Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9

Alfa Romeo Giulia (2020) rear view

Should you buy an Alfa Romeo Giulia?

Alfa Romeo has built a fabulous executive saloon. In diesel and petrol forms, it looks good, drives superbly, and should prove economical to run. Considering the strength of its rivals, this is quite an achievement.

While the German opposition is certainly more polished in terms of interior material quality and infotainment tech on offer, but the Alfa more than makes up for it with the way it drives, and ultimately the way it looks. Whether you choose one of the firey petrols or efficient diesel engines, it’s an appealing alternative to one of the more obvious (Geman) rivals.

What we like

Cars from 2021 are much improved over older models in the interior department, and offer a now competitive level of driver assistance. Despite the fast steering and uncanny ability to resist bodyroll, the Giulia rides nicely even on broken and potholed UK roads, and that’s whether you get a mainstream model or the significantly more focused Quadrifoglio.

While we’re on the subject, it’s hard not to love Alfa’s super saloon – it drives superbly, sounds brilliant and looks great compared with its most immediate German rivals. At the moment, it gets a thumbs up from us – an Alfa Romeo you can buy with your head, as well as your heart, as long as the long-term reliability holds out.

What we don’t like

It has a slightly dated-feeling infotainment system and still possesses a less-than-perfect image of its dealer network, this is a car that really stacks up. It’s also a shame that the diesel model has been dropped, especially if you like a long driving range and relaxed motorway performance.