Alfa Romeo MiTo
The Alfa Romeo MiTo is a stylish, upmarket small car that is a direct competitor to the MINI. The MiTo is cheaper than the MINI, has more rear space and a bigger boot, but isn’t as good to drive. The range comprises six engines and five trims, and stretches from very economical diesel models to the high-performance Cloverleaf version. The MiTo is only available as a three-door hatchback.
3Doors Price: £14,350 - £21,595
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
The Giulietta is Alfa Romeo's rival to the VW Golf. It comes as a five-door only, and features typically attractive Alfa Romeo styling. All five of the engines in the range offer a decent mix of economy and performance, but the driving experience doesn’t quite match up to the VW. The interior is classy, albeit with limited rear-seat space, and all cars come with plenty of standard equipment, such as air-conditioning and electric windows. The Giulietta is priced very competitively, too.
5Doors Price: £17,765 - £26,660
Alfa Romeo 4C
The Alfa Romeo 4C is a sports car that offers similar performance to a Porsche 911 for around half the price. It's stylish, lightweight, extremely fast and huge fun. But its low price tag comes with compromises. The interior quality is obviously one area where Alfa Romeo cut costs, as it's no where near as good as some rivals. And the 4C also suffers from an overly firm ride and the lack of a manual gearbox. But you won't find a more exciting car for this kind of money.
2Doors Price: £45,000 - £52,000