2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

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Safety

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Both the Stelvio and the V60 Cross Country have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, 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, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Reliability

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The engine in the Stelvio has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the V60 Cross Country has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

Engine

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The Stelvio’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 30 more horsepower (280 vs. 250) and 48 lbs.-ft. more torque (306 vs. 258) than the V60 Cross Country’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The V60 Cross Country requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Stelvio has a gallon more fuel capacity than the V60 Cross Country (16.9 vs. 15.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Stelvio’s brake rotors are larger than those on the V60 Cross Country:

Stelvio

V60 Cross Country

Front Rotors

13 inches

12.7 inches

Rear Rotors

12.5 inches

11.9 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Stelvio has larger standard tires than the V60 Cross Country (235/60R18 vs. 215/50R18). The Stelvio’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the V60 Cross Country (255/45R20 vs. 235/45R19).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Stelvio offers optional 20-inch wheels. The V60 Cross Country’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the Stelvio uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the V60 Cross Country, which uses transverse leafs springs in the rear. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

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 V60 Cross Country’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

Chassis

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The Stelvio is 3.7 inches shorter than the V60 Cross Country, making the Stelvio easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Stelvio has 3.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the V60 Cross Country (97.6 vs. 94).

The Stelvio has 2.8 inches more front headroom, 1.4 inches more front shoulder room, .8 inches more rear headroom and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the V60 Cross Country.

Cargo Capacity

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The Stelvio has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the V60 Cross Country with its rear seat folded (56.5 vs. 50.9 cubic feet).

Towing

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The Stelvio’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the V60 Cross Country’s (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 V60 Cross Country. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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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 V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

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 V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Stelvio has standard extendable sun visors. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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 V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The Stelvio 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 V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

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The Stelvio is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The V60 Cross Country doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

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The Alfa Romeo Stelvio outsold the Volvo 60 Series by 167 units during 2018.

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