2021 Audi A4 vs. 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia: which one to choose?


Comparing the 2021 BMW X3 (left) to the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio (right)

For drivers living in the communities of Montreal, the West Island or Dollard-des-Ormeaux (DDO) who love big, luxurious sedans, the Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. the Audi A4 may have crossed your mind as potential vehicles.

These two sedans both grace the roads with power and speed and feature high performing engines as well as sleek exterior lines.

The question is, if you are looking at the 2021 Audi A4 or the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia, how can you make the right decision?

Side view of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Is it all about performance?

When comparing the Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. the Audi A4, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia is the perfect vehicle for drivers who really love driving with the feel of the road beneath their feet. The Alfa Romeo Giulia - engineered specifically for drivers by the Italian engineering team at Alfa Romeo - truly hugs the road with its specifically engineered 50-50 weight distribution, column mounted paddle shifters and all-wheel drive - which gives drivers great traction no matter what the road conditions.

You'll also drive safe in this Alfa Romeo sedan, as you enjoy the standard safety features such as highway and traffic jam assist - great for highway commuting - lane departure warning, driver attention alert, active blind spot assist and adaptive cruise control.

Close up Shot of the iconic Grille on the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

With the 2021 Audi A4 sedan, you'll also feel safe on the roads with features such as front mounted cameras that monitor traffic and help initiate braking if needed, a parking assistance module that can help when parking downtown, as well as adaptive cruise control that can help drivers during stop and go traffic.

Due to the power of modern-day sedans, safety factors should rate highly on your decision making when comparing the Alfa Romeo vs. the Audi A4.

Engine Performance

In terms of engine performance, you will find some differences in horsepower and torque.

three quarter front view of the 2021 ALfa Romeo Giulia on a road

The 2021 Giulia comes with the 2.0L I-4 direct injection engine that outputs 280 horsepower, 306 lb-ft of torque and a top speed of 240 km/h - all while emitting that classic Alfa Romeo purr - a sounds that has been delighting owners of Alfa Romeo's for over 50 years.

With the 2021 A4 engine, you will experience 261 horsepower, seven transmission gears and torque of 273 lb-ft, more than adequate power for most drivers.

Interior luxury - the Giulia vs. the A4

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia starts with a base price of approximately $50,995 for the Sprint model. Its interior is anointed with luxurious details, including the Wonderwheel, which gives drivers who love tactile driving experiences a full connection to the car's performance - and features various modes including Dynamic, Natural and Advanced Efficiency drive modes for a fully adaptive driving experience.

In addition, you'll enjoy Harman Kardon speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as wireless charging, all wrapped in a graceful interior.

Partial view of the living space inside of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The 2021 Audi A4 comes in three models - two sedans, with a starting base price of $43,100 as well as the A4 All-road model. The Audi sedan's interior features a touchless 10.1-inch touchscreen, a high functioning infotainment array, navigation controls and much more.

When you are researching vehicles such as high-end luxury sedans, it's always best to drop into the local dealerships so you can test drive these cars and ask all the right questions.

At Des Sources Alfa Romeo, your local Alfa Romeo dealer, we are proud to ensure that our sales teams are friendly and have extensive experience about their cars. You are invited to come into our dealership, sit down and discuss what you are looking for in a luxury sedan, and we will be pleased to help you.

three quarter front view of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia in a parking