2019 Jaguar E-Pace vs. 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Jaguar E-Pace have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the E-Pace and Stelvio have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The E-Pace has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Stelvio’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the E-Pace deploy with different levels of force to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The E-Pace’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Stelvio’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

The E-Pace has standard Whiplash Reduction System, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Whiplash Reduction System moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the E-Pace. But it costs extra on the Stelvio.

The E-Pace (except Base) offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Stelvio only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

The E-Pace’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The E-Pace has standard InControl, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the E-Pace and the Stelvio have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The E-Pace comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Stelvio’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

The E-Pace’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Stelvio’s (6 vs. 4 years).

Jaguar pays for scheduled maintenance on the E-Pace for 4 years and 50,000 miles longer than Alfa Romeo pays for maintenance for the Stelvio (5/60,000 vs. 1/10,000).

Engine

The E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 16 more horsepower (296 vs. 280) than the Stelvio’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

Regenerative brakes improve the E-Pace’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The E-Pace has 1.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the Stelvio (18.1 vs. 16.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Jaguar E-Pace higher (7 out of 10) than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio (3). This means the E-Pace produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Stelvio every 15,000 miles.

Transmission

A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Jaguar E-Pace, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Stelvio.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the E-Pace R-Dynamic’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Stelvio:

 

E-Pace R-Dynamic

Stelvio

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

13 inches

The E-Pace stops shorter than the Stelvio:

 

E-Pace

Stelvio

 

60 to 0 MPH

129 feet

132 feet

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60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

131 feet

138 feet

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Chassis

The E-Pace is 11.6 inches shorter than the Stelvio, making the E-Pace easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The E-Pace has 3.5 inches more front legroom and 3.2 inches more rear legroom than the Stelvio.

Cargo Capacity

The E-Pace has a much larger cargo volume than the Stelvio with its rear seat up (24.2 vs. 18.5 cubic feet).

The E-Pace’s cargo area is larger than the Stelvio’s in almost every dimension:

 

E-Pace

Stelvio

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

31.7”/61.7”

39.4”/72.5”

Max Width

51.6”

46.5”

Min Width

41.6”

36.7”

Height

29.4”

28”

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the E-Pace. The Stelvio doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

The E-Pace’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Stelvio’s (3968 vs. 3000 pounds).

Ergonomics

The E-Pace offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the E-Pace keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Stelvio doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

The E-Pace’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Stelvio doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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