So you’ve decided it’s time for a new vehicle. That’s one of the biggest decisions in life, and probably not one taken lightly. At this point, you’ve done some research and settled on Alfa Romeo. Maybe it was their storied history of driving excellence that persuaded you. Or perhaps the stylish cars they debut year after year. Whatever the reason, here you are, and it’s time to take the next step. How to choose the best Alfa Romeo for you depends on the model that calls to you as well as your needs as an owner and driver.
Currently, Alfa Romeo’s active line consists of three dynamic vehicles, the MiTo, the Giulietta, and the 4C. For the purposes of this discussion, we’ll focus on the first two, as they are waiting for you to drive them off the lot today.
Drawing on the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, a concept car that debuted in 2003, for inspiration, the Alfa Romeo MiTo is a perfect blend of class and a competitive spirit. The 0.9 TwinAir engine, awarded the title of "International Engine of the Year 2011," delivers top performance in a relatively small package. Equipped with Start&Stop technology, the TwinAir offers the control of a sports car with the fuel management and CO2 emission control of a compact. Inside, you’ll find sumptuous Italian styling that has become synonymous with the Alfa Romeo name. The Uconnect™ infotainment system demonstrates the power of technology, and lets you stay in touch wherever you are.
Where the MiTo looked to the past for inspiration, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta is firmly future-focused. From the suspension to the stereo, every element demonstrates innovative style and sensibility. With its larger TwinAir engine, the Giulietta offers the same emphasis on fuel efficiency as the MiTo, along with the Alfa Romeo D.N.A. system to give you greater control. You’ll find connectivity and comfort in the interior, and an eye-catching exterior to set it apart from the crowd.
Now the choice is yours. Which Alfa Romeo is best for you? How big of a car do you need? Will the four-doors of the Giulietta better serve your needs, or is a more compact model the best for you? Are you planning long trips or planning to stick around town? Ultimately, test driving each model is the best way to make this crucial decision.