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2022 Porsche Macan Vs 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio; Which One Is The Best To Lease?

Every lover of sporty compact-luxury SUVs knows the immense value of the Porsche Macan and Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Porsche is that automaker whose name comes ringing in your head every single time you hear the word “sports and utility.” This German car manufacturer has built a strong reputation with its highly-rated and desirable performance cars.

Alpha Romeo, on the other hand, is Italy’s priceless Jewel when it comes to high-end cars, with rich design, exhilarating performance and spry driving demeanor. Here, we will compare two awesome mid-size crossovers from these two European automakers to facilitate your choice when leasing the best compact-luxury SUV in 2022.

The News

For the 2022 model year, the Macan gets enticing exterior, interior, and powertrain upgrades. The crossover’s front and rear bumpers have been mildly restyled, and the base turbocharged four-cylinder engine now makes 261-hp, 13 more ponies than last year. Also, last year’s top-of-the-line 2.9Liter twin-turbo V-6 is now offered on the S trim, while the range-topping GTS model gets a 434-hp V-6. Inside, the Macan sees a revamped steering wheel, center console and gear selector.

For the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, it’s more of trim upgrades for the 2022 model year. An extensive suite of modern safety and driver assistance tech is now standard on the Stelvio’s base trim. These features include front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, auto high beams, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Other newly-standard features include built-in navigation, front and rear heated seats, a wireless charging pad for mobile phones, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Sprint and Veloce models now feature aluminum paddle shifters mounted on the vehicle’s steering column.

Engine And Transmission

One of the reasons why the Porsche Macan stand out is its satisfactory engine options. Each of the crossover’s three trims is powered by a unique engine. The base model comes with a zealous 2.0Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 261-hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Going up, the S model is powered by a 2.9Liter twin-turbo V-6 engine which produces 375-hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the top GTS model is powered by a 2.9L twin-turbo V6 engine with 434-horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission is standard across the Macan’s lineup. You can decide to lease the 2022 Porsche Macan for its extensive engine offerings.

The Stelvio doesn’t give buyers any powertrain choices to choose from. All models are powered by a 2.0Liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 280-hp and 306 lb-ft of torque, except for the performance-enhanced Quadrifoglio version that almost costs twice the starting price of the regular Stelvio. The 280-hp engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission to send power to the rear wheels. All-wheel drive is optional.

Handling And Performance

It’s pretty challenging to decide who rules here. Both SUVs boast playful chassis and energetic performance. The Macan is remarkably nimble, and it’s no understatement if we should call it “the perfect SUV” in terms of handling. It delivers a very smooth and refined on-road experience with an agility that can be likened to that of a coupe or an even smaller vehicle. Passengers enjoy unrivaled comfort as you’d rarely feel a slight bump. The steering is very sharp and responsive, so are the brakes. Comparing the base engines of the Porsche Macan and Alfa Romeo Stelvio, since they are in the same class, the Macan is slightly behind at 5.8seconds. The S and GTS models sprint from 0-60mph in 4.6-seconds and 3.5-seconds, respectively.

The Stelvio is not less fun to drive either. It boasts crisp handling, satisfactory throttle response, impressive steering feedback and a playful chassis. It also handles corners perfectly and delivers an undeniably smooth ride while on the road. Indeed, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a delight. Comparing the base engines, the Stelvio races faster than the base Macan to cross the 0-60mph mark in 5.4seconds.

Fuel Economy

The Porsche Macan is not that stingy with fuel, thereby giving the Stelvio a slight advantage. The Macan’s base engine rates 19-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway.

The S model gets 17/22 mpg in the city and highway, respectively. Finally, the Macan GTS rates 17-mpg in the city and 21-mpg on the highway.

The Stelvio gets an EPA rating of 22-mpg on the city and 29-mpg on the highway for the rear-wheel-drive model. Upgrading to all-wheel drive only reduces this rating by 1-mpg on the highway. You can consider leasing the 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio for its higher fuel rating.


While the Porsche is a joy to behold owing to its handsome exterior and breath-taking performance, we can’t say the same about its standard interior. The German automaker saved the best and most luxurious features for higher trims and standalone packages despite the crossover’s high starting price. The Macan’s reputation sure comes to life on the highest trim, but it’s going to cost you more. Also, the Macan is not close to the most practical SUV in its class, with its less spacious interior and trunk. However, these downsides are not as bad as they may sound; at least, they didn’t deter our love for the playful, compact SUV. Power adjustable front seats, numerous USB ports, a 12-volt outlet and a futuristic intuitive touchscreen infotainment display with Apple Carplay are standard features. Unfortunately, Android Auto is not offered.

Like every Italian interior, the Stelvio offers a stylish and luxurious Interior with many options like carbon fiber trim and wood inlays to make the interior even more luxurious than you ever imagined. Like the Macan, the Stelvio is not very spacious, and it has a slightly smaller trunk than that of the Macan. A handsome and intuitive 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment display is standard across the Stelvio’s lineup. It features built-in navigation, Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration.

To get the best lease deals on the newest and well-equipped models of the Porsche Macan or Alfa Romeo Stelvio, contact VIP Auto today. We are the best when it comes to leasing top cars within the United States at insanely affordable prices. Reach out to us at VIP Auto,32 US-46, Lodi, NJ 07644, (201) 749-4339, https://vipautonj.com/, and we will have your favorite of the two SUVs delivered to your chosen location in no distant time.

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