2019 Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Its Competition

2019 Alfa Romeo 4C

Realistically, the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C has one true rival in the Porsche 718, available in drop-top Boxster and fixed-roof Cayman form.

With a much higher price ceiling (and performance models) though, the 718 is better suited for well-heeled buyers.

Jaguar’s sultry F-Type, now available with a turbo-4 powertrain, is a fitting substitute as well, but is more geared for comfort than outright driving thrills.

The BMW i8 is about as rare and cramped as the 4C, but much more expensive and offers a different character with its hybrid powertrain.

The Chevrolet Corvette’s best feature is its V8 for a similar price to the 4C, but Corvettes are a dime a dozen in the sports car world.

Finally, the Fiat 124 Spider is basically a Mazda MX-5 Miata underneath, but with a bit more Italian charm from its turbocharged engine and classic looks, at a big discount over the 4C.

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Quick Specs
5.4
If you’re looking for Italian performance and character at a (somewhat) reasonable price, look no further than the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C. Just don’t expect to be particularly comfortable.
6.6
The 2019 BMW i8 is a head-turner for its looks, which hides its plug-in powertrain. That’s good or bad, depending on your priorities.
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The 2019 Jaguar F-Type blurs the line between sports and touring cars.
7.2
The 2019 Porsche 718 may never be the champion of the automaker’s lineup, but it’s a champ everywhere else.
6.2
Agile handling and a composed ride balance out the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider’s slightly laggy turbo-4 engine.
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