2020 Alfa Romeo 4C vs. Its Competition

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia
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
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The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C’s a riot to drive, if you can overlook its massive shortcomings.
6.8
The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive.
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The switch to a mid-engine design makes the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette faster in a straight line and around a track. Mission accomplished.
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The 2020 Jaguar F-Type is gorgeous, fun, and available in a wide range of personalities.
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In Porsche-speak, GTS translates to “Goldilocks.” That’s not true, but the 718 makes a lot of sense in well-balanced GTS trim.
MSRP From    
$67,150$49,700$58,900$61,600$59,600
Gas Mileage    
24 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class    
Two-SeatersTwo-SeatersTwo SeaterTwo-SeatersTwo-Seaters
Style Name    
SpidersDrive30i Roadster2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTCoupe Automatic P300Coupe
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22222
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
ConvertibleRoadsterCoupeCoupeCoupe
Transmission    
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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