2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan

MSRP $74,445

Ranked #20 in Midsize Sedan

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 1, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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With the rising trend of compact executive cars, Alfa Romeo re-entered the US market with a new saloon car. As it walks on a different path than most of the German brands, Alfa Romeo introduced the Giulia. Just after its debut, the Giulia received various awards both in Europe and America. The Quadrifoglio is the range-topping trim of the 2020 Alfa Romeo Guilia that comes with a high-performance engine, an exclusive exterior design with carbon fiber, and various interior and trim upgrades. 

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Pros

Powerful 505hp engine

Classy interior design

Fun to drive 

Italian craftsmanship

Fuel economy

Robust acceleration

Cons

Cramped rear legroom

Limited trunk space

Not appreciated much

Questionable reliability

Braking ain't the best

What's New?

Updated infotainment system

Adaptive cruise control

Driver assistance features

Leather-wrapped steering and gear knob


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$74445

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

191 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

176 cu.in.

horsepower

505 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

443 ft-lb. @ 2500 rpm

transmission

8 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/14.2 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111 in.

length

182.5 in.

width

73.7 in.

height

56.1 in.

curb weight

3806 lbs.

ground clearance

3.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

95.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

13 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

payload capacity

905 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.8 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/25 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 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$74,445 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan in Alfa Black color
Alfa Black

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Ratings

Features

5.0

Interior

7.5

6.3

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.3

Overall Rating


The 2020 Giulia Quadrigoglio is offered with a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with an improved user interface. Being an Italian saloon, the 2020 Giulia is a rare sight on American roads. However, it offers competitive performance figures from its Ferrari-made 505hp V6 and has no drawbacks as such. With its Italian genes and sporty driving impressions, it competes with the Mercedes AMG C 63 S, Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and the INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400.

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

5.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Interior


2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Features

5.0/10

The top of the line Quadrifoglio trim is what turns the executive 2020 Giulia into a high-performance sedan. With its 19-inch wheels, carbon fiber bumpers, and hood vents, it looks distinct. The Nero Edizione package adds sporty black accents to the exterior. Inside the cabin, you get premium leather upholstery with Alcantara wrapped sport seats. The cabin quality is quite upscale being an Italian executive car. You get a sporty gauge cluster with driver's displays and an updated 8.8-inch touchscreen. The standout features available with the sedan are mentioned in the table below.

Trims

Quadrifoglio

MSRP

$74,500

Key Features

19-inch Bright Tecnico alloy wheels

 

Carbon fiber exterior elements

 

Projector LED headlamps with DRLs

 

14-way front seats with cushion and lumbar support

 

Alcantara leather upholstery

 

15 Harman Kardon speakers with a 900W premium amplifier

 

Nero Edizione exterior package

Which Trim should you buy?

While the regular Giulia has a variety of options for the customers, the Quadrifoglio variant comes as a standalone trim. If you want to get behind the feel of a Ferrari for cheap, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the car for you. With its 505hp V6, you get the thrill of a sports car with an adequate and practical package of space and convenience options.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Engine and Performance

The 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio gets its power from a 2.9L Twin-Turbo V6, which is courtesy of Ferrari. With a crazy output of 505 horses at 6,500 rpm, you have a torque output of 443 lb-ft. As the performance is at stake, Alfa Romeo has ditched the AWD to avoid loss of power.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan engine bay

This Italian monster pulls off the famed 8HP75 8-Speed automatic transmission in the best way. The aggressive acceleration leads the Giulia Quadrifoglio ahead with just 3.9 seconds on the clock to reach 60 MPH while it nails the quarter-mile in 11.9 seconds. It is quite fast as it almost touches the 200 MPH marker on the cluster.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2020 Mercedes AMG C 63 S

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 

2020 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400

MSRP

$74,500

$75,700

$69,995

$54,250

Engine

2.9L Twin-Turbo PDI V6

4.0L Biturbo V8

6.2L Supercharged HEMI SRT V8

3.0L Twin-Turbo DOHC V6

Drivetrain

RWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

8HP75 8-Speed automatic w/od

9-Speed AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT automatic

8-Speed 8HP90 automatic w/od

7-Speed automatic w/od

Power 

505hp @ 6500 rpm

503hp @ 5500 rpm

707hp @ 6000 rpm

400hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque 

443lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

516lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

650lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

350lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

3.9

3.8

3.5

4.4

Quarter mile (seconds)

11.9

11.9

10.6

13.0

Top Speed (MPH)

191

180

198

155

With its 2.9L 505hp V6, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes on the list of the most powerful V6 powered cars. However, in the acceleration game, the HEMI V8-powered Charger SRT Hellcat and the AMG C 63 S are way ahead. The INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 does justice to its similar V6 powertrain as it accelerates remarkably, being the face of Japanese performance, however, it is seriously underpowered. Other than the Giulia Quadrifoglio, the SRT Hellcat and the Q50 Red Sport 400 offer a similar RWD drivetrain, whereas the Mercedes gets a standard AWD.

How well does the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio handle?

The specialty of Alfa Romeo cars is their balance and handling, and the Giulia is keeping up its reputation by delivering a sporty driving experience. As it has a lightweight structure, it goes swiftly around the corners. A sport-tuned suspension makes things easier that makes the steering wheel give a better response.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan driving view

If we talk about comfort and ride quality, the 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio won't disappoint you with its patented multi-link rear suspension and gas-pressurized shocks. A wide variety of driving modes and upright seating make the ride more engaging. You may not get an AWD, still, the Giulia comes with a limited-slip differential. 

Braking Performance

You have 14.2-inch front brake rotors whereas the rear gets smaller 13.8-inch rotors, either you have vented discs or carbon-ceramic disc brakes. The ABS brakes offer 6-piston front brake calipers and 4-piston calipers at the back. With brake assistance and automatic emergency braking, the brakes are quite responsive. As the car is light, it can stop quickly. The Giulia Quadrifoglio needs 104 feet of distance to stop from 60 MPH.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2020 Mercedes AMG C 63 S

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 

2020 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14.2

15.4

15.7

14.0

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

13.8

14.2

13.8

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,806

3,900

4,586

3,855

60-0 MPH (feet)

104

106

105

105

Alfa Romeo has properly understood the game against the powerful rivals, that's why the Giulia Quadrifoglio is well equipped. It stops faster than the Mercedes AMG C 63 S and the Q50 Red Sport 400. Also, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is too heavy and still manages to stop closer to the Giulia. With bigger brakes, the Giulia Quadrifoglio can stop at a distance of just 100 feet.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Fuel Economy

For high-performance sedans, fuel economy is the biggest concern. Still, the V6 powered cars hold up well. With its 505hp V6, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio offers 17 miles to the gallon in the city against its 25 MPG on the highway. A combined 20 MPG is good enough for such a powerful car. However, you'll feel tricked when you realize that the Giulia has a petite tank of just 15.3 gallons. For such a car, the offered fuel tank is not enough. 

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2020 Mercedes AMG C 63 S

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 

2020 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400

MPG (City)

17

18

12

20

MPG (Highway)

25

27

21

26

MPG (Combined)

20

21

15

22

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

17.4

18.5

20.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

260.1/382.5/306

313.2/469.8/ 365.4

222/388.5/277.5

400.0/520.0/

440.0

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio has a decent economy as compared to its rivals. The Mercedes AMG C 63 S and the INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 offer a much better economy. The Q50 Red Sport turns into a touring sedan with its massive 20.0-gallon tank. We expect the Giulia to have a bigger fuel tank in the future as in the present scenario, it cannot go beyond 400 miles on the highway and that might be a deal-breaker for some.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Interior

7.5/10

With its opulence and design, the Alfa Romeo gives BMW vibes when you hop inside the cabin. The upscale and advanced cabin welcomes you to taste the thrill of another Italian beauty. The Alcantara leather and aluminum make the ambiance more pleasing and luxurious. With its 6 interior color options, the Giulia Quadrifoglio stands out from other trims. Out of those 6, 4 of them pair with black to give a sporty touch to the detail. With a busy dash layout on the left, the design glides down the passenger's side. You'll get dual-round AC vents on either end. The flat-bottom leather steering is paired with sporty speed and rpm gauges where the driver's display pops out from the center. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan rear seats

To cope up with the level of the rivals, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio offers suede leather and Alcantara seats. You have either 12-way or 14-way power bucket seats for the front with bolster support, cushion tilt, extension, 4-way lumbar support as well as a heating function. Likewise, we have a leather 40:20:40 leather bench seat at the rear. As it has limited legroom, it is better if you fold it down to use it as cargo space. The Giulia might be a rare sedan, but it still offers similar convenience features as the other cars. If you are expecting something special, you got the wrong address. The most you get inside includes a dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, a heated tilt and telescopic steering, ambient cabin lighting, and driver-seat memory settings. You can see the focus is more on sportiness rather than practicality and space.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2020 Mercedes AMG C 63 S

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 

2020 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

38.6/56.1/42.4

37.1/55.3/41.7

38.6/59.5/41.8

39.5/56.7/44.5

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

37.6/53.4/35.1

37.1/55.0/35.2

36.6/57.9/40.1

36.8/56.1/35.1

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

12.0

12.6

16.5

13.5

With a seating capacity of 5 people, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio isn't the most spacious performance sedan. However, the front row seating and comfort are flawless. The trouble begins at the back where you will not get decent space for 3 adults. The design affects the cargo capacity, which is limited to 12.0 cubic feet. In terms of quality and design, Alfa Romeo cars are classy as ever. As the seating position and visibility are good, the driving experience is great as well. Standout Interior features include:

  • Suede leather and Alcantara upholstery
  • 14-way power front seats with 4-way lumbar
  • Heated front seats and steering wheel
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Flat bottom sports leather steering wheel

What's there to keep you entertained?

Finally, Alfa Romeo has updated the infotainment on the Giulia Quadrifoglio for the 2020 MY. It is an 8.8-inch high-resolution touchscreen display that sits at the perfect center. The infotainment comes with an AM/FM radio as well as an HD radio. This one also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for your smartphones. The experience gets better when you power up the 15 speakers 900W Harman Kardon surround sound system. Apart from entertainment, the infotainment backs you up with a built-in navigation system. You have a WiFi hotspot as well to connect your devices to the internet. With all that, the user interface is just amazing. Standout Infotainment features include:

  • 8.8-inch high-resolution touchscreen
  • HD radio
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Harman Kardon surround sound system
  • Navigation system
  • WiFi hotspot

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Exterior

With a similar shape and size as the German performance cars, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is much more than that. Its distinct styling and Italian craftsmanship give it a more sculpted and sporty appearance. What makes the 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio appealing is its carbon-fiber bodywork and the sporty body kit. With a signature Alfa Romeo grille finished with metal-look accents, the performance bumper splits its way through the air. There are refreshed projector LED headlamps that align with the hood lines. From some angles, the Giulia looks like a fourth-generation Mustang Cobra with its sloping and sharp front fascia.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan 

The side profile of the 2020 Giulia will confuse you with BMW for once. It looks sleek and simple from the sides, where the 19-inch bright Tecnico alloy wheels give you the proper view of the Brembo brake calipers. The wide rear tracks add to the look. The carbon-fiber roof is finished in all black along with the side mirrors and the beltline. With a lip spoiler on the trunk, the 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio keeps up its sportiness with slim LED tail lamps. The dual tip exhausts suit the dark theme of the car.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

2020 Mercedes AMG C 63 S

2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 

2020 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400

Curb weight (lbs)

3,806

3,900

4,586

3,855

Length (inches)

182.5

187.3

201.0

189.6

Width (Inches)

73.7

72.4

78.3

71.8

Height (Inches)

56.1

56.1

57.6

56.8

Ground clearance (inches)

5.7

3.7

4.5

5.2

Wheelbase (inches)

111.0

111.8

120.0

112.2

With its lightweight carbon fiber structure, the 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio is the lightest performance sedan in the segment. For a compact car, it has the perfect length, whereas its rivals use a more practical approach. In terms of width and height, it is closely related to the AMG C 63 S. Despite that, the Giulia offers the best ground clearance among other cars. As it was comparatively smaller, it rides and handles better than the cars in its segment which adds to its sporty appeal. Standout Exterior features include: 

  • Black exterior accents
  • Carbon fiber components
  • Projector LED headlamps with DRLs
  • 19-inch bright Tecnico alloy wheels
  • Colored Brembo brake calipers
  • Distinct sporty appearance
  • Nero Edizione package
  • Carbon fiber package

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Safety

The racing precision on Alfa Romeo is nothing less than a Ferrari. The 2020 Giulia Quadrifoglio is designed with a well-balanced structure to deliver unmatchable track performance. Apart from rigid steel, most of the components are either crafted from lightweight aluminum or carbon fiber to even out the weight distribution on the front and rear axles. With that, it has scored a Good rating in most of the IIHS safety tests.

The attention to detail is similar when it comes to advanced safety and driver assistance. The Giulia Quadrifoglio protects you on the road with the full-speed forward collision warning plus and a rear collision warning. As you avail of the Driver Assistance Package, it brings adaptive cruise control, driver attention alert, active blind spot assist, lane keep assist, highway assist, and a traffic jam assist. Standout safety features include:

  • Lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber components
  • Full speed forward collision warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active blind spot assist
  • Driver attention alert
  • Highway assist

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Competition

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs 2020 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S

The Mercedes AMG C 63 S is one of the top performers in the compact executive sedan segment. With unmatchable V8 performance, the C-Class is also known for its practicality and ultimate luxury. With tons of options and amazing cabin features, the AMG C 63 S holds great value. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is following its footsteps in a more performance-friendly manner. However, it surpasses the AMG C 63 S when it comes to handling and dynamics. As it is engineered with the same genes as a Ferrari, it is such a standout from the crowd.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

The Charger SRT Hellcat is a true American muscle car. With its 707 hp HEMI V8, it is one of the most powerful mass-production sedans. Along with performance, it is both a practical and a value-for-money sedan. The Giulia tries hard to act like a Ferrari on the road. With its identical engine architecture as the Ferrari, it packs immense power in its 2.9L V6. It may not be as powerful as the SRT Hellcat, but it does offer a track-like driving experience and handling dynamics.

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio vs 2020 INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400

The INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400 takes performance to the next level with its 400 hp V6 that goes beyond its potential to deliver unmistakable performance. Along with its performance, the Q50 Red Sport 400 also offers a spacious and advanced cabin as well as superior driving dynamics. However, the Giulia Quadrifoglio is way ahead of the Q50 Red Sport when it comes to performance. With its lightweight structure and unique design, it is much better than mainstream performance cars. 

2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Sedan Final Verdict

Alfa Romeo makes one of the most desirable performance cars for the masses. With the introduction of the Giulia, Alfa Romeo has filled the most wanted spot in the segment. The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio comes with major upgrades to its performance, design, and cabin. Now it is a much better deal with better options and features. If you want to stand out from the German brands, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is for you. It is available at a similar price with a whole new driving experience and handling. For once, you'll feel as if you are driving a Ferrari. 

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