Alfa Romeo Giulietta

Alfa Romeo Giulietta information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the 2015 Alfa Giulietta. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive content.

Background

Alfa Romeo’s latest Golf-basher is the Giulietta. Available as a five-door hatch, it’s aimed at those wanting the practicality of the VW Golf and more exciting looks. It’s a great drive and we ran a long-term test of the Giulietta Cloverleaf hot hatch. The Alfa Romeo Giulietta now qualifies for a five-year warranty in the UK.

60sec road test

The Giulietta is best selected in diesel trim. The 1.6 JTDM engine is all you’ll need, although you can pick a more powerful 2.0 JTDM in either 150bhp or 175bhp trim. The petrol engines are cultured and offer low CO2 ratings to trim your tax bills. The Giulietta is based on a standalone front-wheel drive architecture and drives well, if lacking the final polish of the class-leading VW Golf. The ride and handling are sensitive to the spec - lesser models offer a more comfortable drive, in our experience, so stick with smaller wheels and dodge the sports suspension options. For our more detailed Alfa Romeo Giulietta reviews, click on the individual model road tests in the links below.  

The one we’d buy

1.4 MultiAir 170bhp

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Quadrifoglia Verde

Rivals to consider

Audi A3, BMW 1-series, Honda Civic, Lexus CT, Mercedes A-class, Peugeot 308, Volvo V40, VW Golf

For 

Offers everything you’d want from an Alfa: svelte Italian looks, smart interior, alternative vibe

Against

Drive not as sharp as VW Golf, availability of dealers, bad-mannered Quadrifoglia Verde version

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