2018 Giulia New Car Test Drive
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a new entry into the U.S., a luxury sports sedan that competes with the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Jaguar XE, and Acura TLX, among others.
The Giulia is stylish, with short front and rear overhangs that give it a sporty stance, and a big Alfa Romeo grille.
Giulia is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four that makes a sweet 280 horsepower with an 8-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It's a delight to drive, full of gusto, and not far from being as good as the world's finest sports sedans. The automatic seems confused at times, however.
Also available is the Giulia Quadrifoglio, with a breathtaking 2.9-liter V6 making 505 horsepower.
The cabin is comfortable but seems rough around the edges and doesn't offer much sense of sitting in an Italian Alfa Romeo.
Alfa Romeo Giulia ($37,995) comes with rear-wheel drive and the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 8-speed automatic. Giulia is available in Sport ($39,245), Ti ($39,995), Ti Lusso ($42,495), and Ti Sport ($42,495). Q4 all-wheel drive is available ($2000).
Giulia Quadrifoglio ($73,500) features 505-horsepower V6.