2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio | NewCars.com

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2021 Acura RDX vs. 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

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2021 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $38,400 to $51,000
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2021 Alfa Romeo
Stelvio

MSRP*: $42,350 to $81,250
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Invoice* $36,458 to $48,394 $40,253 to $76,041
MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 17 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 23 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.9 ft3 56.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 272 hp 280 - 505 hp
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 186.7 in 184.6 - 185.1 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.9 - 77.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 36.6 in
Rear 31.9 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RDX than in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Acura RDX will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RDX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Dimensions
The Acura RDX is about the same width as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. When looking at overall length, the Acura RDX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Acura RDX and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Acura RDX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Warranty
The Acura RDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.