Alfa Romeo Giulia variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £26,599. Borrowing £21,279 with a £5,320 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£351.97
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£35,281.50
Cost of credit
£8,682.50
Optional final payment
£13,067.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Alfa Romeo Giulia buying guide

What Alfa Romeo Giulia trim levels are there?

Alfa Romeo has introduced several new trim levels throughout the Giulia’s life, and has taken others away, including Super, Sprint, Lusso Ti, Tecnica, Nero Edizione and Speciale, plus the performance-oriented Veloce and Quadrifoglio – these latter two have been a mainstay in the range throughout.

Super versions kick off the range with sat nav, 17-inch alloy wheels, DAB radio and climate control. Sprint adds xenon or LED headlights (depending on the age of the car), heated seats and bigger wheels, while the Lusso Ti and Nero Edizione also brought styling upgrades.

Veloce gets more power than lesser trim levels, and is marked out by exclusive alloy wheels and electrically adjustable leather seats. The standalone Quadrifoglio version gets a vented bonnet, four exhausts, sports seats and lashings of carbon fibre.

Alfa Romeo Giulia interior and technology

The Giulia’s interior perhaps isn’t as flamboyant as the exterior styling, but its cowled infotainment screen and physical controls make it feel like everything is pointing at the driver. Those buttons make it easy to adjust temperatures and settings on the move, although earlier cars don’t quite have the same quality feel inside as a BMW or Audi.

A host of updates were deployed in 2020, aiming to fix the interior quality and the available tech. The screen became a touchscreen, and was made easier to use, while the centre console was overhauled as well. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are available if you’d rather use your phone’s apps.

Alfa Romeo Giulia engine range explained

(Most popular) Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0 TB petrol

The majority of Alfa Romeo Giulias have a petrol engine, with the 200hp 2.0-litre engine being the most common. Performance is really strong – even this ‘entry-level’ engine gets from 0-62mph in 6.6 seconds. Fuel economy is reasonable for drivers with a low-to-medium annual mileage.

The Veloce also uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine, with power boosted to 280hp. This cuts the 0-62mph time by nearly 1.5 seconds, and the result is that the Veloce feels much faster than lower-spec cars.

Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.2 diesel

From time to time, you might come across diesel Giulias. The 2.2-litre diesel comes with either 160 or 190hp and, while both aren’t quite as quick as the petrol engines, they are a bit more economical. Around 50mpg is possible with a light right foot.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2.9 V6 petrol

A fantastic V6 petrol engine is plumbed into the range-topping Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. It produces 510hp and is good for 0-62mph in under four seconds – making the Giulia one of the fastest saloon cars on sale. Partly developed by Ferrari, the engine sounds great too.

FAQs

The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been on the road since 2016, and its name recalls a saloon from the 1960s and ‘70s. It’s only available as a four-door saloon. The Giulia has had regular updates throughout its life to keep it fresh.

At over 4.6 metres long, the Giulia is a little shorter than the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4, and shorter and narrower than the Stelvio SUV. There’s plenty of room for four adults inside, though, and its 480-litre boot matches the 3 Series and the Mercedes C-Class.

If you’re going to be putting motorway miles on your Giulia, hunt out a diesel engine. Otherwise, the 2.0-litre petrol engine is a good match for the Alfa Romeo – but if you can afford the cost and the running costs of the Quadrifoglio, go for that one.

The million-dollar question. Alfa Romeo historically hasn't had the best reputation for reliability, but we would expect the vast majority of modern cars, such as the Giulia, to be dependable. No car is 100% reliable and the Alfa isn't likely to be any less reliable than its German rivals. If you're at all worried, consider taking out an extended warranty.

The 510hp Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is capable of hitting 0-62mph in just 3.9 seconds, making it one of the fastest saloon cars on sale. Even the entry-level 200hp petrol cracks that benchmark in 6.6 seconds, so all Giulias have the performance to back up the captivating styling.

The Giulia is a great car, even if objectively the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class might be better all-rounders. But marginally better materials and more rear seat space won't matter if you're drawn in by the Alfa's styling or if you simply want something different to the usual choices. 

Routine maintenance for the Alfa Romeo Giulia might be a little more expensive than it would be for cheaper or more popular cars, but you shouldn't face any extortionate bills. A 'Mopar' service plan is available to cover up to five years' servicing, and the cost varies depending on the age and fuel of your car and the duration of the plan.