The 2021 Volvo S60 is prized for its enjoyable seats, unadulterated cabin design, and turbo engines. How does it compare to the 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia, an Italian powerhouse with lovely curves, multiple build options and an energetic engine?

Design & Style

The Alfa Romeo Giulia is distinctive for its sensuous exterior, front end and sporty interior. It has a triangular shaped grille named Scudetto which can be seen in front and resembles a shield. The air intakes are sizable and low set to emphasize the car's performance. The eye slit style headlights extend around the fenders and are very attractive. The car has elegant, flowing lines which extend from its nose to the roof, hood and rear.

The Volvo S60 has a lovely exterior frame that sits on nineteen inch wheels with a sleek appearance. The seats within the cabin are thickly bolstered and will fit the form of anyone who sits in them, providing maximum back and spinal comfort. Those who purchase a leather upgrade will get lumbar adjustments. Passengers sitting in the second row will be treated to more than 35 inches of room for their legs.

Technology & Safety

Few cars are as safe as the Volvo S60. It has earned top marks from both the NHTSA and IIHS, as passengers will be protected by headlights which are adaptive, the ability to monitor blind spots, emergency automated brakes, great outward vision and Pilot Assist, which enables drivers to briefly take their hands away from the steering. Luxuries within its cabin include a Harmon Kardon sound system, nine inch displays, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and a camera with surround view.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia has done well on all its crash tests. It is equipped with the same features found in the Volvo, including parking assistance, automated emergency brakes, cruise control which is adaptive and steering assistance. Unlike the S60, it did not win a Top Safety Pick award due to its headlights, which were rated poorly. Luxuries within the cabin include heated/cooled seats, paddle shifters, a Harmon Kardon sound system and a rear differential with torque vectoring.


Italian cars are known for their exceptional acceleration, handling and agility, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia upholds this tradition. It comes with a turbo 4, 2 liter engine that can generate 280 horsepower, that enables it to blaze from zero to sixty in about 5.1 seconds. The Volvo S60 is also equipped with a turbo 4 engine that can generate 250 horsepower, which enables to go from zero to sixty in under six seconds.

The Bottom Line

While the Alfa Romeo Giulia has ample horsepower, the Volvo S60 has superior safety credentials. Plus, the back seat in the Giulia is too small, many of its safety functions are optional and it lacks a manual transmission, making the S60 the winner.

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