Used 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Base Sedan Review
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Base Sedan
Pros & Cons
- Two potent turbocharged engines to choose from
- Sleek interior cabin styling
- Infotainment system has an easy user interface
- One of the best-driving cars in the segment
- Rear seat space is tight for the class
- Small trunk and no folding rear seats on the Quadrifoglio model
- Manual transmission not available for the U.S. market
- Base-model seats lack comfort
Which Giulia does Edmunds recommend?
Although we're fans of the turbo 2.0-liter engine in the base and Ti models, the underlying strength of the Giulia is performance, and the Quadrifoglio exploits that to the fullest. Therefore, it's the model we'd recommend if you're considering the Giulia. The Quadrifoglio comes well equipped, so there aren't many options we'd add. Those who are big on active safety technology will want the Driver Assistance Dynamic package. We also like the standard Brembo brakes and sport seats and would skip the pricey carbon-ceramic brakes and less adjustable Sparco carbon-fiber racing seats.
Full Edmunds Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan
Alfa Romeo made some bold performance statements about the Giulia, and from what we've experienced so far, it appears Alfa followed through. Both Giulia and high-performance Quadrifoglio models boast strong engines for their respective segments, and all deliver an entertaining driving experience.
Even at the base model level, it's clear the Giulia's focus is delivering a sporty drive. The ride skews firm, and there's an average amount of road noise that sneaks into the cabin. The base model's seats lack cushioning and adjustability, but the sport seats fit like an Italian leather glove.
Your interior experience will vary greatly, depending on trim level. The type of seats make the biggest difference when it comes to driving position or getting in and out. We found the rear seat to be tight on legroom and all the controls lacking a little bit of quality heft we expect in the class.
Utility isn't a strong suit of the Giulia, with the exception of the base and Ti trim's split folding rear seats and easy-access car seat anchors (all trims). Small item storage within the cabin is limited, and trunk space is unimpressive.
Integration of the wide 8.8-inch touchscreen is very well done, and the controls, although slightly cheap-feeling, operate intuitively. We didn't have any complaints regarding the base car's stereo system, but the optional Harman Kardon system produces some fantastic sound.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia in Virginia is:not available