In its base form or its high-performance guise, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a quick and agile sport sedan that is always fun to drive. We rate it an 8 out of 10 for its especially quick steering, ready power, and agile moves. The Guilia Quadrifoglio would rate even higher if we rated it separately.
Alfa Romeo offers the Giulia in two basic flavors, spicy and hot as hell, with variants on the spicy version.
The base engine is a 280-hp turbo-4 that teams with an 8-speed automatic transmission to send plentiful, quiet power to the rear or all four wheels. It’s smooth, too, but not as buttery as BMW’s outstanding turbo-4 of the same size. The transmission delivers quick, stable shifts and drivers can shift on their own via available steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
The Giulia’s standard suspension is firm but not punishing,…