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2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2021 BMW 540 Review

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2021 Alfa Romeo
Giulia

MSRP*: $40,350 to $75,250
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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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Invoice* $38,358 to $70,466 $55,790 to $57,930
MPG - City 17 - 24 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 33 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 14.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 280 - 505 hp 335 hp
Exterior Length 182.5 in 195.8 in
Exterior Width 73.7 in 73.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Alfa Romeo Giulia than in the BMW 540, due to the Alfa Romeo Giulia's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the BMW 540 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 540 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 540. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Alfa Romeo Giulia is much higher than that for the BMW 540.

Dimensions
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is about the same width as the BMW 540. If you go with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 540.

Handling
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has a significantly smaller turning radius than the BMW 540, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has less horsepower than the BMW 540, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Alfa Romeo Giulia doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW 540.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the BMW 540.

Warranty
The Alfa Romeo Giulia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 540.