New Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S
These hot SUVs from Alfa Romeo and Mercedes-AMG are thrilling as well as practical. Which one best puts the 'sport' in SUV?...
You don’t have to take your eyes off the road when using the Stelvio’s infotainment system, because it features a high-mounted 8.8in screen that’s controlled by a rotary dial between the front seats. However, the screen’s graphics are rather basic and the radio menus convoluted. Thankfully, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring are standard, while a Harman Kardon stereo upgrade is a £950 option.
The GLC 63 comes with Mercedes’ Comand Online system, which includes a rotary interface that’s much like the Stelvio’s, and a 8.4in screen. Although it’s not as easy to use as BMW’s iDrive or newer Mercedes systems, it’s still pretty intuitive, plus it’s quicker to respond than the Stelvio’s system and the display is sharper. The only area in which Comand Online is really showing its age is in the fact Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren’t even options.