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The 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are among the most attractive, technologically advanced and performance-centric luxury mid-size SUVs in the automotive market. The 2023 Stelvio embraces various well-engineered features, including the standard Q4 all-wheel drive system, DNA Drive Mode Selector, carbon fibre driveshaft and rear sport diffusers to deliver a dynamic driving performance. On the other hand, the 2023 GLC-Class also attracts modern car buyers with its comprehensive range of advanced features. Despite many similarities, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio seamlessly outclasses the Mercedes-Benz GLC Class. Wanting to know how? Look at the side-by-side comparison of both these luxury SUVs, specially curated by the experienced product specialists at Alfa Romeo of Oakvillehelping you find the one that matches all your expectations and needs.

Specifications 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
Trim Level Availability 5 Configurations 2 Configurations
Standard Engine All-aluminum 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a 48-volt hybrid system
Standard Horsepower 280 258
Standard Torque (lb-ft) 306 295
Front Headroom – mm 1,021 988
Second-Row Headroom – mm 988 955

Performance Attributes

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio features a base engine (all-aluminum 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder) that produces 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque to deliver a robust driving experience. Its sporty trim level, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, comes with a 2.9-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine, outputting a roaring 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. To ensure a powerful driving experience, this Alfa Romeo SUV features a wide range of performance features, including:

  • Standard intelligent Q4 All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, offering tailored traction to conquer even the most challenging road surfaces seamlessly.
  • DNA Drive Mode Selector with four driving modes — Dynamic, Natural, Advanced Efficiency Mode and Race (Quadrifoglio exclusive) — allowing you to customize all your rides based on changing road conditions and driving dynamics. 
  • The Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission for smoother gear shifts and instant torque response on tricky road surfaces.

In contrast, the standard engine of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class produces 258 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, less than what the 2023 Stelvio outputs. Moreover, it takes just 5.5 seconds for the all-new 2023 Stelvio to reach from 0 to 96.5 km/h, whereas the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class takes longer (approx 6.2 seconds) to cover the same distance. As mentioned, the all-wheel drive system comes standard with the 2023 Stelvio, but it’s only available on selected models of the 2023 GLC-Class.

Trim Availability

If you have dynamic car needs, you should definitely consider shopping for the 2023 Stelvio, available in five trim options — Sprint, Ti, Veloce, Estrema and Quadrifoglio. Each of Stelvio’s trim levels comes with a comprehensive array of features to deliver an exceptional driving experience. On the other hand, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is only available in two trim configurations, which means you will only get limited options based on your personal taste and individual preferences.

Attractive Design

The 2023 Stelvio is practically designed using the finest-quality materials, including carbon fibre and leather, to deliver superior relaxation and premium luxury. Its 50-50 near-perfect weight distribution provides precise handling and balance, especially on uneven surfaces. The embossed badging and smooth textured panels are complemented by four-way lumbar support, driver seat memory and 10-way power heated seats to ensure maximum comfort and convenience.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class comes with many design features, like the AMG line and enhanced ambient lighting, but many are only available on selected trim levels or do not come standard on both trims. It also delivers less headroom both in the front and back than the 2023 Stelvio, making it slightly difficult for the passengers to stay comfortable throughout longer trips.

Order the 2023 Stelvio at Alfa Romeo of Oakville

The 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a clear winner for us, as it comes with different performance, design, technology and safety features to deliver a holistic travelling experience to everyone aboard. It fulfills the dynamic needs of urban explorers with its long list of well-crafted features, ensuring top-tier comfort, convenience, as well as luxury. On the contrary, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class fails to deliver the same level of reliability and versatility as the Stelvio because of its limited innovation, as well as the standard unavailability of many top features on all trim levels.

Want to learn more about the incredible features of the 2023 Stelvio? Reach out to one of our highly-experienced product specialists at Alfa Romeo of Oakville, today!

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