Alfa finally lives up to the Italian heritage with the 2017 Giulia, which is making the other European car manufactures nervous.
If you have ever owned an Alfa or even driven an Alfa you know that you need to be, kind of a special person to buy one. Not special in a bad way! Alfa drivers are special because they see the Italian super car that was trying to come out, they could see past all the flaws and appreciate the detail that was put into the driving. Plus they had to put up with people always asking why you would pay a premium on a not so premium car.
The 2017 Afla Giulia proves that Alfa definitely fits in that premium category.
The Giulia easily competes with the BMW 3 serise, Audi A4 and even the C Class Mercedes. Plus it out performs them in some areas as well.
Stunning even in the base model this interior feels premium and looks amazing, in the higher models you get quite a few styles to choose from. There is no horrible tablet sitting on top of your dash like most new cars, the stereo screen is molded in the dash like it should be. Seating comfy everything is easy to reach maybe for a shorter person it might feel a bit stretched, but over all everything has a nice feeling to it. Still there are a few little problems with the interior we will tell you in the full review. Pros- Heated from seat, keyless start plus plenty more.
Well we don’t hate it. It looks great, but there are still a couple of angles the front looks a bit odd, I think it is very hard to make that grill look good. The rear and the side of the Giulia looks first class, with the twin molded in exhaust in the back you get the sporty part too. They could have stepped up the Rim size on the Base model, which only has 16″ which is are to small for any large sedan. (pretty sure they are changing to 18″ as standard on all models)
Love it. Responsive, comfy and some power even from this small 4 cylinder 2.0L turbo with 206kw 0-100 in 5.7sec which is pretty dam good. It has plenty of driver aids like Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Path Detection, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Alfa DNA™ System.
Everything about the Giulia screams luxury and sporty but is it just getting high praises because the 159 was a bit of a let down. Either way if I was looking for a luxury sports sedan this will definitely be above some of the others.
Why would you buy the Giulia over the others?
Well if you want to standout from the standard luxury cars this is the way. This will give you pretty much all the features of the others for a very similar price. But there will not be 10 of these parked next to you at the shops.
What type of people are buying the Giulia?
People that want to be noticed but don’t want attention, people that like being challenged/questioned on their choices. (Tell us if you agree in the comments below)
Would you buy it over the other European sedans? (comment below)
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