Alfa Romeo
Stelvio
2018
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Joel Patel
Automotive Editor - August 23, 2017

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio OVERVIEW

Alfa Romeo is strengthening its North American presence with numerous models, including the brand's very first crossover, the Stelvio. With sports car performance, an attractive design, and luxurious features, Alfa Romeo hopes to offer consumers a dose of Italian flare in the ever-growing and incredibly popular crossover segment.

What's New for 2018

The Stelvio is an all-new vehicle for 2018, featuring a high-performance powertrain, quintessential Italian styling, and high-tech features in a popular crossover body style.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Choosing Your Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Available in three different models, the Stelvio's two powertrains largely mirror the Giulia sedan it's based on. The base Stelvio and Stelvio Ti are equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that generates 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and puts its power down through a Q4 all-wheel-drive system.

The range-topping Stelvio Quadriofoglio – hitting dealers early next year – is powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that pumps out 505 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque, which Alfa Romeo claims is best in class. The engine is paired to the same eight-speed transmission as the other models and comes with large aluminum paddle shifters mounted on the steering column, for extra control (the paddles are part of the Sport trim on lesser models).

With its crossover body style, the Stelvio has a maximum cargo volume of 56.5 cubic feet and 18.5 cubic feet of cargo volume with the second row in place, putting it in-line with compact SUVs, while the 2.0-liter engine's combined fuel economy rating of 24 miles per gallon is competitive with others in the segment.

For 2018, the Stelvio is available in three different models:

Base

Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four, the base Stelvio is available in two different trims – the Stelvio AWD and Stelvio Sport AWD. The Stelvio AWD starts at $42,990 (all prices include the $995 destination fee) and comes with dual-zone climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear parking sensors, LED daytime running headlamps, passive entry, 18-inch wheels, power folding heated mirrors, power liftgate, six-way leather seats, a 6.5-inch infotainment display, and an eight-speaker audio system as standard.

Available packages on both Stelvio models include the Driver Assist Static with Front Sensors Package ($800) that adds auto-dimming exterior mirrors, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a front and rear park assist system. The Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package ($1,500) includes adaptive cruise control with stop/go functionality, automatic high beams, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, an infrared windshield, and lane-departure warning. Lastly, the Cold Weather Package ($795) adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated washer nozzles.

The Stelvio Sport AWD is priced at $44,790 and has similar standard features as the non-Sport model, but adds 19-inch aluminum wheels, a sport steering wheel, steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, sport-tuned suspension, gloss black window surrounds, colored brake calipers, black roof rails, and aluminum pedals.

Ti

The Stelvio Ti model is available in three trims: Ti AWD, Ti Sport AWD, Ti Lusso AWD. The base model starts at $44,990 and is powered by the same 2.0-liter engine as the Stelvio AWD. Standard features on the Stelvio Ti AWD include 19-inch 10-spoke aluminum wheels, aluminum roof rails, heated front seats, an 8.8-inch color display, and more. Available packages on the Stelvio Ti AWD model include the Driver Assistance Static Package and the Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package.

The Stelvio Ti Sport AWD is priced at $47,490 and adds 12-way sport leather seats, steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, 20-inch aluminum wheels, gloss black window surrounds, aluminum sport pedals, wood trim in either dark gray oak or light walnut, and black roof rails over the non-Sport Stelvio Ti AWD model.

The Stelvio Ti Lusso AWD, which won't be available upon the crossover's initial release, starts at $47,490 and features 19-inch wheels, 12-way front seats, Pieno Fiore Italian leather seats with Cannelloni inserts, a "luxury" steering wheel, aluminum pedals, leather-wrapped dashboard and upper door trim with accent stitching, and dark gray oak or Lusso-exclusive light walnut wood trim.

Quadrifoglio

Powered by a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6 that generates 505 hp, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is undoubtedly the priciest and most potent Stelvio available. Arriving at 60 miles per hour takes just 3.8 seconds, which Alfa Romeo claims is class-leading, while the Stelvio will continue running onto a top speed of 177 mph.

Pricing for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio hasn't been announced yet – if the Giulia is any indication, we'd expect a starting figure in the high $70,000 range – but the crossover comes with 20-inch aluminum wheels, high-performance Brembo brakes, a dedicated Race mode in the standard drive mode selector, adjustable performance suspension, a torque vectoring differential, high-performance leather and alcantara seats with 14-way adjustability, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and a red starter button as standard.

Packages and optional features for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio haven't been announced yet, but like the Giulia Quad, lightweight carbon-fiber Sparco racing seats and carbon-ceramic brakes by Brembo will be optional extras.

CarsDirect Tip

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio leans more towards performance and driving fun than luxury or comfort. Think more Porsche Macan or Jaguar F-Pace than Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class or Audi Q5. Keep that in mind if you're considering Alfa Romeo's first crossover SUV.

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