2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport: Italian exclusivity


The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an exclusive SUV in its segment and although it has a lot of competition, it is still able to stand out. You don't see many Stelvio models on the road, but those who own one love it. The Italian brand is younger and less well-known, but it has a lot to offer, and this is what sets the range apart.

This is what sets the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio apart from the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport. The latter has some interesting qualities, but if you are looking for a sport utility that is fun to drive, dynamic, luxurious and that stands out in traffic, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2021 has the advantage. Let's take a closer look.

Better performance in the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2021 Alfa Romeo is powered standard by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque. It allows the Stelvio to reach 100 km/h in less than 6.0 seconds, making the Italian luxury compact SUV the best-performing production SUV in its class.

This engine makes the Stelvio significantly more powerful than the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport, regardless of the engine under the hood of the latter. The Discovery Sport also offers a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but the latter produces just 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. It reaches 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds which is quite slow, especially for this segment.

Even if you take the other available engine, you will have an engine that develops more horsepower, but less torque, and hits 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds.

You will also have to live with a much higher fuel consumption. Indeed, the 2021 Land Rover Discovery Sport consumes on average of 2.0 liters more per 100 kilometers than the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. If you compare the cost of gasoline over 25,000 kilometers, you will see a very significant difference between the Stelvio and Discovery Sport.

In closing, note that the Stelvio's trunk offers about 200 liters more cargo space than the Discovery Sport. If you need space in your compact luxury SUV, the Alfa Romeo will be in a better position to meet your needs.

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