2019 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


If you’re looking to buy a new luxury SUV that is affordable, handles well, and offers a ton of convenient options, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 and the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio top the list of choices in this category. While both SUVs are great options, check out the comparison below to see which one best fits your needs.

Safety & Security

Both vehicles have extensive safety features, including ABS, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, and emergency brake assist. However, only the XT5 has rear door child safety locks, blind spot warning accident avoidance, post-collision safety system, and passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation.

Luxury & Convenience

If you’re looking for an SUV with superior towing capabilities and cargo space, the XT5 has its competition, like the Stelvio, beat. The maximum towing capacity of the XT5 is 3,500 pounds, while the Stevlio’s is 3,000 pounds. The XT5 has 63 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Stelvio has 56.50 cubic feet for storage.

Brands like Cadillac are difficult to surpass due to the exceptional list of features offered on their vehicles, and their XT5 is no different from the rest of the line. It comes equipped with heated seats and a heated steering wheel, while the Stelvio does not. The steering wheel in the XT5 also gives the driver the ability to control audio levels, cruise control, and the transmission. The Stelvio steering wheel has control options for audio and cruise. Both vehicles offer heated mirrors and four one-touch power windows, but only the XT5 has hands-free entry.

The Stelvio and XT5 both have dual illuminating vanity mirrors, while only the XT5 has an overhead console. The XT5 and Stelvio have eight speakers and USB connection, but the XT5 includes a premium Bose stereo. The Stelvio has a sunroof, and the standard XT5 does not, although the option for one is available.

If you frequently have passengers who ride in the backseat, rear-seat features may be important to you. While both SUVs have rear ventilation ducts, the XT5 also boasts a folding center armrest, split-folding rear seatback, and reclining rear seats. Additionally, the XT5 provides several more inches of legroom in both the front and backseats: 41.2 inches in the front compared to the Stelvio’s 36.6, and 39.5 inches in the rear to the Stelvio’s 31.9.

Fuel Economy

The Stelvio gets slightly better gas mileage at 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway, while the XT5 gets 19 mpg in the city and 26 on the highway. But, the Stelvio’s 16.9-gallon fuel tank only takes premium unleaded fuel, while the XT5 has a larger fuel tank at 21.7 gallons and uses regular unleaded fuel. The Stelvio is available in rear wheel and all-wheel drive. The XT5 is available in front-wheel and all-wheel drive.

Although the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is slightly more affordable, the 2019 Cadillac XT5 comes out on top with its safety features and luxury additions, giving you the most value for your money. To see if a 2019 Cadillac XT5 is the right SUV for you, schedule a test drive today at Hennessy Cadillac!

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