Alfa Romeo has outdone itself once again. Building on the excitement of the award-winning 4C and Giulia premium mid-size sedan, the company has introduced the 2018 Stelvio to the North American market. These Stelvio models embody Alfa Romeo's la meccanica delle emozioni ("the mechanics of emotion") spirit and were crafted by artisans at the Cassino plant in Frosinone, Italy.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sporty SUV that competes with the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Jaguar F-PACE, but offers a uniquely Italian take that sets it apart from the crowd. Starting at $41,995,* the base Stelvio is an affordable option that delivers a luxurious experience with standard leather upholstery, selectable drive modes, a rearview camera, and more. The Stelvio Ti adds a heated steering wheel, wood interior trim, an 8.8-inch display, and other features, while the range-topping Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivers the ultimate in comfort and sheer driving bliss.
The Perfect Ride for…
Drivers with an eye for head-turning style and performance. The Stelvio embodies the spirit of the twisting European mountain road for which it’s named with an eye-catching design, impressive performance specs, and a variety of driver convenience features. This is a driver’s SUV, one that emphasizes capability and responsiveness over gaudy frills. That means it’s not for everyone, which makes it all the more exceptional.
Drive & Handling
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio offers the choice of two powertrains, each of which is optimized to provide the perfect balance between performance and economy. The Stelvio and Stelvio Ti get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. This engine generates 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque and is rated at 24 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway).**
The Stelvio Quadrifoglio, meanwhile, is fitted with a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 with 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Thanks a stiffer suspension and performance-based tires, the Quadrifoglio reaches a top speed of 176 mph. Fuel economy figures will be released closer to the model’s on-sale date in 2018.
Alfa DNA Drive Mode Selector System
The three modes of Alfa DNA on the Stelvio allow you to customize your vehicle experience at will. With a spin of the dial, you can choose from Dynamic, Natural, or Advanced Efficiency modes to adjust throttle response, traction control, and more. The result? A perfectly tailored driving experience that’s uniquely you.
Stelvio Sport Package
The Stelvio already feels like no other SUV on the roads, and the available Sport Appearance Package widens the gap even further. The package enhances the Stelvio’s performance profile with updates including 19-inch five-hole aluminum wheels with all-season touring tires, gloss black window surrounds and black roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel with push-button start, aluminum paddle shifters, and more.
If you can’t see yourself behind the wheel of an SUV—even one with the Alfa Romeo nameplate on it—the automaker also offers two more traditional luxury sport options. The Alfa Romeo 4C marked the return of Alfa Romeo to these star-spangled shores when it debuted in 2015 and is available as a Coupe or Spider convertible. There are several packages available to enhance your driving experience, including the luxury-focused Convenience package, the Track performance package, and the Carbon Fiber Interior Trim option. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sports sedan built for gearheads with dramatic styling, a poised chassis, and a distinct driver focus. The special Quadrifoglio model also packs a Ferrari-developed engine.
* MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
** EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary depending on driving habits and conditions.
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