New 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan
A sexy and sophisticated sports sedan, Alfa Romeo’s 2018 Giulia is an Italian alternative to popular German sedans like the BMW 3 Series.
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Alfa Romeo’s recent return to the United States market hinges on the success of the new Giulia sedan. The sexy and sophisticated 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is an Italian alternative to popular small German sports sedans like the BMW 3 Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. With rear-wheel drive and powerful engines, the new Giulia offers exceptional performance and spirited handling. Behind the Giulia’s traditional Alfa grille are turbocharged engines starting with a 280-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, while the high-performance Quadrifoglio model gets a class-leading 505-horsepower V6 that outpowers the BMW M3 and Mercedes C 63 AMG. Six trim levels are available, with prices starting around $39,000, and all-wheel drive is an available option on most trim levels for $2,000.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a sexy small-sports sedan with turbocharged horsepower, room for five and a starting price below $40,000, you’ll like the new Alfa Romeo Giulia. And if you’re looking to outrun and out-style your friend’s BMW M3, then you’ll love the 505-horsepower Giulia Quadrifoglio.
You May Not Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a hybrid sedan in this class, look elsewhere. BMW and Mercedes offer hybrid versions of the 3 Series and the C-Class. Also, Alfa’s reputation for reliability isn’t the best and the Giulia’s base price is considerably higher than the starting price of a BMW 320i.
What's New for 2018
Although the Giulia was all-new just last year, updates for 2018 are extensive. Alfa has updated the interior trim on the base model and added Forward Collision Plus and a harman/kardon premium audio system to the Giulia Quadrifoglio. New available options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia has a tidy footprint. Its compact size, snug sport seats and responsive steering are the stuff of which legendary sports sedans are made. In base rear-drive (RWD) form or the slightly tauter Ti versions in either rear- or optional all-wheel drive (AWD), the new Giulia provides spirited handling and a relaxed ride thanks to its 50:50 weight distribution and a willing 280-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The smooth-shifting 8-speed torque-converter automatic provides quick shifts whether left to its own devices or controlled via steering-column-mounted paddles. For the ultimate in performance, opt for the range-topping rear-drive-only Quadrifoglio trim level with its Ferrari-produced 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, which pumps out 505 horsepower. For those lucky enough to own the Quadrifoglio (which stands for “4-leaf clover”), they’ll find a car capable of being an everyday driver if left in Comfort mode and yet has the chops to make it a track-day hero.
In this class turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines are ubiquitous, but Alfa’s version of the popular powerplant puts out 280 horsepower, which is more than the 2.0-liters in the BMW 328i, Audi A4 and Mercedes C 300. Alfa says the Giulia with all-wheel drive sprints to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds.
Q4 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Available on the base Giulia and the Giulia Ti trim level, Alfa’s Q4 all-wheel drive turns this rear-drive sports sedan into an all-season tourer. The system has the ability to deliver up to 60 percent of the engine’s torque to the front wheels and costs an additional $2,000.
Inside, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia looks and feels like a high-performance Italian sports sedan. Alfa even puts the engine start button on the Giulia’s leather-wrapped steering wheel, just like its sister-brand Ferrari. It’s a cool touch. Soft Italian leather is standard and sport seats are available on the Ti trim. There are plenty of soft-touch materials and the large flowing dash is covered in a choice of real wood accents or brushed aluminum and carbon fiber for a more performance-oriented style. A 6.5-inch screen is standard, but the Ti and Quadrifoglio trim levels get a more desirable 8.8-inch screen.
An ugly Alfa is like a Justin Bieber presidency, it ain’t ever gonna happen. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia brings much needed sex appeal to a segment brimming with attractive but safe and stoic designs. This is a provocative and powerful-looking sedan, from its traditional Alfa triangle grille to the gentle sculpting of the body surfaces, and the new Giulia gains presence as you move up to the Ti and Quadrifoglio models, thanks to larger wheel-and-tire packages. And the optional sport pack on the Ti brings the same front and rear fascias and 19-inch wheels used on the QV.
Notable Standard Equipment
The equipment list is fairly comprehensive for the new Giulia, which includes Brembo disc brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, dual-zone climate control, push-button start mounted on the steering wheel, rearview camera with cross-traffic detection, park sensors, keyless entry, advanced brake assist, bi-xenon headlights, and 6-way-power seats. Step up to the Ti model and you get 18-inch wheels, heated seats and steering wheel, a larger 8.8-inch screen for the infotainment system and gray wood interior trim. The fully loaded Quadrifoglio includes 19-inch wheels with high-performance tires, 12-way-adjustable sport seats, carbon-fiber and aluminum accents, LED running lights and rear carbon-fiber spoiler.
Notable Optional Equipment
Alfa has expanded the Giulia’s option list for 2018. Available upgrades include a premium harman/kardon audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, dual-pane sunroof and on Ti models, Q4 all-wheel drive, Sport and Lusso packages including 12-way-adjustable sport seats and 18- and 19-inch wheels as well as navigation. Quadrifoglio buyers can opt for carbon-ceramic disc brakes and power-adjustable Sparco high-performance sport seats covered in a combination of leather and Alcantara and an Alcantara-covered steering wheel. Other cool extras include navigation, and safety systems like blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors and Lane Departure Warning.
Under the Hood
There are two engines in the lineup, the base turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder that makes 280 horsepower and the Ferrari-developed and -built 505-horsepower 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6. In keeping with their pedigree, both engines have exhaust notes that are uniquely Italian. The only gearbox offered on the new Alfa Giulia is an 8-speed torque-converter automatic transmission that provides smooth, sure and swift shifts.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
280 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
306 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/33 mpg (RWD), 23/31 mpg (AWD)
2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V6
505 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
443 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500-5,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/24 mpg
Prices start around $39,000 for the Giulia including $995 delivery, while the better-equipped $41,000 Ti model is a very good value. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio stickers for about $72,000, with a higher delivery charge of $1,595. The new Alfa Giulia slightly undercuts the BMW 330i’s sticker, while besting that car’s horsepower by 32 ponies; however, the 320i is less expensive than the Alfa and the 340i is more powerful. While the Quadrifoglio is about $6,000 more than the M3, it too has a significant 80-horsepower edge in output. Check out the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Holding your own in resale value can be a challenge in this league, but the Giulia retains its very well against everybody not wearing a Lexus badge.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Consumer Reviews
Mr Car Expert Sr.
November 04, 2018
There is good reason why this is Car of the Year!
I was expecting a decent sport sedan when I leased this over a year ago, what I ended up with is the finest sport sedan I've ever owned!...
May 18, 2018
Ciao Baby! What a vehicle!!
Just bought a brand new Giulia Ti AWD Sport, trofeo tri-coat white with the red/black interior, sport seats, 19 wheels, dual panel...
April 28, 2018
Best Ever Owned
I love my Giulia. I have owned BMWs and Mercedes and a Miata. Nothing compares to the Alfa Romeo. The steering and ride are outstanding...
April 01, 2018
Best Car Ever Owned
The Giulia is the product of a skunkworks of Ferrari engineers. Go drive it. You will discover steering that blows BMW away with...
February 23, 2018
In its class, better than a BMW.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia has exceeded all my expectations. I have over 6,000 miles on this car, with no issues. This vehicle is the...
December 26, 2017
Great handling fun to drive
I cannot believe how quick and fast this car is for a 4 cylinder. Mine has the 19 inch wheels. This car is cat quick. I have the paddle...
December 15, 2017
FCA got this one right
Have owned many Alfas over the years from Duettos to GTAs to spiders the new Giula is best design and quality ever. Only negative is...
September 30, 2017
Quadrifoglio is a wolf in sheeps clothing
QuadrofogilioI also own a 2017 Porsche 9114sTarga the Alfa is simply amazing 505 horsepower 4 different driving modes, carbon fiber...
July 05, 2017
An amazing Trully Italian Beauty.
The Giulia has a unique look that makes it an Amazing vehicle. Incredible fun to drive. Perfect steering, smooth seating and impressive...
June 28, 2017
Amazing to look at more amazing to drive!
What an amazing car. I have owned it for a month now, 1,000 miles, (Ti RWD), and gives me a smile everytime I get on the wheel. Top...
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