Alfa Romeo has simplified the trim lineup for the 2021 models.
Alfa Romeo only sells two models in the US: the Giulia sedan and the Stelvio SUV. For the 2021 model year, both have received a wealth of updates, including new standard equipment and a simplified model lineup.
With seven trims to choose from, Alfa Romeo's 2020 model selection was overwhelming. For the 2021 models, the trim selection has been downsized to four options: the Sprint, Ti, Ti Sport, and Quadrifoglio. Many popular options now come as standard and the number of optional packages has also been reduced, making it easier to build your Alfa Romeo.
Four new exterior colors are also available for the 2021 Giulia and Stelvio: Ocra GT Junior, Rosso GTA, Rosso Villa d'Este, and Verde Montreal.
Named after the 1954 Giulietta Sprint and 1965 Giulia Sprint GTA, the entry-level 2021 Giulia and Stelvio Sprint get a long list of standard equipment including bi-xenon headlamps, Brembo front brakes, ten-way power front leather seats, remote start, keyless entry, 8.8-inch multi-touch display, Forward Collision Warning with Full-Speed Stop, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and SiriusXM radio. All Sprint trims also get a premium leather-wrapped shifter and a racing-inspired steering wheel with a push-button start, as well as standard laminated glass.
A new available Performance Package adds a limited-slip differential, and steering-column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, while the Sun & Sound Package features a dual-pane sunroof and a ten-speaker audio system. Combining two packages from 2020 into one, the Active Assist I Package includes an active blind-spot assist, automatic-dimming exterior mirrors, front and rear park assist sensors, adaptive cruise control with full-speed stop and go, automatic high-beam headlamp control, and a lane departure warning. Compared to the two packages available in 2020, the Active Assist I Package is 70 percent cheaper.
Upgrading to the Giulia Ti and Stelvio Ti adds a dual-pane sunroof and 8.8-inch display with HD radio and navigation to the standard equipment list, while the Ti Sport trims have been updated for 2021 with a standard limited-slip differential and dark exhaust, a sport rear diffuser, and 20-inch five-hole aluminum wheels, which can be upgraded to 21-inch wheels.
A new Lusso Package is available for the Ti trim and a Carbon Package is available for the Ti Sport, with build complexity reduced by over 90 percent and lower year-over-year prices.
Powering the Sprint, Ti, and Ti Sport trims is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine producing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Topping the range is the Giulia Quadrifoglio and Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which pack a 2.9-liter twin-turbo producing 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. This enables the RWD Giulia Quadrifoglio to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, while the AWD Stelvio Quadrifoglio will do the same sprint time in 3.6 seconds.
Pricing for the 2021 Giulia Sprint starts at $39,450, a $50 increase over the base 2020 Giula, while the range-topping Giulia Quadrifoglio will set you back $74,750, $250 more than the 2020 model. The 2021 Stelvio Sprint, on the other hand, starts at $41,450, an increase of $50, while the Quadrifoglio costs $80,750, making it $250 more expensive than last year's model. All prices exclude the $1,295 destination charge for the Sprint, Ti, and Ti Sport trims. Quadrifoglio trims come with a $1,595 destination charge.