2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 BMW X3

2021 Alfa Romeo Stevio and 2021 BMW X3 face off

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


2021 BMW X3
$41,500 MSRP

Starting Price

$43,000 MSRP
280-hp, 2.0-liter I-4

Base Engine

248-hp, 2.0-liter I-4
306 lb-ft

Base Torque

258 lb-ft
22 city/29 hwy

MPG (EPA Estimate)

25 city/29 hwy
0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds


0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds


Are you looking for a luxury SUV that offers a spacious cabin and high-performance capabilities? The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and 2021 BMW X5 are worthy contenders as they both offer a roomy cabin, a VIP amenity-filled interior, and thrilling performance features. However, when you compare these upscale SUVs side by side, you’ll quickly find that the Stelvio comes out on top with stronger engine options and more exclusive features. Read on to compare new Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. BMW X3 with Genesis Alfa Romeo. 

X3 or Stelvio: Configurations and Pricing 

When you’re deciding on the perfect SUV, it’s always beneficial to have options. Both the X3 and Stelvio offer 4 trim levels that range in price and features. Check out the Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. BMW X3 configurations and prices, below:

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Configurations 

  • 2021 Stelvio Sprint–$41,450 MSRP
  • 2021 Stelvio Ti–$47,100 MSRP
  • 2021 Stelvio Ti Sport–$50,300 MSRP
  • 2021 Stelvio Quadrifoglio–$80,750 MSRP

2021 BMW X3 Configurations 

  • 2021 BMW X3 sDrive30i–$43,000 MSRP
  • 2021 BMW X3 xDrive30i–$45,000 MSRP
  • 2021 BMW X3 X3 xDrive30e–$49,600 MSRP
  • 2021 BMW X3 M40i–$56,600 MSRP

While the 2021 Stelvio is on the pricier side, every penny is worth it as you can access a premium, luxury driving experience in this SUV. At Genesis Alfa Romeo, we also offer new vehicle specials that can help you secure a great deal on a new Stelvio!  

X3 or Stelvio: Performance Features 

If you’re narrowed down your vehicle-upgrade options to a new Stelvio or X3, it’s more than likely because both SUVs deliver an impressive performance on Utica roads. Here’s how the Stelvio and X3 stack up against one another in terms of performance specs:

  • Engine: The BMW X3 comes standard with a 2.0L twin-turbo 4-cylinder engine that generates 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. However, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio outpaces the X3 with a 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 280 hp and 306 lb-ft of torque. 
  • Transmission: Both come standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission. 
  • Top Speeds: Sterling Heights thrill-seekers who enjoy a fast ride will appreciate the Stelvio’s best-in-class top speed of 144 mph. The X3 comes up short with a top speed of 130 mph.

X3 or Stelvio: Amenities 

As two luxury SUVs, the Stelvio and X3 offer many similar features including 10-way power front seats, roof rails, a power liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and optional leather seats. Additionally, both offer safety features like optional lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot monitoring. The Stelvio, however, makes a lasting impression with brand-exclusive packages that can help you customize this SUV to your liking:

  • Nero Edizione Package–Personalize your Stelvio’s design with blacked-out features and monochromatic emblems. 
  • Carbon Package–This package features a carbon fiber V Scudetto grille, carbon fiber mirror caps, a carbon fiber steering wheel, and Dark Miron Badging. 
  • Cold Weather Package–On the colder Macomb mornings, you can stay warm with a heated steering wheel, heated driver and passenger seats, and heated washer nozzles. 
  • Sun and Sound Package–This package includes a dual-pane sunroof and a 10-speaker premium audio system. 
  • Performance Package–Achieve the ultimate driving experience with aluminum column-mounted paddle shifters and a limited slip differential. 
  • Trailer Tow Hitch Package–With this package, you can access a 3,000-pound towing capacity and tow your family camper for weekend trips outside of Clinton Township. 

Explore the 2021 Stelvio at Genesis Alfa Romeo in Macomb! 

Now that you’ve compared the Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. BMW X3, it’s easy to see that the Stelvio is the premier option for your Macomb commute. Contact us today to arrange a test drive, and while you’re visiting the showroom, you can meet with one of our finance experts to discuss your buying options!

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