2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia
Features & Specs
2021 Volvo S60
280 Horsepower
Standard Engine Power
250 Horsepower
Standard Drivetrain
5 Passengers
Seating Capacity
5 Passengers

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs Volvo S60

Finding the luxurious sedan that best meshes with your lifestyle can be a troublesome feat when there are so many options on the market to choose from. We, here at Alfa Romeo of Larchmont, want the new car buying process to be a pleasant experience and that is why our team has created this comparison review. Quickly narrowing down the segment to two of the most popular models, our team sat them side-by-side to compare all that they had to offer to help you make the most informed decision without having to stress about it. One the left side, we have the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia and on the right side, the 2021 Volvo S60. Keep reading to see how they compare and which one we recommend!

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Power & Handling

There are two engines powering the Giulia lineup in the 2021 model year. The standard engine, which powers most of the lineup, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that delivers up to 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain configuration while all-wheel drive is available. The second engine, powering the Quadrifoglio trim, is a 2.9-liter turbocharged V6 that generates up to 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. This engine is outfitted with rear-wheel drive only.

2021 Volvo S60 Power & Handling

There are three engines offered for the Volvo S60. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that creates 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The second engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder that produces 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The final engine, using the turbocharged and supercharged version of the 4-cylinder engine with an electric motor and battery pack to generate 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is available. All engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Features & Design

There are four Giulia trims offered to buyers in the 2021 model year. The entry-level trim comes equipped with features like leather upholstery, Apple and Android smartphone integration, 17-inch alloy wheels, forward collision mitigation, xenon headlights, an 8.8-inch touchscreen, automatic dual-zone climate control, driver-seat memory settings, an 8-speaker sound system, driver-seat memory settings, and xenon headlights. The other trims, the Ti and Ti Sport, add features like extendable thigh cushion and side bolster adjustment for front seats, navigation, a panoramic sunroof, front parking sensors, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Quadrifoglio trim adds adaptive suspension dampers, 19-inch wheels, auto-dimming outside mirrors, carbon-fiber body panels, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, a torque-vectoring differential, summer performance tires, and active aerodynamics.

2021 Volvo S60 Features & Design

There are three S60 trims offered in the 2021 model year. The base model is outfitted with four USB ports, heated front seats, keyless entry and ignition, a panoramic sunroof, a 9-inch touchscreen, Apple and Android smartphone integration, a 10-speaker sound system, and dual-zone automatic climate control. The upper two trims add a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, four-zone automatic climate control, navigation, front parking sensors, heated front sport seats, chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting, and more. Many of the S60's best features are packed away in packages that add to the price tag to the sedan.


While the Volvo S60 does offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain option, the Giulia boasts a more powerful engine lineup and a trim lineup that is jam-packed with features that make every drive more thrilling than the last. Come on down to Alfa Romeo Larchmont to check out the 2021 Giulia in person with one of our sales associates and join them on a test drive to experience all that it has to offer for yourself!

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