2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

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

Cons: Reliability not yet established; few dealers

CG Says: Italian marque Alfa Romeo is debuting the Giulia sedan, a BMW 3-Series challenger, that’s slated to launch in high-performance Quadrifoglio trim with a 505-hp turbo V6. Tamer turbocharged 4-cylinder models are expected to follow later in the model year. 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 promises a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 191 mph. Cylinder deactivation and engine start/stop will help fuel economy. The turbo four is a 2.0-liter unit that develops 276 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: $37,995
AWD Base: $39,995
Giulia Ti: $39,995
Quadrifoglio: $72,000

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
276
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
Horsepower
505
Std. Transmission
6-sped manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio