2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Outback

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Subaru Outback at Germain Alfa Romeo of Columbus

All-wheel drive and four-wheel drive SUVs have rapidly grown in popularity for their unrivaled versatility and capable performance across the entire spectrum of weather conditions. Whether you have a growing family or need more space for your active lifestyle, these vehicles offer the perfect solution for brining your loved ones and gear along for the next adventure. The stunning Alfa Romeo Stelvio has instantly become a hit with buyers for all of the reasons mentioned above. As proof, Germain Alfa Romeo of Columbus has created this in-depth model comparison in which the Stelvio goes up against the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Subaru Outback. Which one of these vehicles is the best fit for your lifestyle? Let’s take a closer look and find out.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Jeep Grand Cherokee

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Jeep Grand Cherokee
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio AWD VS 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4
$42,545 MSRP* $41,445
280 HP / 306 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 293 HP / 260 lb-ft
22 / 28 / 24 ✓ MPG** (city/highway/combined) 18 / 25 / 21
4,044 lbs ✓ Curb Weight 4,746 lbs
Double Wishbone ✓ Front Suspension Short and Long Arm
Brembo 4-Wheel Disc ✓ Brakes 4-Wheel Disc
Bi-Xenon HID ✓ Headlight Type Halogen
Driver & Passenger ✓ Memory Seats Driver Only
Standard ✓ Rear Audio Controls Not Available
Standard ✓ Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers Optional
8 ✓ Number of Speakers 6
4 Years / 50,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Brakes

First up to challenge the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Comparing similarly-priced trim levels, each of these SUVs sends power to all four wheels. Although smaller in size than the Grand Cherokee, the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine of the Stelvio has a significant 46 lb-ft torque advantage and only slightly less horsepower than the larger V6 of the Jeep. Even more impressive, the Stelvio outperforms the Grand Cherokee across all three categories of fuel economy ratings.

Powerful and more fuel efficient, the Stelvio has several other performance attributes that make it the better option for those craving additional thrills. The Stelvio is significantly lighter than the Grand Cherokee, with a 702-pound curb weight advantage for increased agility. A double wishbone front suspension helps the Stelvio react with poise and confidence while the Grand Cherokee has a truck-like short and long arm front suspension. Performance Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes help give the Stelvio superior stopping power as well.

You’ll enjoy crisp, clear illumination from the standard bi-xenon high-intensity discharge (HID) found on the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Grand Cherokee is equipped with archaic halogen headlights. Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers also increase visibility in nasty weather conditions behind the wheel of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Both the driver and front passenger of the Stelvio will appreciate the memory functions of the front seats. Those riding in the rear rows of seating will have their own separate audio controls to control the music inside the Stelvio. Lastly, the Alfa Romeo basic warranty coverage exceeds Jeep by 1 year and 14,000 miles.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Subaru Outback

 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Subaru Outback
2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio AWD VS 2019 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring
$42,545 MSRP* $38,995
280 HP / 306 lb-ft ✓ Horsepower / Torque 256 HP / 247 lb-ft
22 / 28 / 24 ✓ MPG** (city/highway/combined) 20 / 27 / 22
8-speed automatic ✓ Transmission Type CVT
Brembo 4-Wheel Disc ✓ Brakes 4-Wheel Disc
Standard ✓ Remote Start System Optional
Standard ✓ Rear Audio Controls Not Available
Standard ✓ Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers Not Available
Standard ✓ Rear Parking Sensors Not Available
40.2 inches ✓ Front Headroom 38.3 inches
4 Years / 50,000 Miles ✓ Basic Warranty Coverage Basic Warranty Coverage
4 Years / Unlimited Mileage ✓ Roadside Assistance Coverage Roadside Assistance Coverage

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Interior

The next competitor to go up against the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the Subaru Outback. In terms of performance, the clear favorite is the Stelvio. It boats greater horsepower and torque figures than the Outback, great for drivers craving extra exhilaration on their commute. You’ll also enjoy responsive shifts from its standard 8-speed automatic transmission. For comparison, the Outback comes equipped with an inferior CVT. Performance Brembo disc brakes offer greater stopping power as well. To top it all off, the Stelvio is more fuel efficient than the Outback.

You’ll also receive an array of upscale convenience features and premium amenities when you drive an Alfa Romeo Stelvio. A remote start system gives you the ability to pre-heat or pre-cool the interior so you’ll always start your drive in a comfortable environment. Rear seat audio controls allow those riding in the back to personalize their audio preferences. Rain-sensing windshield wipers offer increased visibility when you need it most.

Rear parking sensors help take the guesswork out of backing in or out of a tight parking space with the Stelvio. Both the driver and front passenger will appreciate the superior front headroom of the Stelvio as well. For greater confidence, the Alfa Romeo basic warranty offers 1 year and 14,000 miles of additional coverage as compared to Subaru. Similarly, you’ll enjoy an additional year of roadside assistance coverage from Alfa Romeo.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio Rear

Winner – Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Now that we’ve tallied the results, the clear winner of this competitive comparison is the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Subaru Outback are unable to match the tremendous performance, value, technology, and premium standard equipment found on every Stelvio. Ready to experience all that the Stelvio has to offer? Our team of Alfa Romeo experts at Germain Alfa Romeo of Columbus are standing by to help you choose the model that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle.

*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.

**EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.