The 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will have you driving around Minneapolis in style, but it is so much more than just the pretty face that you see from the outside; the Stelvio promotes genuine Italian styling while being a high-performance SUV that will keep you smiling whenever you are behind the wheel. Such quality is often compared to many other top brands - including Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz - but we want to show you how the Alfa Romeo Stelvio manages to stay a step ahead of them all.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs Audi Q5

As one of the most popular models among a wide customer base, the Audi Q5 is certainly a top model in this class, but there might be some converting to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio when they see these two in a side-by-side comparison. The Stelvio has an advantage from the start by being more affordable, but that isn't where it ends.


The Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers more options to drivers by coming standard as rear-wheel drive for 2019, but also allows you to equip all-wheel drive to help you maintain traction for any conditions that you find yourself in; the Audi Q5 only comes with all-wheel drive. A bigger difference comes when you look at the engines, with the Stelvio delivering up to 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque against the 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque in the Audi Q5.
The Stelvio wants to set itself apart from all the other vehicles by being a high-performance luxury SUV, and its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine gives it the power to make that easy.


From comfort to fuel economy, the Stelvio offers some features that the Audi Q5 leaves out. If you like your vehicle to already be warm or cool when you get into it, the Stelvio comes standard with a remote start system, which the Q5 doesn't offer at all. As for efficiency, the Stelvio comes with an engine Start/Stop feature that shuts off the engine when stopped in heavy traffic or stoplights and restarts when you are moving again, saving you fuel along the way.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs BMW X3

BMW is considered one of the most exciting brands on the market, but the Stelvio will have you rethinking that. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio packs a larger punch at a better price than the BMW X3, giving more drivers access to a vehicle that can give more excitement


Both models come standard as rear wheel drive, and for $2,000 more you can make them all-wheel drive. As with the previous model, the 2019 Stelvio comes with a more powerful engine, putting 280 horsepower up against the 248 of the BMW X3, and 306 pound-feet of torque versus 258 in the BMW. While it is clear who the winner is, there is also an unseen trait that gives the Stelvio a further advantage: weight. The Stelvio is nearly 200 pounds lighter than the BMW X3, giving it a more agile feel while making better use of the horsepower that it has.

Trim Options

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes with five trim levels while the BMW X3 only comes with three. The main difference between the BMW trims is the drivetrain - one being rear wheel drive while the other is all wheel - and its high-performance trim. The Stelvio trim levels give you a clear difference between trims, upgrading features to make sure you can get exactly what you are looking for. If you want to look at the top-of-the-line and compare performance trims, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is the most powerful SUV in the world, offering up to 505 horsepower while the 2019 X3 M40i only offers 355.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Infiniti QX50

When it comes to luxury SUV experiences, the new Infiniti QX50 ranks favorably among marketplace options you may spend time reviewing during research. But your confidence deserves to remain with the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, a performance model oozing in refinement, when considering the advantages this decadent option holds in performance and comfort categories over its premiere competition.


The 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio debuts a base rear-wheel drive configuration in contrast to a front-wheel drive system for the new Infiniti QX50, also offering available all-wheel drive depending upon the road surfaces and types of inclement weather your luxury SUV will go up against. Both vehicles feature standard turbocharged four-cylinder engines, but that is precisely where the similarities end. This new Alfa Romeo model holds a production edge with 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet in comparison to 268 horsepower and 280 pound-feet for the respective Infiniti opponent. With a solo engine offering, the Infiniti QX50 can't dare to match the top-flight Quadrifoglio, optimized for rare output and riveting burst. A Ferrari-inspired twin-turbocharged V6 engine for this performance variant creates an explosive 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet, solidifying the dynamic superiority of this new Alfa Romeo model.

Interior Features

The 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio covers intricate details of your travel experience for improved quality and enhanced comfort. Standard features that contribute to this outlook - not offered in the starting Infiniti QX50 model - include remote engine start, heated mirrors with memory functions, rear parking aids and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Standard leather seats for a lavish feel and optional heated seats for both rows, also not available with the Infiniti SUV, even make advanced relaxation inside this new Alfa Romeo model feel more natural and less forced.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs Mercedes-Benz GLC

Mercedes Benz is generally considered the top-of-the-line manufacturer, but Alfa Romeo overtakes it in a few categories. These traits become abundantly clear when you look at the Stelvio versus the Mercedes-Benz GLC, and we want drivers to know exactly what they are getting into. The two starting prices are comparable, but when you want all the optional equipment it puts the Mercedes-Benz at a much higher price.


The Stelvio offers more horsepower and torque through its turbocharged 2.0-liter I4 than that of the Mercedes-Benz, making 280 horsepower versus 241. The 40-horsepower difference might not seem like a lot, but when you factor in the nearly 150-pound weight difference, the Stelvio has a more immediate acceleration response. While being tuned for more power tends to hurt fuel economy, each model has just about the same level of fuel efficiency with the Stelvio having a minor advantage in highway miles-per-gallon.

Interior Features

Standard features are an important gauge when it comes to seeing the value and usability that you will get from a base model. The Stelvio comes with a slightly lower price but doesn't lack on any of the standard features, including its standard leather seats that the Mercedes Benz only has an optional. You will also find the standard parking aid and camera while it is only an optional feature on the GLC.

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We can show you all of the features of the 2019 Stelvio, helping you enjoy the power and sophistication that it offers. The Stelvio makes a name for itself by being the best-in-class horsepower and performance, letting every driver enjoy their time in the driver's seat.