Should I buy an Alfa Romeo?
Very much an 'enthusiast' brand, the Italian Alfa Romeo is closely linked with its parent company, Fiat. It shares many of its engines, transmissions and 'platforms' (the floorpan and suspension) with Fiat, but styling is certainly an Alfa strong point.
Here, we tell you what you need to know about Alfa Romeo cars, including how reliable they are. We've surveyed tens of thousands of car owners, including Alfa Romeo owners. This means we can tell you how reliable the Alfa brand really is.
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Alfa Romeos tend to have a sporting bent, though not all of them pack the sort of punch that their styling suggests. In theory, Alfa Romeo is a premium brand that goes head-to-head with German companies such as and .
How reliable are Alfa Romeo cars?
Every year, we run an annual car survey where tens of thousands of people tell us about their current car and how reliable it is. Based on feedback from current Alfa Romeo owners, we have reliability data for new cars aged up to three years old, and also cars aged between three and eight years old.
Which? members can and unlock the table below to find out just how reliable Alfa Romeo cars really are. Not yet a Which? member? to reveal our reliability ratings and access all of our online reviews.
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We surveyed online 47,013 members of the general public covering 55,833 cars. Survey in field December 2019 to February 2020.
How much do Alfa Romeo cars cost?
The entry-level Alfa is the MiTo small car, priced from as little as £14,000. But the heartland of Alfa Romeo today is bigger models, such as the Giulia and Stelvio, which typically cost above £30,000.
Truly sporty models, like the 4C two-seater and powerful ‘Quadrifoglio’ versions of the Giulia and Stelvio, cost well in excess of £50,000.
Alfa Romeos haven’t always kept their value very well. PCP and leasing deals are, as a result, a little more expensive than some rivals.
Choosing the best Alfa Romeo car
If you’re interested in an Alfa Romeo, you’re probably a keen driver. The models most closely aligned with Alfa’s sporty heritage are the Giulia – the brand’s first rear-wheel drive saloon for decades – and the Stelvio SUV, which is based on the same platform.
The Stelvio is also available with four-wheel drive (which Alfa calls Q4).