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Alfa Romeo MiTo

  • tickFlamboyant looks and glamorous image
  • tickNot many about
  • tickPretty generous standard equipment

Alfa Romeo Mito hatchback (2016 - )

The Mito competes with some really impressive rivals in the shape of the Mini Hatch and Audi A1, and unfortunately, it simply can’t keep up in a wide variety of areas. It’s neither as comfortable nor as enjoyable to drive, it’s not as high in quality, it doesn’t have as much technology, it doesn’t have a great reliability record and it’ll also cost you more to buy and own. That said, it does look the business and it's not such a common sight on UK roads, which – for some image-conscious buyers – will be enough.
Our verdict

Is the Alfa Romeo MiTo a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

Alfa Romeo MiTo interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

Alfa Romeo MiTo performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

Alfa Romeo MiTo how good does it look

Alfa Romeo MiTo practicality

Alfa Romeo MiTo drive

Alfa Romeo MiTo reliability

Alfa Romeo MiTo equipment

Our expert review

See what our expert review team say about this car

The Mito’s flamboyant design continues inside the car, with a bulbous, shapely dashboard and lots of very Italian circular motifs. However, the materials aren’t as flamboyant as the design. The dashboard has a cushioned covering with a weaved finish to make it look like carbon fibre, which isn’t entirely convincing, and the rest of the surfaces on display are hard, grainy and rather unappealing. The sombre colour schemes don’t do much to inject character, either. Most of the various controls are easy to use, but some of the buttons are tucked away behind the steering wheel, making them rather hard to see, and the infotainment system isn’t that easy to navigate, because the 5.0-inch touch-screen is really small. A tiny rear window and thick rear pillars also mean your rear view isn’t up to much, but at least there’s lots of adjustment for your driving position.