2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review

Fuel Type
City MPG
Highway MPG
  • Performance
    4.8 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    3.8 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    3.5 of 5.0
24 Aug 2016

For those who appreciate classic, luxurious, and sporty automobiles, 2017 promises to be an exciting year. The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia is one of the most anticipated vehicles. This distinguished sedan is a visual feast while maintaining the cloud-like comfort one would expect from an Italian automobile. Do you want to know what makes this vehicle a technological and aesthetic marvel? Learn more in our review.

Exterior design

The Giulia is unique in that it has a very long wheelbase with very little overhang. This produces a long, sleek appearance resembling a drop of water. The car’s front end has a triangular center grille with a chrome outline. There are large corner vents, which are larger on the Giulia’s top trim, the Quadrifoglio Version (QV). This top-tier trim also includes smaller vents around the corner vents and a front spoiler.

The trunk lid of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia lacks the spoiler found on the Giulia QV. The rear diffuser has also been reduced in size, and there are two chrome exhausts on either side of the vehicle.

Interior design

On the inside of the car, the minimalistic trend has been maintained. Non-essential buttons are absent from the clean interior. To best serve the driver, the basic functions are mostly found on the steering wheel. The cabin’s appearance is determined by one of two factors. The first is the all-black option, which includes black leather seats, a completely black front side, and a few aluminum touches here and there. The other color scheme is tan and black, with wooden accents around the door handles and center console. The carpet is tan, and the seats are upholstered in fine tan leather.

The gauges are displayed on a 3.5 or 7-inch LCD screen, depending on the model. The driver can personalize the visible statistics, but the speed gauge, fuel consumption statistics, and recommended shift options are all standard.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 comes standard with a Harmon Kardon South Theatre sound system. The D-class amplifier has twelve channels. It plays music through fourteen speakers located throughout the cabin.

If you want a different interior, Alfa Romeo has two options: the Luxury Pack and the Sport Pack. The seats will be a higher quality of leather, adjustable to the perfect position for the person behind the wheel, and can be warmed with the Luxury Pack. The interior will be finished with real wood and chrome trim, and the headlights will be powered by an Adaptive Frontlight system.

The Super version Sports pack gives the steering wheel a race car look and feel, as well as added grip. Furthermore, aluminum accents will be added to the dashboard, center console, and door panels.

Engine specs

Only for the European market is the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 available with a gasoline engine and two different diesel engines. A 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine powers the vehicle. It includes a MultiAir electro-hydraulic valve actuator system, a two-in-one supercharging system, and direct injection. These enhancements bring the European engine’s total horsepower to 197. Because the US will only get a gasoline engine, this one is even more powerful, producing 276 horsepower!

The rear-wheel-drive Giulia is powered by gasoline and has an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The highest trim level of the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 features a 510 horsepower 2.9-liter BiTurbo V6 gasoline engine made entirely of aluminum. The QV has a top speed of 307 km/h and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, thanks to a six-speed manual transmission.

The diesel engines can only be purchased in Europe. As a result, the first diesel is a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine with 177 horsepower. The second engine available for selection has a horsepower rating of 148. The diesel engines are available with either a new eight-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. Overall, there are enough options to tailor the Alfa Romeo Giulia 2017 to your specific needs!

Tech specs

The Alfa DNA software is included with the vehicle. This program provides a variety of driving modes, including Natural, Dynamic, Advanced Efficiency, and Race (only for QV), that are tailored to specific driving situations. Thus, with a single push of the steering wheel button, the driver can select a driving mode and drive comfortably at any time.

An 8.8-inch LCD screen is included with the Connect 3D Nav infotainment system. It supports voice recognition and can connect to mobile devices running Apple iOS or Android. The navigation system makes use of 3D maps and can reroute even when there is no GPS signal, thanks to Dead Reckoning technology.

The integrated brake system, which combines stability control with traditional braking, is standard on lower trim levels of the Giulia. This system also allows for instant brake response, allowing for a full stop at 100 kmph (62 mph) in only 35 meters (115.5 feet).

Furthermore, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection are standard safety features. Blind spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control are optional features.


The lower trims of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia will start at $37,995 in the United States. The Quadrifoglio, on the other hand, is expected to cost $72,000 or more. Prices in Europe begin at €40,000 for lower trims, depending on country, and the Quadrifoglio will cost €110,000.