2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Nissan Murano vs Ford Edge vs Subaru Ascent

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Comparison
Perfectly suited for drivers who refuse to blend in with the ordinary, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio stands out with distinctive styling, dynamic performance, and advanced technology features. To help prove that the Stelvio is a great option for those living active lifestyles, Alfa Romeo Louisville has assembled this insightful comparison guide. We’ll look at exactly how the Stelvio matches up against some of the most popular SUVs on the market including the Nissan Murano, Ford Edge, and Subaru Ascent. Let’s see which one will take the victory.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Nissan Murano

Alfa Romeo Stelvio2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio AWD Base VS 2018 Nissan Murano2018 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD
$42,195 MSRP (excluding destination charges) $43,830
280 Horsepower 260
306 lb ft Torque 240 lb ft
22 City MPG 21
4 Years / 50,000 Miles Basic Warranty Coverage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors Not Available
Standard Rain-Sensing Wipers Not Available
40/20/40 Rear Seat Folding 60/40
Standard Rear Audio Controls Not Available
Driver & Passenger Seat Memory Driver

First up to face off against the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Nissan Murano. In this comparison, we’ll be looking at a base trim Stelvio equipped with all-wheel drive and a range-topping Murano Platinum AWD. You’d think driving a top-of-the-line trim level of the Murano would have an advantage over a base trim Stelvio. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

The Stelvio offers a $1,635 price advantage over the Murano Platinum AWD, highlighting its exceptional value. When it comes to performance, the Stelvio offers greater horsepower and torque than the Murano. Additionally, this potent power comes at no sacrifice on fuel economy. The Murano is able to match the Stelvio in both highway and combined ratings, although the Alfa Romeo has the edge when it comes to city MPG. You’ll also enjoy superior basic warranty coverage when you choose Alfa Romeo as compared to Nissan.

Standard ParkSense Rear lets you maneuver the Stelvio in or out of a tight space with complete confidence. Similarly, rain-sensing windshield wipers provide better visibility during harsh weather conditions. Both of these innovative features are not available on the Nissan Murano, regardless of trim.

Inside, the Stelvio offers 40/20/40 split folding rear seats which provides greater cargo and passenger-carrying abilities than the 60/40 seat found in the Murano. Back seat passengers can control audio thanks to dedicated rear seat audio controls. The Stelvio also delivers seat memory for both front seats while the Murano only features driver’s seat memory.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Ford Edge

Alfa Romeo Stelvio2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Base AWD VS 2018 Ford Edge2018 Ford Edge Titanium AWD
280 Horsepower 245
306 lb ft Torque 275 lb ft
22 / 28 / 24 MPG (city/hwy/combined) 20 / 27 / 23
8 Transmission Speeds 6
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) Headlamp Type Halogen
Standard Remote Start Optional
Standard Rain-Sensing Wipers Optional
4 Years / 50,000 Miles Basic Warranty Coverage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

Next to challenge the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Ford Edge. Just like the previous matchup, we’ve taken a base trim Stelvio equipped with all-wheel drive and compared it against a top-tier Edge Titanium AWD.

When it comes to power and efficiency, the Stelvio continues to outperform the competition. Greater horsepower and torque help provide a more engaging drive behind the wheel of the Stelvio. Additionally, its superior performance comes with no sacrifices in terms of fuel economy. Across city, highway, and combined ratings — the Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers greater MPG than the Ford Edge. A more sophisticated 8-speed automatic on the Stelvio contributes to the excellent efficiency while also providing greater response.

Other notable advantages for the Stelvio include its standard Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps which offer greater clarity than the halogen units found on the Ford Edge. Also helping to improve visibility on the Stelvio are standard rain-sensing windshield wipers. A standard remote start function helps preheat or pre-cool the interior of the Stelvio for maximum comfort. Better basic warranty coverage from Alfa Romeo allows you to drive your Stelvio with complete confidence.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Subaru Ascent

Alfa Romeo Stelvio2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti AWD VS 2019 Subaru Ascent2019 Subaru Ascent Touring 7-Passenger AWD
$44,195 MSRP (excluding destination charges) $44,695
280 Horsepower 260
360 lb ft Torque 277 lb ft
22 / 28 / 24 MPG (city/hwy/combined) 20 / 26 / 22
Standard Remote Start Optional
Driver & Passenger Seat Memory Driver
Standard Rear Audio Controls Not Available
Front and Rear Parking Sensors Not Available
4 Years / 50,000 Miles Basic Warranty Coverage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

Our third and final competitor to go up against the Stelvio is the Subaru Ascent. Here, we’re comparing the top-trim Ascent Touring against the Stelvio Ti AWD. While both SUVs are priced nearly identically, the Stelvio Ti offers a $500 price advantage. That’s where the similarities end.

If you’ve noticed the trend, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio continues to excel in the performance category. Compared to the Ascent, the Stelvio Ti delivers greater horsepower and torque. Looking at efficiency, the clear choice is the Stelvio which offers superior fuel economy across all three MPG categories.

Other key advantages the Stelvio holds against the Subaru Ascent include standard remote start, rear audio controls, seat memory for both front seats, and parking sensors located at the front and rear. These features are either costly options or entirely unavailable on the Subaru. More robust basic warranty coverage from Alfa Romeo provides greater peace of mind behind the wheel of the Stelvio.


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Winner — Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Now that we’ve reached the end of this comparison, the results speak for themselves. Nissan, Ford, and Subaru prove to be no match for the exceptional value, performance, technology, and interior amenities found on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Alfa Romeo Louisville welcomes you to come experience all that the Stelvio has to offer!

*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. Stelvio starting at price refers to the base model with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.