2018 Porsche Macan vs. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2018 Porsche Macan and 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio are two world-class, crossover SUVs which offer a superior driving experience to those lucky enough to own them. The Macan is distinct for its incredible speed and performance, particularly in the GTS editions, while the Stelvio has an outstanding driver interface with driving dynamics which are simply sublime. Which of the two should you purchase?

Design & Style

Both of these luxury SUVs are breathtaking, inside and out. The Macan has a polished dashboard with some of the softest and most comfortable seats seen in an SUV, with an exterior that is elegant in a high society way. The Alfa Romeo has an exterior which is similar, with smooth lines and curvature. Pound for pound, the two vehicles are equally matched when it comes to beauty.

Technology & Safety

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has slightly better fuel economy at 22 mpg versus 20 mpg for the Porsche Macan. Both are tied when it comes to seating capacity, as they each hold up to five passengers. Both have passed multiple safety tests and incorporate a 4 wheel anti-brake system. When it comes to tech each car is equipped an array of gadgetry, such as satellite radio, climate control which is dual zone, power seats and windows, keyless ignition, connectivity for Bluetooth, and various warning systems. The infotainment in each is so superb that each SUV could rightly be called a five-star hotel with wheels. They are designed to keep passengers comfortable during long, cross-country trips.


The Porsche Macan and Alfa Romeo Stelvio each utilize rack pinion steering with aluminum wheels in the front and rear. They are also identical when it comes to the engine type they employ, which is the Turbo Premium Intercooled Unleaded I-4 engine. The Alfa Romeo can produce 306 horsepower at 2000 rpm, which is slightly higher than the 273 horsepower at 1600 rpm produced by the Porsche Macan. Each uses a direct gasoline injection fuel system.

The Bottom Line

The Alfa Romeo and Porsche Macan are equal for almost every metric, with the Stelvio having a slight edge in horsepower. However, the difference is so minuscule that few drivers will notice it. Furthermore, the advanced safety gear for the Stelvio costs thousands of dollars extra and the back seat is too small. When you combine this with some of the interior elements, which are somewhat cheap compared to the Porsche, the Macan is the better deal.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Macan Test Drive Today?

Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Macan offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Macan test drive appointment in advance.

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