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BabyDrive Verdict

I have spent a fantastic week with the VERY beautiful 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia Veloce sedan. Let's take a look at how it gets on as a BabyDrive…

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Well, the Giulia attracts A LOT of attention! Firstly it looks fantastic and the bottle green exterior is stunning!

The interior is just as beautiful as the exterior, with tan leather upholstery and dash and contrast stitching. The dash is minimal and clutter-free.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia with 2 child seats installed in the back row

The rear seats are just as well detailed and quite sculpted, with ISOFix in the two outer rear seats and top tether anchorages behind the headrest of all three rear seats.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia with 2 child seats installed in the back row

Two Infasecure child seats fit really nicely in the back of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, I installed the Infasecure Attain More rear-facing and the Infasecure Aspire More forward facing. A third child seat wouldn't fit between them as the rear seats are quite sculpted.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia with 2 child seats installed in the back row

Legroom is especially good in the Alfa Romeo Giulia; we found a 186cm passenger could fit in front of a rear-facing child seat or a 180cm driver.

Rear passengers also get modern comforts like aircon vents, heated seats and USB-C sockets which are great for keeping rear passengers big and small happy.

Storage is quite minimal in the back of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, with net map pockets and small door bins and two cup holders.

In the front, storage is still compact but a little more thorough. A small central console box houses USB/USB-C/AUX sockets and a wireless phone charging dock.

There are two cup holders in front of the gear lever and a space for glasses. The glove box will fit my wallet with the manual and the door bins are still small in the front and will only house a disposable water bottle.

There are double sunroofs in the ceiling of the Giulia which we really enjoyed with our kiddies, we'd open their panel in the evening so they could look out at the sky at night.

When it comes to boot space the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia is surprisingly generous. It will hold twelve shopping bags from empty which is one less than the Kia Stinger holding thirteen. Two less than the BMW 3 Series Sedan 330i which holds fourteen and three less than the VW Arteon which holds fifteen.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia space for shopping with two rows of seats in use

A twin pram will fit in the boot with a little room on top of it for bags etc.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia space for twin side by side stroller pram and shopping with two rows of seats in use

You can't put a dog in the boot of the Alfa Romeo Giulia because the parcel shelf is fixed.

The Giulia is a beautiful car to drive. It is particularly good fun around roundabouts and out on the open road and the fact it fits the kids and their pram in the back really comfortably is a huge bonus.

It has a small turning circle making it lovely and easy to park and manoeuvre and to drive around town. Visibility is really tricky out of the rear side windows and you have to rely heavily on the side mirrors.

The media system in the 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia is nice and modern and simple to use. It is controlled using a rotary dial down in the central console and has Apple CarPlay.

You can control the climate through the media screen while driving.

The Giulia media system has sat-nav and you can customise a lot of the driver assist safety settings too.

The reversing camera image is lovely and clear but very small on the screen and you can turn the parking sensors off with a button by the driver's right knee.

Overall the Alfa Romeo Giulia makes a fantastic family sedan. Great boot space and interior space, meaning generous legroom with rear-facing child seats.

2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia with 2 child seats installed in the back row

The interior is just as beautifully crafted as the exterior making it a very enjoyable environment to experience.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia has been given a five star ANCAP safety rating. It has six airbags as standard; dual frontal, side chest-protecting and side head-protecting curtain airbags.

 

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