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Alfa Romeo Giulia review - Reliability and safety

Decent standard safety kit helps the Giulia achieve a top Euro NCAP rating

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and Safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£39,935 to £78,325
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All Giulia models include a lane departure warning, a blind spot monitoring system and autonomous emergency braking as standard, while the (£1,000) Driver Assistance Pack Plus adds Active Blind Spot, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Drowsy Driver Detection, Intelligent Speed Control, Traffic Jam Assist and a Highway Assist System (HAS).

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This suite of safety kit helped the Giulia to score well for safety when Euro NCAP crash-tested the car in 2016. It earned the maximum five stars and scored 98 per cent for adult occupant safety, which was the highest mark achieved by any car at the time.

It also scored 81 per cent in the child occupant protection catagory – another excellent result – and 69 per cent for pedestrian protection. However the Giulia's 60 per cent score for its safety assistance technology is not as impressive as its other results.

The Giulia didn't feature in our most recent Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although the Italian saloon has performed well in previous years – finishing in 3rd place (out of 75 cars) in 2019.

Warranty

The Alfa Romeo range comes with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty, which equals BMW and beats the factory warranty Audi and Mercedes provide which have a 60,000-mile limit. Alfa also offers extended warranties that run in conjunction with any finance deal you might take out. The standard warranty also includes roadside assistance for the same period, while paintwork is covered for the same amount of time and any perforation of the bodywork is protected for eight years.

Servicing

Alfa offers a flexible annual service plan, which is available from one to five years and includes all scheduled maintenance, depending on the term or mileage selected.

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