So I had a Guilia for a loaner today and put quite a few miles on it. I really wanted a Guilia over the Stelvio but the Stelvios extra practicality won out (and I actually like sitting into rather than down - never thought I’d say that but getting older sucks!).
I’ve driven a few Giulias of different specs and like them but I was cramped as they had sunroofs and at 6’4 it was just too tight. The Guilia today didn’t have one and it was pretty much the same as my Stelvio with its sunroof.
It’s the little things that were different that surprised me like the windshield washers are under the hood not on the wipers (it was kinda cool but the Stelvio set up is better) the cup holder in the door pocket (nice to see but it looked useless), the nav screen seems deeper (but strangely no bigger). I thought that both would be similar with those little details. On a side (and this goes for Stelvios too) is these base cars really make me appreciate the paddles and the sports seats.
As for the drive, the Guilia seemed peppier - not by much but it seemed like it pushed me back in the seat more than mine. I’m guessing it’s the lighter weight but maybe it may also be a bit looser with 6-7000 more miles than mine. The handling was stand out, the lack of roll over the (admittedly well screwed down) Stelvio was noticeable and more than I remember from my test drives and this is (I believe) a non sport giulia (the ones I test drove were a base sport and a Ti Sport).
Anyways if they bring out a two door Guilia it just proves I need to talk the boss into getting one (for her of course
) as it’s an extremely sweet drive but overall the Stelvio is slightly better as a day to day car mainly due to it having overall better details and more practicality.
Anyways just a random few thoughts between the two