The Alfa Romeo Giulia is arguably the most warm-blooded option among the current crop of compact luxury sedans. Whether you choose the base model or the top-of-the-line Quadrifoglio, the Giulia brings passion and emotion to the driving experience.
With its curved hood, slanted headlights and sloping roofline, the Giulia's sheet metal looks shapely and modern, and you'll also find an attractive design on display within its cabin. But where the Giulia truly shines is in the area of performance. From its bullet-train acceleration to its impeccably responsive steering, the Giulia is among the top choices in the segment for drivers with a yearning for enthusiast-friendly handling.
Its tight rear seat and small trunk make the Giulia less impressive when it comes to utility. Still, you can't fault the Giulia's exceptional performance. And it stands as a covetable pick for car shoppers with a taste for Italian-bred speed.
Current Alfa Romeo Giulia
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a compact luxury sedan that offers seating for five passengers, and it's sold in base, Ti and Quadrifoglio trims. Base models ride on 17-inch wheels and are equipped with rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding exterior mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, leather upholstery and dual-zone climate control. The midlevel Ti trim adds features such as heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. It also offers access to upgrades such as a 14-speaker Harman Kardon stereo with a subwoofer and a 12-channel amplifier. The Quadrifoglio tops the model range, and it brings perks such as Brembo brakes, an active suspension, a torque-vectoring rear differential, blind-spot monitoring, navigation and eight-way power-adjustable front seats. You can also upgrade your Quadrifoglio with available Sparco carbon-fiber racing seats.
With the Giulia, buyers have a choice of two engines. Both the base model and Ti are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine good for 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. The Quadrifoglio gets its muscle from a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 that generates 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. All Giulia models come standard with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed transmission. All-wheel drive is offered as an option.
In reviews, we've praised the Giulia for its world-class performance, and the sedan entices with robust engines and keen driving dynamics. The downside to this sporty handling is ride quality that can be overly firm in daily driving. The Giulia's cabin provides stunning design, but the rear seat offers less legroom than you'll find in certain rivals. Also, we found the switchgear to be more lightweight than we'd expect from a car competing in the luxury class.
Used Alfa Romeo Giulia Models
The Alfa Romeo Giulia first arrived in the U.S. as a 2017 model.
Read the most recent 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia review.
If you are looking for older years, visit our used Alfa Romeo Giulia page.