Although there are plans in the works, we have not yet tested the new 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia. Not in base, Ti, or Quadrifoglio guise.But in a four-car comparison test recently conducted by Car And Driver, the Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio finished on top, besting the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S (yes, it’s a Mercedes-AMG, apparently not a Mercedes-Benz), the Competition-packed 2017 BMW M3, and the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V.Of course, Car And Driver doesn’t issue the final verdict. Even TTAC doesn’t issue the final verdict. TTAC’s B&B doesn’t have the last say, either. You, oh sports sedan buyer who wouldn’t look twice at a Lexus NX300h, possess the money that will determine whether the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the best sports sedan on sale today.Nevertheless, let’s take Car And Driver’s word for it, if only for a moment. Let’s believe that the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio is the best sports sedan in America right now.Is … [Read more...] about QOTD: Would You Buy A 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio If It’s Best-In-Class But Breaks Down?
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In the latest episode of Consumer Reports’ Talking Cars YouTube show, hosts Jon Linkov, Gabe Shenhar, and Mike Monticello discussed the persistence with which their bought-and-paid for 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti has visited the dealer.Only recently purchased by Consumer Reports’ undercover team, the new Alfa Romeo Giulia has hardly been able to undergo Consumer Reports’ testing.“It’s a sexy car,” Shenhar says in introducing the new Alfa. “It has a really storied brand name. As compelling as it might look,” Shenhar says, introducing the new Alfa,”I don’t know if I’m ready to send anyone to buy this car.”“It’s been back to the dealer about three times since we bought it.”“We have had a lot of problems,” Linkov explains. “I haven’t had the opportunity to get into it because it’s been at the dealer so often.”For Consumer Reports to acquire a car … [Read more...] about Consumer Reports’ 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti Basically Lives In The Dealer Service Bay
Jalopnik published its review of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (man, Quadrifoglio takes forever to type) and the world discovered that Jalopnik’s Giulia did not require a tow truck.That sounds terribly sarcastic, but we wouldn’t be compelled to point out the relative reliability of Jalopnik’s Giulia Quadrifoglio (my goodness, Quadrifoglio takes forever to type) if Giulias hadn’t failed so miserably at other prominent publications in the recent past.Jalopnik’s 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio didn’t struggle with remote starts, spend time getting fixed at a dealer, stall while parking, or die in traffic. Bless its thumping Italian heart. But Jalopnik’s Giulia Quadrifoglio was far from perfect. Editor-in-chief Patrick George says he doesn’t care: “I am willing to do what the Alfisti have done for decades and chalk up most of its flaws to that thing that is so elusive in modern cars: … [Read more...] about Somehow, Jalopnik’s 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Didn’t Break Down, But It Sure Wasn’t Exactly Perfect
Critics love the Alfa Romeo Giulia.And they hate it.American luxury car buyers, however, are increasingly interested. The Alfa Romeo Giulia lineup has been available since the tail end of 2016. And every month, right through the spring and into the summer, stories of breakdowns and limp-home modes and on-track failures had no apparent impact on increased demand.July 2017 was the Alfa Romeo Giulia’s best month on the U.S. market to date.Expectations for growth are the norm when it comes to newly released vehicles. Alfa Romeo’s situation is unique, however, in that the Giulia is not a replacement product for an established nameplate and Alfa Romeo is a relatively unknown entity in North America. The dealer network is small, and there’s no potential to bring in loyal owners with trade-ins of any vehicle, other than owners of 23-year-old 164s.Expectations are thus diminished when early cars are seen failing with alarming frequency. Consumer Reports’ … [Read more...] about Alfa Romeo Giulia Sales Jumped yet Again in July 2017
MSRPs aren’t meaningless.Okay, sometimes they’re meaningless. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price — dealer may sell for less, or more — is just one element of a new vehicle acquisition’s true cost. For most vehicles, the MSRP is just the starting point for negotiations, which won’t truly begin until you have a clear idea of the automaker’s incentive load. Employee pricing. Anniversary bonus. Labor Day credits. Red tag deals. Summer clear out. Memorial Day rebates. July 4th blowouts.Then there’s the interest rate equation, which will change based on credit, term, and numerous other factors. Next, apply unappetizing dealer fees. And now, if you’re considering leasing, throw another whole set of numbers into this kettle of fish.Out comes a lease payment for the $73,595 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio that’s nearly double the cost of a BMW M3; a lease payment 77-percent higher than on the Cadillac CTS-V, even … [Read more...] about We Beseech You: Do Not Lease an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, at Least Not Yet
We can’t call it The Big Mo. Medium Mo might also be too strong a term.But Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Alfa Romeo division is beginning to pick up a measure of Giulia sales momentum in the United States. And with the launch of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Alfa’s first utility vehicle, occurring now, we should expect to see major improvements in the third and fourth-quarter of 2017.But this big medium modest momentum comes as high-profile Alfa Romeo Giulias, the Giulias that land in the hands of the people who tell the world about the Giulia, fail with shocking regularity.The latest failure? Last night, in the hands of a Jalopnik crew that lived to tell the tale.Month after month after month, Alfa Romeo reports ever higher Giulia sales in the U.S. In fact, Giulia sales doubled between March and June. Sure, you expect to see sales ramp up during a launch phase, but doing so with an all-new car and a relatively unknown brand in a limited dealer network is no … [Read more...] about As Alfa Romeo Giulias Literally Lose Momentum, the Giulia’s Market Momentum is Picking Up
2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four, SOHC (280 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm; 306 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm)Eight-speed automatic, all-wheel drive23 city / 31 highway / 26 combined (EPA Rating, MPG)10.5 city / 7.7 highway / 9.2 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km)22.8 mpg [10.3 L/100km] (Observed)Base Price: $42,990 (U.S.) / $54,890 (Canada)As Tested: $51,490 (U.S.) / $62,540 (Canada)Prices include $995 destination charge in the United States and $1,895 for destination and A/C tax in Canada There’s a series of curves on my route home that can be an absolute joy when traffic is minimal. Beyond a left-hand kink over a slight rise, the road drops away at least fifty feet in a sweeping right curve and flicks back left at the bottom of the hill to cross a river. It’s not much – maybe a quarter of a mile – but for a few moments, I forget the last nine hours spent driving a desk.While my usual vehicle for this road is my trusty minivan, a proper … [Read more...] about 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD Review – Rolling the Dice on Your Commute
It looks like the cat’s out of the bag as shots of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, seemingly mostly screen captures from a video, have hit the web.What do you think? More photos after the jump.If sources are correct, a 510 hp version of the Giulia will be available from Day 1. … [Read more...] about Alfa Romeo Giulia Photos Leak Again. What Do You Think?
Today, at the Alfa Romeo Museum near Milan, was the first day for a completely new design language from the fabled Italian automaker. The Alfa Romeo Giulia will also mark the return of the brand to North America for those of us needing a bit more practically than what’s offered by the 4C.Best of all, the Quadrifoglio will be available right out of the gate with 510 horsepower from its Maserati-derived six-cylinder engine.The new Giulia, which borrows its name from the original model built between 1961 and 1978, is Alfa Romeo’s first foray in mainstream segments in North America since leaving the continent at the end of 1995. From the release, it looks like the Italian brand will make quite a noisy and stylish return.Alfa says Giulia’s metal skin is shaped around the “technical architecture” of the car. Short overhangs are down to the engine and other mechanical parts being mounted between the front and rear axles. Simplicity … [Read more...] about OFFICIAL: 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Revealed, Detailed
Square-jawed linebacker and sometimes-Alfa chief Reid Bigland took the covers off the 2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV for the first time in North America on Tuesday.The car, which has been delayed about six months, will boast 505 horsepower and a price tag in the “$70,000 range” when it goes on sale next year. According to Bigland, the Giulia QV’s 7:39 lap around the Nurburgring is the quickest for any sedan.For the reveal, Alfa brought out its big guns. A compendium of cars from the automaker’s heritage lined its outdoor tent, including a 2008 8C, 1967 GTV, 1970 Giulia 1300 Ti, et al. (Why no Milano, no 164, or you know, ones I can actually afford? — Aaron)The highlights:• 505 horsepowerBigland also outlined the base Giulia, which cost in the “$40,000 range” when it goes on sale. An all-new 276-horsepower, direct-injection four cylinder engine will power that model from 0-60 mph in around 5.5 seconds.The Giulia’s exhaust note — not … [Read more...] about LA 2015: Is This The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV You’ve Been Waiting For? [Video]