2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus

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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 Nautilus doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Stelvio and the Nautilus have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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.

Reliability

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The engine in the Stelvio has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engines in the Nautilus have 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 Nautilus’ battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The Stelvio’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 30 more horsepower (280 vs. 250) and 26 lbs.-ft. more torque (306 vs. 280) than the Nautilus’ standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Stelvio gets better fuel mileage than the Nautilus:

Stelvio

Nautilus

2WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto 8-Spd.

22 city/29 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto 8-Spd.

22 city/28 hwy

20 city/25 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

Brakes and Stopping

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

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the Stelvio’s turning circle is .8 feet tighter than the Nautilus’ (38.5 feet vs. 39.3 feet).

Chassis

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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 500 pounds less than the Lincoln Nautilus.

The Stelvio is 5.4 inches shorter than the Nautilus, making the Stelvio easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Cargo Capacity

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A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Stelvio easier. The Stelvio’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 28.5 inches, while the Nautilus’ liftover is 30 inches.

Towing

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The Stelvio’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Nautilus’ (3000 vs. 2000 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Stelvio is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Nautilus. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because there are no rear spark plugs and the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The power windows standard on both the Stelvio and the Nautilus have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Stelvio is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Nautilus prevents the driver from operating the rear windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Stelvio’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Nautilus’ cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

The Stelvio’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Nautilus’ standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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 Nautilus doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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 Nautilus doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Economic Advantages

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The Stelvio will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Stelvio will retain 40.25% to 42.03% of its original price after five years, while the Nautilus only retains 38.53% to 39.02%.

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