New Jaguar F-Pace SVR vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

With a mighty V8 engine, the Jaguar F-Pace SVR has the firepower to take on Alfa Romeo’s award-winning Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Let’s see who makes the best posh sports SUV...

New Jaguar F-Pace SVR vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Our verdict

If this were a regular SUV test, the outcome could have been quite different, with the the F-Pace coming out on top thanks to its classier interior, bigger boot and more comfortable ride. 

However, this is a test of sports SUVs, and that means there can be only one winner: the Stelvio. Not only is it a lot less expensive to buy and run but, crucially, it’s also better to drive, with remarkably engaging handling that makes it genuinely rewarding to drive hard. The fact that the Stelvio feels a bit cheap in places inside is hardly likely to matter when you’re having such a hoot driving it.

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1st – Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio driving

For More engaging handling; punchier performance; more rear leg room

Against Cheap-feeling interior; smaller boot; engine can sound unremarkable

What Car? rating 5 out of 5 stars

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2nd - Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar F-Pace driving

For Comfier ride; savage V8 roar; plusher interior; bigger boot; better driving position

Against Loses composure when driven hard; more expensive to buy and run

What Car? rating 4 out of 5 stars

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Specifications: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2.9 V6 Bi-Turbo 510 Q4

  • Engine V6, 2891cc, twin-turbo, petrol
  • List price £69,510
  • Target price £69,510
  • Power 503bhp @ 6500rpm
  • Torque 443lb ft @ 2500-5000rpm 
  • Gearbox 8-spd automatic
  • 0-60mph 3.7sec
  • Top speed 176mph
  • Official fuel economy 27.2mpg (WLTP)
  • Test MPG 21.7mpg 
  • CO2 emissions, tax band 227g/km, 37%

Specifications: Jaguar F-Pace SVR 5.0 V8 550

  • Engine V8, 5500cc, supercharged, petrol
  • List price £75,335
  • Target price £74,178
  • Power 542bhp @ 6000-6500rpm
  • Torque 502lb ft @ 2500-5500rpm 
  • Gearbox 8-spd automatic
  • 0-60mph 4.2sec
  • Top speed 176mph
  • Official fuel economy 22.6mpg (WLTP)
  • Test MPG 20.9mpg
  • CO2 emissions, tax band 272g/km, 37%

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