Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review

Category: Performance car

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:petrol
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
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RRP £65,520What Car? Target Price from£61,745

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The Giulia Quadrifoglio’s standard driver’s seat is set low in front of well-positioned pedals and allows you to adopt a hunkered-down position. The broadly adjustable steering wheel, with its pleasingly slim rim, complements this. For a hefty premium, Alfa Romeo will fit carbonfibre sports seats. These are brilliantly supportive and worth the extra if you can find it.

There’s quite a marked difference in material richness between entry-level Giulias and this rather pricier Quadrifoglio variant, which gets a leather-wrapped dashboard and carbonfibre trims that helps lift the interior into line with similarly racy rivals such as the Audi RS5 and AMG C63. The aluminium gear selection paddles feel superb, too, as does the optional leather, Alcantara and carbonfibre finish to its steering wheel.

Unfortunately, while it looks good at a glance, the Giulia Quadrifoglio doesn’t match the quality of its rivals on closer inspection. There are too many Christmas-cracker plastics and flimsy switches and buttons dotted around – which simply don’t belong in a car that costs this much.

The infotainment system is controlled by a rotary controller and relayed through an 8.8in colour display that appears as if from nowhere behind a smoked screen. There's built in sat-nav and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, but mediocre graphics, a slightly dim display and muddled, confusing menus sadly let it down.

 

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