Alfa's compact luxury sports sedan corners and steers like a sports car.
The 280-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and provides punchy acceleration in both rear- and all-wheel drive versions.
The firm ride absorbs most bumps, but it's less plush than that of many competitors.
Fuel economy is commendable at 27 mpg overall.
The attractive interior has matte wood and nicely textured surfaces.
Seat comfort is compromised by a short cushion and limited range of adjustments, and the cabin isn't as quiet as that of its peers.
Alfa recently made the infotainment system more user-friendly.
The high-performance Quadrifoglio version is even sportier, but at the expense of comfort.
FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard.