2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Audi Q5 & BMW X5 in McKinney TX

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Comes Out on Top of its Competition

When shopping around for a luxury compact crossover, it's understandable that you should consider all your options. This might mean Alfa Romeo, or it could be one of its fiercest competitors. Both Audi and BMW are big names in the luxury SUV and crossover space, but there are a multitude of reasons why Alfa Romeo is the right brand for you.

Knowing exactly what you're getting is always the right move, and a lot of what goes into your decision is understanding the type of driver you are. Do you need power and handling? What about fuel economy? Perhaps convenience and safety features to make your commutes more relaxing is what you need?

The great thing about the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is that it can do all those things for drivers in Allen and Plano, and more. Hence it is the only choice, when we put it up against the competition.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. the Audi Q5 & BMW X5

Specifically, the closest competition to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Audi Q5 and the BMW X5. While they each have their strengths, the Stelvio stands head and shoulders above the rest.


The first thing you need to know about the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is that it begins at a lower MSRP than both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X5. The BMW X5's cost is particularly egregious, exceeding that of the Stelvio by a whopping $20,000. When it comes to buying luxury, BMW seems to be capitalizing on the optics of the market while Alfa Romeo is confidently bringing luxury to a wider range of drivers.

The added cost to drivers doesn't begin and end with the MSRP either. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio tops both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X5 in terms of fuel economy. Saving money at the pump while having premium power under the hood is undoubtedly a win-win and it's something that Alfa Romeo delivers that the competition just can't.


In terms of performance, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio also manages to surpass both the Audi Q5 and the BMW X5. At their base level, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio manages to outclass the Audi Q5's powertrain in terms of numbers.

The Stelvio can hit 280 horsepower and 306 pounds-foot of torque with its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. The Audi Q5 is only able to deliver 248 horsepower and 273 pounds-foot of torque.

On top of that, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio can get from zero to 60 quicker than the Audi Q5 by half a second. The aluminum build of the Stelvio's engine has clearly added capability while sacrificing none of the power.

At its maximum trim level, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio also beat the BMW X5's powertrain numbers. The Quadrifoglio trim level on the Stelvio comes standard with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission while the BMW X5 gets a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V-8 and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The odd thing is that Alfa Romeo has managed to get more power out of a seemingly smaller engine than the team at BMW. Check out this comparison.

  • Horsepower: Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 505 horsepower vs. BMW X5: 456 horsepower
  • >Zero to 60 Acceleration: Alfa Romeo Stelvio: 3.6 seconds vs. BMW X5: 4.6 seconds

Suffice it to say; the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has lot going for it that the competition just can't handle. It provides tremendous value for the power and capability that it brings thanks to a build that keeps the vehicle light without sacrificing safety. It's able to get more out of its parts than the rest while being incredibly economical in the process.

Test Drive the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in McKinney

If you would like to test drive any one of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio trim levels, they are all available now at FIAT of McKinney. We serve drivers everywhere from Frisco to Lucas TX and our customer service experience is second to none. We look forward to seeing you at the dealership.

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