Alfa Romeo Giulietta Leasing Guide | Car Leasing Guru

The Best Alfa Romeo Giulietta To Lease Is:

The Giulietta Diesel Hatchback – 1.6 JTDM-2 120 Speciale 5dr Manual.


We gave it an 8.1 / 10 in terms of value for money compared with other models in the range.

It offers some of the most comprehensive specifications out of the entire line-up and is also one of the cheapest to lease when you compare it with other models in the range. So if you are searching for Alfa Romeo Giulietta leasing deals, this is the best one to go for, in terms of overall value for money.

It offers mid-range specification, without compromising on the overall cost of a lease.  So if you are searching for Alfa Romeo Giulietta leasing deals or various car lease offers / cheap car lease deals, this is the best one to go for, in terms of overall value for money.

See below for a detailed breakdown:

Car Leasing Guru Score

The Car Leasing Guru scoring system is based on the overall value a particular vehicle offers.

We do not single out specific terms and mileages, instead, we concentrate on the entirety of a lease over multiple terms and mileages to create an overall score.

This score is converted into a meaningful number between 0 and 10 so that you can better understand which vehicle offers the best value. I’ve included the definition for the category the Giulietta Speciale sits in, as it got an 8.1 overall.

8.0 to 8.9:

Great – We enthusiastically recommend any vehicle in this category. Seriously impressive value for money; add it to a watchlist and compare against a few other vehicles.

Examples include:

  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Diesel Saloon – 2.2 JTDM-2 190 Speciale 4dr Auto (Score: 8.4)
  • Fiat 500 Hatchback – 1.2 Lounge 3dr (Score: 8.0)
  • Ford Focus Hatchback – 1.0 EcoBoost 125 ST-Line 5dr (Score: 8.3)
  • Nissan Qashqai Hatchback – 1.3 DiG-T N-Connecta 5dr (Score 8.9)

See other scores here:

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Value For Money

There are three specifications to choose in the Giulietta range. The Super, Speciale and the Veloce; with the mid-spec Speciale easily offering the best overall value for money when you are looking at the entire Alfa Romeo Giulietta Range.

You can get the Giulietta as either a petrol or diesel model, but the diesel model only offers the option of an automatic gearbox, as well as a manual. The diesel model also comes with a 1.6-litre engine, while the petrol comes with a 1.4-litre.

The Speciale isn’t actually the cheapest total lease in all honestly, there are others that will cost you less overall. However, those models don’t offer the best “value for money”.


There is a very clear specification difference between the basic ‘Super’ model and the ‘Speciale.

The ‘Super‘ gets:

  • cruise control
  • front splitter
  • rear parking sensors (plus a few other trinkets)

The Speciale gets everything the super does, plus:

  • dark exterior finishes (door handles etc),
  • sports exhaust
  • Alcantara sports seats
  • rear diffuser

Generally, I will always look for the smallest amount you would pay over the course of the lease, at the same time I will also look at how much value the cheapest lease actually offers you. There is no point in Car Leasing Guru suggesting the cheapest possible lease if all you get is a steering wheel and a windscreen, especially when you may be able to pay £10 per month extra and get a significant increase in the specification, exterior design, engine performance or economy. In this instance that’s why we’ve picked the Speciale model

The Speciale model is actually £1,720 more expensive than the equivalent ‘Super’ model, however, as you only pay an extra £365 over the course of a 24m / 10,000 m/pa lease, it makes more economic sense to get more specification and only pay an extra £15.21 per month.

You can see on the graph below how the vehicles are priced by Alfa Romeo. If you compare this price against the total lease cost, so can clearly see why we recommend the diesel Speciale. This is also highlighted by something called the ‘percentage of list’, which I’ve explained below.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta On The Road Price

Percentage Of List

The ‘percentage of list’ is the difference between the capital cost (OTR price) and the Residual Value (RV). This shows, at a glance, exactly where value is attributed as a percentage. The lower the number, the better the percentage of list. This is usually a good indication of “value for money”. In this particular case however, I would advise that you pay a little bit extra each month and get the Speciale model.

On face value each percentage looks reasonable when you compare them against each other, being around 32-37% or so on a 24-month lease. However, we have to corroborate that percentage against the On The Road Price (above), which in the Veloce’s case at least, is 37% of £25,730. So over a 24m lease / 10,000 miles per year, that’s £8,433, compared to £7,114 on the Speciale model.

So, while the percentage can give you a good indication of “value”, it also needs to be double-checked against the ‘On The Road’ price. Otherwise, a Ferrari would look like good value for money if we didn’t double-check the overall price and only looked at the percentage of list…

*miles per annum (e.g. 24m / 20k = 40,000 miles)

The Total Lease Cost

Hopefully, the process outlined above gives you some indication on why I picked the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Diesel Speciale model over anything else.

It has the lowest percentage of list (32.4%), and it also has one of the lowest overall costs over the course of the term. If you pick a longer-term, the monthly payments would be less, because you are spreading the cost, but if you want the absolute cheapest overall cost when compared to its specification, rather than the lowest monthly payment, then it is best to get the Giulietta Speciale model.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Lease Cost

Why The Difference In Price?

This is all to do with something called the Residual Value, or RV for short. This is a price that’s assigned to a vehicle at the end of its useable life. So from a leasing perspective, the end of its useable life is at the end of its term, because the leasing company is simply going to sell that vehicle, and it’s going to have another life with another customer. So the end of the useable life from a leasing perspective is essentially however long you lease that vehicle for, and they’re trying to understand the value at the end of the lease.

You will have to make the judgment on whether the Speciale model is worth the extra £365 over the course of a 24-month lease. For me, it is worth it, but the decision rests with you.

Thank You!

This is just some basic analysis that will hopefully help you understand the value of an Alfa Romeo Giulietta lease a little better. Remember to use our custom leasing system on the homepage to find out what you should be paying to lease this car, or send us an enquiry and we will answer any questions you have.

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Car Lease Comparison | Price Guide

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