2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 | NewCars.com

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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Review

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2021 Alfa Romeo
Stelvio

MSRP*: $42,350 to $81,250
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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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Invoice* $40,253 to $76,041 $42,279 to $49,089
MPG - City 17 - 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 56.5 ft3 32.6 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 280 - 505 hp 295 hp
Towing Capacity 3,000 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 184.6 - 185.1 in 192.5 in
Exterior Width 74.9 - 77.0 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 36.6 in
Rear 31.9 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 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 Lexus RX 350 than in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lexus RX 350 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 Lexus RX 350, 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 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus RX 350. 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 Lexus RX 350.

Dimensions
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is slightly shorter than the Lexus RX 350, which may make it easier to park.

Performance
With the Lexus RX 350, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Lexus RX 350.

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 Lexus RX 350. With the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus RX 350.

Warranty
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus RX 350.