There’s a lot of buzz around the new 2016 Giulia Quadrifoglio but the entry-level Giulia 2.0 is still a very capable vehicle. AutoCar took it upon themselves to review the Giulia 2.0 MultiAir.
The four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine is capable of pumping out 197bhp at 5000rpm and 243lb ft of torque starting from 1750rpm. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission (standard in the UK), you’ll be getting an estimated combined fuel economy of 47.9 mpg and 138g/km of CO2. There’s plenty of speed under that hood with a top speed of 146mph and a 0-62 mph time of 6.6 seconds, enough for most drivers.
Numbers aside, the Giulia 2.0 is pleasing to drive with smooth engine revs, sharp throttle response and almost instantaneous torque. The body feels light too thanks to the copious amount of aluminum used in the subframes, suspension arms and select body panels. Its 8 speed gearbox shifts quickly and even more so when in the Dynamic drive mode but not too much to avoid hyperactivity.
Handling is smooth even without the QV’s active dampers because the body structure is rigid enough to give you a controlled ride, steering response is quick and the car itself feels grippy.
If you want something that rides better than a Jaguar XE and well equipped, or go with the Super trim if you want more features, the standard Giulia could be the vehicle for you.