arm rest, without hiking up the price too much.
QV line adds largely visual extras and stiffer suspension set-ups, which do nothing for the Mito’s ride.
Later post-facelift 2016 onwards cars changed trim names to Speciale, Super and Veloce, and of these we think the Super offers the best kit for the money quotient.
Our favourite Alfa Romeo Mito: 1.4 TB 140 Distinctive