Compare 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 BMW X3

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 BMW X3
22 city / 29 hwy* Fuel Economy 25 city / 29 hwy*
280 HP Horsepower 248 HP
2.0L 4cyl Turbo Engine 2.0L 4cyl Turbo

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The field of small luxury SUVs is crowded and competitive, but the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio still sets itself apart from the crowd. The Stelvio is a car that gets noticed on the road with its attractive Italian-influenced exterior design. The SUV has a sleek and streamlined look that gives it a contemporary appeal. The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which you can take for a spin at Alfa Romeo Pensacola, also has a sharp and precise handling system that makes it fun to drive. Strong engines under the SUV’s hood also make it fun to drive. Inside, the cabin is clean, thoughtfully designed, and equipped with many amenities and creature comforts for a luxurious road trip. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio competes with several other vehicles, including the 2021 BMW X3. When compared to the Alfa Romeo, however, the BMW has less power under the hood and less distinctive exterior styling.

Performance and Handling

Performance and handling are notable strengths of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The sporty small SUV features two engines to meet your need for speed and power. The base trim level through the Ti Sport use a fast and responsive turbo engine with four cylinders. The engine produces 280 HP in power and about 306 LB-FT in torque. It also has an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although rear-wheel drive is the standard drivetrain, all-wheel drive is optional for drivers who want better traction. A stronger engine is available for the Quadrifoglio. This trim’s engine is a turbo V6 with a power output of 505 HP. It will deliver over 440 LB-FT in torque. The BMW also has two engines, but they don’t have as much power as the Alfa Romeo’s. The base engine on the X3 has a top power rating of 248 HP, and the most power available with the second engine is 382 HP


Authentic Italian styling is a notable quality of the Alfa Romeo that sets it apart from the rest. The Alfa Romeo has a stylish coupe-like body design with an elegant appearance from front to back. Xenon headlights are included on the Sprint, which is the base trim of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio family in 2021. LED headlights are also standard with the Sprint, and it starts off with 18-inch wheels. A power liftgate is also included. Larger wheels are added to the Ti, and the Ti Sport has 20-inch wheels and glossy black trim. LED lights are not included with the BMW. Additionally, while more options for wheel size and color are added to successive trims of the Stelvio, you don’t have the opportunity to customize the style and size of the wheels in the BMW without getting a separate package.


Inside, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a clean and upscale interior. Leather seats are standard, and the front seats are power-adjustable. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are included. The Stelvio has an 8.8-inch touchscreen at the base level. A dual pane sunroof comes with the second trim, along with added perks including a heated steering wheel and more safety aids. The BMW only has simulated leather upholstery to start with, and it does not have standard Android Auto.

If you are ready to get into the driver’s seat of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, don’t wait to contact the friendly and helpful staff at Alfa Romeo Pensacola. The staff can help you set up an online test drive 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio so that you have a chance to try out all the sedan’s top features right from home. You can ask any questions that you have about the car and its capabilities as well. If you want to see more options for add-on items and accessories, you can do that during your online test drive as well.

Contact Step One Automotive Group today to get all the details about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and set up a time to take the car for an online test drive to find out more about the great features that it offers.

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*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.