2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Its Competition

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio First Drive

The BMW X3 is much more spacious and comfortable than the Stelvio, and probably better for everyday use.

The Audi Q5 feels rock solid and wears a clean, conservative style that might appeal to a broader audience.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC has the segment’s best interior and an unquestionable brand cachet that Alfa Romeo doesn’t enjoy.

The Jaguar F-Pace is the Stelvio’s closest competitor in terms of driving dynamics, but it’s down on power unless you select the pricey V-6.

The Stelvio’s also quite close to the Porsche Macan in size and mission, but go ahead, spec out a Macan online, then compare prices.

We’ll wait.

With smelling salts.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio First Drive2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
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2018 Audi Q52018 Audi Q5
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2018 BMW X3 (X3 M40i)2018 BMW X3
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2018 Jaguar F-Pace2018 Jaguar F-Pace
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class (Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe)2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2018 Porsche Macan2018 Porsche Macan
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Quick Specs
7.4
Remarkably fun to drive and beautiful too, the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is great at driving, less facile at crossover-SUVing.
7.5
The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style.
7.0
The 2018 BMW X3 ventures into M territory, but doesn’t lose sight of its SUV duties.
8.0
The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace is a statement of style over sedans. It looks like it belongs, which we suppose is the point.
7.8
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class captivates crossover types with its lush cabin and its plush ride; there’s AMG power on tap if you must.
7.2
The 2018 Porsche Macan is the performance pick among compact crossovers because of course it is. Purists may scoff, but we don’t much care.
MSRP From     
$41,995$41,500$42,650$42,065$40,050$47,800
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name     
AWD2.0 TFSI PremiumxDrive30i Sports Activity Vehicle25t AWDGLC 300 SUVAWD
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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