2020 Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Its Competition

Limited-Edition 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The new BMW Z4 takes a front-engine approach (and shares a platform with the hardtop Toyota Supra) but offers premium German build quality with impressive tech.

The Chevrolet Corvette is mid-engine for the first time in 2020, and offers a value-conscious alternative to some much higher-priced sports cars.

Fiat’s 124 Spider is not nearly as fast as the 4C, but with its cloth top and affordable price tag, it’s a strong sell.

The Jaguar F-Type competes with nearly every sports car but offers jaw-dropping style in a versatile package.

Finally, the 718 Boxster and Cayman are the 4C’s closest rivals, and while they offer legendary Porsche performance, the Alfa has them beat on personality.

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Quick Specs
5.4
The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C’s a riot to drive, if you can overlook its massive shortcomings.
6.4
The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette already has the acceleration figures, and the new mid-engine layout may lead to a more engaging driving experience if not faster track times.
6.8
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is gorgeous, fun, and available in a wide range of personalities.
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It’s fun and it’s flawed, but we still love the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider’s Italian looks and Japanese build quality.
MSRP From     
$67,150$49,700$58,900$61,600$59,600$25,390
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy26 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
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Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
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SpidersDrive30i Roadster2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTCoupe Automatic P300CoupeClassica Convertible
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222222
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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