Winnipeg: Compare The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio To The 2020 Volvo XC60 Momentum
First glances can be deceiving. The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio seemingly shares an identical engine suite to one of its main rivals: the 2020 Volvo XC60 Momentum T6. Both feature a 2.0L inline-four that's bolstered by turbocharged technology; and each offers an eight-speed automatic transmission. This should assure similar economy outputs from their all-wheel configurations.
Drivers will quickly discover, however, that things are not always as they seem.
The 2020 Stelvio earns up to 10.8 L/100 km (22 MPG) in the city and 8.3 L/100km (28 MPG) on the highway. Its AWD system is fitted with Start/Stop technology - which automatically shuts down the engine when it begins to idle. This helps to reduce overall gas consumption, allowing the platform to more efficiently manage its resources; and that allows drivers to spend less time searching for a station pump.
Comparatively, the 2020 Volvo XC60 Momentum T6 delivers only 11.7 L/100km (20 MPG) and 8.7 L/100km (27 MPG) with its AWD trim. This proves a decisive downgrade from the Stelvio and it will impact every adventure.