2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review
When Alfa Romeo announced its return to the North American mass market, we admit to having been skeptical. In our defense, the launch of the Giulia took longer than expected, but it was well worth the wait. From its flagrantly sporty exterior to its chic cabin, the Giulia exudes Italian flavor, even in its base trim. To live up to its looks and heritage, an Italian car must also provide a thrilling driving experience, and the Giulia delivers there, too. Its agile handling and gutsy turbocharged engine make it an enthusiast’s delight.
What’s New for 2017?
The Giulia is a new model from the revitalized Alfa Romeo brand and, along with the high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio (reviewed separately), sets its sights on premium-branded, entry-luxury sports sedans from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz.
Trims and Options We’d Choose
For just $2000, we’d upgrade from the base Giulia to the Giulia Ti, which adds luxury items such as heated front seats and steering wheel, an 8.8-inch infotainment display, genuine wood trim, and 18-inch wheels. All but three exterior paint colors cost extra, but we’d happily stick with Alfa Rosso, which seems to be the Giulia’s signature color. What we’d splurge on is the Ti Performance package for $1200, which includes:
• Adaptive suspension with three settings
• Gorgeous steering-column-mounted aluminum shift paddles
• Mechanical limited-slip differential
Review quoted from caranddriver.com article.