Porsche and Alfa Romeo have both produced some of the best luxury SUVs on the market. But which one is better for you to drive? Here, we will compare the two models side by side, including specifications, features, and price. We will also discuss what sets these two vehicles apart from each other. So if you are interested in purchasing a luxury SUV in the near future, be sure to read this article!
The Porsche Macan was first introduced in 2014. It is a five-door luxury crossover SUV and all models come standard with all-wheel drive. The vehicle was designed to compete with other high-end SUVs on the market, such as the Audi QS and the BMW X series. The production version was first unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. When it was first released for sale, it also came with an upgraded version called the Macan S and a high-performance version called the Macan Turbo.
The Porsche Macan shares its platform and wheelbase with Audi’s Q5. The suspension configuration of the Macan is also largely based on the Audi. The engine, suspension tuning, transfer case, and interior and exterior design are all unique to the Macan and Porsche. The vehicle has a length of 184.3 inches, a width of 75.7 inches, and a height of 63.9 inches (including roof rails). It weighs in at just over 4,100 pounds.
The Macan is powered by a twin-turbocharged V-engine rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that uses Porsche’s Tiptronic S system for quick gear changes. It also has paddle shifters on the steering wheel, so you can shift gears manually if desired.
The Macan can go from 0 to 60 mph in just under six seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph. It gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg city, 23 highway, and 19 combined.
The Porsche Macan comes standard with features such as heated front seats, power-folding mirrors, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, and a 12-speaker Bose audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. The Panoramic Roof Package adds a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, heated windshield washer nozzles, keyless entry/ignition, and more to the base model.
The Porsche Macan starts at $54,900 for the base model and goes up to $76,900 for the Macan Turbo. The cost of each vehicle will depend on what options you choose to add as well as customization options. Through S&E Auto, the price also depends on the year and the mileage on the vehicle when you purchase it.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio was first introduced in 2016. It is a five-door luxury crossover SUV that has been on the market since 2018. The vehicle shares many of its features and specifications with the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan, including its engine, transmission, platform architecture, and interior styling.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes equipped with an engine that produces 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. It has a top speed of 144 mph for the base model and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just over five seconds. The Stelvio is also equipped with an all-wheel drive system.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a length of 184.0 inches, a width of 83.0 inches, and a height of 63.0 inches (including roof rails), making it similar to the Macan in terms of build. Similarly, it also weighs in at just over 4000 pounds.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio uses a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque, which is rated at 21 mpg city, 28 highway, and 24 combined. The base model comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission while the high performance. The vehicle also has an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and all-wheel drive.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a number of features that set it apart from other luxury SUVs on the market, including heated front seats, power moonroof, keyless entry/ignition, a blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert, and more. The vehicle also comes standard with a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system with Bluetooth connectivity.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio starts at $45,150 for the base model and goes up to $72,500 for the Quadrifoglio. The price of each vehicle will depend on what options you choose to add as well as mileage, the condition that it is in, and the model year. .
The decision to buy either a Porsche Macan or an Alfa Romeo Stelvio will depend on your budget and what features you want in a luxury SUV. If you are looking for an affordable vehicle that still has many of the same features as other SUVs, then the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a good choice. Additionally, the Alfa Romeo offers more power and better performance than the Porsche Macan in every one of their models.
Even when it comes to interior designs and additional amenities, the Alfa Romeo comes out on top. Full-leather interior, Apple CarPlay, and a 17-inch configurable TFT instrument cluster are all features that come standard in the Stelvio but are add-on features in the Macan. While the Macan has some great features and boasts Porsche’s traditional design that is consistent across all of their models, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a better value for your money (and it would be even if the two cost the same).
That being said, the Porsche is a much more ubiquitous car in America. It is one of the most popular luxury vehicles, and it has been for decades. If you are looking for a car manufacturer that offers great customer service and can solve your problems more quickly than almost any other brand, then the Macan might be a better choice. Additionally, if you are looking for something with more of that classic Porsche look and feel, then it’s hard to beat their design.
If you are looking to purchase a used Porsche Macan or an Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Massachusetts, then contact S&E Auto Sales today or check out our inventory online! We have many different makes and models of luxury vehicles available at affordable prices, and we are happy to help you find the perfect vehicle for your needs.