Compare 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2018 Jaguar XE

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2018 Alfa Romeo

Giulia

MPG

24 city/33 hwy *

Horsepower

280 hp

2018 Jaguar XE

2018 Jaguar

XE

MPG

21 city/30 hwy

Horsepower

247 hp

For many, the car is little more than a necessity, a tool for getting from one place to another. Like any other tool, decisions on which car to buy are down to questions of practicality. Answers about price, warranties, gas mileage and expected maintenance sway opinions. These are not the types of people who would usually be in the market for an Italian sports car.

Though it is a fiery Italian sports-sedan, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a pragmatic choice, too. With luxury features, competitive pricing and style galore, the Giulia is winning praise. The Giulia has the approval of Car and Driver, Motortrend, US News and Report, Autoweek, major newspapers and more. Consider the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia against a more 'practical' competitor, the 2018 Jaguar XE. Here are a few categories that demonstrate the Giulia's worth.

Specs at a Glance

Performance

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sports-car disguised as a sedan. Find a road test, any road test, and you will read gleeful accounts of the Giulia's driving dynamics. Professional road testers who drive cars for a living cannot get enough of the Alfa Romeo. With a 280hp turbo 4-cylinder engine that can be upgraded to a powerful 505hp V6, the Giulia has engine power to spare. More importantly, the weight distribution and balance of the car make it an absolute joy to drive. Whether you are cruising on the highway or attacking a winding mountain road, you can count on the Giulia to put a smile on your face. Make no mistake about it, the Jaguar produces really good numbers and is said to drive well, but the Giulia has received praise from every professional reviewer. The Alfa Romeo has the clear advantage.

Features

If there was any category a pure-bred luxury car like Jaguar should win, it is a comparison of features. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is laden with luxury features, however, mitigating the advantage the Jaguar should have had. Consider the wide range of safety features the Giulia offers, such as adaptive cruise control. Think of the available 8.8" touchscreen and the seamless smartphone integration and infotainment system it provides. The Giulia has all of the technology, comfort and safety you would expect from the most advanced and luxurious brands on the market. Even the pragmatic shopper will be impressed with what the Giulia has to offer.

Style

If there is one thing even the most pragmatic shopper cannot resist, it is the style of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It does not matter which review you choose or from which reviewer, the Giulia is described in terms usually reserved for art. The exterior styling is said to make even hardened professionals weak in the knees. The Giulia is thoroughly Italian in the best ways, with head turning good looks that also work to reduce drag aerodynamically. Inside, the Giulia is just as impressive, with a rich leather interior that will comfortably seat five. The flat-bottomed steering wheel will ensure a full range of motion while driving. With soft-touch premium materials and a streamlined simplicity, the Giulia has the sort of "just enough is plenty" aesthetic that is sure to please. The Jaguar XE, on the other hand, offers all the luxury one could want, and maybe more luxury than one would need. Though universally considered comfortable, the Jaguar XE has received some criticism for its interior from various reviewers. Again, a clear advantage for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia.

Life is meant to be lived and cars are meant to be driven. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia is pragmatic enough to be the sensible choice while also inspiring passion amongst those who love to drive. Find out why Alfa Romeo refers to the Giulia as victory in engineering. Visit your local Alfa Romeo dealership to set up a test drive of the 2018 Giulia today!

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