The Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan was named to Car and Driver‘s 2018 “Editors’ Choice” list – a list of cars that the editors of Car and Driver magazine wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to new car buyers. Last November, the Giulia was also named to Car and Driver‘s “10Best” list, and other publications seem to be similarly taken with it; it was selected as Motor Trend‘s 2018 Car of the Year, besting the likes of the Kia Stinger and Tesla Model 3.
“For Editors’ Choice, we look for exactly the same qualities that inform our 10Best selections: a vehicle’s inherent value, how well it fulfills its intended mission relative to its segment competitors and how engaging it is from behind the wheel,” the editors of Car and Driver wrote. “We comb through every segment and consider all the vehicles we’ve driven, tested and evaluated – more than 700 last year alone.”
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is based on the Fiat Chrysler brand’s new rear-/all-wheel-drive Giorgio platform, which also underpins the new Stelvio crossover. The platform is lightweight and optimized for superior handling, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia offers a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution from front to rear.
In the US market, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is available with either a turbocharged, 2.0L four-cylinder, or in the Quadrifoglio, a twin-turbocharged, 2.9L V6 developed by Ferrari.
For the full 2018 Editors’ Choice list, click here.