2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Lexus NX


2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Lexus NX: Putting the Sport Back in the SUV

Many premium SUVs on the market have lost the Sport aspect from the Sport Utility Vehicle, with bland designs, underpowered engines and conservative dynamics. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, on the other hand, is a sports car at heart, delivering tremendous amounts of power, competition level dynamics and style to die for. It does all that, but it also brings along plenty of versatility and technology so drivers can take their Stelvio literally anywhere.

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio features new standard equipment, new exterior colours and many other features that complement an extraordinarily complete premium SUV.

Here, we compare the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to the 2021 Lexus NX.

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has the soul of a fine Italian sports car

Inside and out, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio provides buyers with a wide variety of colours and tones that go beyond what the Lexus NX offers, inspiring unique combinations that stand out of the pack. Buyers may also opt for one of three exterior packages Nero Edizione, Lusso or Carbon Package, depending on the model and availability, to complement the Stelvio's style even further.

Inside, all models feature a flat bottom, Formula One-inspired steering wheel - a key component that provides ultimate driving feel.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio tops the charts in terms of performance

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sprint, Ti and Ti Sport models are powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that develops 280 horsepower and a whopping 306 lb-ft of torque. The Quadrifoglio variant gets a Ferrari-derived 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 that outputs 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. This specific model can go from 0 to 97 km/h in 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 283 km/h.

The Lexus NX has a pair of four-cylinder engines in two variants. The NX 300 uses a 235-horsepower unit and the NX 300h is powered by a 194-horsepower engine. Both numbers are way lower than what the Stelvio offers.

The extremely refined driving dynamics can be felt at the wheel of every trim of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, because every trim gets a class-exclusive carbon fibre driveshaft and a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, the Alfa DNA Drive Mode selector (with Race mode on the Quadrifoglio), and an eight-speed automatic transmission with available steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters that can shift gears in less than 100 milliseconds.

The Lexus NX cannot provide this level of sportiness and style at the wheel.

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