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Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010 to 2021)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

51
%
E

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:

55
%
E

Safety Rating:

30
%
E

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

72
%
C

Running Costs:

53
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

51
%
E

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:

55
%
E

Safety Rating:

30
%
E

Eco Rating:

60
%
B

Reliability Rating:

72
%
C

Running Costs:

53
%
D

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 It was finally withdrawn from the UK market in May 2021 after 11 years on sale.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


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

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

Reliability rating

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

As of April 2024, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta has a fairly average reliability rating of 66%, according to warranty data provided exclusively to us by our commercial partner, MotorEasy. This is good news if you are considering a used Giulietta.

AThe average repair cost for the Giulietta is about £450, which is less than many of its rivals. Unsurprisingly, gearbox repairs are the most expensive at about £1,000, but these appear to be relatively rare.

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)