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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs. 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The Mercedes-Benz GLC cuts a striking figure with its flared grille and large headlights. On the road, the GLC is a comfortable, practical and economical car to run. Passengers have plenty of room thanks to its clever design and the trunk space is ample.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an SUV that comes in three versions namely Standard, Super, Speciale, and Milano. The flagship in this category is the Quadrifoglio. At the lower end of the line, the cars are rear-wheel driven while the rest come with four-wheel drive as standard.

Design & Style

The Mercedes-Benz GLC combines the rough and rugged feel of an SUV with the refinement of a luxury sedan. It has flared wheel arches, large LED headlights that come with day running lights. It has ample space and the sloping roof gives the car a sporty look.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes with all the bulges and curves that are characteristic of Alfa Romeos. The interior is spacious and everything is ergonomically placed, making this a comfortable and practical car. The build quality of the interior material though is sub-par. Not bad but not what you would expect of a car that is trying to compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Technology & Safety

The Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with a host of tech features with much more available as optional. You can choose to get the ‘Driver Assist Package’ which includes lane assistance or the anti-collision sensors and warning. The car also includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard on all models.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is also packed with features such as a central screen that displays all the cabin features. The difference with the GLC comes down to detail. For example, the Stelvio graphics are rather hard to read while those in the Mercedes-Benz GLC are crystal clear.


The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that drives the Mercedes-Benz GLC is powerful and delivers a silky-smooth ride. The GLC will also handle rough terrain with ease thanks to its ground clearance and sturdy chassis. Take it back to the city and the GLC becomes the smooth city car that will take traffic jams in its stride.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that delivers good performance both on the highway and off the beaten track. The steering is quite responsive and the car handles corners with ease that denotes its Alfa Romeo heritage.

The Bottom Line

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio handles as well as the Mercedes Benz GLC but the Stelvio falls behind when it comes to interior styling and just the sheer quality of the materials used. While the Stelvio is comfortable, the Mercedes-Benz GLC is luxurious and one gets a real sense of being in a premium SUV.

Ready to Schedule a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Test Drive Today?

At Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown, we offer a wide variety of Mercedes-Benz models for you to choose from, including the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC and we are more than happy to arrange for a test drive so that you can experience the stellar features of this vehicle. Call us today to make an appointment or simply pay us a visit at our showroom today!

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