2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. Its Competition

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Germany has perfected the sports sedan recipe, although the latest crop of zippy four-doors reveals some chinks in their armor.

The stalwart BMW 3-Series has gotten soft unless you pick the right (read: pricey) examples.

The Mercedes C-Class brims with personality and style, but it can run upwards of $10,000 more than an equivalent Giulia.

And the Audi A4 is perfect to the point of being anodyne.

Detroit’s offering is the Cadillac ATS, a thrilling four-door with a complicated infotainment system and a teeeeensy back seat.

And don’t discount the Infiniti Q50.

It’s shapely and it drives well.

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia
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2018 Audi S4/S5 First Drive2018 Audi A4
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2018 BMW 3-Series2018 BMW 3-Series
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2018 Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V Championship Edition models2018 Cadillac ATS
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2018 Infiniti Q502018 INFINITI Q50
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C300 Coupe)2018 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia presents plenty of compelling reasons to jump ship from the “default” sports sedan brands.
8.0
The 2018 Audi S4 balances perfectly performance with luxury in a package that's both practical and sharp. Hardly a recipe for excitement, but one that touches all the bases.
6.7
The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.
6.8
A sports car with a more practical body, the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V represents American engineering at its very best.
7.0
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is powerful, well-equipped luxury sedan that doesn't quite match up to Germany's finest yet.
7.5
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.
MSRP From     
$38,195$36,000$34,900$35,495$35,200$40,250
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
RWD2.0 TFSI ultra Premium S Tronic FWD320i Sedan South Africa4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD2.0t PURE RWDC 300 Sedan
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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