Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Pros: High performance; Italian style; wide range of available safety features

Cons: Control-interface quirks; reliability not yet established; few dealers

CG Says: The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia gains newly available Apple CarPlay and Android capability. Forward collision warning is now standard on Quadrifoglio. The Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan is a BMW 3-Series challenger, that’s available in high-performance Quadrifoglio trim with a 505-hp turbo V6 or in tamer turbocharged 4-cylinder models. The premium compact sedan has standard rear-wheel drive, but also offers all-wheel drive. Quadrifoglio packs a Ferrari-derived twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission. Alfa Romeo claims a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. Cylinder deactivation and engine start/stop help fuel economy. The turbo four is a 2.0-liter unit that develops 280 horsepower and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Available high-performance features include an active-aero front splitter, which adjusts the carbon-fiber front spoiler for optimal aerodynamics and downforce; adaptive damping suspension; a torque vectoring differential that optimizes torque to each wheel separately; Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes; and Alfa DNA Pro drive mode selector, which modifies dynamic behavior among Dynamic, Natural. Advanced Efficiency, and Race settings. Available safety features include forward-collision warning, automatic braking, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and bi-xenon headlamps with adaptive cornering and washers. The Alfa Romeo Giulia brings Italian style and performance into the highly competitive premium compact market.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Nation of Manufacture Italy
Base Prices Base: $39,440
AWD Base: $41,440
Sport: $40,690
AWD Sport: $42,690
Ti: $41,440
AWD Ti: $43,440
Ti Lusso: $43,940
AWD Ti Lusso: $42,940
Ti Sport: $43,940
AWD Ti Sport: $45,940
Quadrifoglio: $74,945

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Base, Ti)
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31-33

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 (Quadrifoglio)
Horsepower
505
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti
2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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