2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review

Introduction

This is Alfa Romeo’s resurgent return to the compact executive class. It’s called the Giulia and it competes alongside some of the most competent, established names in the business – namely, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Jaguar XE. What the Italian saloon hopes to add to this sector is a little visual flair, but then Alfas of the recent past have always been pretty – yet they’ve also, for the most part, been pretty mediocre as cars. The Giulia should change all that, though, as there’s plenty of substance to go with its undoubted style. The UK range is made up entirely of rear-wheel drive four-door saloons equipped with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and the only choices to make are which engine you want, and which trim.

 

Body Style: Saloon                Seats: 5                       MRP from £29,480 -  £37,880


Did you know? Prior to this Alfa’s launch in 2016, the Giulia badge was last used on one of the company’s products in 1978.

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing

Verdict: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8.25/10)

Never has one car meant so much to one company. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is the result of a significant, multimillion-pound investment in the ailing Italian marque by parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with a view to getting this once-proud brand back up where it belongs among the premium elite. Years and years of underwhelming, substandard machines from Alfa ...