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There is no shortage of options when shopping for a luxury SUV in Germantown. True luxury, however, means outperforming all others across performance, aesthetics, safety and amenities. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio does this in spades. Capturing the imagination of drivers everywhere, the Stelvio brings an elevated design sensibility and racing pedigree to Maryland drivers that can't be found in its closest competitors. Take a moment to explore with us what propels this Alfa Romeo SUV into a class of its own.

We placed the Stelvio head to head with the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes Benz GLC and the results are in:

  2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2019 Audi Q5 2019 BMW X3 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC
2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder
2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® direct-injection
2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder inline
2.0-liter inline-4 turbo
Horsepower 280 248 248 241
306 lb-ft
273 lb-ft
258 lb-ft
273 lb-ft
5.4 seconds
5.9 seconds
6.0 seconds
6.3 seconds
Top Speed
144 mph
130 mph
130 mph
130 mph


Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Audi Q5

Just slightly lower on price, the Audi Q5 fails to live up to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio in almost all other categories. It's 7-speed transmission, 248 horsepower, and 273 lb-ft of torque pale in comparison to the Stelvio's 8-speed transmission, 280 horsepower, and 306 lb-ft of torque. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio's race-inspired engine provides an exhilaration with which the Audi Q5 simply can't compete.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. BMW X3

The BMW X3 sDrive30i has standard RWD, placing it at an immediate disadvantage over the Stelvio's AWD. Both share an 8-speed transmission, but the X3 comes up short with 248 horespower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The BMW X3 also misses out on luxury features that are standard in the Stelvio.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC

Another competitor in the small luxury SUV category is the Mercedes Benz GLC 300. While the GLC 300 has a 9-speed transmission, the engine delivers 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, not quite the excellence achieved by its Alfa Romeo counterpart. Like the BMW X3, the GLC lacks standard leather seating, something naturally associated with assuming the title of luxury SUV.

If you are in Bethesda or Rockville and considering the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as an alternative to the BMW X3, Audi Q5, or Mercedes Benz GLC, consult the pros at Criswell Alfa Romeo.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

Discerning Alfa Romeo SUV buyers will no doubt want every bit of information about pricing, specs, colors, trims, and options. The 2019 Stelvio is comparatively priced in its class, with a starting MSRP of $42,545 that includes a range of standard luxury features designed to excite. So close in price to the Q5, X3, and GLC, the Stelvio is the top choice when you consider its superiority over competing luxury SUV models. Take a deep dive into the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV, then visit the Alfa Romeo experts in Germantown for a test drive.

Buy or Lease the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV at Criswell Alfa Romeo

Criswell Alfa Romeo is your Maryland Alfa Romeo dealer with an exclusive selection of the 2019 Stelvio available now for purchase or lease. If you are interested in the Stelvio in nearby Washington, D.C., Virginia, or Pennsylvania, it's worth the short trip to our Germantown, MD location to peruse our vast inventory of Alfa Romeo SUVs. Start your search by browsing our selection of the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Germantown, MD. If you have questions or would like to reserve your Stelvio today, call us at (240) 252-5210 or use the form below to contact our dealership online. Make Criswell Alfa Romeo your #1 Stelvio dealer in MD, D.C., and VA.