2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. Its Competition

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

Alfa Romeo's Giulia is a full assault on luxury stalwarts such as Mercedes-Benz and BMW, with a high-performance version to rival the C63 and M3 respectively.

In our view the M3 has slipped, but still offers plenty of track thrills.

The C63's mellifluous engine note, track-bred styling, and intoxicating performance make a compelling case against the M3 and Giulia Quadrifoglio.

Audi's S4 doesn't have the same high-strung attitude, but makes good use of its creature comforts and is a better competitor for lower-priced C43 and 340i versions.

The Cadillac ATS-V is as good of a track rival as you can find and it offers offers arguably more driver involvement.

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2017 BMW M32017 BMW M3
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class2017 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is a driver's car to meet or beat the best in the class, with razor sharp steering, agile handling, and raucous power. Only reliability questions will hold it back.
The looks may not break new ground, but the 2017 Audi S4 promises incremental improvements in power and refinement, and a big weight loss should really improve handling.
The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means."
A legitimate sports car in a sedan or coupe body, the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V rewards drivers with exceptionally polished handling and performance, making it truly in the league with Germany's best.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class adds to the impressive roster with a convertible version this year and a newly minted AMG C43 version. Bavaria is even better now.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4N/ATwin Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsN/ACompact CarsN/ACompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
RWDN/ASedanN/AC 300 Sedan with Luxury Pkg350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Rear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/ODN/AManual w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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