As soon as it made its debut, the Alfa Giulia impressed everyone with its gorgeous looks. Even before it had been driven, people were writing positive reviews about it. Then the Quadrifoglio version launched, and it proved to be a genuine Mercedes AMG and BMW-M rival. More to the point, it beat the Germans at their own game.
But what is the more common mainstream version like? We reviewed a 2.0 MultiAir Super to find out.
The Giulia’s 2.0-liter engine is a far cry from the V6 found in its big brother, but it makes some 197 horsepower which is more than adequate. It’s willing to rev and has lots of torque down low.
The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Impresses All Who Drive It
The sprint to 62 mph takes just 6.6 seconds, more than half a second quicker than the equivalent BMW 320i. Because the engine doesn’t weigh a lot, it’s great in the corners, too. The turn-in is sharp and direct, with plenty of mid-corner adjustability and a strong corner exit. It puts its power down really well.
The ultimate question boils down to this: “Should I buy one?” The simple answer is yes. Unless you just want a German-made vehicle, the Alfa is the best car in its segment. Period. It offers the same level of comfort and luxury with unprecedented speed, performance and looks for its class. It’s a definite must-drive before purchasing anything else. We guarantee you’ll fall in love with it.
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