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

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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350L Review

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2021 Alfa Romeo
Stelvio

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

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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Invoice* $40,253 to $76,041 $44,928 to $51,847
MPG - City 17 - 22 MPG 18 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 - 29 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 56.5 ft3 58.5 ft3
Engine 280-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 505-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 290-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 280 - 505 hp 290 hp
Exterior Length 184.6 - 185.1 in 196.9 in
Exterior Width 74.9 - 77.0 in 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 36.6 in
Rear 31.9 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Head Room Front 40.2 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lexus RX 350L. The Lexus RX 350L 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 350L, 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 350L. 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 350L.

Dimensions
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is about the same width as the Lexus RX 350L. If you go with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Lexus RX 350L.

Performance
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a little less horsepower than the Lexus RX 350L.

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

Utility
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has less seating than the Lexus RX 350L, making the Lexus RX 350L the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as you will in the Lexus RX 350L.

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