2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Drivers in the United States might not be quite as familiar with Alfa Romeo, as it isn’t quite as big of a brand as others like Lexus or BMW. Nevertheless, the Stelvio has some aspects that closely resemble the Mercedes-Benz GLC. While the GLC may be the advantaged contender here, we decided to give it a fair comparison to the base GLC model to see how the two match up. The only area where the Stelvio really comes out ahead is in horsepower and torque, amassing numbers that are a little more than the GLC 300. However, those numbers quickly lose their hype when you consider that the GLC 300 still has a greater towing capacity than the Italian automaker’s compact SUV. Take a look at the rest of this 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comparison to see how they match up!
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
|241 hp/273 lb-ft||Horsepower/Torque||280 hp/306 lb-ft|
|9-speed automatic||Transmission||8-speed automatic|
|Standard (ATTENTION ASSIST®)||Driver Fatigue Monitor||Not Available|
2019 GLC 300 edges out the 2019 Stelvio on the inside
Once you get past the extra horsepower and torque in the Stelvio, you’ll see that the GLC 300 beats it in most other categories. The ergonomics of the Stelvio’s interior have an awkward look and feel that are more complicated to navigate than the GLC 300. Additionally, the Stelvio comes with a lot of hard plastic trim and material inside, which is uncommon for a luxury vehicle. The GLC 300, meanwhile, comes with standard genuine wood trim and leather-trimmed seating surfaces for a prestigious look and feel that embodies what a luxury SUV should entail. Both vehicles offer the same cargo space with the rear seats folded down (56.5 cubic feet), but the GLC 300 has more space for rear passengers. If you’re looking for an SUV with more interior luxury features and a more luxurious look, the GLC 300 will probably be a safer bet than the Stelvio. Some might say that the extra power in the Stelvio isn’t worth what it lacks in infotainment technology and insufficient aesthetic quality.
Mercedes-Benz has a longer history of producing high-quality luxury vehicles, and their experience designing SUVs has deeper roots than Alfa Romeo (the Stelvio was their first production SUV, released in 2016). The lineage of both of these automakers goes way back, but ultimately, it’s Mercedes-Benz that owns the title of the world’s first automaker. Learn more about the 2019 GLC 300 or any of our models when you visit our dealership!
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