Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Coupe AMG GLC 43 2018 - vs - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2018

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Mercedes-Benz GLC Comparison
Average Price: 
60,400
Updated: 
23 Jan 2018
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#000000
Brilliant Blue Metallic
#0F0F96
Dakota Brown Metallic
#52331B
Diamond Silver Metallic
#C5CDD2
Iridium Silver Metallic
#A5A5A5
Lunar Blue Metallic
#1E3459
Obsidian Black Metallic
#211810
Polar White
#E1E0DE
Selenite Grey Metallic
#525659
designo Cardinal Red Metallic
#951316
designo Dakota Brown Magno (matte)
#52331B
designo Diamond White Metallic
#E9E9E9
Color: 
Alfa White
#F0F0F0
Rosso Red
#992928
Silverstone Gray Metallic
#B7B5B6
Montecarlo Blue Metallic
#143B72
Misano Blue Metallic
#0349CD
Vesuvio Gray Metallic
#403E3F
Basalto Brown Metallic
#42332E
Vulcano Black Metallic
#070707
Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat
#B93B43
Verde Visconti Metallic
#4C715F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Two new performance models join the 2018 GLC-Class Coupe lineup: the AMG GLC 63 and AMG GLC 63 S. Mercedes has also renamed most of the GLC's options packages to better convey the features added. Heated wipers are now standard, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can now be added with the Smartphone Integration package.

PROS
Elegant and premium interior design
Excellent balance between agile handling and a comfortable ride
Abundant driver safety aids work great
Four- and six-cylinder engines are fuel-efficient for the class

CONS
Hard to brake smoothly
Rear headroom isn't great, especially in the middle
Infotainment controls aren't always easy to use
Less useful cargo area than in regular GLC

By: 
edmunds.com

Mercedes-AMG peppers performance and spicy styling into its coupe/crossover casserole. The powertrain platter includes a 362-hp twin-turbo V-6 or twin-turbo V-8s pumping out 469 or 503 ponies. All engines pair with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive.

Pros
Porsche 911 quick,
grippy handling,
strong brakes,
V-8 rumble.

Cons
Stiff ride,
noisy tires,
feels big and heavy from behind the wheel.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.

Pros
Cabinet-grade interior (agency or furniture)
Choose your body
Choose your engine
Burmester audio thrills
Doesn’t cut short on technology

Cons
Expensive safety options
It’s not a Coupe, it’s just less useful
Numb steering (GLC 300)
Rivals have diesel, plug-ins

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Named after a famous winding pass in the Italian Alps, the Stelvio is perfect for carving up canyons. A turbo 2.0-liter four makes 280 hp and pairs with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. For more power, the Quadrifoglio flaunts a 505-hp 2.9-liter turbo V-6; an adaptive suspension is standard. Alfa claims a zero-to-60 time of 3.9 seconds. Inside, the Stelvio offers an optional 900-watt Harman/Kardon audio system, but we’re pretty sure that sweet engine is all you’ll want to hear.
Assembled at Alfa’s Cassino plant in Frosinone, Italy, the Stelvio is built on the same platform as the Giulia and will be offered in three trim levels: Stelvio, Stelvio Ti, and the high-performance Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which has enough distinct features and tuning to be considered a separate model. While the Stelvio and Stelvio Ti both rely on a 280-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four for motivation, the high-performance Quadrifoglio utilizes the 505-hp 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Aluminum is used extensively in the construction of every Stelvio, including the front and rear subframes, the suspension components (control arms in front, multilink in the rear), the doors, and the fenders; the rear crossmember is partly made of composite plastics to pare more weight.

By: 
caranddriver.com

If you want a crossover that sacrifices as little of the conventional-car driving experience as possible, then the Alfa Romeo Stelvio should be given serious consideration. It’s a great car in its own right, but given it is Alfa’s first SUV, it’s borderline brilliant on first acquaintance.
All Stelvios ride on double wishbones at the front and multi-link at the rear (Alfa says it’s ‘four-and-a-half-link’), as well as what Alfa says is the most direct steering set-up in the segment.
Q4 four-wheel-drive is standard, albeit with a rear-bias to the power distribution: 100% in normal driving conditions and up to 50% pushed to the front when circumstances demand it. You can also option in a mechanical LSD at the rear if you’re planning on hot laps (as if!).

By: 
carmagazine.co.uk

Alfa Romeo has high hopes for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio; the model will even offer carbon fiber shell racing-style seats made by Sparco as well as carbon ceramic Brembo brakes. To save fuel, the Quadrifoglio's V-6 employs cylinder deactivation that allows it to run on just three cylinders during low load situations.

Pros
Italian style
Promise of serious performance
Gorgeous interior
Base model offers solid specs

Cons
No RWD may be a lose in smile states
Big gap between 4-cylinder and twin-turbo V-6
Too little, too late?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.90L
Torque: 
384ft-lbs
at 2 500rpm
443ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
362hp
at 5 500rpm
505hp
at 5 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.70Feet
38.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission controls and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
186.10in
184.60in
Width: 
76.00in
74.90in
Height: 
64.10in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
6.70in
8.10in
Wheel Base: 
113.10in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.10
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
37.60
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
36.60in
Rear leg room: 
37.30in
31.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
56.50cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.00cu.ft
18.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4145.00lbs
4044.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
glovebox

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
10 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leatherette/Sueded Microfiber
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Link double wishbone suspension with semi-virtual steering wheel axle
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Link Multilink axle with four and a half links
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
2 subwoofer(s)
USB connection
Memory card slot
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB sockets
connections for smartphones
14 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 9.5
20 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-collision safety system
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Braking Preparation
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors
Brake Drying
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
lane-departure warning systems
Automatic High Beam System
Forward Collision Warning Plus Autonomous Emergency Brake2
Infrared Windshield
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Advanced Parking Assist Package
Night Package
Designo Black Leather Package
Designo Platinum White Leather Package
Premium Driver Assistance Package
AMG Night Package
Advanced Lighting Package
Multimedia Package
Exterior Carbon Fiber Package
Smartphone Integration Package
Ti Sport Quick Order Package 22S
Driver Assistance Static Package
Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards w/Rubber Studs
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Titanium Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Trailer Hitch (Class II)
AMG Performance Exhaust System
21" AMG Split 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
20" AMG Multispoke
20" AMG Multispoke (Black)
Carbon Fiber-Look Mirror Housing Covers
Wheel Locks
Illuminated Star
LED Logo Projectors
Front Chrome Trim
Gloss Yellow Calipers W/Black Script
Gloss Black Calipers W/White Script
Compact Spare Tire
Dual-Pane Sunroof
Headlamp Washer
19" X 8.0" Dark 5-Hole Aluminum Wheels
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats
Burmester Surround Sound System
Heated Rear Seats
Air Balance
Heated Steering Wheel
Rear Side Window Sunshades
Head-Up Display
Telescopic Cargo Rods
Garmin Map Pilot
COMAND Hard-drive Navigation w/ 8.4" Screen
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Cargo Protection And Sill Guard
Replace Red Or Silver Seatbelts With Black
Ski And Snowboard Bag
Aluminum Interior Accents
AM/FM/HD Bluetooth W/Navigation 8.8" Radio
Cargo Comp Adjustable Rail System
Cargo Net
Harmon Kardon Premium Audio

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#131313
Black, leatherette
#1A1A1A
Espresso Brown/Black, leather
#49433E
Espresso Brown/Black, leatherette
#58524D
Saddle Brown/Black, leather
#8D6658
Silk Beige/Black, leatherette
#BDB0A7
Silk Beige/Espresso Brown, leather
#BDB0A7
designo Black/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#1D1D1D
designo Platinum White/Black Exclusive Nappa, premium leather
#A4A6A8
Color: 
Black / Red
#7C2025
Black / Chocolate
#3A2721
Black
#232220