2016 Alfa Romeo 4C

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Head-turning styling
  • Mid-engine layout
  • Powerful four-cylinder engine
  • Handling
  • Steering feedback
  • Mileage

The Bad

  • Super-tight cockpit
  • Hard ride
  • Muscling the manual steering
  • Noise
  • Tiny cargo space
  • Cabin storage close to nil
  • Engine not visible like in 4C coupe (Spider)

Notable Features of the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C

  • Mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports coupe
  • Two-seater only
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Made in Italy at Maserati's Modena plant
  • Choice of removable roofs (Spider)

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is a sporty, performance-oriented two-door that's available in coupe and convertible (Spider) form.

New for 2016
The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and Spider get new available carbon fiber and leather styling options, and a newly available electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system. New standard features include an Alpine premium stereo, premium speakers, a locking console for the coupe and an uplevel alarm system for the Spider.

Significant Standard Features

  • 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Manual rack-and-pinion steering
  • Brembo-brand brakes
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual exhaust
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Rear spoiler
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Track Package that includes a racing-oriented suspension
Vehicle Overview

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C is a sporty, performance-oriented two-door that's available in coupe and convertible (Spider) form.

New for 2016
The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe and Spider get new available carbon fiber and leather styling options, and a newly available electronically controlled dual-mode exhaust system. New standard features include an Alpine premium stereo, premium speakers, a locking console for the coupe and an uplevel alarm system for the Spider.

Significant Standard Features

  • 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Carbon fiber and aluminum construction
  • Manual rack-and-pinion steering
  • Brembo-brand brakes
  • Air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Flat-bottom leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Dual exhaust
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Rear spoiler
  • Leather upholstery
  • Cruise control
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Track Package that includes a racing-oriented suspension

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
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(5.0)
Comfort
(4.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(5.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Great car for the money

by RaleighBatman from Raleigh, NC on July 13, 2017

I bought this vehicle a little over a year ago and I have put around 10,000 miles on it so far. It is fast and looks fantastic which draws attention everywhere you go. There are some minor draw backs ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The 4C received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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