2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. BMW 3 Series vs Lexus IS vs INFINITI Q50

Alfa Romeo Giulia Comparison
Ever since Alfa Romeo made its triumphant return to the United States, drivers across the country have chosen the Alfa Romeo Giulia for its seductive style, potent performance, and cutting-edge technology features. While competition remains fierce among the small luxury sedan segment, you may have found yourself torn between the Giulia and some of its biggest rivals. To help simplify your decision, Alfa Romeo Louisville has assembled this useful comparison guide which gives you an in-depth look at how the Giulia measures up against its top competition including the BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, and INFINITI Q50.

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs BMW 3 Series

Alfa Romeo Giulia

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD


BMW 330i xDrive

2022 BMW 330i xDrive

$47,750 Starting MSRP (excluding destination charges)* $43,450
280 Horsepower 255
306 lb-ft Torque 295 lb-ft
Standard Remote Start System Optional
Driver & Passenger Heated Front Seats Optional
Genuine Leather Upholstery Synthetic Leatherette
Front & Rear Parking Sensors Optional
3,632 lbs Curb Weight 3,764 lbs
17.7 feet Turning Radius 19.6 feet

Without question, one of the biggest competitors of the Alfa Romeo Giulia is the BMW 3 Series. Comparing equivalent trim levels, the BMW begins with a slight price advantage. However, a closer look reveals that choosing the 3 Series over the Giulia would be a mistake that impacts both your wallet and your driving enjoyment.

If performance is a factor in your decision-making process, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is the obvious choice. It offers significantly higher horsepower and greater torque than the 3 Series. Since driving exhilaration goes beyond sheer power, the Giulia also offers far greater agility and handling than the 3 Series. This is due to its significantly lower curb weight and a turning radius that’s nearly 2 feet shorter.

Other premium features included as standard on the Giulia Ti will cost you extra at BMW. These include remote start, heated front seats, genuine leather upholstery, and front/rear parking sensors. Add it all up and you’ll quickly discover that the Alfa Romeo Giulia is a far better choice than the BMW 3 Series.

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Lexus IS

Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint AWD

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint AWD

VS Lexus IS

2022 Lexus IS 300 Base AWD

$44,950 Starting MSRP (excluding destination charges)* $41,850
23 / 31 / 26 MPG (city/hwy/combined) 18 / 24 / 21
280 Horsepower 260
306 lb ft Torque 236 lb ft
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Standard Rain-Sensing Wipers Optional
ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors Optional
Standard Remote Start Not Available
Leather Seat Material Leatherette
40/20/40 Rear Seat Folding 60/40
95 cubic feet Passenger Volume 90 cubic feet

In our next matchup, we’ll take a look at equivalent base trims equipped with all-wheel drive. When it comes to performance, the Giulia outperforms the IS 300 in both horsepower and torque. A more-sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission also gives the Giulia better response and contributes to its superior fuel efficiency. Speaking of efficiency, the Giulia tops the IS 300 across all three MPG categories. Choosing Alfa Romeo means you’ll get more thrills on your daily drive while spending less time and money at the pump. Shifting our attention towards convenience and interior features, the Giulia continues to shine. You’ll enjoy standard rain-sensing windshield wipers for added visibility in harsh weather conditions along with standard ParkSense Rear parking sensors to take the guesswork out of parallel parking. Each of these useful features are costly options at Lexus.

The Giulia offers genuine leather seating surfaces compared to the synthetic NuLuxe Leatherette found inside the IS 300. Its rear seat also offers a 40/20/40 split folding configuration for greater cargo and passenger-carrying versatility. The interior of the Giulia also offers 5 more cubic feet than the Lexus IS 300, highlighting its generous interior dimensions.

Alfa Romeo Giulia vs INFINITI Q50

Alfa Romeo Giulia

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD

VS Infiniti Q50

2022 INFINITI Q50 3.0T Luxe AWD

$47,750 Starting MSRP (excluding destination charges)* $44,100
23 / 31 / 26 MPG (city/hwy/combined) 19 / 27 / 22
306 lb ft Torque 295 lb-ft
8-Speed Automatic Transmission 7-Speed Automatic
17.7 feet Turning Radius 18.7 feet
ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors Optional
Standard Navigation Requires Higher Trim Level
8.8-inch Touchscreen Size 8-inch
40/20/40 Rear Seat Folding Optional

Our third challenger to go up against the Alfa Romeo Giulia is the INFINITI Q50. As we saw in the prior comparison, the competition simply cannot compete with the performance found on the Giulia. It offers greater torque and a more advanced 8-speed automatic transmission. All this power doesn’t have to mean sacrificing on fuel economy. Across city, highway, and combined MPG ratings — the Giulia proves to be the superior choice. The Giulia also offers a turning radius which is one foot smaller than the Q50, making it easier to maneuver in or out of a tight space. When parking, standard ParkSense Rear parking sensors provides added confidence. You’ll be required to pay extra to receive parking sensors on the INFINITI.

While the INFINITI Q50 offers a slight price advantage, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti AWD offers some features that aren’t available on the INFINITI, such as a larger touchscreen, folding rear seats, and a standard navigation system. If you want navigation or folding rear seats on your Q50, you must spend thousands more to step up to the next trim. As for the touchscreen? You can’t order a larger one on your INFINITI at any price.

Alfa Romeo Giulia

Winner — Alfa Romeo Giulia

Now that we’ve reached the conclusion of this comparison and tallied the results, it’s clear that the Alfa Romeo Giulia remains the best choice for buyers searching for a small luxury sedan. BMW, Lexus, and Infiniti, prove to be no match for the impressive performance, exceptional value, and premium standard features found on the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Alfa Romeo Louisville welcomes you to come experience all that the Giulia has to offer.

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.