/2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
It’s no secret that European luxury vehicles are a cut above the rest, and compact SUVs are no exception. Performing at this level requires serious prowess in engineering and manufacturing, and certain vehicles reflect this truth better than others. Today we’ll take a look at the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 to determine which performance SUV lives up to the ideal and which one is still searching for it.
When talking performance, the discussion begins with the engine. Both vehicles feature a 2.0L I4 turbocharged engine standard, but the Stelvio is rated at 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque while the GLC SUV falls behind with 241 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque. This gap in power output is clearly visible in real-world performance with the Stelvio achieving 0-60 acceleration in 5.4 seconds, much faster than the GLC 300's time of 6.3 seconds. The result is a more powerful, more responsive experience in the Stelvio. Factor in standard all-wheel drive and it’s clear the 2018 Stelvio is the more commanding option.
With six trim options over the GLC SUV’s five models, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers style, comfort and performance far beyond the standard.
The highest trim level, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, upgrades the already impressive engine to an ultra-high-performance 505-horsepower 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, capable of a blistering 3.6 second 0-60 acceleration time.
Meanwhile, the GLC SUV comes in 5 models, one of which is electric, and none of which can match the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s raw power and performance.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available right here in Glendale, CA. Schedule a test drive to feel the power yourself, or contact us today for more info.