2018 Porsche Panamera vs. 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

The 2018 Porsche Panamera has been praised for its extensive selection of engines, its refined interior and its breathtaking handling and speed. However, it faces true competition from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, a car which offers sophisticated styling, exceptional handling, and numerous permutations. Which of the two should you buy?

Design & Style

The Alfa Romeo Giulia emphasizes a design which is driver focused. It is manufactured in Milan, the fashion capital of Italy, so you know the interior and exterior are absolutely gorgeous. It uses a shield grille in front with HIDs and buyers have the option of upgrading to LEDs. In the back narrow taillights can be seen which match the overall shape. The tailpipes are quad chrome and the cabin features nappa leather with carbon fiber or wood as the optional trim. The newest Porsche Panamera is as sleek as they come. It has overhangs which have been shortened, similar to the 911, with haunches that have been strengthened. The taillights wrap around the rear, connecting to an LED red strip.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Panamera comes with a number of safety features, including warnings for forward collisions, emergency brakes which are automatic and all-wheel drive. A camera is also located in the rearview, along with adaptive cruise control and active control for lanes. Within the cabin drivers and passengers will be treated to leather upholstery, infotainment screens which are 12.3 inches, Apple CarPlay, navigation that is baked in and keyless ignition. The safety gadgets offered by the Alfa Romeo Giulia are also extensive. These include brakes which are antilock, a camera in the rearview, assistance with parking, stability control, and a maximum of eight airbags. It also offers detection for cross paths in the rear. Within the cabin, drivers and passengers can expect comforts such as powered seats which are adjustable, leather upholstery, climate control which is dual zone, infotainment screens that are eight inches, and Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.


The Alfa Romeo Giulia is manufactured in the same country that produces the Ferrari and Lamborghini, so you can expect its performance to be impeccable. It comes with a standard turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can produce a maximum of 280 horsepower with 306 pound of torque, which is connected to an automatic eight speed. The Porsche Panamera is dynamite on wheels, with a standard V6 3 liter engine that is turbocharged, capable of producing 330 horsepower. This means it can go from 0 to 60 in just over five seconds, on the most basic model.

The Bottom Line

The Alfa Romeo Giulia rivals the Porsche Panamera in some areas, but falls behind when it comes to raw performance. Additionally, its infotainment is a bit dated and the rear seat is too tight, and there have been questions about its dependability overall, so the Porsche Panamera wins.

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