The Alfa Romeo Giulia (Type 952) is a compact executive car produced by the Italian automobile manufacturer Alfa Romeo. It was unveiled in June 2015, with market launch scheduled for February 2016, and it is the first saloon offered by Alfa Romeo after the production of the 159 ended in 2011. The Giulia is also the first mass-market Alfa Romeo vehicle in over two decades to use a longitudinal rear-wheel drive platform, since the 75 which was discontinued in 1992. The Giulia was second in 2017 European Car of the Year voting and was named Motor Trend Car of the Year for 2018. In 2018, Giulia was awarded the Compasso d’Oro industrial design award
Its sharp handling and gutsy turbocharged four-cylinder are a perfect pair for enthusiast drivers, and it means the Giulia is equipped to take on rival sports sedans such as the BMW 3-series, the Genesis G70, and the Mercedes-Benz C-class. While perhaps not as luxurious as those sedans, the Alfa’s interior is generously equipped and boasts a driver-focused design. Passengers will find the front seats spacious and comfortable, but most adults will feel the pinch in the rear—something most cars in this class have in common. For drivers seeking the ultimate in performance, we’d suggest taking at a look at the Giulia Quadrifoglio model (reviewed separately), which offers a hot-blooded 505-hp twin-turbo V-6.
||8-speed shiftable automatic
||All wheel drive
||4 yr./ 50,000 mi.