2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2020 Lexus NX 300 in Vancouver: Cargo Area Comparison

 Speed and comfort are fantastic but if your luxury SUV lacks the "utility" part of the equation, you'll always be lacking. A tremendous part of utility is having the latitude to haul all your goods and luggage-so which vehicle between the 2020 Lexus NX 300 and the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers the most cargo area?


2020 Lexus NX 300

 Cargo area, seats up: 17.7 ft³

 Cargo area, rear seats down: 54.6 ft³

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


Cargo area, seats up: 18.5 ft³


Cargo area, rear seats down: 56.5 ft³

Not only does the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio have more room to accommodate your groceries and gear with all its seats up, but it also outshines the 2020 Lexus NX 300 with its rear-seat-down available space, too. Thus, whether you're travelling with multiple passengers or riding solo in Vancouver, you'll still have ample cargo area for all your luggage and items.


Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today for a greater glimpse into what makes the Stelvio special.

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2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio's Lane Keep Assist Protects Vancouver Drivers.


Smart technologies make the sleek, sexy 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio an even better buy in Vancouver. Case in point: the exceptionally clever Lane Keep Assist system.


The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio's Lane Keep Assist utilizes a windshield-mounted camera to observe vehicle road position and lane markers. If you pass over a detected lane marker and no turn signal is active, torque is automatically applied to the steering wheel and a visual warning appears in the instrument cluster display in order to gain your attention. Optionally, an audible signal may play, as well. All told, the technology works to keep your mind on the road and to cut down on unintended lane departures due to inattention, drowsiness, etc.

Lane Keep Assist can be toggled on and off by pressing the button on the end of the multifunction lever extending from the 2020 Stelvio's steering wheel.

Intrigued by Lane Keep Assist technology and want to discover everything else this SUV has in store for you? Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today to learn more about the 2020 Stelvio.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Blind Spot Monitoring Is a Difference Maker in Vancouver

Alfa Romeo's vehicles are widely known for their performance and an important part of that equation are the safety features present. Today, let's discuss the benefits of Blind Spot Monitoring on the 2020 Stelvio.

Blind Spot Monitoring uses sensors in the back bumper to alert the driver when other motorists enter blind spot areas from the rear. The system activates whenever travelling speeds exceed 6 MPH (10 km/h), or when shifting into reverse; the detection zone extends one lane width on either side of the vehicle, ranging from the rear to the side mirrors. If an automobile enters this detection zone from behind or from either side, an indicator light on the corresponding outside mirror is activated. Additionally, this light will illuminate if you flick on your turn signal and  


another driver is already encroaching upon you.

The 2020 Stelvio's Blind Spot Monitoring system is helping to make Canada's roads a safer place for all drivers. Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today to discover more of this SUV's safety advantages!

Vancouver, 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Puts the 'Utility' in Sports Utility Vehicle

Sure, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has "the look," and the performance of its 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with its best-in-class standard 280 horses and best-in-class standard 306 lb.-ft. of torque is undeniably stellar. But is it truly a practical do-it-all machine?


In a word: yes.

This SUV emphasizes utility, with an aluminum cargo compartment adjustable rail system complete with cargo net. Part of the available Security and Convenience Group, this add-on to the standard maximum cargo volume of 56.5 cubic feet keeps your goods in place no matter how rough Vancouver's roads may prove to be. And loading everything up is a cinch with the available hands-free power liftgate, which leverages rear-mounted sensors to detect your presence as you approach, groceries or luggage in hand. Don't want to drop your gear just to open the back hatch? No problem-just swing your foot beneath the car's rear and you're in business!

Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today for additional information on the intriguing 2020 Stelvio.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Is Precision-built for Vancouver


All Alfa Romeo Stelvios are impressive machines, but the 2020 Quadrifoglio model is built different. The dedication to performance precision is truly impressive and it's something that'll enliven your excursions no matter where you roam, be it in Vancouver, throughout British Columbia, or beyond.


Two technologies particularly play a role in the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio:


Column-Mounted Aluminum Paddle Shifters


Shifts are executed with effortless aplomb thanks to the precision of the Quadrifoglio's F1-inspired column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters. In fact, shifting is so precise that execution can be had in fewer than 100 milliseconds, helping to ensure that all the performance you need is available at the exact moment you need it.



Torque Vectoring Technology


The Stelvio Quadrifoglio's torque vectoring technology continues this luxury SUV's precision-based approach by automatically varying the amount of torque that's distributed to each rear wheel, boosting handling, increasing traction, and gifting you supreme control at all times.


Ready to learn more about the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio's performance advantages? Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today!


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2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Offers a Balanced Attack in Vancouver


The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and its 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 engine certainly make an incredible first impression. 505 horses, 443 lb.-ft. of torque-it's a legitimate thrill ride. But the little details create a difference, too, and the SUV's near flawless weight distribution and carbon fibre driveshaft make an indelible mark on this machine.


Marvelous Weight Distribution


Balance is just as important as speed-you want your Italian stallion to be nimble, after all. Fortunately, the Quadrifoglio boasts new flawless 50/50 weight distribution, front to back, ensuring that taking Vancouver's curves is more fun than ever.


Carbon Fibre Driveshaft


The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio further makes inroads on achieving a perfect balance and power-to-weight ratio with its carbon fibre driveshaft. As a result, you'll benefit from a wily, athletic machine that handles corners and sharp turns as well as it does straightaways.


Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today to discover more about the 2020 Stelvio Quadrifoglio and its immense performance credentials.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. 2020 Audi Q5 in Vancouver: Engine Comparison


The road calls-but which luxury SUV will lord over it as king/queen? Today, we're going to dive into the details of the impressive engines powering the popular 2020 Audi Q5 and exceptional 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUVs to find the answer.


*Note: All specifications for both SUVs are representative of their respective base engine.

2020 Audi Q5

Engine: 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder

Horsepower: 248

Torque: 273 lb.-ft.

0 to 60 MPH: 5.9 seconds

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Engine: 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder

Horsepower: best-in-class standard 280

Torque: best-in-class standard 306 lb.-ft.

0 to 60 MPH: Best-in-class 5.4 seconds

In this comparison, the 2020 Stelvio scores a knockout, besting the 2020 Q5 in 0-to-60 time, torque, and horsepower. It's a clean sweep thanks to the Alfa Romeo's bevy of best-in-class numbers that serve to elevate the experience of every drive in British Columbia and beyond.

Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today to discover more about the Stelvio.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2020 BMW X3 M in Vancouver: Engine Comparison 

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio possesses a distinct racing-inspired legacy; the 2020 BMW X3 M is a power-packed machine in its own right. Something's got to give, though. Which of these two premium SUVs is the hardest-hitting performer on Canada's roads?

2020 BMW X3 M

Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged six-cylinder

Horsepower: 473 

Torque: 442 lb.-ft

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Engine: all-aluminum 2.9L twin-turbocharged six-cylinder

Horsepower: 505 

Torque: best-in-class standard 443 lb.-ft.

While it's roughly even in the torque department, as you can see, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio handily outperforms the 2020 BMW X3 M in available horsepower. Both machines tout the inclusion of a twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but the Italian speedster benefits from 32 more horses and a best-in-class standard torque achievement. The X3 M has its appeal but you're more likely to get a little extra thrill from the Alfa every time you "push the pedal to the metal" on Vancouver's winding roads.

Contact your local Alfa Romeo dealer today to test drive the 2020 Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC63 in Vancouver


German engineering versus Italian refinement-today, we examine the engines powering the 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC63 and the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio to see which proud manufacturer pulls the most out of their machines in the performance category.



2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC63


Engine: AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo


Horsepower: 469


Torque: 479 lb.-ft.