2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Audi Q5: Adding Passion to the Drive


2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2021 Audi Q5: Adding Passion to the Drive

The decision to purchase an SUV is not always entirely voluntary. The need for more space for the family often requires a compromise in driving dynamics. With the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, you don't have to make that compromise, because this Italian-crafted SUV is the sports car of its segment. For 2021, it gets even more advanced with additional colour choices and more standard equipment throughout the lineup.

Power, accelerations and dynamics in the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The Stelvio adventure starts with a powerful turbocharged 2.0-litre engine in the Sprint, Ti and Ti Sport variants. This powerplant generates 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque, which enables the Stelvio to accelerate from 0 to 97 km/h in 5.4 seconds.

The Audi Q5's main engine is also a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit. But this one only reaches 261 horsepower. The spread gets even bigger when looking at the torque figure; with 273 lb-ft, the Q5 can't offer the exciting accelerations the Stelvio provides.

The Audi Q5 has two other upper grades that develop more power than the Stelvio's base engine. However, they are far lower than the Stelvio Quadrifoglio model with its 505 horsepower, Ferrari-derived twin turbo six-cylinder engine.

All Stelvios come with a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, a class-exclusive carbon-fibre driveshaft and a drive mode selector that precisely calibrates the Stelvio's behaviour like no other SUV can - including the Q5.

These characteristics give the Stelvio a great advantage that lies beyond accelerations and technical figures: passion and expression at the wheel. Also, the Stelvio does everything better than the Q5 in terms of agility. It is basically a fine Italian sports car that has earned abilities such as comfort, versatility and technologies to help you conduct your daily tasks.

More style, finesse and choice in the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Beyond performance figures, the Stelvio also provides more style than the Audi Q5. You can choose from a variety of 17 exterior colours including four additions for 2021: Ocra GT Junior, Rosso GTA, Rosso Villa d'Este and Verde Montreal. These unique colours can be paired with a wide variety of interior colour schemes. The Audi Q5 doesn't come close to the variety and styling possibilities the Stelvio has to offer.

Call us or visit us today to see how the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio can become your motorsports-inspired SUV.

- Des Sources Alfa Romeo