2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Lexus IS 300

Specs at a Glance

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

Engine Power

  280hp

MPG **

  24/33


2018 Lexus IS 300

2018 Lexus IS 300

Engine Power

  241hp

MPG **

  22/32

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs 2018 Lexus IS 300

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The best small sports sedans are a pleasing blend of performance and luxury. Two exciting models are the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Lexus IS 300. Both cars provide drivers a fun experience behind the wheel while seating five in comfort. These models are available in several trim levels, in either rear- and all-wheel drive models. We recommend a test drive of both, you’ll agree that Giulia is a kick to drive and beautiful to look at. Maybe that’s why Alfa Romeo Giulia is the 2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year.

Powertrain

The Giulia base engine is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. The top engine is a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that puts out 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The base IS 300 engine is also a 2.0-liter turbo-4, but puts out only 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. The upgrade engine is a 3.0-liter V6 with 260 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. All models mate to 8-speed automatic transmissions.

Exterior

The Alfa Giulia has caught the imagination of the car-buying public. It’s powerful, provocative styling begins with the iconic triangular grille and works backwards to the sensuous body surfaces. The standard wheels are 17 inches, but higher trims offer 18- or 19-inch wheels, as well as LED running lights and a rear carbon-fiber spoiler. Options include a dual-pane sunroof and carbon-ceramic disk brakes. The exterior of the Lexus IS is polarizing, in part due to its notorious spindle grill and what Kelly Blue Book calls its “chipmunk-cheek” bumpers.

Features

Giulia offers many other top-line features, including power-adjustable Sparco high-performance sports seats (covered in leather and Alcantara), Brembo disc brakes, and a Harmon Kardon Premium Audio System with a 900-watt amplifier and 14 speakers, including a subwoofer. The engine start button is located on the steering wheel, which is wrapped in leather or Alcantara. The Lexus also has many nice features, but no Alcantara.

You are invited to visit our Alfa Romeo dealership for a test drive the exciting 2018 Giulia. Our service is professional yet friendly, so stop by today!


** EPA Estimates.Actual mileage will vary.
** Preliminary mileage estimates determined by Lexus. EPA mileage estimates not available at time of posting. Actual mileage will vary.

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