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Giulietta
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Price (on the road)

ยฃ20,030-ยฃ29,965

Target Price (cash)

ยฃ18,261-ยฃ27,737

What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Visibility pack
  • Metallic paint

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

ยฃ259.46-ยฃ390.41/month

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Engines

1.6 JTDM-2 120
This 118bhp entry-level unit is our pick of the Giulietta range. Reasonably refined on the move and usefully flexible to offer good real-world pace. CO2 emissions of 99g/km and fuel economy of 74.3mpg are up with the class best. A six-speed gearbox is standard but thereโ€™s also the option of a six-speed auto.
1.4 TB MultiAir 150
This petrol engine provides useful performance and is smooth and eager. Itโ€™s more efficient than the entry-level 1.4 engine, but it pushes the price up quite significantly, so we think most buyers will be better off saving their money. A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard.
2.0 JTDM-2 175 TCT
This is the flagship diesel engine for the Giulietta and comes with Alfaโ€™s twin-clutch TCT transmission. It delivers mighty mid-range punch, and thereโ€™s not much of a penalty in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions for choosing over the 168bhp manual version. Refinement could be better and the TCT gearbox can be frustrating, however, so itโ€™s our least favourite diesel model in the range.
2.0 JTDM-2
This diesel engine provides strong performance, but itโ€™s rather noisy when worked hard. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are low, but not as low as those of the 1.6 diesel model, which is a better bet overall. A six-speed gearbox is standard.
1.75 TBi 240 TCT
This turbocharged petrol engine is reserved for the range-topping Quadrifoglio Verde model. With 237bhp it has plenty of power, but it all arrives rather suddenly and the standard TCT semi-auto transmission can be unresponsive at times. Refinement is ok, but fuel economy and CO2 emissions arenโ€™t especially competitive.
1.4 TB MultiAir
This 1.4-litre engine punches well above its weight, with an impressive 168bhp and 184lb ft of torque. Performance is strong, refinement is good and thereโ€™s no penalty in fuel economy or CO2 emissions for choosing this engine over the Multiair 150. In fact, if you go for the optional TCT twin-clutch transmission instead of the standard six-speed manual, the official figures are significantly better. If youโ€™re after a sporty petrol engine this is a fine option.
1.4 TB
This 118bhp engine โ€“ which comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard - is the entry point to the Giulietta range, but itโ€™s our pick of the petrol engines. Itโ€™s keen to rev and sounds good when you do, which suits the Giuliettaโ€™s character well, and it keeps down the price. Fuel consumption is no match for most rivalsโ€™, however.

Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

41.5-74.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

110-99 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

F-F

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

350 litres

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