People choosing between the 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia and the 2018 Jaguar XE are probably looking to shake up their car situation. Perhaps they find the Japanese offerings too boring and the German contenders too commonplace. If they’re going down the premium compact sedan route, then let there be fun, spirit, style, and prestige.
There’s still a small dark cloud lingering over the reputations of both marques regarding reliability — Italian and British cars haven't historically compared well with the Japanese in this respect — but progress has been made and warranties are comprehensive. These aren’t the Jaguars and Alfa Romeos of old. Come along for the ride and see which of these exciting prospects turns your head the most.