2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review, Pricing, and Specs


Italian fashion houses such as Gucci, Moschino, and Zegna are on the cutting edge when it comes to clothing, and the country’s automotive industry makes a similar focus on beauty when it comes to designing cars. There’s no better example of that than the 2024 Alfa Romeo Giulia, which wears haute couture bodywork that communicates its performance potential in a single glance. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission to provide brisk acceleration, but the Giulia’s expertly tuned chassis is what really takes center stage. Its balanced handling is a joy on a twisty road, and the Giulia’s tactile steering makes its driver feel directly connected to the asphalt. All models come standard with a generous amount of convenience and tech features, but a higher level of luxury would elevate the experience. Looking for the ultimate Italian performance sedan? The Giulia Quadrifoglio model boasts a 505-hp twin-turbo V-6, but we review that model separately.

What’s New for 2024?

The Giulia is set to receive a mild facelift for the 2024 model year which includes updated headlights and taillights that are intended to align the sedan’s look with Alfa Romeo’s new Tonale SUV. A few tweaks are in store for the Giulia’s cabin as well, including a new 12.3-inch digital gauge display.

Pricing and Which One to Buy


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$57,000 (est)

We’d go with the Lusso model as it gives the Giulia the premium interior environs that best match rivals such as the BMW 3-series and the Mercedes-Benz C-class. Not only does it come with fancier leather upholstery and a 14-speaker stereo, but it also wears dual chrome exhaust tips, satin-finished aluminum window trim, and gloss-black-painted brake calipers. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and we’d stick with that, but all-wheel drive is available and adds $2000 to the bottom line.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Giulia’s turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder makes 280 horsepower, sounds intoxicating, and feels gutsy when driven hard. The Giulia pulls away from stoplights with zeal while singing soaring Italian arias. Our rear-wheel-drive test car’s 5.7-second zero-to-60-mph time and an all-wheel-drive model’s time of 5.5 seconds place the Giulia midpack in its segment in our acceleration testing; the Audi A4 did it in 5.2 seconds and the four-cylinder BMW 330i managed 5.4 seconds even though both cars have less horsepower than the Alfa. All Giulias come with a drive-mode selector with three unique settings: Dynamic, Natural, and Advanced Efficiency—cleverly making the acronym DNA—each of which alters the car’s transmission, engine management, and steering feel. Agile and lively at all times, the Giulia is a driving enthusiast’s sports sedan. The front tires are very responsive to driver inputs and speak clearly to the driver through the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Body roll is well controlled, and in hard corners, the Giulia remains flat and predictable. It’s easy to drive quickly and aggressively, but it’s equally comfortable when driven sedately.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

Among its turbocharged four-cylinder rivals, the Giulia has competitive fuel-efficiency numbers from the EPA, just shy of class-leading. Rear-wheel drive models are rated at 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. All-wheel-drive models see a slight deficit at 23 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, but that’s common in this class. In our real-world highway fuel-economy test, our rear-wheel-drive Ti test vehicle nearly delivered on its EPA number with a 32-mpg result. For more information about the Giulia’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

The interior of the Giulia features soft-touch plastics, fine leather, and either textured metallic or genuine wood trimmings, but the 3-series and the C-Class both deliver a more luxurious vibe. It’s an elegantly styled cabin, with a wide, sweeping dashboard that acts as a visor to shade the integrated infotainment screen from the sun. The seats are comfortable and well-bolstered, especially the optional sport seats. Pack your sunglasses, though: The Giulia’s sun visors are laughably small and ineffective when driving head-on into the sun. The Giulia managed to fit five of our carry-on cases inside its trunk; with its rear seats folded, it managed 14, lagging segment leaders by one carry-on.

The Car and Driver Difference

Infotainment and Connectivity

All Giulias feature Alfa Romeo’s 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system tucked in between the dashtop and the central climate-control vents. A 12.3-inch digital gauge display is also standard and features three different configurations—Evolved, Relax, and Heritage—each with a distinct look. Three USB ports, an auxiliary input jack, in-dash navigation, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity are all standard. The infotainment interface is relatively intuitive and offers customization options, but we found the navigation to be occasionally slow to update at crucial times during turn-by-turn directions. Also, several of the onscreen icons are small and difficult to activate while driving. In addition to touchscreen commands, users can also interact with the system using an auxiliary rotary knob controller on the center console. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration are standard, and a 14-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system is optional.

How to Buy and Maintain a Car

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Alfa has included several driver-assistance features as standard, but those seeking more advanced semi-autonomous tech will find it requires an option package. For more information about the Giulia’s crash test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-departure warning
  • Standard adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Warranty coverage may be an important issue to keep in mind when buying an Alfa Romeo; the brand’s reputation for reliability is among the worst in the business. Alfa Romeo’s warranty coverage follows the same convention as most of its rivals, although Jaguar bucks the trend here with lengthier warranties. Giulia owners are treated to complimentary scheduled maintenance for the first year, but the 3-series offers better value here.

  • Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
  • Complimentary maintenance is covered for one year or 10,000 miles

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia


front-engine, rear- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan




turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

122 cu in, 1993 cc

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

306 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm


8-speed automatic


Wheelbase: 111.0 in
Length: 182.8 in
Width: 73.2 in
Height: 56.5–57.1 in
Passenger volume: 94 cu ft
Trunk volume: 13 cu ft
Curb weight (C/D est): 3650–3700 lb


60 mph: 5.4–5.6 sec
100 mph: 14.0–14.6 sec
¼-mile: 14.0–14.2 sec
Top speed: 149 mph


Combined/city/highway: 26–27/23–24/31–33 mpg 

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