MSRP
$67,150
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2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Interior Review

Scorecard

Interior: 3.7

 The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C provides little in the way of driver or passenger comfort. The seats are thinly padded and have minimal adjustments. The cabin is loud and claustrophobic, and the few features that are offered look a decade old. Also, the trunk is small and prone to heating up because of its close proximity to the engine.

  • The interior looks nice and minimalist, but it lacks the friendly ergonomics of other modern sports cars." -- Edmunds
  • The Alfa Romeo 4C emphasizes function, not luxury. Most of the material quality is good, and we love the exposed carbon fiber of the chassis, but there are a few underwhelming pieces, too." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)
  • "The car feels cramped due to tight shoulder room, and occupants have nowhere to put their elbows. While the seats are supportive, their light padding allows the lower seat frames to dig into occupants' hips." -- Autotrader (2016)

Seating

The 4C is a two-seat sports car. The interior feels snug with merely adequate head- and legroom. The seats are supportive but not particularly comfortable for longer outings thanks to their minimal adjustability and thin padding. Forward visibility is decent, but side and rear visibility is poor. Leather upholstery is standard.

  • "A low seat height and wide doorsill make getting in and out less than graceful. Once you're in, you'll find a seating position that's nice for performance driving but not much else. The fixed seatbacks and lack of height adjustment make the seats suboptimal for cruising, and even worse for overall visibility." -- Edmunds
  • Once settled into the driver's seat, the intimate cabin seems to wrap around you with all controls within easy reach." -- Car and Driver
  • The seats bolt directly to the floor and are manually adjustable only slightly, sliding back and forth and reclining only a little bit; you'll sit upright, with tight shoulder space but good leg and headroom." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Interior Features

The 4C comes standard with a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, an Alpine stereo with HD Radio and satellite radio, Bluetooth, a USB port, remote keyless entry, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.

Every other vehicle in this segment has considerably more - and better - convenience and safety features. The manual climate controls are fairly user-friendly, but many of the other controls are less intuitive, like the transmission buttons.

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  • "… the audio system is limited to an old-school CD player in a single-slot dash space. Audio quality is subpar, but you'd be hard-pressed to notice given how loud the cabin is when driving. We found Bluetooth pairing was hit or miss, and calls were hard to hear over the cabin noise. The USB cable is also located under the passenger-side dash, a puzzling choice. You'll have to go with an aftermarket solution for better sound, integration and optional navigation." -- Edmunds
  • "The basic audio system is just that: basic. But it's no matter, because you likely won't be able to hear it anyway; the 4C is loud inside all the time." -- Car and Driver
  • "Instead of a traditional gear selector, there are buttons arrayed in a somewhat odd pattern high in the central tunnel. To put it in Drive or Reverse, for example, you must press R or D, and so on. Switches to operate the windows and adjust the mirrors are also in the center transmission tunnel rather than the usual doorsills. Infotainment, or lack thereof, is relegated to a basic head unit with AM/FM, and Bluetooth and USB connectivity." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)

Cargo

All other luxury sports cars provide more cargo room. The 4C has just 3.7 cubic feet of trunk space. That’s barely enough room for a small carry-on bag or a couple of grocery bags. The trunk is located behind the engine compartment, so it can get quite hot as well.

  • "Buyers shouldn't have any expectations for vast swaths of cargo volume in the 4C. The rear trunk is better than nothing, but the lid is so heavy that you need two hands to set it open, and the compartment gets hot next to the engine. It's not much better inside, with only enough space for a carry-on bag, space that's obstructed by a manual prop rod that makes for awkward loading. With a bag in the trunk, you won't be able to also store the top in there, so topless road trips would be a challenge." -- Edmunds
  • "Cargo space is nearly nonexistent at just 3.7 cubic feet behind the mid-mounted engine. That's barely enough to accommodate an overnight bag." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "There is a miniscule trunk aft of the engine." -- Consumer Reports (2018) 
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