Lexus vehicles are known the country over for their solid performance and elegance. And why shouldn’t they be? They’ve even appeared in the recent “Black Panther” movie. That’s quite an achievement. But we’re here to show why Alfa Romeo vehicles aren’t merely superior to their competition at Lexus in the same vehicle classes, they are a quantum leap from Lexus models.
Read on to see why Alfa Romeo models are superior to Lexus models, and for details on how you can reserve or test drive a new Alfa Romeo today!
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giula sedan thunders down the road with 280 horsepower in its base model, while the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV has the same elite performance in its base model. The top-line Quadrifoglio trims for both Alfa Romeo models reach the epic heights of 505 HP. On the other hand, the 2018 Lexus IS sedan only reaches as high as 311 horsepower, the 2018 Lexus ES sedan maxes out at a relatively paltry 268 HP, and the 2018 Lexus RX SUV only gets as high as 308 HP.
Design & Aesthetics
Lexus models are bulky on the outside and very sharp-edged in their appearance, closely mirroring their less-expensive counterpart, Toyota. This makes sense, since both vehicles are sold under the Toyota company umbrella. But Alfa Romeo models stand alone with their design style. Whether it’s the elegant swoop of the Giulia’s front and its expressive-yet-rounded front fascia or the smooth trimlines of the Stelvio SUV, every Alfa Romeo model is a work of art that is also equipped to win on the racetrack.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia base model maxes out at 144 MPH, and goes from 0-60 in 5.4 seconds. The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio base tops out at 149 MPH. The top-line 2018 Giulia Quadrifoglio hits the race-ready speed of 191 MPH, with a 0-60 time of 3.8 seconds and the 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio reaches a scorching 176 MPH with a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds. If you’re hoping the competing Lexus models have a speed edge, the 2018 IS will go as fast 142 MPH and the 2018 RX hits upwards of 124 MPH, far short of their Alfa Romeo counterparts.
Awards & Recognition
The trophy case is filling up for Alfa Romeo models as of late, and for good reason. Some of the recent awards include: Performance SUV of the Year for the 2018 Stelvio by the Automotive Video Association (AVA); The Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) and its “Northwest’s Most Fun-to-Drive Vehicle” and “Most Fun SUV” for the 2018 Stelvio; the 2018 Giulia was given the “Compasso d’Oro ADI” award, a prestigious design honor, and last but not least – the 2018 Giulia was named “2018 Motor Trend Car of the Year.”
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At Alfa Romeo of Glendale, Alfa Romeo models come at prices that make sense for car shoppers like yourself. We run regular specials and model incentives with low lease prices for both the Giulia and the Stelvio. The MSRP for the 2018 Giulia sedan checks in a little lower than for the 2018 Lexus IS or 2018 Lexus ES sedans, while the 2018 Stelvio SUV’s MSRP also is more affordable by more than $1,000 when compared with the 2018 Lexus RX SUV.
Questions? Want to take a model 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 right now.