Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 31 - 48 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

Fuel and insurance costs are above average for the class (but not necessarily for the performance), however depreciation is the biggest cost. The GTA model is pricey to run, with high insurance costs but Alfa servicing tends to be rather reasonable.

The 147 scores well on the eco front and with an average of 175g/km CO2 across the line-up, its emissions are quite low for a small family hatchback. However, it's worth noting that the range has two diesel models, bringing the average down and giving buyers more choices of low-emission versions. Diesels typically produce less CO2 than petrol engines with similar power outputs.

The range is also fairly economical, averaging 41mpg.

The new breed of Alfa's are much better than the manufacturers older cars when it comes to dependability, with users of mainly reporting minor niggles. Maintenance needs to be kept up for total peace of mind, especially with the 3.2 V6 GTA model.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £210 - £340
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Insurance group 24 - 33
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