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Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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Some fast engines

No experts love it

Cramped back

Limited rear visibility

The reviews are mainly positive, another stylish hatchback Alfa Romeo. Quite a few are impressed with the Giuletta, one tester declaring it to be ‘the Alfa for 25 years’. However, its obvious merits and plus-points, are a few areas where it’s not up to there with the best in the


Much like its the design of the Giulietta’s cabin is as stylish, with a dashboard resembles those on classic cars. However, it’s not all for show, as it’s all screwed well with good materials, though critics say are some cheap plastics and there.

The boot space is also an where the Alfa excels, as now a similar size to the VW Golf’s, the swoopy roofline. However, isn’t a huge amount of for passengers in the rear and a few testers like how the cramped footwell that there was nowhere to put left foot. The restricted visibility was also a problem was regularly reported on.


The Romeo engineers benchmarked the against the Audi A3 and VW Golf, so no surprise that the critics it has quite a grown-up and … to it. Compared to its predecessors, the Giulietta is more competent in a wide of road conditions, with ride quality (even on the Veloce and Cloverleaf models), handling and fairly good though there were critics who thought the diesel were a bit noisy.

There a few other problems that the had with the Giulietta, especially its handling characteristics. Many it was a fun car to drive, but wasn’t quite as as its arch rivals from and Ford. On a more subjective some testers even that the more … of the Giulietta robbed it of some of the that you associate with an

There were quite a few regarding the ‘DNA’ switch, alters the throttle and steering In ‘Dynamic’ mode, testers that fond of the heavier that comes with it. problem is rectified in the other two – ‘Normal’ and ‘All-Weather’ – but means the isn’t quite as sharp as it is in the setting.

Basically, there appear to be a good compromise the different modes.


are a wide range of petrol and engines on offer, and they all to get good reviews. The diesels decent performance and are low to tax, but critics thought they a bit noisy and many found it to match the claimed fuel figures, especially in the 140hp The petrols are also fairly with the new MultiAir engines very good power and alongside very commendable economy.

However, the petrol units do their downsides. The least is slower and more expensive to run the similarly sized MultiAir and quite a few weren’t that over the meaty motor in the model. Overall, the one the testers most satisfied with was the 1.4 TB as it offers a nice blend of and efficiency.

Value for money

Alfa Romeo Giulietta

The is one of the more expensive cars in its but it is competitively priced when with its premium rivals. It comes with a good of equipment – all models get climate an electronic differential and, from the Cloverleaf model, as standard.

It’s also quite to run, and the low tax for the diesel models them good fleet However, the Giulietta isn’t to hold its value that there are worries as to how fast the will depreciate compared to mainstream rivals.


The automatic gearbox for this the ‘TCT’, went down well with the critics. It smoothly, is easy and intuitive to use according to the official figures, fuel economy. However, not available on all the cars in the range, and it is a pricy optional extra £1,350) so only choose it if you it’s worth the financial


The general view is the Giulietta is a very good car. When compared its predecessor, the 147, there’s space, it’s more and the Giulietta is generally better to The claims of it being the best in over twenty years are valid!

However, there are niggles that spoil the somewhat – rear practicality and is compromised slightly, it’s not as fun to drive as its rivals and the diesels are noisy. They’re not deal but the shortcomings are highlighted when you the Alfa to its less compromised

Overall, the Giulietta is a stylish and desirable family hatchback does quite a few things well indeed. It’s not as complete or as well-judged as its main but the Alfa’s character and charm do give the Giulietta a distinct

Key Details

Price range: – £27,380 MPG: 44 70 Safety rating (NCAP): released: 2010 Replacement Not for a long time Model The TCT auto-gearbox was available as an option Nov-11. The Sportiva trim was for the 2013 model year Engine to go for: The 1.4 TB gets the reviews, the experts all agree a nice engine that’s fun and sensible! Engine to avoid: The 2.0 140.

The reviews couldn’t the claimed fuel economy. to go for: The double-sunroof option the cabin nice and light naming: JTDM engines are TB and TBi are petrol Other: Thinking of a Why not read our review to help you Read Alfa Romeo reviews

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