2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
- Strong turbocharged engine lineup
- Sleek interior cabin styling
- Quadrifoglio model is the performance leader of the segment
- Infotainment system has an easy user interface
- Rear-seat space is tight for the class
- Base-model seats are flat and uncomfortable
- Small trunk and no folding rear seats on the Quadrifoglio model
- Manual transmission not available for the U.S. market
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Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3 / 5
Audi. BMW. Mercedes. These are the popular brands people reflexively shop when looking for a luxury sedan. But what if you find them to be a bit boring or complacent? That's where the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia comes in. This luxury sedan newcomer isn't well-known, but once you see it, it's hard to ignore.
On the outside, the Giulia looks like nothing else on the road thanks to its taut styling and classic Alfa Romeo grille. The beauty is more than skin-deep, too. The underlying hardware is competitive, with the base Giulia and Giulia Ti receiving a lively 280-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine driving the rear wheels through a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission.
It's the top-of-the-line Giulia Quadrifoglio trim, however, that truly makes its presence known by aggressively gunning for top performance honors of the class. It comes outfitted with a powerful Ferrari-developed turbocharged V6 engine, weight-saving carbon fiber, articulating aerodynamics, and a whole host of other speed-enhancing features to win over the hearts and wallets of performance fans.
That said, the Giulia has its work cut out for it. Alfa's dealer network is small, and the jury is still out regarding the model's reliability. But if you're looking for a small luxury sedan that brings some passion to the segment, the Giulia could very well be your car.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio as one of Edmunds' Best Sport Sedans for this year.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Giulia comes in six trims: the entry-level Giulia and Giulia Sport; the midtier Ti, Ti Sport and Ti Lusso; and the high-performance Quadrifoglio. The Giulia and Ti models come with a nice amount of standard equipment and are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (280 horsepower, 306 pound-feet) that puts its power to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is also available for all 2.0-liter cars. The Quadrifoglio demonstrates the full potential of the car, including a Ferrari-derived turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine (505 hp, 443 lb-ft).
Some of the key standard exterior features on the base Giulia include 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, Brembo brakes, xenon headlights, automatic wipers, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Inside, you'll find remote keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, adjustable drive models, a driver information display, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch central display, voice commands, three USB ports and an eight-speaker audio system.
This year Alfa Romeo introduces the Giulia Sport trim, which is essentially the Sport package from the previous year. The Sport trim adds unique front and rear fascias, 18-inch wheels, gloss black window trim and painted brake calipers. The Sport Interior package is still an option that includes aluminum trim, huge column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, a leather steering wheel and sport pedals.
If you're looking to upgrade the infotainment system for either of the above trims, the Navigation package includes an 8.8-inch central infotainment display, navigation, a rotary controller and satellite radio. A complement to this would be the newly available 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is a stand-alone option on all trims.
A Cold Weather package is specific to the Giulia and Giulia Sport models, and adds heated seats, a heated steering wheel and heated washer nozzles. There are two levels of active driving assist packages. The Driver Assistance Static package includes front parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. The Driver Assistance Dynamic Plus package adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams and a heat-reducing infrared reflective windshield.
The Giulia Ti comes with everything the Giulia model has, plus 18-inch alloy wheels, the front and rear parking sensors, the 8.8-inch display (navigation is an option), satellite radio and the aforementioned Cold Weather package. Adaptive xenon headlights are a stand-alone option.
The Ti Sport adds 19-inch alloy wheels, sport front seats (a worthwhile upgrade) and everything from the Sport trim and Sport Interior package mentioned above.
The Ti Lusso trim is more luxury-oriented and has different 18-inch wheels, comfort-oriented front seats, upgraded leather interior trim, an upgraded steering wheel and an interior air quality system. If you just wanted a leather interior, it's available as a Leather package.
The Ti Sport Performance package provides an additional step toward Quadrifoglio performance on the Ti Sport trim with adaptive suspension dampers and a mechanical limited-slip rear differential. And if you'd prefer just the performance package items without the Sport trim's aesthetics and interior bits, Alfa Romeo offers Ti Performance package, which also includes the column-mounted paddle shifters. The Harman Kardon premium audio system is an option as well.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio is the star of this show with its 505-hp V6 engine. It comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and features fuel-saving cylinder deactivation. Sadly, the six-speed manual transmission available in Europe isn't available in the U.S.-market models at this time.
The Quadrifoglio's list of standard equipment is lengthy, which is good news for buyers. There's a high-performance Brembo brake system and a torque-vectoring rear differential that can transfer 100 percent of available power to either rear wheel. A two-mode exhaust with bypass valves offers varying levels of engine music depending on your mood, and a carbon-fiber active front splitter adjusts for more aerodynamic downforce at speeds above 75 mph. An adaptive suspension and 19-inch wheels with super-sticky Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires round out the big hardware items.
Looking over the Quadrifoglio, you'll be able to pick out the aggressive model-specific details such as the front fascia, grille, carbon trunk spoiler, bi-xenon adaptive headlights, and rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips. But beneath the painted surfaces hides a lightweight hood and roof made of carbon fiber. Moving inside, you'll find carbon-fiber trim, additional drive modes, and almost all of the features that are optional on the less expensive Giulias.
A few options are available at the Quadrifoglio level. They include the Driver Assistance Dynamic Plus package mentioned earlier, leather and simulated-suede ultra-high-performance Sparco carbon-fiber racing seats (driver and front-passenger seats with two-way and four-way power adjustments, respectively, and no heat), a carbon-fiber-detailed steering wheel and an ultra-high-performance Brembo carbon-ceramic brake system.
Noise & vibration2
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out2.5
Child safety seat accommodation2.5
Audio & navigation2.5
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Giulia safety features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Stop
- Maintains a set interval from the vehicle ahead and can bring the vehicle to a full stop without driver intervention.
- Forward Collision Warning Plus
- Warns of an impending collision and, in some circumstances, brings the vehicle to a full stop if a collision appears imminent.
- Lane Departure Warning
- Provides an audible buzzing noise to alert you if you're drifting out of your lane.
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia for Sale
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is the newest compact luxury sedan in the segment that prioritizes driving performance over everything else. In its first year of production, three trims were offered, but Alfa Romeo decided to create Sport and Lusso trims for 2018 from a few of last year's packages. With the Giulia's focus on performance, its sporting capability increases at each tier.
For 2018, six trims are available: Giulia, Giulia Sport, Ti, Ti Sport, Ti Lusso and Quadrifoglio. Though the Giulia's point of entry is higher than a lot of the competition, its standard features are also above average. To start, the standard turbocharged 2.0-liter engine makes a very healthy 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. Add to this strong Brembo brakes, xenon projector headlights with LED lighting, heated and power-folding mirrors, parking sensors and a rear camera with dynamic guidelines, and you get a rough idea of just how well a Giulia is equipped.
The Sport trim at the Giulia level is largely an aesthetic enhancement inside and out but for not much of a price jump. If you want to improve the Giulia's driving dynamics and functional equipment, you'll want to upgrade to the Ti Sport. The Ti Sport is a slightly bigger price bump but well worth the move in our opinion because you get the upgraded sport front seats. It'll also grant access to the Ti Sport Performance package that adds an adaptive suspension and a limited-slip differential.
A different path to upgrading the Giulia Ti is to go the route of the Lusso. Rather than focus on performance features, the Lusso comes with a more luxury-minded approach. The downside is it won't have access to the Sport's performance upgrades.
At nearly double the price and horsepower of the base car is the Quadrifoglio. To start, it has as standard equipment nearly every option available to the lower trim models. And the Quadrifoglio is the only trim with a clear advantage over its competition while in cross-shopping range.
Like the latest model iPhone, the Giulia can leave buyers uneasy because of its newness on the market. So before you make a decision, read about other people's experiences with owning a Giulia right here on Edmunds. It's just one of the great resources we offer to help you find the vehicle that suits you best.
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Overview
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is offered in the following submodels: Giulia Sedan, Giulia Quadrifoglio. Available styles include Ti 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Ti 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A), Ti Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Ti Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Ti Lusso 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Sport 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and Ti Lusso 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Giulia 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Giulia.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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