The compact luxury SUV business is quite competitive. The Audi Q5 is amongst the leading bestsellers with the Italian carmaker Alfa Romeo hoping to make its mark in the US market with the all-new Stelvio. While Italian cars are fancy, can they really compete with the Audi? Our team at Audi Wyoming Valley offers a 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comparison. Read on to find out who triumphs. 


The base engines for the Audi Q5 and Alfa Romeo Stelvio are very similar, as both have turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The cars also have an upgrade to a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. The Audi's biggest advantage is that its engine is quiet. Drivers complained that the Stelvio's engine is too noisy. For drivers who desire a quiet comfortable ride, the Q5 is a better option.

Towing Capacity

When properly equipped, the Audi Q5 can tow a maximum of 4400 lbs. The Stelvio can only tow up to 3000 lbs. If you need to tow frequently, go with the Q5.

Interior and Cargo Space

To enhance the luxury car image, both SUVs come with the standard leather seats. The Stelvio has a sloping roof that reduces the headroom for the second row. Therefore adults might feel cramped in the back row. The Audi Q5 doesn't have that problem and is very roomy in both rows.

The Q5 also boasts more cargo space. The Stelvio has 18.5 cubic feet of space behind the back row and 56.5 cubic feet with the row turned down. Meanwhile, the Q5 has 26.8 cubic feet behind the back row and a maximum of 60.4 cubic feet of space.  

If you live in the areas of Dallas, Clarks Summit, and Mountain Top, come visit our office today. We will gladly show you our 2018 Audi Q5 inventory and see for yourself how spacious it is. Explore the attractive interior. Go to our website if you need directions to our dealership.

Technology Features

The Audi outdoes the competition with its technology features. By contrast, the Stelvio doesn't even have a touchscreen for its infotainment system. Instead, the system uses a 6.5-inch display screen with knobs at the center. Drivers usually find the knobs too distracting while driving. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't available either. The Q5 provides connectivity to both with a standard 7-inch touchscreen. Don't settle for a subpar infotainment system when better options exist. Find out more about the Audi's technology features by going to its website.

In Conclusion

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is an attractive car and earns some respect for its engine power. However, the new car cannot compete with the Audi Q5. The Q5 delivers more seating room, cargo space and better technology features. In our 2018 Audi Q5 vs 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comparison, the Audi is the clear winner. 

Audi Wyoming Valley services the areas of Dallas, Clarks Summit and Mountain Top. If you live in any of those towns, schedule a test drive today. Find out if The Audi Q5 is the perfect car for you.

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