Alfa Romeo MiTo

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is a stylish, upmarket small car that is a direct competitor to the MINI. The Alfa Romeo 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 four trims, and has a choice between very economical diesel and petrol models. The Alfa Romeo MiTo is only available as a three-door hatchback.

Alfa Romeo MiTo hatchback

Price 
£14,870 - £20,210
3 Doors
2.6 / 5
Pros
  • Sporty, stylish image
  • Lots of space inside
  • Economical engines
Cons
  • Cheap interior plastics
  • Uncomfortable ride
  • Three-door only

The Alfa Romeo MiTo is only available with three doors, so it's less practical than a five-door Ford Fiesta or VW Polo, but that's unlikely to worry target buyers who value style over practicality. That said, there's still enough room for two adults in the back and a reasonable boot – unlike the MINI hatchback. Every version has a clever DNA switch in the cabin that either makes the car more comfortable or more fun to drive. However, the MiTo still can’t match the MINI for driving fun or the Audi A1's build quality, though, and reliability is still a worry.