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Alfa Romeo 4C (2013 to 2020)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

59
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

52
%
E

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

58
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

59
%
C

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

52
%
E

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

58
%
B

Summary


The Alfa Romeo 4C was a mid-engined sports coupé and convertible (Spider) which rivalled the likes of the Lotus Elise and Porsche 718 Cayman before it was discontinued in 2020.

First unveiled at the 2013 Geneva motor show, the sports car’s name, ‘4C’, referred to its turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produced 240hp and a 0-62mph sprint time of 4.5 seconds.

“The looks, engine and badge to make it a superb sports car”, Carwow commented, while praising the 4C for its agile handling that was aided by its lightweight chassis.

That said, Carwow and many other outlets concluded that the 4C was dynamically flawed, with a lethargic throttle response and unruly driving manners that made the car difficult to keep in a straight line. “It’s way too demanding, exhausting and, at times, downright scary”, Auto Express explained.

While some journalists found the 4C’s driving dynamics problematic, almost all reviewers expressed their disappointment with the sports car’s interior, which Top Gear said displayed a “lack of attention to detail”, while pointing to the interior’s “plasticky trim and numerous exposed screw-heads”.

With interior comfort and quality lacking, it is of no surprise that the motoring media also took issue with the 4C’s price tag, which Autocar called “absurdly expensive”.

As of April 2024, the Alfa Romeo 4C holds a Used Car Expert Rating of C, with a score of 59%.

4C highlights

  • Alluring exterior looks
  • Impressive performance and engine soundtrack
  • Sharp handling

4C lowlights

  • Uncomfortable and unruly on the road
  • Underwhelming interior quality
  • Expensive price tag

Key specifications


Body style: Coupé and convertible
Engines:
petrol
Price when new:
From £45,000 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2013
Last updated: Summer 2015
Discontinued: Summer 2020


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Auto Trader

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Evo

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Honest John

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Motors.co.uk

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

Due to its price tag and very small sales volume, the Alfa Romeo 4C was not crash tested by Euro NCAP during its life cycle.

Eco rating


ndependent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Alfa Romeo 4C was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life cycle.

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of April 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Alfa Romeo 4C to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the 4C, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

No data yet

As of April 2024, we don’t have independently verified data available for the Alfa Romeo 4C. Check back again soon.

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Discontinued in 2020, the Alfa Romeo 4C turned heads with its alluring looks, but reviewers agreed that the sports car was underwhelming in many areas.Alfa Romeo 4C (2013 to 2020)