2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. Audi A4 vs BMW 3 Series

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs The Competition at Germain Alfa Romeo of Columbus

Premium compact sedans offer an inspired combination of performance, looks, sophistication, and luxury. Since this segment is now more popular than ever, making the right choice can seem difficult at first. Ever since its triumphant return to North America, the Alfa Romeo Giulia has caused a stir and challenged even the most established contenders in the segment. To help illustrate why the Giulia remains the most compelling choice, Germain Alfa Romeo has assembled this in-depth model comparison. You’ll learn how the Giulia outperforms the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series across a variety of categories. Once you see the results, you’ll understand why the most discerning drivers continue to prefer Alfa Romeo.

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs BMW 3 Series

Alfa Romeo Giulia White Audi A4 Exterior
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia AWD VS 2019 Audi A4 2.0T Premium AWD
$40,545 MSRP $42,000
280 Horsepower 248
306 lb-ft Torque 273 lb-ft
8 Transmission Speeds 7
Double Wishbone Front Suspension Type Multi-Link
17.7 feet Turning Radius 19 feet
Brembo 4-Wheel Disc Brakes 4-Wheel Disc
Standard Remote Start System Not Available
ParkSense Front & Rear Parking Sensors Optional
42.4 inches Front Legroom 41.3 inches

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Brembo Brakes

Right from the start, the Alfa Romeo Giulia enjoys a sizable $1,455 price advantage over the Audi A4 when comparing base trims equipped with all-wheel drive. If you’re thinking that you’ll be missing out on premium features and performance by choosing the less-expensive Giulia, you’d be sorely mistaken.

If you’re a driving enthusiast, the obvious choice is the Giulia. Not only does the Giulia offer more horsepower and torque than the A4, it’s also equipped with a more advanced 8-speed automatic transmission for greater response under heavy acceleration. For greater poise during cornering and a smoother ride on the street, the more sophisticated double wishbone front suspension of the Giulia is superior to the multi-link design of the Audi A4. Helping to slow the tremendous power of the Giulia are Brembo performance 4-wheel disc brakes. A shorter turning radius helps enhance maneuverability and agility as well.

Other premium amenities you won’t find on the Audi A4 include the standard remote start system of the Giulia, great for pre-heating or pre-cooling the interior. ParkSense front and rear parking sensors help take the guesswork out of parallel parking. There’s also more front legroom inside the Giulia.

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs BMW 3 Series

Alfa Romeo Giulia Red BMW 3 Series
2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia AWD VS 2020 BMW 330i xDrive Sedan
$40,545 MSRP $42,750
280 Horsepower 255
306 lb-ft Torque 295 lb-ft
17.7 feet Turning Radius 19.6 feet
Brembo 4-Wheel Disc Brakes 4-Wheel Disc
Double Wishbone Front Suspension Type Strut
Standard Remote Start System Optional
Leather Seat Material SensaTec Leatherette
Power 4-Way, Driver & Passenger Lumbar Support Optional
Standard Voice-Activated Audio Controls Optional

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Alfa Romeo Giulia Interior

Next up to challenge the Alfa Romeo Giulia is the BMW 3 Series. As we saw in the prior matchup, the Giulia remains the less-expensive choice while still delivering an unparalleled amount of advantages over the rival BMW. Let’s take a closer look.

Topping the 330i xDrive Sedan in terms of both horsepower and torque, the Giulia remains the favorite for drivers looking for maximum exhilaration from their premium luxury sedan. A shorter turning radius helps you easily navigate congested parking lots and crowded city streets. Performance Brembo brakes offer greater stopping power for the Giulia as well. A race-inspired double wishbone front suspension adds to the composed ride of the Giulia while the 330i uses a basic strut front suspension.

The Giulia continues to shine when you compare interior refinement and technology features. Its standard remote start system is useful for always getting into a comfortable interior. You’ll enjoy genuine leather seating surfaces while BMW drivers will have to settle for synthetic SensaTec leatherette upholstery. Both the driver and front passengers have access to power 4-way lumbar adjustability, a costly extra on the 3 Series. Voice-activated audio controls, standard on the Giulia, offer convenience and enhanced confidence by never having to take your eyes off the road.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Front Fascia

Winner – Alfa Romeo Giulia

We’ve crunched the numbers and tallied the results. The clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Alfa Romeo Giulia. The competitors from both Audi and BMW are unable to match the outstanding value, performance, luxury, and tech features from Alfa Romeo. Ready to experience all that the Giulia has to offer? Our team at Germain Alfa Romeo is standing by to help you select the model that’s best suited to your lifestyle.