What kind of car is the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia? What does it compare to?
The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sport sedan with sexy Italian styling. Offered with a turbo-4 or a twin-turbo V-6, it’s fun in its base form and thrilling in its top trim. Rivals include the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Volvo S60.
Is the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia a good car?
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The Giulia is a hoot for those who love driving. It’s quick, agile, and beautiful. We give it a 6.8 out of 10 TCC Rating. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
What’s new for the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia?
Alfa Romeo simplifies the Giulia’s lineup for 2021 just like it does for the Stelvio. The models are now called Sprint, Ti, Ti Sport, and Quadrifoglio, with other former models becoming packages. Equipment changes slightly by model, too, and so do the features in the various safety packages.
The Giulia’s appeal starts with its sleek looks. The triangular grille is a nod to Alfa’s past, but the body’s curves are all modern. The Quadrifoglio stands out with its clover-leaf wheels and insignia, plus its go-fast aerodynamic additions.
Inside, the Giulia continues the rounded exterior theme and adds sporty elements like sport seats and a small steering wheel with a start button. An 8.8-inch touchscreen is featured on the dash, and its interface now keeps up with the times. Front-seat occupants are treated to supportive sport seats, but the rear seats and trunk are small for the class.
The Giulia’s dynamics are its greatest strength. It comes with a pair of strong engines, starting with a 280-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 and graduating to the Quadrifoglio’s Ferrari-sourced twin-turbo 2.9-liter V-6 that sings as it delivers 505 hp. The 0-60 mph times range from 5.1 to 3.8 seconds.
We love the Giulia’s ultra-quick 11.8:1 power steering ratio, which gives the car immediate responses. A strong platform and a premium suspension deliver the moves to match the steering and the Quadrifoglio has the performance parts needed for track capability. Unfortunately, brake-by-wire technology makes the brakes feel wooden in any model.
How much does the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia cost?
The Giulia starts at $40,945 for a Sprint and tops $75,000 for the Quadrifoglio. The Sprint comes standard with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, satellite radio, power leather front seats, Brembo front brakes, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The only notable standard safety feature is the most-important one: automatic emergency braking. While the rest of the active safety features are available as options, Alfa doesn’t charge too much for those packages. The Giulia has incomplete crash-test scores.
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