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For The Giulietta looks great and is available with some good engines. Most versions are well priced and equipped, and are cheap to run.

Against Rear-seat space, cabin quality and ride comfort disappoint. Refinement is another weakness, and while you can adjust the driving characteristics at the flick of a switch, the Giulietta is never really fun to drive.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Hatchback
33 5stars

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a stylish alternative to the class favourites, but it disappoints in too many areas to threaten them.

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There are 15 Alfa Romeo Giulietta versions available

Hatchback 1.4 TB 120 Progression 5dr £18,240
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JDTM 105 Progression 5dr £19,170
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 TB 120 Distinctive 5dr £19,490
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JDTM 105 Distinctive 5dr £20,420
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Distictive 5dr £20,990
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 JTDM 150 Distinctive 5dr £21,720
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.6 JDTM 105 Exclusive 5dr £22,170
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Exclusive 5dr £22,740
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 JTDM 150 Exclusive 5dr £23,470
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 TB Multir 170 Ex'ive TCT 5dr £24,035
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 TB Multiair 170 Sportiva N 5dr £24,490
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 JTDM 150 Sportiva Nav 5dr £25,220
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 JTDM 175 Exclusive TCT 5dr £25,630
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Hatchback 1.4 TB Mult'r 170 Spva Nav TCT 5dr £25,785
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Hatchback 2.0 JTDM 175 Sportiva Nav TCT 5dr £27,380
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

As with any Alfa Romeo, much of the Giulietta’s appeal lies in its distinctive styling. Look beyond that and it’s competent but nowhere near class-leading; it’s neither the roomiest small family hatch nor the best to drive, although it is available with some strong engines.

The entry-level Progression models are attractively priced and pretty well equipped. You’re better off with Distinctive, though, which is available with more engines than Progression, plus it comes with dual-zone climate control and rear parking sensors. Exclusive gets sportier looks and Sportiva comes with lots of equipment, but they're pretty pricey.

The Quadrifoglio Verde is the fastest model. It's hard to recommend, though, because it's expensive and isn't particularly good to drive.

Reader test team says:

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Hatchback 1.4 TB 120 Progression 5dr

This is in addition to my earlier review when only 2k on the clock. I now have 4.5k on the clock and have owned from new for 4 months now. A few…

Charles Smiles

4 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Hatchback 1.6 JTDM 105 Sportiva 5dr

I bought this car new and have had it for two months and so far so good. The car is solid, the suspension stiff (and exciting) and so far no rattles.…

John Rostron

4 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Hatchback 1.6 JTDM 105 Turismo 5dr

Ive had this car now for a little over a year its just covered 67k the Good points is it still looks good and is a good drive and the DNA button helps…

Paul Carter

3 out of 5 stars

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Hatchback 1.6 JTDM 105 Turismo 5dr

I bought my 1.6 diesel Collezione 2 months ago. So far no issues at all. Excellent economy. With DNA activated the 1.6 Diesel engine gives you all the…

Nick Hammond

4 out of 5 stars
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