2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

MSRP range: $78,650
MSRP $80,245
Edmunds suggests you pay $78,047

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2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review

  • Strong turbocharged engine lineup
  • Sleek interior
  • High performance of the Quadrifoglio model
  • Rear seat space is tight for the class
  • Base-model seats are flat and uncomfortable
  • Trunk space is adequate but awkward to access
  • Previous Ti Sport trim renamed Veloce
  • Part of the first Giulia generation introduced in 2017

Do you yearn to drive something different? Most small luxury sedans these days can seem pretty cookie-cutter. Enter the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia, a small luxury sedan with distinctive styling, athletic reflexes and an interior that feels like a tailored suit for the driver. Compared to something like an Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, the Alfa Romeo Giulia stands out in a crowd. Giulia sales are comparatively small too, furthering the car's exclusive vibe.

The base Giulia comes with a 280-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and is fun and lively to drive. And if you want to take that special feeling to the next level, there's the top-of-the-line Quadrifoglio, with its 505-horsepower V6. The Giulia isn't without its faults — take a look at our Expert Rating to read our in-depth analysis — but its personality is a perfect antidote to small luxury sedan blandness.

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For a certain kind of buyer looking for a focused sport sedan, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is a must-have. There's really no other entry-level four-door that comes close to matching its superb driving dynamics and unique road presence. But many will be put off by the compromises to passenger comfort and overall refinement it makes to achieve this goal.
Even powered by the standard turbocharged four-cylinder, the Alfa Romeo Giulia feels like a proper sport sedan. Its 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds is among the segment's quickest for a base engine-equipped vehicle, and it feels even quicker thanks to the significant punch of acceleration once the turbo engages. The steering wheel is nicely weighted, and the body responds quickly to steering inputs. Handling is superb, with little body roll and razor-sharp accuracy. Be sure to opt for summer tires if you want a good time; selecting the all-seasons severely degrades driving pleasure.

A few faults drag down this score. The brakes clamp on pretty hard at the top of the pedal stroke and again right before coming to a stop, making smooth stops virtually impossible. The transmission also isn't quick to downshift when you really dig in for more speed.
The Giulia is a sport sedan first and foremost, but it's also reasonably comfortable. The front seats are well shaped and have plenty of adjustments to dial in the right position. The rears are also pleasant, with good lower back support. The ride rarely feels rough and is never skittish. Only cracked road surfaces transmit hard thunks into the cabin. And we love the sound of the Giulia's throaty exhaust.

But most of these highlights are balanced against pitfalls. The seats have intrusive, unyielding thigh bolsters, and most drivers will rest their legs on top. The interior also lets in a lot of tire noise, and the engine that sounds great when wrung out is also hollow at low rpm. The automatic climate system underestimates airflow needs.
Some controls are oddly placed, and though the infotainment system supports both touchscreen and dial inputs, the latter can't control everything displayed. You'll have to use the screen to select a radio preset, for instance. The Giulia is hard to get in and out of because the middle pillar is pushed far forward — which hampers front access — and wheel arches that intrude into rear passenger space. And once you finally do get inside, headroom is tight especially in the back.

The driver is the focus here, as evidenced by the attention to detail placed on this position. The seat and steering wheel are highly adjustable, and the armrests are at the perfect height for relaxed cruising. The metal shift paddles attached to the steering column are deeply satisfying to pull. And visibility is pretty good despite the compromised over-the-shoulder view due to the position of the middle pillar.
The Giulia's tech falls short of what class leaders offer. The voice controls, in particular, are seriously deficient compared to more comprehensive Audi, BMW and Mercedes systems. The system appears to support natural language recognition until you say something it doesn't understand and a structured menu list pops up. Navigation input is cumbersome, and point-of-interest search rarely works. And while there are plenty of ports and pads to charge your devices, phone integration is poor. Bluetooth is slow to connect, so if you had a podcast at high volume playing when you turned off the car, upon restart, the radio will absolutely blast you away.

There are a few highlights. The available Harman Kardon audio system sounds crisp and punchy, and the driver safety aids, while a little too sensitive, work well overall.
Utility takes a back seat to performance, but the Giulia isn't a mere weekend car. At 13.4 cubic feet, the trunk offers more ultimate storage than most rivals, and there are enough storage spaces inside the car to stash your everyday gear. Numerous cubbies and pockets, though small, are spread throughout the cabin.

As usual, the negatives come down to execution. While the trunk itself is large, the top edge of the trunk is almost in line horizontally with the bottom edge. So you don't drop items into the trunk as much as you bend over and slide them in, like you do with an oven. Put anything as far forward as the rear seatbacks, and you'll have to climb into the trunk to retrieve it. And though car seat anchors are easily accessible, the small door apertures and tight rear space will require moving the front seats to make a child safety seat fit.
The all-wheel-drive Giulia gets an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined (23 city/31 highway). This is typical for a compact luxury sedan with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, but once you consider its superior acceleration, the Giulia gleams a little brighter. However, it earned 25.9 mpg on our 115-mile evaluation route; typically we see results between the combined and highway numbers. A BMW 330i xDrive on the same route, for instance, averaged 31.3 mpg.
The Giulia starts just north of $40,000, and our Ti Sport AWD test car, with all manner of bells and whistles, stickered for more than $55,000. It's actually not bad compared to the cost of similarly equipped rivals from Mercedes and BMW, though other sedans from Acura, Lexus and Volvo are generally priced lower.

Its cabin design is attractive and distinct, with ample use of leather, aluminum and soft-touch plastic. It seems like you get what you pay for. Still, our test car had a persistent rattle and wonky phone integration system.

Like most in the class, Alfa offers four years/50,000 miles of coverage for both its basic and powertrain warranties. Roadside assistance is covered for four years/unlimited miles, and the first maintenance visit is free. Many Alfa models have shown questionable reliability, though, so proceed with caution.
The Giulia has personality in spades. While the back end looks a little anonymous, the avian front end is distinctive — in a good way. Its interior, likewise, doesn't look like anything else out there. Satisfying steering, sublime handling, grippy seats, a rorty four-cylinder ... there are perhaps no other cars (with base engines) in this segment more engaging or fun to drive. Wonky brakes and a slightly laggy transmission are the only blemishes in an otherwise faultless driving experience. With the Giulia, you will likely know right away if it's the car for you.

Which Giulia does Edmunds recommend?

We like the Ti trim as it gets you larger wheels, a sunroof and heated seats for not much more than the base Sprint trim. Alfa Romeo also offers more optional packages for the Ti, giving you greater control over customizing your car.

Alfa Romeo Giulia models

The 2022 Giulia is available in four main trim levels: Sprint, Ti, Veloce and the high-performance Quadrifoglio. The first three are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (280 horsepower, 306 lb-ft) matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The Quadrifoglio is rear-wheel-drive only and uses a turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine (505 hp, 443 lb-ft).

Sprint
The base Giulia Sprint starts you off with:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Xenon headlights
  • Keyless proximity entry and ignition
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Driver's seat memory settings
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen
  • Eight-speaker audio system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • Wireless charging pad
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Rear parking sensors (alert you to obstacles that may not be visible behind the vehicle when parking)

Ti
Upgrading to the midlevel Ti adds:

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Navigation system
  • Front parking sensors

Veloce
On top of the Ti's equipment, the Veloce adds:

  • Limited-slip rear differential (can enhance traction when accelerating)
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Extendable thigh cushion and side bolster adjustment for front seats
  • Sport front seats

Quadrifoglio
In addition to Veloce upgrades, the high-performance Quadrifoglio includes:

  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • Upgraded brakes
  • Summer performance tires
  • Torque-vectoring differential (can enhance traction and handling agility)
  • Carbon-fiber body panels
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system

There are a few option packages to look out for, including:

Active Assist Plus package

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the Alfa Romeo and the car in front)
  • Driver attention warning (issues an alert if sensors determine you are becoming fatigued)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Giulia back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Traffic sign recognition (reads and displays the speed limit in the gauge cluster)

Premium Interior and Sound package

  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system
  • Leather dash and upper doors

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$78,650
MPG & Fuel
17 City / 25 Hwy / 20 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.3 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 505 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque: 443 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 182.5 in. / Height: 56.1 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: N/A
Overall Width without Mirrors: 73.7 in.
Curb Weight: 3806 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Giulia safety features:

Adaptive Cruise Control
Maintains a set interval from the vehicle ahead and can bring the vehicle to a stop without driver intervention.
Forward Collision Warning Plus
Warns of an impending collision and, in some circumstances, brings the vehicle to a stop if a collision appears imminent.
Lane Departure Warning
Puts out a buzzing noise to alert you if you're drifting out of your lane.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. the competition

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2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The Stelvio is the SUV relative of the Giulia, which means they will feel very similar behind the wheel. It ultimately comes down to your needs. If you need more room for cargo and passengers, go with the Stelvio. If you prefer the sleeker sedan look and sportier handling, stick with the Giulia.

Compare Alfa Romeo Giulia & Alfa Romeo Stelvio features 

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. Audi A4

The Audi A4 leans more toward luxury and technology in a more reserved body style. It will offer more tech, but it isn't as powerful as the Giulia — and it won't have the same Italian style. But the Audi is better suited to coddle its driver with a nice interior and quiet drive.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series has a premium but somewhat boring interior design compared to the Giulia's. It's also not quite as involving to drive. But BMW does offer a midrange M340i model that has a 382-horsepower six-cylinder engine. There's no equivalent in the Giulia; you get either the base four-cylinder or ramp all the way up the Qudrifoglio, which is more equivalent to the high-performance BMW M3.

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FAQ

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2022 Giulia both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.4 out of 10. You probably care about Alfa Romeo Giulia fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Giulia gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Alfa Romeo Giulia. Learn more

What's new in the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia:

  • Previous Ti Sport trim renamed Veloce
  • Part of the first Giulia generation introduced in 2017
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Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia reliable?

To determine whether the Alfa Romeo Giulia is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Giulia. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Giulia's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2022 Giulia and gave it a 7.4 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2022 Giulia is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia?

The least-expensive 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia is the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $78,650.

Other versions include:

  • Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $78,650
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What are the different models of Alfa Romeo Giulia?

If you're interested in the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the next question is, which Giulia model is right for you? Giulia variants include Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Giulia models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Overview

The 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is offered in the following styles: Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A). The 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and all its trim types. 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 2022 Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2022 Giulia Quadrifoglio featuring deep dives into trim levels including Quadrifoglio, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio?

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $80,245. The average price paid for a new 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,198 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,198 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $78,047.

The average savings for the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 2.7% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio?

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Quadrifoglio 4dr Sedan (2.9L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/25 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG20
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement2.9 L
Passenger Volume95.0 cu.ft.
Wheelbase111.0 in.
Length182.5 in.
WidthN/A
Height56.1 in.
Curb Weight3806 lbs.

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