Alfa Romeo Giulietta

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How much does the Alfa Romeo Giulietta cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Alfa Romeo Giulietta to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1.6L diesel is free to tax, as it sits in tax band A.

It does just over 74 MPG on average, which means it will cost £8.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Peugeot 308 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Ford Focus 1.6L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 17, which is lower than the Audi A3 1.6L diesel, but higher than the Citroen C4 1.6L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Honda Civic has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.6L diesel1.7L petrol2.0L diesel
mpg39.2 - 57.764.2 - 74.337.2 - 41.560.1 - 67.3
emissions114 - 16499 - 114157 - 177110 - 124
tax£200.00 - £30.00£0.00 - £30.00£200.00 - £260.00£125.00 - £20.00
insuranceGroup 15 - 24Group 16 - 21Group 30 - 33Group 20 - 25

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta: How big is the boot?

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta has a below average boot space (350 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Peugeot 308 estate is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 5 large bags with its 810 litres.

Is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta easy to park?

This is one of the widest cars in the class, which makes it feel like a bit of a squeeze in the multi-stories. If that stresses you a bit, try the much narrower Skoda Rapid.

If you don’t park in the street that much, then the Giulietta is fine. It will go in to an average street slot, giving you a gap of 449mm to swing in and out. But if you street park a lot you may want to look at the Suzuki Baleno.

Which Alfa Romeo Giulietta has the best performance?

The fastest Alfa Romeo Giulietta from 0-60, is the 1.7L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 340 lbs/ft torque and 240 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Renault Megane 2.0L petrol, which will beat your Alfa Romeo Giulietta to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.4L petrol1.6L diesel1.7L petrol2.0L diesel
zeroTo627.6 - 9.410 - 11.36 - 6.87.8 - 9
torque206 - 250320340350 - 380
bhp120 - 170105 - 120235 - 240140 - 175

What size caravan or trailer, can the Alfa Romeo Giulietta tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0L diesel which has 380 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 1300kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.