2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan

MSRP $73,995

Ranked #4 in Midsize Sedan

8.2

Overall Rating

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 17, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Despite the shrinking demand for sedans in the market, cars like the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is one of the few elites that is known for their powerful engine and impressive driving dynamics. The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is not only limited to its performance and styling: the interior of the car and the comfortable drive quality deliver an enjoyable experience.

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Pros

Impressive driving dynamics

Fun to drive

Interior design is exceptional

Robust engine

Cons

Not much reliable

Poor cabin space

Limited cargo space

Fuel consumption is high

What's New?

Premium alarm system

Anodized brake calipers with Alfa Romeo written on it

Foldable seats


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$73995

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

177 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

176 cu.in.

horsepower

505 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

443 lb.-ft. @ 2500 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

56.1 in.

curb weight

3806 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

payload capacity

905 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

14.1 sec.

rolling start 5-60 mph

6.7

standing 1/4-mile

12.1 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

143 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/24 mpg

highway range

573.5 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


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$73,995 onwards

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


In short, the car boasts impressive styling, a long list of features, a spacious and comfortable cabin, and a lot more. What is a matter of concern is the limited dealer network of Alfa Romeo and the unproven reliability of this car. With prices starting from $72,000, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio rivals the cars like the 2019 Audi RS5, the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S, and the 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Having said this, how good is the 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio? Let’s find out.


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 Quadrifoglio Sedan Features

The Quadrifpglio is the top trim on the Alfa Romeo Giulia line-up. It is priced at $74,245. The Quadrifoglio is available in a single trim with a ton of standard and optional features. There are some optional packages as well. Standard features on the car include heated and power-adjustable leather front seats, heated steering wheel, air filtration, Brembo brake system, HID headlights, aluminum sports pedals, etc; More details are mentioned below:

Trim

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan

MSRP

$74,245

Key Features

Carbon fiber spoiler

 

Unique front fenders

 

Quad chrome-tipped exhaust system with rear diffuser

 

Carbon fiber hood

 

Upgraded HID headlights with auto-leveling

 

Unique rocker panels with carbon fiber inserts

 

Carbon fiber interior accents

 

Leather-wrapped upper door panels and instrument panel with accent stitching

 

8.8-inch widescreen with navigation

 

Aluminum sport pedals

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes with a few optional packages as well. The Nero Edizione package includes dark exterior trims. The Exterior Carbon Fibre Package adds exterior carbon fiber accents, and both the packages go with different wheel combinations. The Driver Assistance Dynamic Package includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with emergency automatic braking, a heat-reducing infrared reflective windshield, and automatic high beams. The carbon-ceramic Brembo brake package adds carbon-ceramic brakes and costs $8000.

Apart from the packages, there are options such as leather and simulated-suede ultra-high-performance Sparco carbon-fiber front racing seats with power adjustments and a carbon-fiber detailed steering wheel.

What Trim Should You Buy?

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is available in only one trim level to choose from. This trim is priced at $74,245 while the optional packages like the famous carbon fiber package are available at an additional premium. Talking about the base trim, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio gets alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, xenon headlights, luxuries like leather, and Alcantara seats, and features like cruise control. We recommend the Driver Assistance Dynamic package as well, due to its safety features.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Engine and Performance

9.9/10

Powering the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan is a Ferrari-derived 2.9-L twin-turbo V-6 engine. The maximum power and torque output by this engine stands at 505 hp and 443 lb-ft respectively. As standard, the car is available only with a rear-wheel-drive option which gets power via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. Needless to say, this transmission is fast with the shifts and complements the engine power delivery, thus delivering blistering fast performance. The NVH levels may not be the best in the segment, but the exhaust sound definitely leaves a fresh grin on the driver’s face every time he/she taps the throttle.

The Ferrari sourced powertrain is not just fast but also extremely smooth and this is instantly felt as soon as you switch on the ignition. The driving modes alter the way the power is delivered to the wheels and make a huge difference in engine characteristics. The long-term reliability of this motor is impressive and the owners have reported a positive experience with their vehicles. Being a V6 engine, the maximum power comes towards the higher revs, thus improving the overall driving experience while pushing the car hard. 

The 2.9-L twin-turbo V-6 powering the 2019 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio helps the car pick up pace effortlessly covering the 0-60 mph run in just 3.6 seconds. The quarter-mile comes up in 12.1 seconds and the top speed is rated at 143 mph. The engine-gearbox combination works excellent, but a manual transmission would have enhanced the overall experience. The automatic has several glitches, a factor of reliability, perhaps.

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

MSRP

$74,245

$74,200

$75,000

$65,795

Engine

2.9L Twin Turbo V6

2.9L Turbocharged V6

4.0L Twin Turbo turbo V8

6.2L Supercharged V8

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

505 hp @ 6500 rpm

444 hp @ 5700 rpm

503 hp @ 5500 rpm

707 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque

443 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

443 lb-ft @ 1900 rpm

516 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

650 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

0-60 mph (seconds)

3.6

3.9

3.8

3.6

Quarter mile (Seconds)

12.1

12.4

12

11.7

Top-Speed (mph)

143

174

155

203

The rivals on the other hand may not be as fast but are not very laid back either. All the cars in the competition offer sub-4-second times in the 0-60 mph run. The Charger SRT Hellcat is the most powerful on paper delivering an exhilarating 707 horsepower and takes as much as the Giulia at 3.6 seconds for the 60 mph run. The Mercedes and the Audi take 3.8 seconds and 3.9 seconds respectively. The Charger has the highest top speed at 203 mph.

How well does the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio handle?

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio boasts impressive dynamics and power delivery, all thanks to the performance-tuned suspension and powertrain. The car gets a bumpy road mode which alleviates the dampers for the road, making the ride a comfortable one. The steering is extremely sharp and precise thus making it extremely fun to drive while negotiating curves. 

The steering response however gets even more aggressive as soon as the sports mode is switched on. The sports mode also alters the suspension to reduce body roll. All this together helps in improving the high-speed stability and helps the car maintain its lines at higher speeds. The wheels too feel grippy around the corners and the car definitely remains in control in most situations.

Braking Performance

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio gets an extremely capable braking setup that helps the driver stop the vehicle from high speeds in no time. In addition to a long list of safety features, the car gets 14.2 inch ventilated brake rotors at the front while the rear wheels get 13.8-inch rotors. The brake pads have special components which reduce brake fade as the temp rises during hard braking. 

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Brake Front (in.)

14.2

13.8

15.4

15.4

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

13

14.2

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3806

3990

3900

4335

60-0 MPH (ft.)

102

105

NA

NA

The braking setup of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio is capable and delivers impressive braking performance stopping from 60 mph in just 102 feet. The RS 5 Sportback takes 105 feet to stop, just behind the Giulia. There is no braking data available on the other two rivals. However, the rivals come with bigger brakes and we can expect a similar braking performance from them as well.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Fuel Economy

7.7/10

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio gets claimed fuel economy figures of 17 mpg and 24 mpg for city and highway usage respectively. The combined fuel economy figures on the other hand stand at 20 mpg. The car gets a small, 13-gallon fuel tank only which does take a toll on the overall range of the vehicle. The maximum range on the car stands at 367 miles on the highway.

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

MPG (city)

17

17

18

13

MPG (highway)

24

26

27

22

MPG (combined)

20

21

21

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

13

16.9

17.4

18.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined in miles)

260/367/260

287/439/354

313/469/365

240/407/296

The fuel economy offered by the 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio is decent but the rivals like the Audi RS5 and the Mercedes-AMG C 63 S offer better fuel economy as well as a better range. The RS5 offers a range of 354 miles combined, just behind the C 63 S’s range of 365 miles combined. Both offer a combined mileage of 21 mpg. The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a gas guzzler and has terrible mileage returns, at 16 mpg combined. The car gets an 18.5-gallon tank and offers a decent range of 296 miles combined. The Alfa has the least range on offer. 

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Interior

7.5/10

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes with carbon layered bucket seats. The seats get leather and Alcantara upholstery and also offer good support and cushioning. This makes the seats extremely comfortable and usable for long hours. The dashboard layout is practical and ergonomics also are sorted for all sizes and shapes of drivers. For starters, the sedan comes with rear ac vents. The Giulia Quadrifoglio offers the most spacious and comfortable cabin. 

At the back, the car gets a USB port, two air vents, heated outboard positions in conjunction with the front seats, and small door bins. However, there are not any cup holders or armrests. The headroom and legroom are sufficient making one feel comfortable at the back and make most of the cabin space.

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.6/56.1/42.4

39.4/55.7/41.3

37.1/55.3/41.7

38.6/59.5/41.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.6/53.6/35.1

37/54.5/35.1

37.1/55/35.2

36.6/57.9/40.1

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

13

21.8

12.6

16.1

The in-cabin experience offered by the 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio is impressive. The space inside is one of the best in the segment. It is worth noting that the 2019 Dodge Charger offers the most spacious and comfortable rear seat experience. The front headroom is the most in the RS5 at 39.4 cu-ft and the Alfa has the frontest legroom of 42.4 cu-ft. The least rear headroom is in the SRT at 36.6 inches, and the most legroom at 40.1 inches is in the SRT as well. The Alfa has the most rear headroom at 37.6 cu-ft. The Audi RS 5 being a Sportback offers the best cargo space in the segment at 21.8 cu ft. The Giulia offers the least cargo space at 13 cu-ft. Standout interior features:

  • 14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver lumbar support
  • Dual-zone front automatic air conditioning
  • Leather seat trim
  • Carbon fiber interior accents
  • Leather-wrapped upper door panels
  • Quadrifoglio specific leather wrap

What’s there to keep you entertained?

An 8.8-inch touchscreen system is offered with the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. This system gets all the features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto while other features like Bluetooth connectivity, digital radio, and in-built navigation are also available. The presence of physical rotator knobs in the center console makes using this system extremely easy while the user interfaces are simple to use and understand. The audio output from the 14-speaker setup from Harman Kardon is impressive and definitely one of the best in the segment. Standout infotainment features:

  • 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Digital radio
  • In-built Satellite navigation
  • Bluetooth Connectivity and Telephony controls

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Exterior

8.2/10

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio continues to amaze us and shows how sporty and attractive a four-door sporty sedan can look. The boot lid-mounted spoiler and the aggressive cuts and creases give a strong sporty character to the car. The bumpers go well with the overall design of the car. The stance gets even better due to the short overhangs and a long hood design, which not only improves the side profile of the car but also helps it attract a number of eyeballs when out there on the roads. The hood and the roof are both made of carbon fiber.

The 20-inch alloy wheels have an appealing design and go really well with the already aggressive side profile while the chrome quad exhaust tips give the final touch to the sporty character of the car. The rear design looks amazing and is in line with the overall aggressive styling of the car. There are also optional exterior customizations that enhance the overall styling of the car. Some features limited to the Quadrifoglio are the front fiasca, grille, carbon trunk spoiler, bi-xenon headlamps, and a rear diffuser with quad exhaust tips.

Models

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback

2019 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Curb weight (lbs.)

3806

3649

4096

4335

Length(in)

182.5

188.3

187.3

200.8

Width(in)

73.7

73.4

72.4

75

Height(in)

56.1

54.6

56.1

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

3.9

NA

3.6

4.6

Wheelbase (in)

111.0

111.2

111.8

120.4

The rivals too offer a similar exterior design that is very attractive, and hence, it’s difficult to pick a clear winner here. In terms of external dimensions, 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio may not be as long as its rivals but it does boast a strong road presence. When placed next to each other, the Charger’s proportions stand out. The Dodge Charger is the largest vehicle in the group and that explains why it has the best interior space. The wheelbase on three cars is pretty much the same, whereas the Charger has a wheelbase of 120.4 inches. The Charger also sits pretty high from the ground. Standout exterior features:

  • Carbon fiber hood
  • Carbon fiber boot lid-mounted spoiler
  • Quad chrome-tipped exhaust system
  • Rear diffuser
  • Auto leveling Upgraded HID headlights
  • Carbon fiber rear spoiler
  • 20-inch machine-finished alloy wheels

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Safety

9.9/10

The brand has left no stones unturned to make the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio safe and thus has not only used a heavily reinforced body shell but in addition to this, has also offered the car with a long list of safety features. The 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio passed the safety crash tests conducted by IIHS with flying colors and scored Good ratings in all the parameters. The NHTSA crash test results for the car however are not available at the moment. Standout safety features:

  • Front & Rear parking sensors
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Emergency Automatic Braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Competition

8.1/10

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs 2019 Audi RS 5

The 2019 Audi RS5 is known to be one of the most practical performance-oriented cars in the market. The car is not only more affordable but in addition to this, also offers a much more premium and comfortable cabin. On the flip side, the performance and driving dynamics of the RS5 however are definitely not as good as the Giulia Quadrifoglio. Both the cars are priced similarly. 

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S

The Mercedes-AMG C63 S, just like other cars from the brand, offers superior performance and segment-leading in-cabin comfort. The engine is powerful and also boasts impressive NVH levels. The steering response and the suspension setup however are not as performance-oriented as that of the Giulia Quadrifoglio which helps the latter gain a fine edge over the AMG C63 S. The pricing of the Alfa Romeo also makes it a VFM proposition when compared to the Mercedes-AMG C63S.

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is one of the most powerful, fun to drive and mean machines available in the segment and the car surely gives a strong competition to the Giulia Quadrifoglio. It packs in a very spacious interior and has high reliability as well. The Charger SRT Hellcat, in addition to this, is also available at more affordable pricing which makes it a better buy for anyone who is tight on the budget. 

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Final Verdict

After taking into consideration everything that has been discussed so far, it will not be wrong to conclude that the 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is definitely one of the most fun to drive, powerful, and best performance-oriented cars in the segment. The car comes with almost all the features that one can expect at this price point and in addition to this, also boasts impressive safety features. The car gets an attractive exterior styling and the Ferrari sourced engine which is the talking point here. In all, the 2019 Giulia Quadrifoglio is definitely a great choice for anyone who is looking to buy a performance-oriented sports sedan.

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