2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio / 2023 Land Rover Defender Comparison

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Compared to the 2023 Land Rover Defender

2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Compared to the 2023 Land Rover Defender 

Mundane trips around the Denver Metro region deserve to have an exciting element added to them. This is where the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio comes in. Being the most deluxe version of the Stelvio family, this SUV combines exceptional performance with elite luxury to create the ultimate cruising experience in a classic Italian body style. Other high-end SUVs on the Colorado market right now such as the 2023 Land Rover Defender lack the charisma and the superior upscale components that separate the Alfa Romeo from its competition.  


The boisterous twin-turbocharged 2.9L V6 engine that is equipped in the 2023 Stelvio Quadrifoglio beckons to the call of the driver with every press of the gas pedal. Generating an impressive 505 horsepower, there is no trip taken in the Stelvio that will feel lacking in power. This can’t be said about the standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine found in the 2023 Land Rover Defender. Only reaching 296 horsepower, drivers of the Land Rover will notice the considerable lack of overall performance in their SUV. Both SUVs pair their engines with automatic eight-speed transmissions. AWD handling is the standard drivetrain option for both the Alfa Romeo and the Land Rover to better cater to the various everyday Colorado driving conditions residents of the state must regularly contend with.  

Interior Features

Heated functionality in every seat of the 2023 Stelvio Quadrifoglio ensures every passenger has a comfortable experience in the SUV even during winter. The base Defender only comes with heated front seats. A heated steering wheel also comes standard on the Alfa Romeo and is absent in the baseline Land Rover. Infotainment amenities are also more abundant in the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. While both vehicles are equipped with various smartphone connection applications such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Alfa Romeo lets passengers enjoy media content more thoroughly with a more exciting speaker system. The deluxe 15-speaker sound system found in the Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivers impeccable audio quality that the standard system in the Defender can’t hope to match. Those looking to get similar results from the Land Rover must opt for a much more expensive version of the SUV to get closer to matching the quality.  

Safety Features 

Drivers of either SUV will appreciate the extensive array of driver-assistance technology available to them during any daily Colorado journey. Starting with the standard AWD drivetrains that both vehicles sport, steering performance on any road condition is exceptional. Highway driving in either vehicle is also much easier for the driver to undertake thanks to the standard Adaptive Cruise Control they share, making both excellent road trip options.  

Order a New 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio at Mike Ward Alfa Romeo of South Denver 

If you want additional information when trying to compare the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio with the 2023 Land Rover Defender, visit Mike Ward Alfa Romeo of South Denver in Highlands Ranch, CO. Our convenient Denver Metro dealership staff will be happy to help you determine all the reasons why the Italian SUV is the superior choice for your discerning preferences and needs. By choosing Mike Ward as your go-to Colorado luxury vehicle dealer, you also get personalized customer service that you can count on.  


  2023 Stelvio Quadrifoglio  2023 Land Rover Defender 
Base MSRP  $87,770  $54,975 
Horsepower  505 HP  296 HP 
City Estimated MPG:  17 MPG  17 MPG 
Highway Estimated MPG:               23 MPG  20 MPG 


(Photo Credit: Alfa Romeo / Land Rover)