Comparison - Acura RDX Technology 2018 - vs - Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
41,000
Updated: 
03 Mar 2016
46,495
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.00gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Basque Red Pearl II
#582129
Crystal Black Pearl
#080808
Kona Coffee Metallic
#3B342E
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E7E7E
Modern Steel Metallic
#47484D
White Diamond Pearl
#D3D3D3
Color: 
Alfa White
#F0F0F0
Rosso Red
#992928
Silverstone Gray Metallic
#B7B5B6
Montecarlo Blue Metallic
#143B72
Misano Blue Metallic
#0349CD
Vesuvio Gray Metallic
#403E3F
Basalto Brown Metallic
#42332E
Vulcano Black Metallic
#070707
Rosso Competizione Tri-Coat
#B93B43
Verde Visconti Metallic
#4C715F

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For many reasons, the Acura RDX is one of our top picks in the luxury compact SUV segment. It's a well-made and well-equipped SUV that is a clear, premium step up from mainstream compact SUVs such as the Honda CR-V. Its value is undeniable and a must-drive for buyers who value smart engineering and style equally.

PROS
Strong acceleration and fuel economy from standard V6 engine
Elevated rear seat provides generous legroom and a commanding view
More features than competitors at a similar or much lower price
Generous cargo capacity for the segment

CONS
Cabin lacks overtly luxurious look and feel
High-tech safety features and adaptive cruise control don't work as well as some rival systems
Technology interface can be distracting to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Acura RDX ranked #1 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Acura RDX has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 53 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Spacious, adult-friendly seats in both rows
Convenient cargo area
Refined, competent V6 engine

Cons
Complicated, confusing infotainment systems
Fewer available amenities than some rivals
No engine or performance upgrades available

By: 
usnews.com

Named after a famous winding pass in the Italian Alps, the Stelvio is perfect for carving up canyons. A turbo 2.0-liter four makes 280 hp and pairs with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. For more power, the Quadrifoglio flaunts a 505-hp 2.9-liter turbo V-6; an adaptive suspension is standard. Alfa claims a zero-to-60 time of 3.9 seconds. Inside, the Stelvio offers an optional 900-watt Harman/Kardon audio system, but we’re pretty sure that sweet engine is all you’ll want to hear.
Assembled at Alfa’s Cassino plant in Frosinone, Italy, the Stelvio is built on the same platform as the Giulia and will be offered in three trim levels: Stelvio, Stelvio Ti, and the high-performance Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which has enough distinct features and tuning to be considered a separate model. While the Stelvio and Stelvio Ti both rely on a 280-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four for motivation, the high-performance Quadrifoglio utilizes the 505-hp 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 from the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio. Aluminum is used extensively in the construction of every Stelvio, including the front and rear subframes, the suspension components (control arms in front, multilink in the rear), the doors, and the fenders; the rear crossmember is partly made of composite plastics to pare more weight.

By: 
caranddriver.com

While the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers an enjoyable experience at all trim levels, the Ti outfitted with the Sport package represents the best of what this SUV has to offer. The Ti provides a more premium experience, adding more attractive interior materials and heating for the front seats and steering wheel. The Sport package completes the experience with supportive seats, great-looking 20-inch wheels, satisfying shift paddles, and your choice of red, black or yellow brake calipers.

PROS
Among the more fun-to-drive compact luxury crossovers available
Powerful and exciting engine
Distinctive styling and wheels help it stand out in the crown

CONS
Odd brake pedal feel makes it hard to modulate easily
Low tow capacity versus segment
Somewhat snug back seat

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio ranked #7 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Alfa Romeo Stelvio has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 15 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Superb handling
Powerful engine

Cons
High base price
Some lower-quality materials
Below-average cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
22.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
306ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
279hp
at 6 200rpm
280hp
at 5 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
38.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.40in
184.60in
Width: 
73.70in
74.90in
Height: 
65.00in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
8.10in
Front Track: 
63.10in
Rear Track: 
63.40in
Wheel Base: 
105.70in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.70
40.20
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
38.90
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
36.60in
Rear leg room: 
38.30in
31.90in
Front Hip Room: 
55.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
76.90cu.ft
56.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.10cu.ft
18.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3931.00lbs
4044.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no
More Instruments: 
glovebox

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Link double wishbone suspension with semi-virtual steering wheel axle
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Link Multilink axle with four and a half links
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
410 watts stero output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Els studio Premium Audi System with 10 speakers
MP3/auxiliary input jack
Pandora compatibility
Aha™ compatibility
SMS text message function
HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic
Traffic Rerouting
Maintenance Minder system
USB sockets
connections for smartphones
8 Total Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.5
20 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
All season tires
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid Rear Disc Brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
3-point height-adjustable seat belts with load limiters and automatic tensioning system (front)
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Multi-View rearview camera
Blind spot information (BSI) system
Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)
Front side airbags with SmartVent technology
Theft-deterrent system with electronic immobilizer
Side-impact door beams
lane-departure warning systems
Automatic High Beam System
Forward Collision Warning Plus Autonomous Emergency Brake2
Infrared Windshield
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Self-Leveling Headlights

Options

Packages: 
Ti Sport Quick Order Package 22S
Driver Assistance Static Package
Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package
Exterior Options: 
Gloss Yellow Calipers W/Black Script
Gloss Black Calipers W/White Script
Compact Spare Tire
Dual-Pane Sunroof
Headlamp Washer
19" X 8.0" Dark 5-Hole Aluminum Wheels
Interior Options: 
Aluminum Interior Accents
AM/FM/HD Bluetooth W/Navigation 8.8" Radio
Cargo Comp Adjustable Rail System
Cargo Net
Harmon Kardon Premium Audio

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette
#151515
Graystone, leatherette
#78756F
Parchment, leatherette
#C7B89B
Color: 
Black / Red
#7C2025
Black / Chocolate
#3A2721
Black
#232220