Cabin space isn’t a strength: the Giulietta provides enough front head room for those in the front seats and leg room is okay, but taller drivers may feel their hair brushing the headlining and the footwell is cramped. Passenger seat height adjustment is standard for all but entry-level models.
Storage space is poor. The front door bins are very slim and won’t hold a large water bottle; entry-level versions miss out on the centre armrest with storage space on other models, but it’s very small anyway. The glovebox is okay and there’s a small lidded cubby at the top of the dashboard, but the fixed cupholders on the centre console are narrow and the oddment slots in the same area are small and shallow.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta rear space
Despite being one of the longest cars in its class the Giulietta provides less rear leg room than many of its rivals. It’ll be fine for many, but a taller passenger sitting behind a similarly sized driver is likely to have their knees in contact with the seat in front.
Head room is below par, too, and the shortage of space makes the central seat pretty uncomfortable. Access isn’t great due to the sloping roofline; all in all, the Giulietta isn’t especially family-friendly.
Front seatback pockets are standard on all but entry-level cars, however, and all Giuliettas have surprisingly useful rear door bins.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta seating flexibility
Like most compact hatchbacks, the Giulietta isn’t the last word in versatility. As with most rivals, you can fold the rear seat backs forwards for extra load space and that’s about it.
Tipping the seat backs (which have a 60/40 split) forward is easy, requiring a tug on a handle at the top of it. The cushion stays in place, leaving a reasonably long area with raised, sloping section.
All but the entry-level car have passenger seat height adjustment; a central rear armrest with storage compartment, third rear head restraint and through-load system is standard for the top three trims, optional for the one beneath that, and not available for the two cheapest versions.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta boot space
In isolation, the Giulietta’s boot isn’t too bad – it’s large enough for a pushchair or set of golf clubs, for example, and it has a slightly larger capacity than a basic Ford Focus.
You don’t get as much load space as you do in an Audi A3 or VW Golf, however, and although the load space is a regular shape, the boot entrance is comparatively narrow and there’s quite a drop to the floor.
With the rear seats folded there’s decent space, but not as much as you get in a Golf and the floor isn’t flat.