2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport vs. 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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2020 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

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Safety

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The Atlas Cross Sport has standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Stelvio doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

The Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium has a standard Overhead View Camera 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 Atlas Cross Sport and the Stelvio have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact 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 and lane departure warning systems.

Warranty

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

Volkswagen pays for scheduled maintenance on the Atlas Cross Sport for 2 years and 20,000 miles. Volkswagen will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Alfa Romeo only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Stelvio.

There are over 4 times as many Volkswagen dealers as there are Alfa Romeo dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Atlas Cross Sport’s warranty.

Reliability

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The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport’s engines use a cast iron block for durability, while the Stelvio’s engine uses an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Volkswagen vehicles are better in initial quality than Alfa Romeo vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Volkswagen 25th in initial quality. With 5 more problems per 100 vehicles, Alfa Romeo is ranked 29th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Volkswagen vehicles are more reliable than Alfa Romeo vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Volkswagen 2 places higher in reliability than Alfa Romeo.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Atlas Cross Sport has 1.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Stelvio (18.6 vs. 16.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Atlas Cross Sport’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Stelvio:

Atlas Cross Sport

Stelvio

Front Rotors

13.2 inches

13 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Atlas Cross Sport has larger standard tires than the Stelvio (245/60R18 vs. 235/60R18). The Atlas Cross Sport R-Line’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Stelvio (265/45R21 vs. 255/45R20).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Atlas Cross Sport R-Line has standard 21-inch wheels. The Stelvio’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Atlas Cross Sport’s wheelbase is 6.4 inches longer than on the Stelvio (117.3 inches vs. 110.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Atlas Cross Sport is 3.5 inches wider in the front and 2.6 inches wider in the rear than on the Stelvio.

Passenger Space

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The Atlas Cross Sport has 14.4 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Stelvio (112 vs. 97.6).

The Atlas Cross Sport has 5 inches more front legroom, 4 inches more front shoulder room, 8.5 inches more rear legroom and 4.6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Stelvio.

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

Cargo Capacity

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The Atlas Cross Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Stelvio with its rear seat up (40.3 vs. 18.5 cubic feet). The Atlas Cross Sport has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Stelvio with its rear seat folded (77.8 vs. 56.5 cubic feet).

Towing

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Maximum trailer towing in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is limited to 3000 pounds. The Atlas Cross Sport offers up to a 5000 lbs. towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the Atlas Cross Sport the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. The driver of the Stelvio can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Atlas Cross Sport to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. Heated windshield washer nozzles cost extra on the Stelvio.

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

When the Atlas Cross Sport SEL is put in reverse, the passenger rearview mirror tilts from its original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirror into its original position. The Stelvio’s mirror doesn’t automatically adjust for backing.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium 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.

The Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium’s Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Stelvio doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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The Volkswagen Atlas outsold the Alfa Romeo Stelvio by almost 9 to one during 2019.

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