Top 5 Reasons to choose the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD over the 2018 Audi Q5 Progressiv

Welcome to Alfa Romeo of Windsor Ontario, the premier Alfa Romeo Canada dealer! We know there has been a lot of hype surrounding the new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD, we also know that this amazing SUV comes out ahead of the competition on so many levels, and to showcase this, we have put together this list of five reasons for you to choose the 2018 Stelvio Ti AWD over Audi’s closest equivalent, the Audi Q5 Progressiv. Audi have had a huge resurgence in the last 10 years or so, and despite the head start, the Stelvio still manages to come out on top when the two go toe to toe. Carry on reading to see for yourself how the Alfa managed to best yet another established competitor.



Audi are well known for their all wheel drive ‘Quattro’ system, derived from their dominant years in World Rally Championship racing. Despite their more recent racing pedigree, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD is the clear winner in the performance department! The Audi is good for 252 horsepower, which pales in comparison to the Alfa Romeo’s segment leading 280 horsepower, even the way the power is transferred to the road is lagging behind the Stelvio, with the Q5 Progressiv developing just 273 lb-ft of torque, coming in much lower than the Stelvio Ti’s tire melting 306 lb-ft of torque.

If you’re looking to buy a performance car, of course you’re going to factor in the power and torque, but equally important to the equation is going to be how fast it accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Not surprisingly, given the superior power and torque figures, the domination of the performance testing continues for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD! Reaching sixty in little more than the blink of an eye, the Alfa clocks in at just 5.4 seconds, almost a second faster than the Audi Q5 Progressiv which achieves 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds, and as any gear head knows, in racing terms, that’s almost an eternity.

What good is all the power and speed if you haven’t got the brakes to handle it all? Well if you’re leaning towards the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti, you’ll have the benefit of all round, premium Brembo stoppers! Brembo are possibly the biggest name in motorsports braking, and the Alfa boasts them all around, whereas the Audi makes do with standard OEM Audi brakes.

In addition to all of the other incredible performance features, the Alfa boasts a carbon fiber driveshaft, a component found almost exclusively on exotic supercars, and definitely not on Audi SUVs!


Exterior and Interior Design

Seeing as you’re already here on the website of Alfa Romeo of Windsor, it’s safe to assume you’re into beautiful, well thought out design, flowing lines, and that you love to stand out from the crowd. If this sounds about right, you’re already in the right place and you should look no further than the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD. As well as the differences in looks overall, the Alfa boasts some other excellent interior and exterior design features that we’re sure you will love.

The Stelvio’s design is so well thought out, that it indeed achieves near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, making it not just a joy to look at, but also a joy to drive.

On the interior, the Stelvio Ti continues to impress, with 4 way power lumbar support adjustment on both driver and front passenger seats, while the Audi makes do with just the driver’s seat. The Alfa boasts a phenomenal, user friendly rotary control knob, a feature not available on the Audi.

The performance theme continues with the interior styling, especially the steering wheel, which is complemented on the Stelvio with a Formula One inspired push button start. In addition, the available carbon fiber trims reduce weight and add an element of race inspired style.



As automakers continue to push the boundaries of possibility when it comes to performance, Alfa Romeo have ensured that their commitment to power and handling has not left their infotainment system in the past too.

The Stelvio Ti comes as standard with a 12 month Sirius XM satellite radio subscription, a 400% improvement over the 3 month subscription that comes with the Audi Q5 Progressiv.

The Alfa Romeo boasts a gargantuan, 8.8 inch radio screen, much bigger by comparison with the Audi’s 8.3 inch monitor. Alfa Romeo have also recognized that staying connected means staying charged, which is why the Stelvio comes as standard with 4 USB charging outlets to keep everyone’s devices charged, a huge advantage over the Audi which can only claim 2 USB ports.


Conveniences and Safety

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is packed with phenomenal amenities to ensure that your every automotive need is catered for. The as standard remote start (a feature that is not even available on the Audi Q5 Progressiv), is perfect to make sure that you have a toasty warm car waiting for you on the winter mornings, or a nice cool one during those summer months. Other winter convenience features on the Alfa that come as standard are the heated leather steering wheel and the heated washer nozzles, which will ensure that no matter the weather, you’re able to clean your windshield! The Alfa also helps you to do your part for the environment with the as standard stop start technology, a system that cuts out the engine when the vehicle comes to a resting stop, and immediately resumes as you release the brakes.


Optional extras and packages

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD is one of the most generously appointed luxury SUVs available on the market today, but if you’re looking for even more, you’ll surely find what you want in the expansive list of optional extras and packages.

The Alfa already boasts an impressive safety rating, but this can be further improved with the optional forward collision assist, a feature that assists you in braking should the car detect imminent forward end collision.


If you’ve been searching for an Alfa Romeo Dealer near Toronto and looking for an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Canada Price, then Alfa Romeo of Windsor would love to serve you. As one of only 12 Alfa Romeo dealers across Canada, we are ideally positioned in Ontario, ready to help. As Stelvio Dealers, we are passionate about our products, and can’t wait to show you these beautiful cars in person. Simply drop in to our Windsor show room, or even call ahead to make an appointment. Either way, we will get you set up with a test drive so you can see for yourself what makes the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD the superior choice when it comes to luxury and performance SUVS. We understand that with such a limited network of dealers you might not be able to make it to our dealership, but if you’ve already made up your mind, we’d be thrilled to ship your vehicle direct to you! We ship all over Canada, and would be thrilled to ship to you!

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