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Alfa Romeo Giulia review

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Alfa Romeo Giulia
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23 Jun 2016 10:30 | Last updated: 29 Aug 2018 16:02

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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Giulia might miss out on standard full-leather seating, but, it does come with a full suite of safety equipment such as forward collision alert, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking as standard, which many of its rivals make you pay extra for. What’s more, the Giulia undercuts its direct rivals from BMW, Audi and Mercedes on price. It also has competitive CO2 emissions (in diesel form) and agreeable company car tax payments. Residuals may not be as strong as those of its German competition, but they are much better than they were for Alfa Romeos of old.

Alfa Romeo currently only offers a two-year, unlimited-mileage warranty on its new cars, which is about the shortest warranty of any mainstream car today and doesn’t bring much peace of mind. The dealer network’s customer service also attracts decidedly mixed reviews from Alfa owners. The company does include three years of roadside assistance cover for the car, though.

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Alfa Romeo Giulia
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Verdict

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is good to drive and a fine alternative to the usual German suspects. Refinement and cabin quality are below par, though

  • Engaging handling
  • Handsome looks
  • Strong performance
  • Diesel engines could be quieter
  • Residual values a leap of faith
  • Disappointing interior quality
There are 7 trims available for the Giulia saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
Super
Swaps the lesser model’s rims for 17in ones, and adds part-leather seats, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for the gearbox, and some richer interior trim features. Also open to further equipm...View trim
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Speciale
Speciale trim features 18in ‘Sport’ alloys, bi-Xenon headlamps, sports front and rear bumpers, a sports diffuser, dual chrome exhaust and red brake callipers. Inside, aluminium metal sport pedals a...View trim
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Nero Edizione
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Veloce
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Veloce TI
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Quadrifoglio
Not just a Giulia with a 503bhp V6. It gets 19in wheels and bi-xenons as standard, as well as special leather/alcantara sports seats, sport suspension with adaptive dampers, uprated brakes, a torqu...View trim
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