New 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan
Potent, passionate and individualistic, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia is the Italian alternative to luxury-sports sedans like the BMW 3 Series.
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Pricing
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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia KBB Expert Review
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is among the freshest luxury-sports sedans to take on stalwarts like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. The Giulia may not be a household name, and Alfa Romeo itself only recently returned to America, but this Italian car deserves notice. It is more powerful than rivals, boasts the requisite rear-wheel drive (RWD) of a sports car (all-wheel drive [AWD] is optional), and has luscious looks. Starting just over $38,000, it’s also on the lower-priced end of the segment. Perhaps most vital, it performs like a real-deal sports sedan. For drivers craving serious firepower, the Giulia Quadrifoglio packs a Ferrari-derived engine with over 500 horsepower and a nearly $74,000 price tag. The Giulia’s long-term reliability is still unknown, but there’s no denying the Giulia’s passion.
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The only Italian car in its class, the Alfa Romeo Giulia also stands out with its stylish design, potent performance and the fact that you just won’t see that many others on the road. If you like all this and want to brag that you have a Ferrari-derived engine, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is an absolute howl to drive.
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While Alfa Romeo is part of the massive Fiat Chrysler empire, there aren’t as many Alfa dealerships as competing luxury brands. The Giulia’s long-term reliability is also a question mark. If a manual transmission is on your wish list, check out the highly recommendable new Genesis G70.
What's New for 2019
For 2019, all Giulia models receive Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Optional on all models are heated rear seats and a premium alarm system. The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio gets folding rear seats.
The Alfa Romeo name may be unfamiliar, but this Italian brand has been making distinctive cars for over a century. Its expertise is blending passion and performance, and the Giulia delivers. Even a base Alfa Giulia is very quick. Its 280-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder enables 0-60-mph sprints of just 5.5 seconds -- that’s among the best in its class. A standard sport suspension and balanced chassis lend well to tearing around corners, but the trade-off is a stiffer ride quality. The smooth 8-speed automatic transmission shifts eagerly whether left to its own devices or controlled via the large -- perhaps too large -- steering-column-mounted paddles. If you have deep pockets and desire an alternative to the BMW M3 or Mercedes-AMG C-Class, turn your attention, and right foot, to the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Its twin-turbo V6 unleashes 505 horsepower, and has an exhaust note that can only be described as intoxicating. Available in rear-wheel-drive only, this Alfa Quadrifoglio is an absolute blast that’s track-ready. Just be aware that its suspension is appropriately performance-car stiff.
Q4 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE
Available on the base Giulia and the Giulia Ti trim level for an extra $2,000, Alfa’s Q4 all-wheel drive turns this rear-drive sports sedan into an all-season tourer that grants more confidence on slick, traction-compromised roads. The system has the ability to deliver up to 60 percent of the engine’s torque to the front wheels.
Yes, it’s a mouthful (and translates to “4-leaf clover”), but the Quadrifoglio is a legitimate high-performance sedan. If an engine derived from Alfa’s cousin Ferrari isn’t proof, look at the numbers: 505 horsepower that enables 0-60-mph blasts of just 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph.
Inside, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia looks and feels like the Italian sports sedan it is. We dig the details. For instance, the Giulia puts the engine start button on the leather-wrapped steering wheel, just like its Ferrari relative. 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 offered with real wood accents or brushed aluminum and carbon fiber for a more performance-oriented style. A 6.5-inch screen is standard in base models, while an easier-to-see 8.8-inch screen is available. The optional paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel are huge, almost ostentatious. Rear-seat room is only adequate, similar to others in this class. Trunk capacity is also about average, and we like its 40/20/40-split-fold seat with ski pass-through.
Few eyes will argue that the Alfa Romeo isn’t a beautiful car. Finely sculpted and even better proportioned, it has that hunkered-down, flowing shape of a modern luxury sedan. It has somewhat similar lines as the Infiniti Q50 and Genesis G70, but retains an Italian distinction. That is most apt up front. Look at the Alfa’s scudetto (“little shield”) grille. Where everyone else has gone with massive, horizontal shapes, the Giulia has an inverted triangle. New for 2019 is the Nero Edizione (Black Edition) that gives the Giulia a darkened appearance to the grille, mirror caps, exhaust tips and more. Wheels range in size from 17 inches to 19 inches. The high-performance Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio stands out with its quad tailpipes and the 4-leaf clover emblem mounted above the front-wheel arches. That symbol may as well say, “I’ll leave you in the dust.”
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia comes with a nice roster of standard features. For example, where many rivals have faux-leather upholstery, the Giulia has the real thing. Other notable standard features include 10-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, bi-xenon headlights, heated and power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, universal garage remote, and a 7-inch digital dashboard display. The Alfa’s base infotainment system bundles a 6.5-inch central screen and 8-speaker AM/FM audio system with Bluetooth, USB inputs and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. In addition to one of the most powerful engines in its class, the small Alfa luxury sedan also boasts Brembo performance brakes.
Notable Optional Equipment
All-wheel drive can be had on both the base Giulia or the better-equipped Ti model. The Giulia Ti, available in Sport or Lusso (luxury) form, includes heated seats and heated steering wheel, a larger 8.8-inch central infotainment display, and 18-inch wheels. Options include a dual-pane sunroof, 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system and navigation. We recommend adding the collision warning and automatic emergency braking system for $500. Other driver-assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning and blind-spot monitoring. Performance upgrades include an active suspension and limited-slip rear differential. At the top of the Giulia lineup, the Quadrifoglio packs a high-powered engine, a host of performance upgrades, and many of the optional items on the standard models. If you’re looking for the ultimate stopping power, the Quadrifoglio offers carbon-ceramic brakes, but at $8,000 they are anything but cheap.
Under the Hood
Like other entry-level luxury-sports sedans, the Alfa Romeo uses a turbocharged 4-cylinder, but the Alfa’s engine punches above its weight, making 280 horsepower and a stouter 306 lb-ft of torque. That oomph is sent to the rear wheels or, in Q4 models, all four. In standard form, the Giulia is one quick and satisfying machine to drive. As for the Giulia Quadrifoglio, it’s a beast. That high-performance Giulia uses a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 derived from Ferrari. It sends 505 horsepower to the rear wheels and performs like a rocket. Both engines are linked to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The Giulia has a drive-mode selector with three modes called DNA: Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency. Quadrifoglio models have a fourth mode called Race, which optimizes the car for exactly that. At up to 33 mpg in standard form, the Giulia is surprisingly efficient considering the power it packs. Like other new cars, the Giulia has an engine start/stop system that cuts power at idle. If you don’t like the restarts, the system can be disabled via a button next to the headlight switch.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
280 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
306 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,800 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
The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $38,195. Destination charge is another $1,295. Opting for the Q4 all-wheel-drive system is another $2,000. A loaded-up Giulia can reach into the mid-$50,000 range. The high-performance 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio is notably pricier, starting at $73,700 and rising a few thousand from there with options. At these prices, the standard Giulia starts lower than the all-new BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and slightly higher than an Audi A4, a Jaguar XE and an Infiniti Q50. Still, the bargain in this segment is the tempting new Genesis G70, which starts under $35,000, as does an Acura TLX. The Quadrifoglio, meanwhile, is just under the starting price of a Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new compact-luxury sedan. The Alfa Romeo Giulia’s resale value is expected to be in line with that of its rivals.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Consumer Reviews
January 15, 2019
The quadrofoglio is an italian sportscar with four seats. It is an incredible car. I haven't had any problem with it
January 11, 2019
Great Car, Great Looks, Exceptional Performance
This is the best car I ever had. It has the best look in the segment and the best performance for the money. It is so much fun to drive...
December 30, 2018
Great looks, great horsepower, great handling!!!!!
This Alfa Romeo Guilia is a luxury sedan sports car. It is comfortable, the horsepower is excellent, it handles great and the all-wheel...
December 23, 2018
A Great fun driving car. Performance and handling
A very enjoyable driving experience. Performance on the D mode is very sporty. While putting it in the A mode it drives very good and...
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!...
October 13, 2018
Amazing car! Makes you want to drive all day!!
Excellent styling, performance and interior design. Quality feels every bit as good as German rivals, but in a much more attractive...
September 19, 2018
Best 4-door drivers car
If driving dynamics if your first priority, this is the car. It drives as well as the 07 Cayman S I had to give up for a minivan....
August 06, 2018
Fun to drive, but requires improvement
In terms of handling and drivability, Alfa Romeo Giulia is the best car I ever driven. It feels light, has a lot of power and torque,...
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...
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