2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio parked in a lot

Drivers in the market for a new SUV often find it hard choosing between the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, two of the most popular options in the segment. However, drivers who value engine performance, passenger space, and storage capabilities will find the 2023 Stelvio preferable to the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. Below, we’ve broken down the differences between these two SUVs in all three of these important categories. 

Specifications & Features 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class
Standard Horsepower 280 hp 255 hp
Standard Torque 306 lb.-ft. 273 lb.-ft.
Front Head Room 1,021 mm. 988 mm.
Rear Head Room 988 mm 955 mm
Storage Space  1,600 L Unavailable

Engine Specifications and Performance

Comparing the base engines of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class shows that the 2023 Stelvio has the advantage when it comes to power output. The 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes standard with a turbocharged, four-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine that works in conjunction with an eight-speed automatic transmission system to generate 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class may feel underpowered by comparison, as it can only output 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. 

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio interior

Passenger Space and Comfort

Taller passengers will appreciate the amount of head room featured in the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The 2023 Stelvio features 1,021 mm worth of head space for front-row passengers, while those in the back have access to 988 mm. The 2023 GLC-Class is less accommodating, as it only includes 988 mm of front head room and 955 mm of rear head room. 

Storage Space 

The 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio also outclasses the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class in terms of storage space. With the second row folded flat, the 2023 Stelvio offers a maximum cargo capacity of 1,600 litres. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class isn’t able to carry as much cargo, as it maxes out at 1,399 litres worth of available storage space. 

Shop for the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio at Alfa Romeo of London 

Overall, drivers looking for a luxury SUV that’s both spacious and powerful will prefer the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class. The 2023 Stelvio outperforms its Mercedes-Benz competitor in terms of engine power, passenger space, and storage capacity. 


Drivers in the market for a 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio can shop for this and other popular Alfa Romeo models at Alfa Romeo of London. Interested vehicle shoppers can get pre-approved for financing right here on the Alfa Romeo of London website. If you have any questions for our team, don’t hesitate to call us at 866 – 549 – 2724 or by sending us a message directly.