While buying an SUV used to be a decision based purely on practicality, performance luxury SUVs like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Jaguar F-PACE have helped change the conversation. South Carolina buyers looking for maximum performance from their luxury SUV will probably be researching both the Stelvio and the F-PACE. Both offer impressive power, and also luxury features that you won't find in your average crossover.

But which one is the better performer?

Below, we're going to compare these two powerful luxury SUVs, to help Greenville and Asheville shoppers decide which one is the right choice for them. Will it be the Italian Alfa Romeo? Or the British Jaguar. Both have their own unique strengths, and are among the fastest luxury SUVs available in South Carolina. So if you're looking to enjoy a sensational driving experience, while also having the practicality and comfort of a luxury crossover, you'll want to read on below.


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Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Jaguar F-PACE - Power & Performance

Both Alfa Romeo and Jaguar have been clear that their SUVs offer greater performance than most of the competition, ranking among the Top 10 fastest SUVs you can buy. But there are differences in their performance, both in overall acceleration and how it is achieved.

New for 2019, the Jaguar F-PACE has introduced a high-performance SVR trim, powered by a 5.0l supercharged V8, producing 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque. This is to compete with other high-power luxury SUVs like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

For it's part, the Stelvio's high-performance option is the Quadrifoglio. Rather than employ a V8, the Alfa Romeo goes with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, producing 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. Though using a much smaller, lighter engine, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio nearly matches the power of the Jaguar's massive V8. And despite having lower horsepower, the Stelvio goes from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds. That beats the Jaguar F-PACE's 4.1-second time.

But performance isn't just about acceleration and horsepower. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes standard with Brembo brakes across the range, with an upgraded version added to the Quadrifoglio trim. Special suspension tuning and other performance upgrades enhance the driving experience even further on all Stelvio models. Meanwhile, the F-PACE offers selectable drive modes and adaptive suspension.

While both the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Jaguar F-PACE rank among the fastest luxury SUVs, the faster acceleration and premium performance upgrades put the Stelvio ahead when it comes to pure driving experience and power. Though it's safe to say, the Jaguar is a strong performer in the class.

Luxury & Comfort

While South Carolina shoppers looking for the fastest SUVs around will be most interested in the performance information above, interior luxury and comfort also help set these two SUVS apart from the pack.

When it comes to technology, both the Stelvio and F-PACE offer a wide range of advanced driver aides, as well as large infotainment screens. However, while the Alfa Romeo comes standard with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, they remain additional options on the F-PACE.

While they are close in a lot of ways when it comes to feature content, ride quality and comfort are very different between the Stelvio and F-PACE. Greenville drivers who test drive both vehicles will notice that the Alfa Romeo Stelvio provides a much more comfortable, luxurious ride. Many owners and reviewers have commented on the Jaguar's bumpy ride. While this is often the case with performance-oriented vehicles, the Stelvio stands out as an extremely comfortable luxury SUV, especially considering its high-performance character.

Test Drive the Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Greer, SC

For Greenville and Asheville shoppers who want top performance, but with true luxury comfort, it's hard to beat the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. With a 0-60 time under 4 seconds, as well as a beautiful interior and exterior design, the Stelvio manages to combine both of the best aspects of luxury SUVs. While the Jaguar F-PACE has proven itself to be an attractive option in the class, it doesn't quite match the Stelvio in either performance or comfort.

So if you're shopping for one of the fastest SUVs out there, but also want impressive luxury features, you can test drive the Alfa Romeo Stelvio right here in Greer, SC. At Benson Alfa Romeo, we're here to answer all your questions, and let you enjoy the driving experience that is unique to the Stelvio. You can check out our inventory above, and always contact us with any questions you have. We are committed to giving our South Carolina customers the highest level of service, so don't hesitate to get in touch.

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