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Alfa Romeo MiTo Sport (2010)

by Barry Green,reviewed February 2010

Some cars wearing a Sport badge fall short of living up to the name, but not so the Alfa Romeo MiTo.

The Sport is the better-specified and hence dearer variant of the Italian hot hatch, endowed with more power and torque than the 88 kW, 206 Nm base model. As well, it has a slick-shifting, six-speed manual gearbox, instead of a five-speed gearbox. Driving dynamics are the Sport’s forte, with lively performance and impressive mid-range torque from the 114 kW, 230 Nm, turbocharged, 1.4-litre engine. Sharp and communicative steering coupled with dogged grip enhance the driving experience. Some might consider MiTo’s ride too firm, but we suspect the keener driver could live with it.

Alpha Romeo MiTo Sport 2010

For

Safety, equipment, badge

Against

Coarse ride, no full size spare

Key features

17-inch alloys, DNA (chooses between Dynamic, Normal and All Weather modes for steering and throttle response), rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control, bluetooth, sports seats.

Safety

Seven airbags, Brembo brakes, anti-lock braking, brake assist, hill holder, front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters.

Car Details

Vehicle make Alfa Romeo
Vehicle model MiTo Sport
Vehicle type Small Over $35,000
Year 2010
Price when new $37,490 MLP
Current price range $ - $
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Engine 1.4-litre, 16-valve, turbocharged 4-cyl
Emissions rating
5 out of 5 stars

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.