2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2018 Lexus RX 350

To borrow from the classic “Saturday Night Live” cowbell-themed sketch with Christopher Walken, we’ve got the fever for a next-level SUV with European grace and performance, and the only prescription is the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Which is appropriate, since the competing model in the Lexus stable is the SUV known as the 2018 Lexus RX 350, and as you will see once you read this model comparison page, the only “RX” (or prescription) if you’re looking for the best performance and design with the lowest price is the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio!

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2018 Lexus RX 350

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


2018 Lexus RX 350

 280 to 505 Horsepower 290 
176  Top Speed (MPH) 124 
3.6 seconds  Top 0-60 Time 7.9 seconds 
Yes  Car and Driver 2018 Editors' Choice? No 
Yes  AVA's "Performance SUV of the Year" Award? No 
 $41,995 MSRP $43,740 

Compare 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2018 Lexus RX

The 2018 Lexus RX 350 has nice cargo room at around 58.5 cubic feet for your items, and can fit up to seven, making it a nice family-sized vehicle. While the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a little smaller with its cargo room, but only by a fraction, at 56.5 cubic feet, what you gain with a Stelvio is so much more. Look for a sizable advantage in engine performance, vehicle speed, and general drive-feel with the 8-speed 2018 Stelvio, which begins with 280 HP in its base trim and then hits a street-clearing 505 HP in its top-line Quadrifoglio trim. The 2018 RX 350 is 290 HP in all of its model options, which is a major downgrade from the Stelvio’s top performance. And the base trim of the Stelvio hits as fast as 144 MPH on the radar gun, while the bulkier and less-responsive 2018 RX 350 tops out at 124 MPH in all model options. If you opt for the 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio trim, then you’ll have an epic 3.6-second 0-60 time available and a top speed of 176 MPH. Advantage, Stelvio.

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Questions? Want to take an Alfa Romeo Stelvio for a test drive? Reserve a model online now or visit us on the lot at Alfa Romeo of Glendale, 600 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale CA. We also serve the Los Angeles, Pasadena, Burbank, Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Woodland Hills and Thousand Oaks areas, among other local cities. Please call us at (818) 500-1750 or visit us on the lot so we can set you up with a test drive of one of these models on sale right now.

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