2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

MSRP $38,545 - $49,995

Ranked #4 in Midsize Sedan

8.2

Overall Rating

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2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 16, 2021

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The Italian automakers have a flair for adding head-turning beauty and ferociously powerful engines to their cars. But the same configurations carry hefty price tags, which might leave the common crowd be in huge debt. But how about an affordable Italian nameplate, with a striking and intriguing design, omitting V8 or V12s that can empty the tanks with ease, featuring an efficient engine under the hood. The 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia is the thought behind this big introduction.

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Pros

Mesmerizing and elegant exteriors

Thrilling driving experience

Frugal 2.0l engine

User-friendly infotainment system

Cons

Cramped rear seats

Small boot space

Uninspiring reliability

What's New?

The 2019 model adds two new appearance packages

Availability of features are revised across trims 

Additional two new colors and an interior theme 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38545

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

177 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

306 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

111 in.

length

182.5 in.

width

73.7 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

3521 lbs.

ground clearance

4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

payload capacity

905 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.1 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

6.7

standing 1/4-mile

14 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/27/33 mpg

highway range

504.9 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

Base$38,545 onwards

Sport$39,745 onwards

Ti$40,745 onwards

Ti Lusso$42,995 onwards

Ti Sport$43,195 onwards

Ti Sport Carbon$47,995 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.6

Engine and Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

7.7

Interior

7.5

Exterior

8.2

Safety

9.9

Competition

8.1

8.2

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.2

Overall Rating


The Alfa Romeo Guilia is one of the most desirable cars, owing to its mesmerizing design that easily catches the attention from miles away. It packs a 2.0L turbocharged engine, that punches out excellent figures, converting this elegant sedan into an exhilarating experience. The interiors showcase the Italian finest design with a wide suite of luxury and lavish features to pamper the passengers. In short, the Alfa Romeo Guilia is a steal for its price, but so are rivals like Infiniti Q50, Mercedes-Benz C300, and Kia Stinger. In this review, let’s see what a beautiful machine the Guilia is, and compare it to its rivals to see if it’s worthy enough.


9.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.7/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

8.2/10
Exterior

9.9/10
Safety

8.1/10
Competition


2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Features

The Alfa Romeo Guilia can be availed in six different trims: Base, Sport, Ti, Ti Sport, Ti Carbon Sport, and the luxurious Ti Lusso. The base price starts from $38,545 and can go as high as $42,745. Besides, the buyers can choose between rear-wheel and all-wheel-drive models. The Giulia also comes in the Quadrifoglio disguise which tends to be the segment leader in terms of performance. Only the Guilia Quadrafoglio gets a 2.9-liter 6-cylinder engine and the remaining trims come with the same 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. 

Trim

Base

Sport

Ti

Ti Sport

Ti Carbon Sport

Ti Lusso

MSRP(RWD)

$38,545

$38,545

$40,745

$40,745

$40,745

$40,745

MSRP(AWD)

$40,545

$40,545

$42,745

$42,745

$42,745

$42,745

Key Features

17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

Adds to items from Sport trim and Sport interior package

Carbon fiber grille and mirror caps

18-inch alloy wheels

 

Brembo brakes

Gloss-black window trim

Front and rear parking sensors

Sport front seats

Carbon fiber interior trim

Comfort oriented front seats

 

Leather upholstery

Painted brake calipers

8.8-inch display

19-inch wheels

Leather-wrapped dashboard

Upgraded leather interior trim

 

6.5-inch center display

Optional Navigation package

Adaptive Xenon headlights

 

Illuminated carbon-fiber door sills

Upgraded steering wheel

   

Optional Driver Assistance Static package

     

Interior air quality system

   

Cold weather package

       
   

Sport Interior package

       

The base Alfa Romeo Guilia comes with tonnes of bells and whistles as standard, but the buyers always have the option to choose between five other trims. In addition, there are various optional packages like Cold weather package, Navigation package, and more. These allow the buyers to choose the most desirable features according to their personality and purpose.

Which Trim should you buy?

The Sport trim appears to be the best pick, as it offers loads of standard features, and also unlocks various optional packages to customize as per the buyer’s will. But for customers that have luxury-oriented needs, the Ti Lusso will suit them the best. 

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Engine and Performance

9.9/10

The Alfa Romeo Guilia hides a 2.0L turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder engine under its hood, that cranks out 280-hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. The engine finds its pairing with an 8-speed automatic transmission, known for its ultra-smooth and seamless shifts. The power flushes to the rear wheels as standard, while all-wheel-drive is available as an option.

The engine sounds intoxicating, but besides drawing attention, the 2.0-liter engine block pushes the Guilia from standstill to 60-mph in 5.5 seconds, while it munches the quarter-mile in 14.1-seconds. The smooth power delivery of the Guilia makes the luxury sedan reach a top speed of 149 mph. The all-wheel-drive models are parts of a second quicker off the line, and along the straights. 

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2019 Infiniti Q50

2019 Mercedes Benz C300

2019 Kia Stinger

MSRP

$38,545

$35,650

$41,400

$32,900

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-cylinders

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 2.0 L

2.0L turbocharged I-4 

Transmission

8-speed automatic transmission

7-speed automatic transmission

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic Transmission

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Horsepower

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

208 hp @ 5500rpm

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

255 hp @ 6200 rpm

Torque

306 lb.-ft. @ 2000-4800 rpm

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 pm

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

260 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

0-60 MPH

5.5 sec

7 sec

5.5 sec

5.9 sec

Quarter mile

14.1 sec @ 100 mph

15.4 @ 90 mph

14.1 sec @ 99 mph

14.6 sec @ 96 mph

Top Speed

149 mph

152 mph

130 mph

NA

The Giulia comes out to be the best in almost every aspect of the performance. It has the most power output and also accelerates as quickly as possible than any other rivals in comparison. The Mercedes-Benz C 300 copes up with the Alfa Romeo in terms of acceleration, even though it has 25 horsepower less than the Italian. The Infiniti turns out to be the least powered and slowest accelerating model in here but has a top speed of 152 mph which is more than every rival. 

How well does the 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia handle?

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia comes with an impressive powertrain and borrows tactics from Ferrari to make it an extreme handling machine. The punchy engine offers outstanding power and smooth delivery, while the transmission is smooth and won’t have any complaints. The steering and suspension setup is light and soft respectively.

But switch to the Dynamic mode, and the world is turned upside down. The steering feedback becomes exciting, the suspension stiffens up, and the throttle response gets sharper. The enthusiasts would love this particular model for its indelible experience. But since everything exists with some flaws, the Guilia’s traction control would bug the enthusiasts, and the all-season tires drop the fun significantly. 

2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia Braking Performance

The braking performance of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia preaches confidence to the driver. With a hefty curb weight of over 3,500 lbs, the Guilia fits big rotors and disc brakes on all wheels. This setup ensures that the 2019 Guilia comes to a dead stop in 124-ft of braking at 60-mph. It takes 153 ft to stop from 70 mph, all thanks to the precise and responsive brakes the Italian comes with. 

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2019 Infiniti Q50

2019 Mercedes C300

2019 Kia Stinger

Brake Front (in.)

13

12.6

13

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.5

12.1

11.8

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3521

3671

3472

3611

60-0 MPH (ft.)

124

130

153ft (70-0)

185ft (70-0)

The Giulia has the least stopping distance in the 60-0mph limit while the Infiniti Q50 takes a bit more distance and comes second. The Mercedes-Benz C300 stops at an equal distance as the Alfa Romeo from 70-0 mph, but the Kia Stinger butchers its image by stopping 30ft more than the Mercedes and Alfa counterparts in the 70-0mph category. 

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Fuel Economy

7.7/10

An entertaining rush of power and number-crunching performance, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia manages not to be a burden in terms of fuel expenses. The refined 2.0L engine churns out impressive power and delivers a healthy 27 mpg combined. And the Guilia fits a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, which results in mellow 380-plus miles combined on a single fuel tank. The fuel economy of the Alfa Romeo is great on the highways compared to the city limits at a big level. 

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2019 Infiniti Q50

2019 Mercedes C300

2019 Kia Stinger

MPG (city)

24

23

23

22

MPG (highway)

33

30

34

29

MPG (combined)

27

25

27

25

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

15.3

20

15.9 

15.9

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

367/504.9/413.1

460/600/500

365.7/540.6/429.3

349.8/461.1/397.5

Even though being the powerful and quickest sedan in comparison, the Alfa Romeo Giulia returns the best mpg figures. The Mercedes-Benz C300 joins the Alfa again with the same combined fuel economy of 27 mpg while the Infiniti and Kia share the same figures in the combined fuel economy. But the Giulia comes with the least fuel capacity while the Infiniti leads this aspect and Mercedes-Benz and Kia share the same spot.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Interior

7.5/10

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia seats 5 passengers with an enthralling interior experience where the tasteful Italian flavor of upholstery and design will leave the occupants mesmerizing. The cabin is brilliant, blends luxury and sportiness, without taking a dig at comfort or spaciousness. The front seats offer upright and forward seating positions, and the driver would love the sporty seat-setting of the Guilia, which offers 10-way power adjustability as standard. The front seats are contoured and bolstered to offer an incredible, relaxing experience. 

Coming to the rear seats, three passengers would fit with ease, and the seats are supportive and comfortable. But for the one sitting in the middle, they feel uncomfortable in longer hauls. There’s ample headroom and legroom in both front and rear. Depending on the trim level, the Alfa Romeo Guilia can be furnished in different attire. However, the Guilia offers leather upholstery right from the base trim. The trims with “Sport” in their name add sporty garnishing and more lavish features like heated seats and steering wheel. 

But the highlights of the Sport trim remain the column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters that are inspired by Ferrari, but the Ti Lusso trim treatment adds luxury leather seats with Cannelloni design to uplift the overall aura of the cabin. While Ti Carbon Sport adds carbon-fiber trims in the interiors along with leather dashboard wrapping and illuminated carbon-fiber door sills. The 2019 Alfa Romeo is generously practical too, and big cargo space is one prime example. The boot opening is adequate for the owners to push 5 carry-on cases. Besides, the rear seats can be folded down if you have 14 carry-on cases to fit.

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2019 Infiniti Q50

2019 Mercedes C300

2019 Kia Stinger

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

38.6/56.1/42.4

40.2/56.7/44.5

37.1/55.3/41.7

38.3/56.4/42.6

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.6/53.6/35.1

37.5/56.1/35.1

37.1/55/35.2

37/54.8/36.4

Cargo Space (cu-ft)

13

13.2

12.6

23.3

The Alfa Romeo Guilia boasts a spacious cabin, that focuses on the driver, but the interiors are sumptuous enough to be appreciated by every soul sitting inside. The rear shoulder room in the Giulia is a bit cramped but the rest are at par. While the Infiniti leads with a spacious front cabin compared to other sedans and also boasts good space in the rear except for the legroom. The Giulia comes with a decent cargo space but the Kia Stinger is the real deal in providing an enormous cargo space of 23.3 cu-ft. Some of the interior highlights in the 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia includes:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Sport front seats
  • Heated steering wheel and front seats
  • Overhead Console

What’s there to keep you entertained in the 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia?

The base trim of the Alfa Romeo Guilia features a 6.5-inch central display but we recommend moving on to an optional 8.8-inch central infotainment display. The Navigation package in Sport trim adds a navigation system, a rotary controller, and satellite radio to standard features like Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay, and an eight-speaker sound system. 

Audiophiles will be heavily interested in upgrading to a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system to bring the opera straight into the cabin. The 2019 Guilia doesn’t offer the best infotainment when rivals like BMW, Mercedes, have always excelled in these aspects. The screen lacks touch-capability, and the rotary controller will require some time to get used to. But it’s far better than any FCA borrowed setup. The infotainment details are heavily driver-focused, making them easier to access. Some of the infotainment highlights in the new Giulia include:

  • 6.5-inch central display
  • Three USB ports
  • Standard eight-speaker audio system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • The upgraded 8.8-inch central infotainment display
  • Satellite radio
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior

8.2/10

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia is a treat to the eyes, elegance combines with muscular bodylines and sporty stance in harmony, and makes the Guilia a legit show-stopper. The front sports the Afla’s shield grille paying an homage to the brand’s past, while the squinting headlights add a modern flare. The Guilia boasts strong muscular lines on every part of the sedan, from the bonnet to the side, and make it look strong and intimidating from every angle. The Guilia is believed to be one of the most handsome and standout sedans in the segment. Choosing between different trims could add various exterior styling cues to the already-stunning-looking sedan. The Ti Carbon Sport trim adds carbon-fiber touches to the exteriors.

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2019 Infiniti Q50

2019 Mercedes C300

2019 Kia Stinger

Curb weight (lbs.)

3521

3671

3472

3611

Length(in)

182.6

189.6

184.5

190.2

Width(in)

73.7

71.8

71.3

73.6

Height(in)

56.5

57.2

56.8

55.1

Ground clearance (in)

NA

5

3.8

NA

Wheelbase (in)

111

112.2

111.8

114.4

The Alfa Romeo Guilia is a relatively compact sedan to the rest of its rivals. At a stretch of 182.6 inches and 111 inches wheelbase, the Guilia looks nimble and sporty. The Infiniti Q50 remains the heaviest and lengthiest sedan in comparison while the Alfa stays as the widest sedan, which answers for the adequate interior space. Some of the exterior highlights of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia include:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Brembo brakes
  • Xenon headlights
  • Gloss-black window trim
  • Painted brake calipers
  • Carbon fiber hood and roof
  • Signature Colored Calipers with Alfa Romeo Script
  • Additional exterior features and optional packages across all trims 
  • Dual-mode quad exhaust

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Safety

9.9/10

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia, besides being a beauty, is a robust and sturdy Italian compact sedan with a plethora of safety features. The Italian sedan has not been crash tested and rated by the NHTSA but the IIHS had got their hands in testing the Giulia. The 2019 Giulia has scored a “Good” rating in most of the cases except the headlights, which have the same rating but only for selected trims. The Giulia also boasts some important safety features along with its plush and sporty nature. Some of the highlighting safety features in the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia are:

  • Anti-Slip Regulation / Torque Control
  • Traction Control
  • Dual Advanced Front Airbags
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Front Seatbelt with Dual Pretensioner
  • LATCH Ready Child Seat Anchor System
  • Rear Back-Up Camera
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Rear Parking Assist Sensors
  • Hill Start Assist

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Competition

8.1/10

2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia vs 2019 Infiniti Q50

The Japanese luxury sedan Infiniti Q50 is the exact opposite of what the Alfa Romeo Guilia is all about. With relaxed driving dynamics, spacious interiors, and practical boot space, it favors the crowd that wants to travel in luxury, but not stab the pedal for whiplashes. The Guilia is what the enthusiasts would love to experience once in their life, for its lively powertrain, exciting driving dynamics, and unpractical yet sporty-looking interiors.

2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz C300

The Mercedes-Benz C300 is all about entry-level luxury and comfort, but it also packs nail-biting performance. The Italian luxury sport sedan offers an unforgettable experience behind the wheels. Yet the Mercedes has a great edge in areas like tech, interior richness, and practicality. Considering the cost the Alfa would be a great choice with the mixture of luxury, tech, and sportiness.

2019 Alfa Romeo Guilia vs 2019 Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is the most affordable sports sedan in the lot but put in on the grounds of luxury, it’s miles behind the Alfa Romeo Giulia's exemplary interiors. The spirited and exciting drivability puts the Alfa Romeo ahead, but the Kia Stinger looks like a great value for money, and especially for those on a budget.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Final Verdict

The Alfa Romeo Guilia is finesse of handsome exteriors, lavish interiors, and spirited driving dynamics. It’s an affordable Italian luxury sport sedan that offers an indelible driving experience but in a garnish package. The Guilia skips on practicality for its nimble size and zippy character and leaves joys on the faces of enthusiasts. So, Yes, the Italian sedan is a great choice if you are looking for a sporty sedan fulfilling all the aspects of a car at a good level.

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