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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

In the crowded segment of luxury crossover SUVs, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio carves out its spot on the podium by being unlike anything else put out by the competition. The Stelvio makes a splash in its segment thanks to its one-of-a-kind styling and beastly performance. Those looking for a luxury SUV that can dominate on the road, while looking fantastic doing so will be impressed by the Stelvio’s best-in-class standard 0-100 km/h time and horsepower. Also backed by innovative technology and safety features, the Stelvio is crafted to take on any challenge life in Ontario offers. As impressive as the Stelvio is, there are many competitors that put forth a worthy challenge, and one of those vehicles is the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. Our expert team here at Alfa Romeo of Oakville has done the research and broken down the details. for you. Explore a bit of healthy competition and read on with us, as we compare the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300.

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Fuel Economy

In terms of fuel economy, the Stelvio pulls ahead early with a slight lead. You’ll be receiving 11.3 / 8.5 / 10.0 L (city/hwy/combined) with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, while the 2021 Stelvio TI provides a more efficient rating of 10.8 / 8.3 / 9.6 L (city/hwy/combined).

Fuel Economy Specifications

Vehicle City Highway Combined
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI 10.8L/100km 8.3L/100km 9.6L/100km
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 11.3L/100km 8.5L/100km 10.0L/100km

Performance

Putting these two gorgeous SUVs side by side and pushing their performance limits, is where a great divide begins to happen. The Stelvio grants 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque and can beat the slower Benz off the line. Though the GLC 300 is undoubtedly quick, the Stelvio is specifically crafted to be performance-centric thanks to features like the class-exclusive carbon fibre driveshaft. The Benz in turn relies more heavily on its luxurious features to achieve its desirability.

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Performance Specifications

Vehicle Engine Torque Horsepower 0-100 km/h Transmission
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI 2.0L Turbocharged I4 306lb-ft 280 5.6 seconds 8-speed automatic
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 2.0L Turbocharged I4 273lb-ft 255 6.2 seconds 9-speed automatic
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Technology & Safety

Step inside both the Stelvio and the GLC 300 to find each cabin loaded with premium materials, lush features and innovative tech. However, when it comes to the most innovative standard safety features, the Stelvio clearly dominates its competition. Receive a full suite of standard safety features with the 2021 Stelvio TI, which features semi-autonomous safety assists to give you more confidence on the road than ever before.

Vehicle Driver Attention Alert ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors Lane Keep Assist Active Blind Spot Assist Autonomous Cruise Control Infotainment Audio
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard 8.8” touchscreen 8-speaker
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Standard Available Available Available Not Available 7” touchscreen 6-speaker

Verdict

Though both SUVs are luxury forward options that represent a premium driving experience, the Stelvio edges out the GLC 300 in every category of the competition, offering better fuel efficiency, performance and power, safety and technology. Not to mention, the Stelvio has a unique drop-dead gorgeous design that others strive to achieve. With that said, we easily have to give the nod in this competition to the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

If you’re looking for more information on the 2021 Stelvio, are looking to buy a new or certified pre-owned vehicle, the team at Alfa Romeo of Oakville is here for you. Our dealership in Ontario is your one-stop shop for all things Alfa Romeo. If you’re looking for an elevated automotive experience, with the best inventory, parts, professional service, and much more, don’t hesitate to contact us and book your appointment.