The Alfa Romeo Giulia is all-new for 2017. See the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia models for sale near you
From an enthusiast's standpoint, the sweet spot in the Giulia lineup is the Ti with the Sport package and a few options added on for good measure. As the Giulia is powered by its rear wheels, the AWD option is recommended for those in snowy climes. Even if you can't afford the $75,000 Quadrifoglio, ask your dealer to let you take one for a test drive. You may end up taking out a second mortgage to make the payments, but you'll never regret it. Find an Alfa Romeo Giulia for sale
The Alfa Romeo Giulia for 2017 is offered in three trims: Base, Ti and Quadrifoglio. The base and Ti offer the option of AWD, but not the V6-powered Quadrifoglio.
The base Giulia ($38,990, RWD; $40,990, AWD) comes with a sport suspension, 17-in alloy wheels, Brembo front disc brakes, bi-xenon headlights, power heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, rear fog lights, leather seating, 6-way power driver's and passenger seats with 4-way power lumbar support, 6.5-in infotainment audio, Bluetooth, rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control and rear seat vents. Also standard are passive entry with Keyless Go, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a rear backup camera, rear parking sensors and hill-start assist.
The Giulia Ti ($40,990, RWD; $42,990, AWD) brings 18-in polished aluminum wheels, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, heated washer nozzles, front parking sensors and an 8-speaker audio setup with an 8.8-in touchscreen plus SiriusXM satellite radio.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio ($75,095) brings a more powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine, a carbon fiber front spoiler with an active splitter, high-performance HID headlights, 19-in alloy wheels, active suspension, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, Brembo performance 4-wheel disc brakes, quad chrome exhaust tips, a torque vectoring differential, headlight washers plus a carbon fiber roof, hood, rear spoiler and interior trim. Other features include DNA Pro Drive Mode selector, 14-way power sport front seats with power front bolster, navigation and a 200-mph speedometer.
Popular equipment packages are available on most models, including the base trim. They include the Cold Weather Package (heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and heated washer nozzles), the Driver Assistance Package (blind spot monitoring, parking sensors and rear cross-traffic alert), the Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package (adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam assist, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning and automatic emergency braking) and the 8.8-in navigation audio system. The Ti performance package adds adaptive suspension, paddle shifters and a limited-slip differential. The Ti offers two optional upgrade packages. The Sport package adds 19-in alloy wheels with black brake calipers, sport leather seats and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The Lusso package adds 18-in Lusso aluminum wheels, luxury leather seating with Cannellioni Design, a leather-wrapped dash and upper door trim and a choice of Light Walnut or Dark Grey Oak interior trim.
Standalone options include the Harman Kardon audio upgrade, a dual-pane sunroof, forward-collision warning plus and range of wheel and paint color upgrades.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||12 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2017 Audi A4 -- Although it's not as powerful as the Giulia and is pulled by its front wheels, the A4 is nevertheless a formidable performance sedan. We also think the Audi's interior is more upscale with better quality materials, but its exterior styling is rather conservative.
2017 BMW 3 Series -- The 3 Series is every bit the Giulia's performance equal, but it can get expensive as the options are added on. The 3 Series, however, has a long service and resale history that the Giulia can't match. It also offers a diesel model.
2017 Infiniti Q50 -- Infiniti's sporty Q50 sedan has a shapely body, impressive handling and a lower base price. Its twin-turbocharged V6 produces more horsepower than the Giulia's standard engine, although the 400-hp Red Sport falls about 105 horses short of the Quadrifoglio.
Used BMW M3 -- Pick up a used 2014-2016 BMW M3 and you'll find a performance sedan that can run circles around almost everything in its price range, yet still hold its value better than most.