Alfa Romeo Vs. Maserati: Which Italian Luxury Automaker Does It Better? 

Italy is known for its prestigious luxury brands. But these brands don’t make clothes, shoes, and bags alone; they make cars too, pretty fast and playful cars that sound great.

When you think about Italian luxury car manufacturers, two names pop up, Alfa Romeo and Maserati. Apart from their Italian heritage and Ferrari-powered racing spirit, these brands have a couple of things in common. Both manufacturers have a small lineup of alethic luxury rides and are linked to the same parent company (Stellantis). So we won’t be surprised if they share some underpinnings.

While shoppers with deeper pockets and an eye for exclusive rides would rather lease a Maserati, those looking for pocket-friendly options with topnotch driving dynamics and spirited performance would find solace in Alfa Romeo lease deals. Both automakers are also working on all-electric cars, with Maserati set to release fully-electric versions of every vehicle in its current lineup.

Let’s see how famous models from these brands stack up against each other.

Head-to-Head; Stelvio Vs. Levante

With a starting price of $45,550, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the cheapest entry points into Italian luxury. Its unique design, playful chassis, and enthusiastic turbocharged four-cylinder engine give it an edge over key rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class, Jaguar F-pace, and Acura RDX. However, only the top-performance Stelvio Quadrifoglio can compare to the Levante’s fire-spitting V8. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio uses a 505-hp twin-turbo V6. It has a 0-60mph time of 3.6secs and a top speed of 176mph.

Though larger, more luxurious, and more powerful than the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the Maserati Levante’s wallet-draining price could make buyers look towards the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. The base model of the Levante starts at around $80,000, but models with more powerful engines and desirable features bear six-figure price tags.

Beneath its hood, the Levante offers turbocharged V6 and V8 engines, each tuned to produce more power on higher trims. The Levante’s base model gets a twin-turbo V6 that makes 345-hp & 369 lb-ft of torque, while the Modena uses the 424-hp version of the same engine. The Top-tier Trofeo model is powered by a 3.8Liter twin-turbo V8 that generates a whopping 580-hp. Despite having this much power, the Levante Trofeo sprints from 0-60mph 0.2secs behind the Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

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