2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2023 Porsche Macan

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio parked in a lot

Looking for a new, upscale SUV that’s exciting to drive? Many SUV shoppers in this situation find themselves choosing between the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Porsche Macan. Wondering which option is the better choice for the average luxury SUV shopper? Below, we’ve put together a comprehensive comparison between these two models. 

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Specifications & Features 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2023 Porsche Macan
Trim Levels  5 Configurations 4 Configurations
Standard Horsepower 280 hp 261 hp
Standard Torque 306 lb.-ft. 295 lb.-ft.
Heating Seating Standard Optional
Heated Steering Wheel Standard Optional

Trim Level Availability  

Drivers shopping for a 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio have five well-equipped and impressive trim levels to choose from. Shopping for a 2023 Porsche Macan may feel limiting by comparison, as it is only offered in four trims. Trim levels available for the 2023 Stelvio include Sprint, Ti, Veloce, Estrema, and Quadrifoglio. The 2023 Macan can be found in Base, T, S, and GTS trims. 

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Base Engine Performance

Comparing the base engine options available for the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Porsche Macan shows that the 2023 Stelvio has the edge in terms of performance. While both models come standard with a turbocharged, 2.0-litre, four-cylinder engine, the base 2023 Stelvio outputs 280 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque, while the base 2023 Macan can only produce 261 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. 

Maximum Engine Performance 

Both the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Porsche Macan have dedicated sport trims, each coming equipped with a more powerful engine option. However, comparing the engine specifications  of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the 2023 Porsche Macan GTS shows that the Alfa Romeo SUV still has the advantage. The 2023 Stelvio has a maximum available output of 505 hp and 443 lb.-ft., while the 2023 Macan maxes out at 434 hp and 405 lb.-ft. 

Which SUV Is Right for You? 

Overall, luxury SUV shoppers who value engine performance and greater flexibility in terms of trim level choice will prefer the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the 2023 Porsche Macan. Wondering where to shop for this SUV in the London, Ontario area? Alfa Romeo of London can help drivers find the perfect 2023 Stelvio model for their needs and preferences. Click to browse our current selection of 2023 Stelvio models.