Economy of the Multiair engines are impressive, with around 50mpg claimed on the combined cycle depending on trim level and transmission. In any configuration, CO2 emissions are rated at a reasonable 129g/km.
Diesel day-to-day running costs are even more tempting. The 1.3-litre unit boasts a claimed average of 83.1mpg and emissions of 89g/km, while the two-cylinder TwinAir 0.9-litre engine records 67.3mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of 99g/km.
Running costs are further boosted because service intervals are a generous 18,000 miles, rising to 21,000 miles for the diesels.
All Alfas are well-equipped with most models getting alloys and every one getting air conditioning. The Mito has a decent roster of safety kit and gets a full five star rating from Euro NCAP.