How Much Does the Alfa Romeo 4C Cost

The 2020 4C has a base price of $67,150. The price rises to about 

$72,000 for the limited-edition 4C Spider Italia model. These 

prices aren’t unheard of in the luxury sports car class, but most 

direct competitors cost a few thousand dollars less than the 4C, 

including the BMW Z4 ($49,700), Mercedes-Benz SLC ($49,950), 

and Jaguar F-Type convertible ($64,700).

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

4C Performance

4C Engine: Big Power in a Small Package

The Alfa Romeo 4C has a 1.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 

engine that makes 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. 

six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and rear-wheel 

drive are standard.

This engine may be small, but it packs a hefty punch. The 4C can 

sprint from zero to 60 mph in just over four seconds. The engine’s 

power delivery is especially intoxicating - there’s a slight lull as 

you press the throttle, followed by a wave of torque that slingshots 

the car up to speed. Once moving, there’s almost no turbo lag.

The dual-clutch transmission changes gears quickly, and it can be 

operated manually using the steering wheel shift paddles. Some of 

the shifts are a little rough in stop-and-go traffic, though.

4C Gas Mileage: Surprisingly Efficient

The Alfa Romeo 4C gets an EPA-rated 24 mpg in the city and 34 

mpg on the highway. That’s better fuel economy than most 

vehicles in the luxury sports car class.

4C Ride and Handling: Road-Legal Race Car

The Alfa Romeo 4C is a blast to drive on a switchback road or a 

racetrack. The 4C slices around turns with almost no body roll. At 

speed, the steering is quick and responsive, and the big Brembo 

brakes slow down the 4C assertively.

It’s a different animal on everyday city streets, though. The stiff 

suspension jostles the 4C around uncomfortably over bumps and 

dips, and hitting larger potholes can be downright painful. The 

rack and pinion steering is quite heavy at lower speeds as well, 

making the 4C tough to maneuver and park in tight spaces. Power 

steering isn’t available. This is not a car you’d want to commute in 

on a daily basis.

4C Interior

How Many People Does the 4C Seat?

The Alfa Romeo 4C is a two-seat convertible. These seats provide 

good lateral support, but they aren’t comfortable on longer trips 

thanks to their minimal padding and adjust ability. It almost feels 

like you’re sitting bolt upright. There also isn’t much interior 

space, so taller adults will surely feel cramped. Worse still, it’s 

awkward getting in and out of the 4C because of its wide door 

sills. Outward visibility is poor to the sides and rear.

Leather upholstery and manually adjustable seats are standard in 

all models.

4C and Child Car Seats

Like many two-seat sports cars, the 4C does not have LATCH 

connectors. We don’t recommend installing a car seat in any 

vehicle without these connectors.

4C Interior Quality

The 4C looks and feels like a race car on the inside. There are 

minimal distractions, swathes of black plastic, and a few areas of 

exposed carbon fiber. It’s cool but not luxurious.

This Alfa Romeo isn’t quiet, however. The 4C’s four-cylinder 

engine is mounted right behind the seats, so there’s constant noise 

and vibrations. Road and wind noise is prominent as well. This can 

become tiring on long trips.

4C Cargo Space

The 4C has just under 4 cubic feet of trunk space. That’s not much 

room at all, and it’s barely enough to fit two duffle bags. This 

space shrinks even more when stowing the soft-top roof. The trunk 

can also get quite hot: It’s located right next to the engine.

4C Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The 4C has a sparse list of tech features. These include a 7-inch 

digital instrument cluster, a USB port, Bluetooth, and an Alpine 

head unit with HD Radio and satellite radio. This stereo has poor 

sound quality and tiny buttons that are hard to press. The 4C also 

lacks features that you’ll find in many less expensive cars, like a 

touch screen, navigation, and Apple Car Play.

On the plus side, the climate controls are all simple to use and 

within easy reach.

4C Reliability

Is the Alfa Romeo 4C Reliable?

At the time of writing, a predicted reliability rating from J.D. 

Power is not available for the 2020 4C.

Alfa Romeo 4C Warranty

Alfa Romeo covers the 4C with a four-year/50,000-mile basic 


4C Safety

4C Crash Test Results

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor 

the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash tested the 

2020 Alfa Romeo 4C. This is common among luxury vehicles.

4C Safety Features

The 4C comes standard with a rearview camera and rear parking 

sensors. No active safety features, such as blind spot monitoring or 

forward collision warning, are available.

4C Dimensions and Weight

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is 13.1 feet long. Its curb weight is 

2,487 pounds.

Where Is the 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Built?

Alfa Romeo builds the 2020 4C in Italy.

Which Alfa Romeo 4C Model Is Right for Me

The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is available in only two trims: 

base and Italia. Opt for the limited-edition Italia model if 

exclusivity is important to you - the company is producing just 15 

of these convertibles. Otherwise, stick with the standard 4C Spider, 

and you’ll save about $5,000.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The base model 4C Spider has a starting price of $67,150. This 

two-seat convertible is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder 

engine, a dual-clutch automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive.

Standard features include a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, a rear view 

camera, rear parking sensors, an Alpine stereo with HD Radio and 

satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, and key less entry. A leather-

wrapped steering wheel with shift paddles, four-way adjustable 

leather seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard, a cloth soft top, 

staggered 17- and 18-inch wheels, a limited-slip differential, and 

Brembo brakes are also standard.

Options are few and far between, but these items include staggered 

18- and 19-inch wheels, a stiffer track-tuned suspension, an 

Akrapovic dual-mode exhaust, and carbon fiber interior trim.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia

The limited-edition 4C Spider Italia has a starting MSRP of 

$72,150. This model is painted in Misano Blue Metallic paint

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