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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 Acura RDX


2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Acura RDX in Winnipeg, MB

The crossover and SUV segments continue to grow in popularity, and all it takes is one look at the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio to see why. This Italian luxury SUV has a way of winning the hearts of those who appreciate the finer automotive things, thanks to its best-in-class performance, stunning design, and numerous luxury comforts and features. With the new Stelvio now on the market, we thought it only natural to compare it to a popular competitor in the new 2021 Acura RDX.

Those based in Winnipeg, MB or any of the neighbouring communities of Selkirk, Tache, Springfield, or Headingley can find out how and why Alfa Romeo reigns supreme in the Stelvio vs. Acura RDX battle below, and you can always consult our 2021 Stelvio review for further details before visiting Alfa Romeo of Winnipeg.

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Interior 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Exterior


There are few if any crossovers that can hold a candle to the 2021 Stelvio's performance, and the Acura RDX isn't one of them. With a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine packing 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, formidable top speeds of over 230 km/h, and responsive acceleration that reaches 100 km/h in under six seconds, this Alfa Romeo SUV offers the most riveting and engaging drive in the segment. Furthermore, its optimal weight distribution makes for crisp handling on winding roads, and an all-wheel drive system is available to those who prioritize traction in harsher conditions. Thrill-seekers will also be glad to hear the Stelvio's Quadrifoglio trim packs even more pep in a formidable 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, and even swifter acceleration, reaching 100 km/h in less than four seconds.

As for the Stelvio's Acura rival, the 2021 RDX's 2.0-litre engine boasts less power than the Italian SUV, and its automatic transmission has proven to be a tad slow when downshifting. This Acura model's steering is nothing to sneeze at, but the RDX also raises a bit of a fuss when accelerating, and its brake pedal may make drivers uneasy due to its inconsistency in responsiveness and firmness. For a firsthand look at how the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio's riveting performance bests the RDX's, contact us at your convenience and request a test drive with one of our staff.

Interior & Exterior Styling

The new Stelvio doesn't just best its competition in terms of performance, it also sets itself apart with its head-turning design. Alfa Romeo's patented V Scudetto grille punctuates its stunning front end, while its curvy contours, lined hood, available rear sport diffuser, and 21-inch five-hole wheels round out its awe-inspiring exterior. This luxury crossover's interior is just as refined, with leather upholstery leading its standard comforts. The 2021 Stelvio's cabin is driver-centric, with aluminum accents adding a touch of style to the dash, centre console, and steering wheel. Alfa Romeo's first-rate craftsmanship is evident throughout this Italian SUV, and they've offered carbon-fibre and Italian oak trim to those who value refinement and love personalizing their ride in equal measure.

The 2021 Acura RDX, by comparison, gets a sportier, more aggressive treatment than the Stelvio, and while its bold exterior may win the hearts of some, it doesn't have the makings of a luxury SUV. The same can be said for the RDX's interior. It may offer all the creature comforts you'd expect in a new crossover, but this new Acura lacks refinement in its cabin materials, while its centre stack remains cluttered with a few too many controls.

Infotainment & Safety Technology

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is as generous in tech amenities as it is in power and interior comforts. An 8.8-inch touchscreen houses all your infotainment controls and is cleverly placed under the dash to be shielded from the sun. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and if you prioritize an extensive tech suite, you can treat yourself to various popular features from clutter-free wireless charging to a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. The new Stelvio also boasts plenty of safety functions thanks to an advanced Active Driver Assistance Package. While the 2021 Acura RDX comes with a respectable safety suite of its own, this Alfa Romeo package offers numerous available features, including semi-autonomous driving technology, a forward-collision system, active blind-spot assist, and lane-keeping assist, among others. With the Stelvio's comprehensive tech and safety suites, you can stay confident and connected on the go, all in total luxury.

If you'd like to begin your purchase of the new 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you can get the ball rolling from home with our Click and Drive online shopping service. Visit our website and allow us to bring our dealership to you.