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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 BMW X3 Review

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2021 Alfa Romeo
Stelvio

MSRP*: $42,350 to $81,250
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2021 BMW
X3

MSRP*: $43,000 to $56,600
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Invoice* $40,253 to $76,041 $40,490 to $53,140
MPG - City 17 - 22 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 56.5 ft3 62.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 280 - 505 hp 248 - 382 hp
Towing Capacity 3,000 lbs 4,400 lbs
Exterior Length 184.6 - 185.1 in 185.9 - 186.1 in
Exterior Width 74.9 - 77.0 in 74.4 - 74.7 in
Leg Room Front 36.6 in
Rear 31.9 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 40.0 - 41.1 in
Rear 38.5 - 39.1 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW X3 than in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, due to its greater head- and legroom. The BMW X3 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has 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 Alfa Romeo Stelvio as you will with the BMW X3, 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). The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is somewhat more expensive than the BMW X3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is much higher than that for the BMW X3.

Dimensions
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is about the same width as the BMW X3. When looking at overall length, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW X3.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the BMW X3 is clearly the choice over the Alfa Romeo Stelvio for pulling heavy loads. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a little more horsepower than the BMW X3.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the BMW X3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the BMW X3. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has less cargo space than the BMW X3, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW X3.