2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2020 Audi SQ5

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s optional 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 SQ5 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the SQ5 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available lane departure warning systems.

Engine

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s 2.9 turbo V6 produces 156 more horsepower (505 vs. 349) and 74 lbs.-ft. more torque (443 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is faster than the Audi SQ5:

Stelvio Quadrifoglio

SQ5

Zero to 30 MPH

1.3 sec

1.7 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

5.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8.4 sec

13 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.3 sec

6.1 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.4 sec

3.4 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

2.6 sec

4 sec

Quarter Mile

11.8 sec

13.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

117 MPH

102 MPH

Top Speed

176 MPH

127 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s fuel efficiency. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s brake rotors are larger than those on the SQ5:

Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Stelvio Quadrifoglio

SQ5

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

15.4 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

14.2 inches

13 inches

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The SQ5 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio stops shorter than the SQ5:

Stelvio Quadrifoglio

SQ5

60 to 0 MPH

103 feet

112 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has larger rear tires than the SQ5 (285/40R20 vs. 255/45R20).

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s 285/40R20 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the SQ5’s standard 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (52.9% to 47.1%) than the SQ5’s (54.3% to 45.7%). This gives the Stelvio Quadrifoglio more stable handling and braking.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio handles at .95 G’s, while the SQ5 Prestige pulls only .93 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.1 seconds quicker than the SQ5 Prestige (24.6 seconds @ .79 average G’s vs. 25.7 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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The front step up height for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is 2 inches lower than the SQ5 (17” vs. 19”). The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s rear step up height is 1.7 inches lower than the SQ5’s (18” vs. 19.7”).

Cargo Capacity

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the SQ5 with its rear seat folded (56.5 vs. 53.1 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Stelvio Quadrifoglio easier. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 28.5 inches, while the SQ5’s liftover is 30.5 inches.

Ergonomics

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The Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the SQ5.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The SQ5 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The SQ5 doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet in the cargo area, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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