What kind of ride should you expect out of a high-performing luxury sedan? Well, at Van Horn Alfa Romeo Davenport, we believe that your expectations should be set as high as possible, and, whether you’re interested in one of our luxury cars for sale or something else, we’re here to give you a full comparison of the performance between the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and the 2020 Acura ILX.

The 2020 Acura ILX

The Acura ILX is a bit smaller than the Alfa Romeo Giulia, which in most cases could give it a performance edge. That said, the kind of machinery that Acura packs into their leading compact luxury sedan is rather underwhelming. No matter how much you spend you won’t get anything more powerful than a  2.4-liter four-cylinder engine which puts out 201 horsepower and 180 lb-ft worth of torque. Acura was wise enough to pair this small engine with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, which does bring performance up a notch. That said, even the assistance of a dual-clutch transmission isn’t enough to make driving the Acura ILX as thrilling as it ought to be.


The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia

The performance in the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia however, is a near-polar opposite. The base model gets a 280 horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and utilizes an 8-speed automatic transmission to translate that raw explosive power into forward thrust. And unlike the Acura ILX, the Alfa Romeo Giulia comes with a sharp upgrade option, found in the twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 which sends this exotic automobile forward with 505 horsepower, making the high-end version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia a racetrack worthy sports car.

No matter how you look at it, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia is the clear winner in terms of performance, power, and speed, and our Alfa Romeo dealers are more than willing to show you all the details of this incredible vehicle. At Van Horn Alfa Romeo of Davenport we always try to make our dealership experience is as mind-blowing as the luxury cars on our showroom floor.