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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Volvo XC60

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Volvo XC60

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Volvo XC60 in Winnipeg, MB

In a crowded segment with plenty of stiff competition, the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio sets itself apart from its rivals in more than a few ways. Indeed, this Italian-made luxury SUV enters its 2021 model year with a stunning exterior, an upscale and driver-centric cabin, and riveting driving dynamics. At Alfa Romeo of Winnipeg, we've taken the opportunity to compare the new Stelvio to an upscale rival in the 2021 Volvo XC60. If you're based in Winnipeg or Selkirk, Tache, Headingley, or Springfield, Manitoba, find out which new model gets the nod in our Stelvio vs. XC60 SUV comparison below before visiting our dealership to see our 2021 Alfa Romeo crossover up close.


Exterior Design

Like every model in the Alfa Romeo stable, the new Stelvio's design is a product of fine Italian craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail, both on the inside and outside. With its sleek, clean bodywork and chiseled hood, this Alfa Romeo SUV's exterior is elegant and sporty all at once, with an unmistakable V Scudetto grille and LED lighting punctuating the 2021 Stelvio's stunning front end. You can also personalize your Alfa Romeo SUV and enjoy the best in Italian automotive styling with an available rear sport diffuser, your choice of numerous bold body colours, and a handful of wheel designs, including a set of 21-inch five-hole wheels. When compared to the 2021 XC60, the new Stelvio has the edge in the Volvo vs. Alfa Romeo battle, as Volvo's new SUV hits the market with a clean and mature design, but it's a little too understated and fails to make an on-road statement like the 2021 Stelvio.


Interior Design

This Alfa Romeo SUV's interior is just as fetching as its exterior, thanks to a generous lineup of luxury materials, a driver-centric layout, and numerous available comforts. The 2021 Stelvio's driving position allows you to enjoy its riveting ride to the fullest, and you can tailor its luxurious cabin to your liking with available carbon fibre or genuine wood trim that pairs perfectly with aluminum accents on the door, dash, and centre console. Leather upholstery lines comfortable, supportive seats, which can be both heated and ventilated for optimal comfort, while an available 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system provides exceptional entertainment while you make the most of the 2021 Stelvio's formidable drive. As for the 2021 Volvo XC60, this new SUV's interior design is nothing to scoff at, but while its cabin is easy enough on the eyes, the XC60's materials aren't as refined as the Stelvio's, and its storage compartments leave much to be desired.


The new Stelvio's performance is just as awe-inspiring as its design, thanks in part to its turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This Alfa Romeo SUV hits the market with best-in-class horsepower (280), torque (306 lb-ft), and top speed (231 km/h), all while reaching 100 km/h in just 5.6 seconds. An eight-speed automatic transmission makes for seamless shifting, with responsive acceleration and agile handling combining to make the 2021 Stelvio a thrill to drive. This luxury crossover's performance isn't only engaging, it's also composed when braving rougher stretches of road, and if you're a thrill-seeker craving some extra pep, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio trim has you covered. This Alfa Romeo boasts a whopping 505 horsepower, a top speed of 285 km/h, and hits 100 km/h in less than four seconds. Like its design, you can also personalize the new Stelvio's ride thanks to a DNA Drive Mode Selector with Dynamic, Natural, and Dynamic Efficiency settings.

As for the Volvo XC60, this 2021 SUV comes with three available powertrains, with its base engine trailing the Stelvio's by a full 30 horses and its peppier 316-horsepower motor coming at a premium. This Volvo model also offers a hybrid variation with a good bit of brawn, but even as the most powerful option for XC60, it's no match for the Stelvio's Quadrifoglio trim. While this Volvo's ride is comfortable enough on smooth straightaways, it doesn't handle rougher patches very well, and like most every other crossover in its class, its drive isn't nearly as engaging as the Stelvio's.