2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. BMW X3 vs Porsche Macan

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Comparison

Sport-focused luxury SUVs offer an unparalleled blend of track-inspired performance and everyday practicality. These types of vehicles are the ultimate choice for drivers who crave both power and prestige on their daily commute. With more and more manufacturers entering this segment, making the right choice might seem difficult at first. Not to worry! Our team at Alfa Romeo of Akron wants to introduce you to the dynamic Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the ultimate performance-bred luxury SUV infused with quintessential Italian design. We’ve taken the Stelvio and placed it side-by-side with two of its most formidable rivals — the BMW X3 and Porsche Macan. Which one will earn the victory in this competitive comparison? Let’s find out!

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs BMW X3

Alfa Romeo Stelvio2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD VS 2021 BMW X32023 BMW X3 xDrive30i
$51,810 Starting MSRP (excluding destination charges)* $47,400
2.0L Turbo I4 Engine Size 2.0L Turbo I4
280 HP / 306 LB-FT TQ Horsepower / Torque 248 HP / 258 LB-FT TQ
Standard Over-the-Air Software updates Not Available
Standard, Keyfob Activated Remote Start Not Available
4 USB Ports 1
Standard Power Panoramic Sunroof Optional
Standard Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Heated Steering Wheel Optional
Power, Driver & Passenger Lumbar Support Not Available
Standard Interior Ambient Lighting Optional

In our first matchup, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio goes up against the BMW X3. Although the X3 starts with a slight price advantage, a closer look reveals that choosing the BMW over the Alfa Romeo Stelvio will prove to be a far more expensive choice in the long run.

Although both models share identically sized 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, there’s a fairly significant difference in terms of performance figures. The Stelvio offers greater horsepower and torque, giving you a more thrilling experience behind the wheel.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio also comes standard with more sophisticated technology and comfort features inside the cabin when compared to the BMW X3. Over-the-air software updates ensure that you’ll always have the latest version of infotainment software inside of the Stelvio. You’ll also enjoy 4 USB ports and a keyfob-activated remote start system as standard features.

When it comes to comfort, the X3 is simply no match for the luxurious Stelvio. Standard features included on the Stelvio are heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and power lumbar support for both front seats. To help you further customize the atmosphere of the interior, open its standard power panoramic sunroof and take advantage of the interior ambient lighting. All of these great amenities are costly options on the BMW X3.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Porsche Macan

Alfa Romeo Stelvio2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD VS Porsche Macan2023 Porsche Macan Base
$51,810 Starting MSRP (excluding destination charges)* $57,500
2.0L Turbo I4 Engine Size 2.0L Turbo I4
8 Transmission Speeds 7
280 HP / 306 LB-FT TQ Horsepower / Torque 261 HP / 295 LB-FT TQ
22 / 28 / 24 MPG (city/hwy/combined) 19 / 25 / 21
Standard, Keyfob Remote Start Optional
Standard Over-the-Air Updates Not Available
Apple CarPlay / Android Auto Smartphone Integration Apple CarPlay Only
Standard Automatic Emergency Braking Not Available
Standard Power Sunroof Optional
Driver & Passenger Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Heated Steering Wheel Optional

Next up, let’s take a closer look at how the dynamic Alfa Romeo Stelvio matches up against the Porsche Macan. Here, the Stelvio begins with a price advantage that’s over $5,000 less expensive than the Macan. The savings only continue to grow when you look at the finer details.

As we’ve seen previously, these two SUVs come equipped with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. Yet again, the Stelvio offers greater horsepower and torque than the Macan. A more sophisticated 8-speed automatic transmission helps to provide more responsive gear changes. Even more impressive, the Stelvio manages to deliver superior fuel economy across all three categories of EPA measurements.

Shifting our focus towards the technology and interior features of both models, Alfa Romeo continues to outperform Porsche. Examples of standard features found inside the Stelvio include over-the-air software updates, remote start system, and both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. You’ll also receive automatic emergency braking, a power sunroof, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. You’ll have to shell out even more cash by choosing the already more expensive Porsche Macan. Clearly, the advantage goes to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Winner — Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Now that the results have been tallied, the obvious winner is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Both the BMW X3 and Porsche Macan are simply unable to match the performance, value, technology, and premium features found on the Stelvio. Come visit us at Alfa Romeo of Akron today and discover for yourself all that the proven Alfa Romeo Stelvio has to offer and browse our extensive selection of the latest Stelvio models.