Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review

Category: Performance car

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is priced in line with the Audi RS4 Avant but costs a good chunk less than the BMW M3 while offering a comparable amount of standard equipment.

Indeed, there’s no need to go crazy on the options list – 19in alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, xenon headlights, electrically adjustable leather and Alcantara suede seats, and cruise control are all included.

Euro NCAP awarded the standard Alfa Romeo Giulia a full five-star safety rating, and on closer inspection of the scores shows that it outperformed the Audi A4 and Mercedes C-Class in the adult occupant protection test, although there were a few issues noted that weakened the child occupant protection. 

We don’t have reliability data for the Giulia QV specifically, but the regular Giulia very poorly in our 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey – it finished 17th out of 18 competitors in the executive car class. Alfa Romeo as a brand finished 26th out of 30 manufacturers featured.

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Overview

To drive, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is about as good as performance saloons get, even if it’s not quite as plush inside as its best rivals. It might not sound as brutish as, nor be as capable through corners as a Mercedes-AMG C63 AMG, but it's a fair bit cheaper and easier to live with day to day, too.

  • Wonderful engine
  • Sweet handling
  • Pliant ride
  • Interior feels cheap in places
  • Iffy infotainment system
  • Inconsistent brake feel
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