Compare 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2018 BMW 3-Series vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
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2018 BMW 3-Series
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Giulia AWD 23 31 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia RWD 24 33 $36,343 $38,195
Giulia Sport AWD 23 31 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Sport RWD 24 33 $36,343 $38,195
Giulia Ti AWD 23 31 $39,983 $42,195
Giulia Ti Lusso AWD 23 31 $39,983 $42,195
Giulia Ti Lusso RWD 24 33 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Ti RWD 24 33 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Ti Sport AWD 23 31 $39,983 $42,195
Giulia Ti Sport RWD 24 33 $38,163 $40,195
Giulia Quadrifoglio RWD 17 24 $68,652 $73,700
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 24 35 $32,955 $34,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $34,815 $36,900
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $39,330 $41,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $41,190 $43,750
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $43,420 $46,150
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $42,910 $45,600
3 Series 330i Sedan 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 24 34 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,395 $45,050
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,025 $44,650
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $46,025 $48,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $47,835 $50,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $47,885 $50,950
M3 CS Sedan 16 22 $91,875 $98,250
M3 Sedan 17 25 $62,345 $66,500
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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 26 $56,544 $60,800
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 20 27 $51,987 $55,900
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $49,662 $53,400
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 22 $68,355 $73,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 23 $62,775 $67,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 22 $75,795 $81,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 23 $70,215 $75,500
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 18 24 $68,541 $73,700
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 18 24 $61,473 $66,100
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 29 $49,476 $53,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 22 30 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 32 $39,293 $42,250
C-Class C 300 Convertible 22 29 $47,616 $51,200
C-Class C 300 Coupe 22 30 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 24 33 $37,433 $40,250
C-Class C 350e Sedan N/A N/A $44,547 $47,900

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,163
$32,955
$56,544

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,195
$34,900
$60,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$670 / month
$582 / month
$1013 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
6.7
7.5

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia presents plenty of compelling reasons to jump ship from the “default” sports sedan brands. The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions. Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 24 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

31 mpg 35 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

95.4 - -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 55.1 54.8

Second Leg Room (in)

35.1 35.1 32

Passenger Capacity

5 5 4

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 42 42

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 37.7 35.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 55.1 51.7

Front Head Room (in)

38.6 40.3 38.8

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

182.5 182.5 184.9

Height, Overall (in)

56.5 56.3 55.4

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.9 61.9 61.2

Wheelbase (in)

111 110.6 111.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.7 71.3 71.3

Track Width, Front (in)

61.3 60.3 62.1

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 12.3 14.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.5 11.8 12.6

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.3 15.8 17.4

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.5 37.1 36.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/50YR17 P225/50VR17 P225/45HR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

TJD NA STDTR

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/50YR17 P225/50VR17 P245/40HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TJD NA STDTR

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3632 3295 4145

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

525 900 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 170 180

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

306 @ 2000 200 @ 1250 384 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

EC2 NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 3.0 L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 5200 180 @ 5000 362 @ 5500

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 28 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

31 35 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 24 19

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.00 4.71 5.35

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 0.84 0.86

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.15 3.15 3.07

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.14 2.11 2.25

Trans Type

8 8 9

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.31 1.28 1.21

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.46 3.29 4.93

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.14 3.24

Trans Order Code

DFW 205 421

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 0.67 0.72

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 1.67 1.64

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

Alfa Romeo Giulia BMW 3 Series Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.9 6.3 8.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 13 8.8

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

-

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

-

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

-

Overall Side Crash Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating

-

Side Barrier Rating Driver

-

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

-

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

-

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

-

Rollover Rating

-

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