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Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010 to 2021)

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010 to 2021)

(2010 to 2021)

    Summary


    The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a mid-sized five-door hatchback that was launched in Summer 2010 and soldiered on until Spring 2021.

    At the time it was launched, the Giulietta received high praise from across the UK motoring media for its driving dynamics, competitive levels of equipment and an outstanding safety rating. However, the rest of the industry evolved dramatically over the next decade while the Giulietta didn’t, and it slowly became less and less competitive over time. It was finally withdrawn from the UK market in May 2021 after 11 years on sale.

    Alfa Romeo has no plan to replace the Giulietta with a similar mid-size hatchback. Instead, the new Tonale small SUV will carry Alfa’s hopes for the foreseeable future in the small family car segment.

    Giulietta highlights

    • Still looks good after a decade on sale
    • Enjoyable to drive
    • Worthwhile alternative to usual mid-size hatchbacks
    • Did we mention it looks great?

    Giulietta lowlights

    • Build quality not as good as German rivals
    • Cabin and boot space not up to par
    • Steep depreciation makes leasing payments high
    • Not enough improvements during ten years on sale

    Key specifications


    Body style: Five-door hatchback
    Engines: petrol
    Price when new: From £19,820 on-road

    Launched: Summer 2010
    Last updated: Spring 2019
    Ended production: Spring 2021


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 3 stars
    Date tested: December 2017
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 72%
    Child protection: 56%
    Vulnerable road users: 59%
    Safety assist: 25%

    Notes on safety

    When the Giulietta was first launched, way back in 2010, it was awarded a five-star rating by Euro NCAP with an outstanding set of scores. However, safety standards have moved on over the last decade, and a re-test in 2017 downgraded the Giulietta to a three-star rating.

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Alfa Romeo Giulietta was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

    Reliability rating

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    Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

    All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

    As of October 2022, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta has an above-average reliability rating of 61%, according to warranty data provided exclusively to us by our commercial partner, MotorEasy. This is good news if you are considering a used Giulietta.

    Although we don’t have a huge number of data points yet, the average repair cost for the Giulietta is a competitive £350, which is less than many of its rivals. Unsurprisingly, engine repairs are the most expensive, but even these are less than on most similar cars.

    Running cost rating

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

    Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
    Diesel models51 mpgB50 – 52 mpgB – B
    CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
    Petrol models170 g/kmC168 – 172 g/kmC – C
    Diesel models146 g/kmB144 – 148 g/kmB – B
    Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
    All models31C15 – 30A – C

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    When launched, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta received high praise. However, development failed to keep up with rivals over a decade on sale.Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010 to 2021)