Alfa Romeo is a storied and legendary brand stretching all the way back to 1910, but due to its decision to stop exporting to North America in the mid-90s, it has only begun to increase in popularity again over the past few years, since imports began again in 2007. Today, Alfa Romeo is a recognizable luxury brand known for its sporty and sophisticated premium options, which is a similar description to several other brands in the space. For instance, Porsche. We thought we’d see how the two luxury-sport brands’ compact crossover SUV offerings measure up to one another by pitting the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio against the 2019 Porsche Macan.
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2019 Porsche Macan
|280 HP||Horsepower||248 HP|
|24 mpg||Combined Fuel Efficiency||21 mpg|
|18.5 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||17.6 cu. ft.|
Die-hard Porsche fans might be surprised at the details that become immediately clear by glancing through the table up above, which should bring you to the early conclusion that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is superior in many of the ways that matter most. We looked at four huge factors to consider when shopping for a luxury-sport crossover like these – or any vehicle, for the matter – horsepower, fuel economy, cargo space and passenger room. The Stelvio outpaced the Macan on every front.
Even still, we will admit that the Macan is a bit faster despite the horsepower disadvantage. The Macan can go from 0-60 in 4.7 seconds while it takes the Stelvio 5.4 s. Just to be clear, that’s still incredibly quick for a utility vehicle! Anyway, when it comes to the specifications the Stelvio is the clear victor, offering more power and space as well as savings at the gas pump, though the Macan might deliver a slightly more exhilarating experience on the road – not by much, though.
Either way, both crossovers have plenty to differentiate them in terms of style and premium content. If you’d like to learn more about what features and technologies are available in the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, be sure to browse around our blog and the rest of our website, or feel free to give us a call right here at the sales desk!