5 Reasons to choose the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD over the 2018 Jaguar F Pace 25t AWD Prestige

Welcome one and all to Alfa Romeo of Windsor Ontario. We are proud to be an exclusive AlfaRomeo Canada dealer, and we are especially proud to be able to offer such fantastic vehicles for sale. It is impossible to pick just one stand out model from the Alfa Romeo line up, as all of the offerings are so incredible, but in this article, we will focus on the 2018 Stelvio Ti AWD, and specifically, the 5 main reasons you should choose it over the 2018 Jaguar F Pace 25t AWD Prestige! Jag have a storied history, yet the plucky Alfa comes out on top in most all of the major measurable categories. So, without further ado, here are five reasons for you to choose An Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti over a Jaguar F Pace 25t Prestige.

  

Performance

Jaguars, sometimes known as the ‘Coventry Cats’, are well known for luxury and speed, after all, for a time the world’s fastest car was a Jaguar. But guess what? Alfa Romeo also have a strong back catalog of luxurious and fast cars, and the 208 Stelvio Ti AWD is absolutely no exception to this! Sticking with the fast theme, let’s see how the two fare when put head to head, on paper at least. The Jaguar F Pace has a heavyweight badge, but is coming in light on horsepower, and with just 247 hp at its disposal, it may leave drivers feeling disappointed. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti on the other hand, that’s another story altogether! With a mighty 280 horsepower, the Alfa easily outguns the Jag in this category. Horsepower without torque is kind of like a sandwich without fillings, sort of meaningless! The F Pace makes do with just 269 lb-ft of torque, which fades in to insignificance when compared to the huge power being laid down by the Alfa, a whopping 306 lb-ft of torque!

The Alfa continues to terrorize the Jag on the blacktop too; just compare the most basic of performance metrics and the story tells itself – zero to sixty time, and top speed. It should come as no surprise that the Stelvio bests the F Pace in both of those measures, although you may be surprised to see by how much! The Jaguar F Pace lays down a sprint to sixty from a standing start in 6.8 seconds, a fairly pedestrian pace by today’s standards. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio on the other hand, beats the Jag by a small eternity, 1.4 seconds to be exact, a massive margin. The F Pace puts up a better fight in the top speed category, topping out at 135 mph, but it is still not enough to beat the Stelvio’s unprecedented 144 miles per hour top speed! Given that the Alfa Romeo has handily beat the Jaguar in all of the presented categories so far, so it would be only right to continue the trend in that other, less glamorous, but no less important performance metric – stopping. The Jaguar is equipped with standard, OEM Jaguar brakes with ABS, whereas the Alfa Romeo is outfitted with all around premium Brembo brakes. Brembo are amongst the leaders in braking technology, and the fact that Alfa have seen fit to equip the Stelvio with their product is testament to their commitment to produce the world’s best luxury and performance SUV. The final performance feature we’ll compare today is the driveshaft. A notable component on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the carbon fiber driveshaft, the reason this is notable is that it is seldom found on anything other than exotic supercars and hypercars. Carbon fiber driveshafts reduce weight, and dampen vibrations far better than the steel shafts found on the likes of the Jaguar F Pace, meaning that the Alfa improves its power to weight ratio, and is able to put more horsepower through to the wheels.

 

Exterior and Interior Design

Let’s face it, the Italians do it best when it comes to style and design; this fact is incredibly apparent when you first lay eyes on the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The design team have poured their hearts and souls into this car, and every minute detail is taken care of. For example, thanks to the layout, the Stelvio achieves almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution, which equals big smiles and big confidence when you’re hurling it around corners, something not often said when talking about SUVs!

Moving on to the interior, the Stelvio presses its advantage over the F Pace even further when it comes to comfort and seating; taller drivers will especially love the increased head room that the Stelvio offers, as will taller passengers, as the Stelvio also offers greater rear head room than the Jaguar. Here in Canada, winters can be brutal, and this is where the as standard heated, leather seats come in to play. Yes you’ll still get leather on the Jag, but you certainly won’t have the toasty warm feeling that heated seats bring. The piece de resistance when it comes to winter comfort, is the Alfa Romeo’s heated leather steering wheel, yet another feature that Jaguar didn’t think to include with the F Pace 25t. Even taking heat out of the equation, the Stelvio boasts 4 way driver and front passenger lumbar support adjustment over the F Pace, which has no such feature.

 

Infotainment

Alfa Romeo have ensured that the Stelvio is one of the best equipped cars in the business, and one of the big ticket items on most car shopper’s lists is infotaiment. You’ll be blown away by the experience offered in the Alfa. Controls are ergonomically laid out and packed full of features. The driver information display measures in at a staggering 7.7 inches, dwarfing the Jaguar’s 5 inch display; and as for the radio display, the Stelvio boasts an 8.8 inch screen, once again besting the F Pace and its 8 inch effort. The infotainment system on the Alfa Romeo is controlled by a fantastic rotary control knob for intuitive manipulation, this feature is not available on the Jag. Another party piece that the Stelvio has in store is its mobile device charging capabilities; no power? No problem! The Alfa Romeo is equipped with 4 USB outlets, double that of the Jaguar, which only offers 2.

   

Conveniences and Safety

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD really is loaded with top features. Alfa have really gone out of their way to make this one of the best equipped SUVs on the market. Whether that’s the voice activation, ensuring you manage to keep your eyes on the road ahead, or the fantastic driver selectable modes, allowing you to adjust the handling dynamics based on the prevailing conditions, you’ll certainly be happy with your choice.

   

Optional Extras and Packages

We’ve already explained how well equipped the Stelvio is, but it shines even brighter when you add some of the optional extras and available packages. The already phenomenal safety features of the Stelvio can be boosted with the forward collision assist option, a system that administers brakes automatically should the vehicle detect imminent forward collision before you do; the F Pace doesn’t feature this tech, even in the options list. The Stelvio also makes available a package containing lane departure warning technology, helping to keep you on track on the road, especially handy on long road trips.

 

We hope that this comparative look at the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD vs. the Jaguar F Pace 25t AWD Prestige has been insightful. As part of an exclusive network of just 12 Alfa Romeo Dealers across Canada, we are beyond proud to be able to bring the incredible Stelvio to you. As Stelvio Canada dealers, we have a number of examples in stock, but we are also able to help you place a custom order too. Looking for an Alfa Romeo Price? We would love to see you at our Windsor Ontario Alfa Romeodealership, so please feel free to drop in, or call ahead to book a test drive appointment. We also understand that not everybody is able to make it in person, this is why we gladly ship vehicles all over Canada! That’s right, if you find the vehicle you love, we can arrange for it to be sent anywhere, nationwide! We are very much looking forward to meeting you to talk more about the amazing Stelvio Ti!

   
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