Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV And Base Porsche Macan Display Opposite Ends Of Premium SUV Spectrum

If you’re in the market for a premium SUV that turns heads, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Porsche Macan are two very good options and Redline Reviews recently had the chance to test out both.

It’s important to note that this is not an apples-to-apples comparison, as the Macan model tested is the entry-level model while the Stelvio is the high-performance Quadrifoglio. Nonetheless, the review will give anyone in the market for a premium SUV an idea of how the duo cope with everyday driving and which is the better overall package.

Also Read: Alfa Romeo Giulia And Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRing Edition Heading Down Under

The entry-level Porsche Macan can be easy to forget about when you consider just how exciting the Turbo is. Powering the base model is a turbocharged four-cylinder delivering 248 HP between 5000 and 6750 rpm and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque between 1600 and 4500 rpm.

Evidently, one doesn’t buy the base Macan looking to race sports cars off the lights, but it’s certainly fast enough for most occasions. By comparison, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is another different beast altogether. It utilizes a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine with 503 HP and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque and can hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds.

The interiors of the two are drastically different. The cabin of the Alfa Romeo isn’t of the same quality, and the Porsche Macan, and the reviewer notes that it had a number of annoying squeaks and rattles.

Although the two are, in these specs, far from direct rivals, the question remains: which is the best overall package?

 

  • Six_Tymes

    And the Doug score is….

    • BlackPegasus

      Haven’t watched. Doug video in quite a while. I need to see what he’s been up to 😄

      • Thetruthísntalwayspopular

        Getting pounded in a bathhouse probably

      • xrnzaaas

        Still mass producing car reviews which are mostly sponsored by the dealerships or full of errors and 10 minute+ infotainment system segments.

      • Six_Tymes

        I wont ruin it for you, same as always Doug, giving his score count. He just looks shorter in this video. lol

  • salamOOn

    porsha…. omg

  • javier

    alfa had it’s chance a few years ago and they blew it, now corporate cuts its budget because they blew it and make flawed uncompetiitve vehicles that don’t sell

    • Finkployd

      just nah

      • javier

        yea read the news alfa had its wings clipped

  • Bo Hanan

    Pink shorts and product in his hair………… New cookware? Yes. New cars? No.
    -let the hate begin.

    • BlackPegasus

      Bruh stop it! LOL

      He’s married to a dude but his car reviews are very detailed and objective.

      • Bo Hanan

        LOL

      • Six_Tymes

        doubtful anyone cares who he is married to.

        • Bo Hanan

          It has everything to do with it. Jeremy Clarkson is a great example of how personality can build a fanbase. And frankly, I don’t want car information from this guy- and it has nothing to do with his sexual orientation, and everything to do with his presentation.
          She is just too much. lol.

      • TheBelltower

        He’s also very annoying. I rank him on the same level as Leno on the bore-o-meter.

    • ChicagoBlah

      Just admit it that you are turned on, lol

      • Bo Hanan

        If I were turned on by guys I wouldn’t consider him a guy.

  • badcyclist

    I like this size of car, but there isn’t a lot of U in there– they are really SVs.

    • Six_Tymes

      spot on truth

  • TheBelltower

    Oh god. This guy

  • ZYGIUS

    Its like compare Bentley with Škoda, and call Škoda premium…

  • KidRed

    $399 a month with $0 down!?!?!?!?!

    • iggination

      Yes, that was the advertised rate, but I actually pay 431 after tax. I always think I want to buy it after the lease is over, but the end-of-lease buy out is too high. It’s higher than similar used ones on the market right now.

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