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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Comparison Near Anaheim Hills, CA

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Red Front Exterior

Compare The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs. 2018 Audi Q5 Near Anaheim Hills, CA

Comparing the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2018 Audi Q5 is a battle between two supreme crossovers with beautiful exteriors and sumptuous, comfortable and connected interiors. Both feature similar amenities like standard 18-inch aluminum wheels, Xenon headlights/LED daytime running lights, standard leather seating, and back-up cameras. But as we’ll discover, the Stelvio outperforms the Q5 in a number of key areas. If you’re near Corona, CA, come test drive the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Anaheim Hills, CA, at Alfa Romeo of Anaheim Hills and see why this crossover mightily merges the beauty and performance of Alfa Romeo auto craftsmanship with the added spaciousness and functionality of an SUV.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Gray Rear Exterior

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs. Audi Q5 Performance Comparison

Looking under the hood of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio near Costa Mesa, CA, we find a surprisingly fuel-efficient 2.0-liter direct-injection l4 intercooled turbo engine that churns out 280 horsepower and a muscular 306 lb.-ft. of torque, something you’ll truly appreciate when tackling the highways in Anaheim Hills, CA. This stout lightweight engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and can reach a top speed of 144 mph. Meanwhile, the 2018 Audi Q5 comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI® direct-injection engine that produces a maximum of 252 horsepower, 273 lb.-ft. of torque and a top speed of just 130 mph. This engine also offers excellent mileage thanks to a 7-speed S-tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission. Both of these fine vehicles feature all-wheel drive (AWD) and ABS brake systems but the Alfa Romeo suspension uses double wishbone front and patented all-aluminum AlfaLink™ rear where the Audi incorporates five-link front and rear suspension. Overall, we can see the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio wins hands down with more horsepower, higher torque, and a faster top speed.
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Red Black Interior

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Vs. Audi Q5 Interior Comparison

Both of these outstanding crossovers feature gorgeous interiors with leather seating, leather-wrapped steering wheels and tasteful interior trim accents. In defense of the Audi Q5, their 8-way power front seats and 3-zone automatic climate control beats out the Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s 6-way power seats and dual-zone climate control. When it comes to technology, the Stelvio is equipped with a 6.5-inch widescreen display, a 7-inch TFT cluster display, the aforementioned back-up camera and an available 14-speaker Harman Kardon® 900-watt premium audio system, The Q5 has a 7-inch MMI® infotainment display, a 5-inch monochrome cluster display, back-up camera and an available Bang & Olufsen® 19-speaker, 755 watt sound system. But when comparing the two, the richness of the leather trim and interior styling of the Stelvio makes the choice of interiors a call the buyer must make.

The Verdict

In the final analysis as we compare the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio near Costa Mesa, CA, versus the 2018 Audi Q5, the Stelvio is the clear winner. With substantially more horsepower and torque, a higher top end in the speed department, the 8-speed vs. 7-speed transmission and the rich Italian styling and choice of materials, the blue ribbon goes to the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. We will concede that the Audi Q5 does offer some nice features–the power driver’s seat, 3-zone climate control and a larger available audio system. But how important are these things when you’re merging onto the freeway in Orange County? The engine and overall design is what truly matters. Stop by Alfa Romeo of Anaheim Hills and check out the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio inventory near Costa Mesa, CA, and take this stylish and sporty ride for a test drive. We believe you’ll discover why this Alfa Romeo is the hands-down winner!

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