Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. The Competition

How the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Compares to its Competition

When looking for a new luxury SUV, Boston Motor Sports Alfa Romeo is here to make your life a little easier. Here, we stack up the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to some of the popular competing models.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. BMW X3

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is often compared to the BMW X3. This is a competitive match, but some key features lean toward the Alfa Romeo. From performance to technology and comfort, you will see some apparent benefits to choosing the Stelvio. This model is luxurious and fast, pleasing just about any driver that sits behind the wheel.

High-Quality Performance

When comparing these two models, the first thing you will notice is the power under the hood. When both come with their standard engines, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio outperforms the BMW. Offering up to 280 horsepower, as opposed to 248 horsepower from the X3, the Stelvio can provide drivers with far more strength at every turn.

This power directly translates to acceleration. With more horsepower, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio moves from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. While the BMW X3 is an impressive vehicle, it will take you longer to reach higher speeds. When looking for a high-quality performance SUV, you are going to want to choose the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Cutting-Edge Technology

A luxury SUV should come with modern and cutting-edge technology. As you look through the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you will find a range of standard features that make the model feel current. With back-up cameras and keyless start being just a few examples, the Alfa Romeo will surely make you feel like you are driving a modern SUV. Many of these features are optional in the BMW X3, meaning you will have to pay more for them.

Luxury Interior

There is simply nothing that can compare to the Italian design of an Alfa Romeo. The interior is covered in luxurious leather, making every seat as comfortable as possible. You can line the center console with Italian oak trim, which adds even more to this cabin's overall appeal. The BMW X3 looks nice on the inside and offers some comfort. However, there is no feeling that can match sitting inside the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Acura RDX

The Acura RDX has also been compared to the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Despite the Acura being a reliable and impressive model, there are again some serious advantages to choosing the Stelvio as your next luxury SUV. From capability to safety, here are some of the differences that stood out.

Advanced Capability

In the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you can find the DNA Drive Mode Selector. Here, you can choose your driving preference easily with the turn of a knob. Your choices include Dynamic, Natural, and Advanced Efficiency. This capability sets the Alfa Romeo Stelvio apart from the Acura by giving more control to the driver.

Exterior Design

Alfa Romeo is known for the innovative designs they bring with their vehicles. The Stelvio is a perfect example of this. Throughout the body, you get sloping curves complemented by confident lines. The stance is aggressive, and the front-end boasts all the details we have come to love of a new Alfa Romeo. With the Acura RDX, you get an overall nice appearance. However, some may find the design to be less luxurious than the Stelvio.

Keeping You Safe at Every Turn

Both of these luxury SUVs are excellent at keeping you safe throughout your daily driving. You can find standard features like adaptive cruise control in both the Alfa Romeo and Acura RDX. However, there are some that you have to pay more for on the Acura, while the Alfa Romeo offers them at every level. These include rear parking sensors, cross-traffic alerts, and more.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Audi Q5

Luxury SUVs aren't always the easiest to compare and contrast. Many offer similar features, such as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Audi Q5. However, there are a few features and amenities that set the two models apart, and we're happy to detail them down below for you! See how they compare and decide which one might be right for you!


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes standard with the most powerful engine in its class, a 2.0-liter intercooled, turbocharged four-cylinder that delivers up to 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. While the Audi Q5 also comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter powertrain, it only manages 261 horsepower and 273 pound-feet, respectively. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio also offers a best-in-class standard top speed of 144 mph and best-in-class standard 0-60 mph of 5.5 seconds, leaving the Audi Q5 in the dust.


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an impressive sight, turning heads and drawing attention anywhere it goes. The V Scudetto grille design is one-of-a-kind, a true signature of speed for the Alfa Romeo SUV. Numerous exterior color options are available, with unique options that include Rosso Villa d'Este, Rosso GTA, Ocra GT Junior, and Verde Montreal. While the Audi Q5 does offer a style all its own, it doesn't come close to the seamless take on an SUV that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio achieves.

Interior Features

Both models come with an array of exciting and innovative features to help guide you through your daily commute. The Alfa Romeo comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen with intuitive controls and available navigation, as well as Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration for ease of access. The Audi Q5 also offers similar features in its base model, although you'll need to pay more for its base model. The Stelvio makes it easy to enjoy the features and luxuries that matter to you the most!

Test Drive the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Today

At Boston Motor Sports Alfa Romeo, we take pride in the luxury vehicles we offer our customers. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is here and ready for you to take it for a test drive.

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