2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 | NewCars.com

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2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Review

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2021 Alfa Romeo
Giulia

MSRP*: $40,350 to $75,250
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG E 53

MSRP*: $73,800
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Invoice* $38,358 to $70,466 $69,372
MPG - City 17 - 24 MPG 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 33 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 280 - 505 hp 429 hp
Exterior Length 182.5 in 195.2 in
Exterior Width 73.7 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 41.3 in
Rear 35.8 in
Head Room Front 38.6 in
Rear 37.6 in
Front 37.9 in
Rear 38.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Alfa Romeo Giulia than in the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, due to the Alfa Romeo Giulia's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Alfa Romeo Giulia is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Dimensions
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is about the same width as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. If you go with the Alfa Romeo Giulia, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Handling
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Alfa Romeo Giulia has much less torque than the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Alfa Romeo Giulia and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.

Warranty
The Alfa Romeo Giulia comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53.