2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

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2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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Safety

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The Stelvio Ti’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 Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Stelvio and the Golf Alltrack have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, front parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio weighs 506 to 656 pounds more than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Reliability

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The engine in the Stelvio has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the Golf Alltrack has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

The battery on the Stelvio is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the Stelvio’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Golf Alltrack’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The Stelvio’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 112 more horsepower (280 vs. 168) and 107 lbs.-ft. more torque (306 vs. 199) than the Golf Alltrack’s 1.8 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is faster than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (automatics tested):

Stelvio

Golf Alltrack

Zero to 60 MPH

5.4 sec

7.5 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

14.7 sec

22.2 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.5 sec

8.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.1 sec

15.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98 MPH

87 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Stelvio’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Stelvio has 2.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Golf Alltrack (16.9 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes standard with an automatic transmission, for driver comfort, especially in the city. Automatic costs extra on the Golf Alltrack.

An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the Golf Alltrack.

Brakes and Stopping

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

Stelvio

Golf Alltrack

Front Rotors

13 inches

11.3 inches

Rear Rotors

12.5 inches

10.7 inches

The Stelvio’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Golf Alltrack are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Stelvio has larger standard tires than the Golf Alltrack (235/60R18 vs. 205/55R17). The Stelvio’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Golf Alltrack (255/45R20 vs. 225/45R18).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Stelvio has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Golf Alltrack. The Stelvio’s optional 20-inch wheels are larger than the 18-inch wheels optional on the Golf Alltrack.

Suspension and Handling

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The Stelvio offers an optional driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Golf Alltrack’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Stelvio’s wheelbase is 7.4 inches longer than on the Golf Alltrack (110.9 inches vs. 103.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Stelvio is 2.6 inches wider in the front and 5.3 inches wider in the rear than on the Golf Alltrack.

The Stelvio Ti AWD handles at .82 G’s, while the Golf Alltrack SEL pulls only .81 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Stelvio Ti AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Golf Alltrack SEL (26.9 seconds @ .67 average G’s vs. 27.7 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Stelvio has a 1.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Golf Alltrack (8.1 vs. 6.9 inches), allowing the Stelvio to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space

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The Stelvio has 3.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Golf Alltrack (97.6 vs. 94.3).

The Stelvio has 1.6 inches more front headroom, 1.6 inches more front shoulder room, .3 inches more rear headroom and 2.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Golf Alltrack.

Cargo Capacity

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

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the Stelvio has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or optionally by just kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Towing

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The Stelvio has a 3000 lbs. towing capacity. The Golf Alltrack has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Stelvio is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Golf Alltrack. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The Stelvio 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 Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

When three different drivers share the Stelvio, the memory seats and mirrors make it convenient for all three. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a memory system.

The Stelvio’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Stelvio’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Golf Alltrack has a lever-type parking brake that has to be strenuously raised to engage properly. It has to be lifted up more and a button depressed to release it.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Stelvio to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Consumer Reports rated the Stelvio’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Golf Alltrack’s headlights, which were rated “Good.”

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 offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The Stelvio offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Golf Alltrack offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Stelvio and the Golf Alltrack offer available heated front seats. The Stelvio also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Golf Alltrack.

On extremely cold winter days, the Stelvio’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The Stelvio has a standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air conditioning is only available on the Golf Alltrack SEL.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Model Availability

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The Stelvio is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Golf Alltrack doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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