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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio review

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Published: 12 Mar 2024
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Interior

What is it like on the inside?

The indoor furniture's style matches the outer sheetmetal. It's all flowing curves, not the severe straight lines of the BMW and Audi rivals. The main dials (now a screen with four different readouts) sit in deep cylindrical shrouds, recalling 1960s Alfa Spiders.

Front seats are now electric as standard, setting a spot-on driving position for most of us. You sit low, with legs straight out ahead of you. If Alfa gets it so right here why is the Stelvio's driving position so poor? Cabin storage is on par, and the boot's OK.

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Bet the infotainment is pretty ropey?

The touchscreen can now be set up to show one big display (nav, phone, music or performance graphs/gauges) or a few smaller windows of your choosing. Or you can just mirror your phone. You'll do that: the native interface is pants. The touchscreen is an arm's reach away, but mostly we actually used the rotary controller instead.

That controller has a more precise and clicky feel than before. It's one of several detail quality improvements. Not a match for the Germans, no, but not a deal-breaking distance behind.

Other ergonomics are straightforward. Climate has its own hardware controls, not screen-based: praise be. The lane keep assist is also a one-button job to switch off. 

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