Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Inside, the Quadrifoglio is just like any other Giulia when it comes to space and practicality. It isn’t the easiest of saloons to climb into, having a fairly low roofline and low-set seats, but once you’re in, it caters for full-sized adults fairly well in both rows. The front sports seats are quite wide and both shoulder room and elbow room are good. There are plenty of cubbyholes to stow your odds and ends, including a sizeable space underneath the centre armrest and glovebox, and the latest version’s cup holders are located further back from the dashboard than in the original, allowing for a larger size of bottle.
In the back, there’s a reasonable amount of leg room – more than a Mercedes-AMG C63 offers – and there’s room for feet under the front seats. Head room is decent but not outstanding, although again better than a C63. Of course, if you want a ballistic saloon that’s more spacious, there’s always the AMG versions of the Mercedes E-Class, as well as the BMW M5. Naturally these bigger machines are a lot more expensive, though.
During our testing we were able to fit six carry-on suitcases into the Giulia’s boot, a decent effort, if one that’s overshadowed by the C63 saloon’s seven cases with room to spare. Handily, you get a 40/20/40 split folding rear seat as standard with release levers in the boot. You’ll need to give the seats a bit of a shove to fold them, but it’s still less of a faff than walking around to the rear doors to reach the catch.
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