2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

MSRP $40,795 - $50,345

Ranked #8 in Midsize Sedan

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 3, 2021

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Amratya Nigam 

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The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia has received some much needed updates this year with a new look to its interiors. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is available in 6 different configurations and the MSRP starts at $40,695, which is up by $850 as compared to last year and does not include the $1,495 destination charges. It is powered by a 2-liter 280 hp turbo-4 engine as standard, which remains unchanged from the previous model year. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

If these class-leading power figures aren't sufficient for you, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio with a 505 hp twin-turbo V6 will surely get your heart thumping. The 2020 Giulia is available with both the RWD and AWD drivetrains, while the Quadrifoglio is available in RWD guise only. The Giulia competes against the more popular and arguably more reliable sedans like the Audi A4, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Lexus IS 300

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Pros

Powerful 280 hp turbocharged engine

Sharp ride and handling

New intuitive and user-friendly touchscreen infotainment system

Head-turning exterior styling

Cons

Cramped rear seat

Small boot space

Interior build quality raises reliability concerns

What's New?

New 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system

New 7.0-inch driver digital gauge

Redesigned interior

Standardization and shuffling of technology and safety features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$42795

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

163 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

306 lbs.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13/12.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/31 mpg

highway range

474.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Sport$40,795 onwards

Ti$41,345 onwards

Base$41,345 onwards

Ti Lusso$43,845 onwards

Ti Sport$44,345 onwards

Ti Sport Carbon$48,345 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia in Alfa Black color
Alfa 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 Feature

7.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.5

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

8.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


All the six trims of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is available with either RWD or AWD drivetrains and get the 2-liter 280 hp turbocharged engine mated to the automatic transmission as standard across the lineup. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio on the other hand features a 2.9-liter 505 hp engine under its hood with the same transmission on offer. The steering wheel and leather wrapped gear shifter have also been redesigned and more features are now made standard this year.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Along with the interior getting refresh this year, the 2020 Giulia gets new technology as well which includes a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 7-inch LCD driver information screen between the gauges as standard. Alfa Romeo also offers new metallic color schemes that will set you back by additonal $660. The 2020 Giulia can also be bought on lease for a monthly payment beginning at $537 for the base trim at an APR rate as low as 1.176% for 36 months. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan front angle view
2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sedan rear angle view

7.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.5/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

8.0/10
Final Verdict


2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Buying Advice

The fact that the Ti Sport trim does not appreciate much in price over the base trim and gets additional sporty features makes it the most excting and popular trim to buy. It gets features like a dual-mode exhaust, sporty leather seats, heated steering and a few sporty exterior and interior design elements for the additonal $2,000.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Features

7.0/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is available for sale at all dealerships in 6 configurations along with an option to choose between the RWD and AWD drivetrains, which sees a $2,000 price difference between them. The base Giulia, Giulia Ti and Giulia Ti Lusso all add creature comforts like additional driver seat adjustablity, heating functions for front seats and steering wheel and larger wheels as you go up the trims. The Giulia Sport and Ti Sport trims on the other hand adds sporty exterior and interior treatment to the mix. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Ti Sport Carbon

The Ti Sport Carbon trim on the other hand features carbon fiber trims inside the cabin and on the exterior, along with an active suspension setup. One can also opt from the list of additional packages offered by Alfa Romeo to add more value to the car. The $1,200 Driver Assistance package that adds an array of modern driver assistance features like lane departure assist, traffic jam assist, drowsy driver detection and a few other aids, is the one to definitely opt for. 

Model

Giulia

Giulia Sport

Ti

Ti Sport

Ti Lusso

Ti Sport Carbon

MSRP (RWD)

$40,695

$40,695

$42,695

$42,695

$45,195

$42,695

MSRP (AWD)

$42,695

$42,695

$44,695

$44,695

$47,195

$44,695

Key Features

Rear parking sensors w/Back-up camera

Colored brake calipers

(Red/Black/Yellow)

Front and rear parking sensors

8-way power driver seat w/sport leather upholstery

Bright aluminum pedals

Leather wrapped instrument panel w/accent stitching

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Sport-tuned suspension

Heated leather steering wheel & front seats

Dual-mode quad exhaust

Steering column-mounted aluminium paddle shifters

Carbon fiber exterior & interior treatment

Dual-zone climate control w/rear HVAC vents

Sport front fascia and rear diffuser

Genuine Dark Gray Oak interior trim

Signature Colored Calipers with Alfa Romeo Script

10-way power driver seat w/Premium leather upholstery

Active suspension

8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/8-speaker audio system

 

18-inch polished aluminium wheels

 

19-inch Lusso aluminium wheels

 

6-way power front seats & leather upholstery

 

       

17-inch alloy wheels

         

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Engine and Performance

9.0/10
“In any guise, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is thrilling—if not exactly relaxing—to drive.”-thecarconnection

Under the hood of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia sits a powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Hurling the rear wheels of the sedan, the smooth powertrain churns out commendable outputs of 280 horsepopwer and 306 pound-feet of torque. For $2000 more, you can get an AWD drivetrain as well, but there is no manual transmission on offer. The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is on sale with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 generating 505 hp & 443 lb-ft.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Engine Bay

The engine powering this Alfa Romeo is not just athletic and strong, but surprisingly, the power delivery is spread all across the rev-range as well. The automatic gearbox offers seamless, quick and responsive shifts. The DNA driving selector (Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency mode) tweaks the ride, steering feel, and powertrain to cater to the needs of the driver. With more than sufficient power at disposal, it does the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.4 seconds and tops out at 142 mph while the Quadrifoglio has a 3.8 second 0-60 mph timing. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Brakes and Wheels

For the ride quality, driving modes play a big role in its behavior as the Natural mode can be best suited for calm, casual cruising or when stuck behind city traffic. The Dynamic mode firms up the driving dynamics and makes it a more responsive sedan with least interference from the safety systems while also limiting the body roll for precise cornering. The aptly sprung suspension setup evens out most of the undulations on the road and maintains composure in most instances, but long rides at the back seat might get uncomfortable. 

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Lexus IS 300

MSRP

$40,695

$40,750

$42,395

$40,660

Engine

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4 

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4  2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4 
Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9G-TRONIC 9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Horsepower

280 hp @ 5,200 RPM

255 hp @ 5,000 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

241 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

306 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

295 lb-ft @ 1,550 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,650 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.4 secs 5.6 secs 5.7 secs 6.1 secs

Quarter Mile

14.0 secs 14.0 secs 14.2 secs 14.6 secs
Top Speed 142 MPH 131 MPH 132 MPH 131 MPH
60-0 MPH 130 ft. 123 ft. 131 ft. 128 ft.

The Giulia might be priced similar to the Lexus IS 300, but it's superior engine output makes it far more quicker off the mark. The 3-Series too is priced very competitively in this segment and it is the Mercedes C-Class that ends up feeling the expensive one here. Both the Europeans offer identical power outputs and since BMW has a higher torque output, it is tad bit quicker than the C-Class. That being said, both fall behind marginally against the Giulia in the acceleration tests, while the Lexus trails at the rear end of the pack. 


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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia can munch 24 miles in the city and 33 miles on the highway for every gallon of fuel. A combined figure of 27 MPG as per the EPA ratings and roughly 400 miles of range is acceptable for a performance oriented sedan like the Giulia. Opting for the AWD will drop these figures by around 1 mpg in each aspect with city/highway/combined ratings being 23/31/26. Also, these figures are in regard to the Advanced Efficiency mode and these figures take a hit in the Dynamic mode. 

Model

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Lexus IS 300

MPG (City)

24

26

22

21

MPG (Highway)

33

36

33

30

MPG (Combined)

27

30

26

24

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal) 15.3 15.6 17.4 17.4
Range (City / Highway / Combined) 367 / 505 / 413 406 / 562 / 468 383 / 574 / 452 365 / 522 / 418

Balancing fuel efficiency with performance sees the Alfa Romeo an admirable rival in this pool of competition. The Mercedes-Benz has higher fuel consumption than the Giulia but employs a much larger gas tank which aids in offering a longer driving range. The Lexus too offers a large gas tank capacity, identical to the Mercedes, but lower MPG ratings brings its range on par with the Alfa. The BMW 3-series on the other hand is the most frugal of the lot and also has one of the best driving range in the segment. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Interior

7.5/10
“The Giulia does make a good first impression, but some materials have a distinctly preproduction feel and give the car an unfinished look” -edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Seating five, the interior of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is where the Italian seems to fall a tad short in contrast to its performance and exterior design. Not to call it substandard but most of its rivals have better quality fit and finish inside their cabins. The stylish design is clearly an improvement than before and revloves around the technology around the cabin. The larger infotainment screen, digital instrument cluster, multiple rotary knobs on the center console, ambient interior lighting and premium leather upholstery is what stands out for the Giulia. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Cabin

Heated front seats and leather upholstery offer a plush experience which is only complemented by the exceptional cabin noise insulation. The front seats are very comfortable with supportive side bolsters and has ample space to offer. At the back the legroom is a bit tight and narrow door opeings make ingress and egress a bit tricky. The 12 cu-ft of trunk space isn't the best in the segment, but rear seats can be folded for additonal cargo space when needed. There's also an optional wireless charging pad on offer for $300.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Lexus IS 300

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

38.6 / 56.1 / 42.4 38.7 / 55.0 / 42.0 37.1 / 55.3 / 41.3 38.2 / 55.9 / 44.8

Rear Row (Head / Shoulder / Leg) (in)

37.6 / 53.6 / 35.1 37.6 / 54.6 / 35.2 37.1 / 55.0 / 35.2 36.9 / 53.5 / 32.2

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

12.0 17.0 12.6 10.8

The Lexus IS takes the center stage with class leading front row legroom on offer. That being said, this compromises the rear seat space and trunk volume. The Meredes-Benz C-Class and the BMW 3-series offer similar cabin space for both the front and rear seat occupants, while the trunk capacity is best offered in the 3-series at 17 cu-ft. On the upside, Alfa Romeo has finally done away with the non-toucscreen systems and the 2020 Giulia now features an 8.8-inch touchscreen system as standard across the lineup.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia New Infotainment Screen

There's also a new seven-inch digital driver information screen between the gauges now offered as standard. The infotainment system is sharper, larger, quick to respond and comes loaded with plenty of features as standard. An eight-speaker audio system is standard while an addtional $550 will get you a ten-speaker system. Opting for the Giulia Ti will also bring the optional 14-speaker Harman/Kardon premium audio system in the picture. Satellite radio is now standard while navigation system is still optional. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Instrument Cluster
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 7.0-inch LCD driver information screen
  • 14-Speaker Harman/Kardo premium audio System
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility
  • SiriusXM satellite radio w/12 month subscription
  • 10-way power heated front seats
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Dual zone automatic climate control w/rear HVAC vents
  • Tilt/Telescoping heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery w/genuine wood or carbon fiber interior inlays 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Exterior

9.0/10
“The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia has curves in all the right places”. -thecarconnection

Exterior

The exterior design of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is unchanged from the previous model year and continues with its sporty look and aggressive design elements all around. Beginning with its front fascia, it incorporates the manufacturer’s traditional meshed triangular-grille, atop which rests the marque’s insignia. Staring at you flanked on either side, are the Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights. The Giulia Sport and Sport Ti trims get a unique front look with sharper bumper design.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Rear View

A gracefully modeled rear design sees stylish LED tail lights and the bold twin exhaust pipes on either side, blackened for the Ti Sport trim and chromed for the rest of them. As standard, the Giulia stands on 17-inch wheels which size up to 18-inch and 19-inch sets, as we go up the trim ladder, with the 4-inch ground clearance remaining constant. One also gets carbon fiber mirror caps and side skirts with the Giulia Ti Sport Carbon model for the added sporty appeal. 

Model

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2020 BMW 3-Series

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2020 Lexus IS 300

Curb weight (lbs)

3,632

3,582

3,605

3,583

Length (in)

182.5

185.7

184.5

184.3

Width (in)

73.7

71.9

71.3

71.3

Height (in)

56.5

56.8

57.2

56.3

Ground clearance (in)

4.0

5.5

5.1

5.3

Wheelbase (in)

111.0

112.2

111.8

110.2

Though the 2020 Giulia is a shorter sedan than its rivals, it is wider than most which helps it offer that addtional grip while cornering. It also has a very low and hunkered down stance which means curbs and bumps needs to be maneuvered smartly. The Bimmer on the other hand is longer, lighter and also has the highest ground clearance to offer. Since most of these cars have pretty similar wheelbases, the space inside their cabin is also quite similar. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Side View
  • Automatic Projector Beam Xenon High Intensity, Daytime Running, Preference Setting Headlamps
  • Cornering lights
  • Rear Fog lights and LED tail lights
  • Power heated side mirrors w/optional carbon fiber caps
  • Dual chrome/black exhaust tips
  • 19-inch petal-design diamond-finish alloy wheels

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Safety

8.0/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia hasn't been crash tested by the NHTSA yet and hence there are no safety ratings available. However, the IIHS has tested the 2020 Giulia and it shines bright in all the test and receives 'Good' ratings in most aspects of the test. Notably, the headlights on lower trims receive 'Poor' ratings while the 'LATCH ease of use' has been rated as 'Marginal', rest all other aspects get positive results.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia IIHS Crash Test

The Giulia barely manages to keep up with the segment with its equipment list. Alfa Romeo cars are also not known to be as robust as its Europeans counterparts like the BMW. However, there are plenty of standard and available safety functions in the Giulia, but most of the driver aids are available only as options which needs shelling additional money. A highlight of some the standard and available safety features have been listed below:

  • Traction Control and Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Front Collision Mitigation
  • Foward Collision Warning Plus
  • Available Lane Departure Warning and Lane-Keeping Assist (optional)
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control (optional)
  • Blind-spot Monitor
  • Front Rear Parking Assist Sensors w/Rear Back-Up Camera

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Competition

8.0/10

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2020 BMW 3-Series

Since Alfa Romeo is known for building sporty cars, the 2020 Giulia goes manages to be quicker and more agile than the 3-series. It is the sportier amongst the two and hence has a stiffer ride as well. BMW offers far more superior fuel efficiency figures and also has a much larger trunk, which makes it the more practical of the two. It also gets you more standard technolgy and safety features than the Giulia. Therefore, unless outright performance is all you need, the 3-Series is the one to pick. 

2020 BMW 3-Series Sedan

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

While both the sedans feature powerful engines, the Mercedes C-Class still falls behind in aspects the Alfa Romeo Giulia inches ahead. The Giulia is a driver-focused sedan while the C-Class is tuned towards comfort and luxury. That being said, the Giulia is more affordable, is quicker off the line and has a marginally more spacious cabin. It is more attratcive amongst the two and though safety features needs to opted optionally, the 2020 Giulia offers more value than the C-Class. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 Sedan

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2020 Lexus IS 300

While both the Giulia and IS 300 are priced almost similar to one another, the difference between their performance is pretty huge. While the Lexus follows a more radical styling, the conventional sporty exterior styling of the Giulia has more liking amongst purists. The Giulia is also far more quicker and a better handling car than the IS, while the Lexus is much more comfortable and comes loaded with tons of technology and safety features. The higher frugality of Giulia tilts the scales towards the Alfa Romeo. 

2020 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

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2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Final Verdict

8.0/10

To conclude, it’s safe to say that the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia remains an impressive performer and gains new attributes with the changes to its cabin. The sedan combines beauty, drivability and power, and a little bit of practicality while remaining kind on fuel economy. Reliability is still questionable and the rear seats don’t impress as much as the front ones do, but for the price it is on sale, the Giulia is a hard to overlook in the compact luxury sedan segment. 

FAQs

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulia reliable?

Some inferior plastics might raise doubts about the reliability factor of the Giulia but there's nothing to worry much in terms of its drivetrain. On the engine front, it's 2.0L unit might not be the most refined of the lot, but it surely is a trusted motor that can munch thousands of miles only if properly maintained.

How much does the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia cost?

The prices for the base variant start at $40,695 and go all the way up to $47,195 for the top-trim, Ti Lusso AWD. For more information on all the trims, check out the Trims and Configurations tab on the top of this page.

Is the Alfa Romeo Guilia offered as a coupe too?

No, there is no coupe variant available with the Giulia lineup. There is a sportier and more powerful Giulia Quadrifoglio variant available at a price tag of $74,500 with a 505 hp twin-trubo V6 engine, but that's a 4-door sedan as well.

Does the Alfa Romeo Giulia come with a warranty?

Yes, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is backed by a 4-year/50,000 mile warranty which is pretty common with the manufacturers these days. For more information on the warranty front, head over to the Features tab on top of this page.

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