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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

midsize luxury car / 4-door sedan

Award applies only to vehicles with optional front crash prevention and specific headlights built after May 2017

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia 4-door sedan

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/ option)
Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle
Optional system
Superior

Child seat anchors

LATCH ease of use

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017

Tested vehicle: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti 4-door

The Alfa Romeo Giulia was introduced in the 2017 model year. Beginning with 2017 models built after May 2017, the front-end structure was modified and the door hinge pillar and sill were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEN1718
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 5
Footrest (cm) 13
Left toepan (cm) 9
Brake pedal (cm) 12
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 1
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 0
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 5
Lower instrument panel (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEN1718
Head
HIC-15 262
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 14
Maximum Nij 0.26
Chest maximum compression (mm) 30
Femur (kN)
Left 1.4
Right 1.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 2
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.52
Right 0.53
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 2.8
Right 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 117
Right 81

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017

Tested vehicle: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti 4-door

The Alfa Romeo Giulia was introduced in the 2017 model year. Beginning with 2017 models built after May 2017, the front-end structure was modified and the door hinge pillar and sill were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap and moderate overlap frontal crashes. (Information about when a specific vehicle was manufactured is on the certification label typically affixed to the car on the driver door or adjacent B-pillar.)

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the moderate overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the steering wheel and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained very well.

Smeared greasepaint indicates where the dummy's head contacted the side curtain airbag during rebound.

The driver's space was maintained well, and risk of injuries to the dummy's legs and feet was low.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CEF1704
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 2
Center (cm) 2
Right (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 4
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 0
Right (cm) 0
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -8
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID CEF1704
Head
HIC-15 171
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.0
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 34
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.7
Femur force - right (kN) 1.0
Knee displacement - left (mm) 2
Knee displacement - right (mm) 2
Maximum tibia index - left 0.43
Maximum tibia index - right 0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 2.4
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 60
Right 63

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti 4-door

The Alfa Romeo Giulia was introduced in the 2017 model year.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

View of the vehicle just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CES1707
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID CES1707
Head HIC-15 87
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.9
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 34
Lateral force (kN) 1.3
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 35
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.53
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.0
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.8
Combined force (kN) 1.5
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.3
L-M moment (Nm) 115
A-P moment (Nm) 34

Passenger injury measures

Test ID CES1707
Head HIC-15 116
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.4
Compression (kN) 0.9
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 20
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 31
Average deflection (mm) 22
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.44
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.35
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.8
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.2
Combined force (kN) 2.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.4
L-M moment (Nm) 38
A-P moment (Nm) 27

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,590 lbs
Peak force 18,829 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.24

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Seat type: Power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 2
Distance below top of head (mm) 2
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 9.0
Head contact time (ms) 58
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 0
Max neck tension (N) 316

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted

Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Warning Plus

Package name

  • Optional Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package

Overall evaluation

Applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017

Superior
Superior
with optional equipment
  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 24 mph.

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Ratings are given for 4 different headlight variations available on this vehicle.

Trim level(s)

  • Ti trim equipped with High Performance Bi-Xenon Headlamps and Driver Assistance Dynamic packages; built after May 2017
  • Quadrifoglio trim equipped with Driver Assistance Dynamic package; built after May 2017
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway and on the gradual left curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Ti trim equipped with High Performance Bi-Xenon Headlamps and Driver Assistance Dynamic packages
  • Quadrifoglio trim equipped with Driver Assistance Dynamic package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 92.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 55.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 88.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 75.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 60.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 137.9 m
Straightaway left edge 121.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 94.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 81.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 77.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 79.0 m

Trim level(s)

  • Ti trim equipped with High Performance Bi-Xenon Headlamps package; built after May 2017
  • Quadrifoglio trim; built after May 2017
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was good in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Ti trim equipped with High Performance Bi-Xenon Headlamps package
  • Quadrifoglio trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? Yes
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 92.6 m None
Straightaway left edge 55.4 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 88.3 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 67.3 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 75.7 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 60.7 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 137.9 m
Straightaway left edge 121.7 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 94.2 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 81.0 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 77.6 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 79.0 m

Trim level(s)

  • Base trim equipped with Driver Assistance Dynamic package; built after May 2017
  • Ti trim equipped with Driver Assistance Dynamic package; built after May 2017
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left and both right curves.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

High-beam assist compensates for some limitations of this vehicle's low beams on the straightaway, on both left curves and on the gradual right curve.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Base trim equipped with Driver Assistance Dynamic package
  • Ti trim equipped with Driver Assistance Dynamic package
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? Yes
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 94.4 m 67.3 %
Straightaway left edge 55.9 m 67.3 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 110.7 m
Straightaway left edge 144.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 40.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m

Trim level(s)

  • Base trim; built after May 2017
  • Ti trim; built after May 2017
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the sharp left curve and inadequate on the gradual left and both right curves.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and inadequate on the right side. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • Base trim
  • Ti trim
Low-beam headlight type HID projector
High-beam headlight type HID projector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2017-19 models built after May 2017
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 94.4 m 67.3 %
Straightaway left edge 55.9 m 67.3 %
250m radius right curve, right edge 49.9 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 51.8 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 41.0 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 46.2 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 110.7 m
Straightaway left edge 144.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 50.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 61.1 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 40.5 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 48.3 m

How headlights are evaluated

Child seat anchors

Applies to 2017-19 models

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Ti
Seat type leather

This vehicle has 2 rear seating positions with complete child seat attachment (LATCH) hardware.

It has 1 additional seating position with a tether anchor only.

Overall evaluation
Vehicle trim Ti
Seat type leather
1 2 3
G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor
Seating positions that rely on borrowed lower anchors or have only a tether anchor available are not rated.
thether anchor symbol
Tether anchor
lower anchor symbol
Lower anchors
shared lower achors symbol
Lower anchor(s) can be borrowed from adjacent positions(s)
No hardware available

Details by seating position

1
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
2
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
none available
3
Tether anchor
easy-to-find location
no other hardware could be confused for anchor
Lower anchors
too deep in seat
not too much force needed to attach
difficult to maneuver around anchors
Technical measurements for this test

Seat position 21

3

Lower anchor A
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 36
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 34
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 22

2

Lower anchor A
No lower latch for this seat position
Lower anchor B
No lower latch for this seat position
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

Seat position 23

1

Lower anchor A
Open access rated No
Depth (cm) 2-4
Force (lbs) 2
Clearance angle (degrees) 32
Lower anchor B
Open access rated Yes
Depth Not visible
Force (lbs) 0
Clearance angle (degrees) 34
Tether anchor
Location Rear deck
Confusing hardware present No
Has contrasting label
within 3 inches of tether anchor
Yes

How child seat anchors are evaluated