2020 Infiniti QX50 vs. 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Infiniti QX50 have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The QX50 has standard Rear Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Stelvio doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The QX50 Essential/Sensory/Autograph has a standard Around View® Monitor 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.

Both the QX50 and the Stelvio 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 and available all wheel drive.

Warranty

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The QX50 comes with a full 4-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 10,000 miles sooner.

Infiniti’s powertrain warranty covers the QX50 2 years and 20,000 miles longer than Alfa Romeo covers the Stelvio. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Stelvio ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

The QX50’s corrosion warranty is 3 years longer than the Stelvio’s (7 vs. 4 years).

There are over 29 percent more Infiniti dealers than there are Alfa Romeo dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the QX50’s warranty.

Reliability

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A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the QX50’s reliability 13 points higher than the Stelvio.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Infiniti vehicles are better in initial quality than Alfa Romeo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Infiniti 19th in initial quality. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Alfa Romeo is ranked 29th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Infiniti vehicles are more reliable than Alfa Romeo vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Infiniti 16 places higher in reliability than Alfa Romeo.

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the QX50 FWD CVT gets better fuel mileage than the Stelvio RWD (23 city/29 hwy vs. 22 city/29 hwy).

Transmission

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The QX50 has a standard continuously variable transmission (CVT). With no “steps” between gears, it can keep the engine at the most efficient speed for fuel economy, or keep it at its peak horsepower indefinitely for maximum acceleration. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a CVT.

Brakes and Stopping

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The QX50 stops shorter than the Stelvio:

QX50

Stelvio

60 to 0 MPH

121 feet

127 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

130 feet

138 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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The QX50’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Stelvio’s standard 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the QX50 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Stelvio.

The QX50 has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Stelvio doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the QX50 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Stelvio doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The QX50 Essential AWD handles at .84 G’s, while the Stelvio Ti AWD pulls only .82 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the QX50’s turning circle is 2.1 feet tighter than the Stelvio’s (36.4 feet vs. 38.5 feet).

For greater off-road capability the QX50 has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Stelvio (8.6 vs. 8.1 inches), allowing the QX50 to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The QX50 uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Stelvio doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The QX50 has 6.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Stelvio (104.4 vs. 97.6).

The QX50 has .8 inches more front headroom, 3 inches more front legroom, .4 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom, 6.8 inches more rear legroom and 1.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Stelvio.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the QX50’s rear seats recline. The Stelvio’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The QX50 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Stelvio with its rear seat up (31.4 vs. 18.5 cubic feet). The QX50 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Stelvio with its rear seat folded (65.1 vs. 56.5 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the QX50 easier. The QX50’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 26.6 inches, while the Stelvio’s liftover is 28.5 inches.

The QX50’s cargo area is larger than the Stelvio’s in almost every dimension:

QX50

Stelvio

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

39”/71.7”

39.4”/72.5”

Max Width

54.5”

46.5”

Min Width

41.5”

36.7”

Height

31.2”

28”

Ergonomics

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The QX50 (except Pure/Luxe/Essential) offers an available 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.

If the windows are left open on the QX50 the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Stelvio can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the QX50 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Stelvio doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

When the QX50 with available tilt-down mirrors is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Stelvio’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the QX50 (except Pure/Luxe/Essential) 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.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the QX50 owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the QX50 will cost $605 less than the Stelvio over a five-year period.

The QX50 will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the QX50 will retain 47.09% to 47.54% of its original price after five years, while the Stelvio only retains 40.25% to 42.03%.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Infiniti QX50 will be $7244 to $7692 less than for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Infiniti QX50, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio isn't recommended.

The Infiniti QX50 outsold the Alfa Romeo Stelvio by almost two to one during 2019.

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