Alfa Romeo’s New SUV Gets a Price Tag
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Alfa Romeo’s New SUV Gets a Price Tag

Alfa Romeo’s New SUV Gets a Price Tag

Back in February I wrote an article about the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which is a mid-size performance SUV from a company that continues to add new models to U.S. showrooms. In fact, the Stelvio should hit dealerships later this summer with a starting price of $41,995.  You read that right, you can get an SUV straight out of Italy, reasonably equipped for less than $50,000. The base model comes with a turbo 4-cylinder engine that cranks out 280 hp and is good for a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds. Another item worth mentioning is buyers have options to customize this SUV as more sporty or more luxurious. You still can’t build one on the Alfa website, but I’m sure that feature will be coming in the next few weeks.

The mid-level model is called the Stelvio Ti, which stands for Turismo Internazionale, and comes standard with 19-inch wheels, genuine wood interior accents, an 8.8-inch widescreen entertainment and information display, heated seats and a heated steering wheel. Pricing for the Stelvio Ti starts at $43,995. As for the high performance Stelvio Quadrifoglio, pricing hasn’t been announced just yet. If you are interested in reading more information on that model, click this link to read one of my previous articles. I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these later this  year.

Here’s how the performance compares with Alfa’s main competition in this price range. As you can see in the list below, the Stelvio may be the performance bargain of the moment.

  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio starts at $41,995 // 0-60 in 5.4 seconds
  • Porsche Macan starts at $47,800 // 0-60 in 6.5 seconds
  • Porsche Macan S starts at $55,400 // 0-60 in 5.2 seconds
  • BMW X3 xDrive28i starts at $42,050 // 0-60 in 6.2 seconds
  • BMW X3 xDrive35i starts at $48,950 // 0-60 in 5.3 seconds
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC300 4Matic starts at $41,450 // 0-60 in 6.4 seconds
  • Lexus NX200t F Sport AWD starts at $38,783 // 0-60 in 7.4 seconds
  • Audi Q5 2.ot Premium starts at $41,500 // 0-60 in 5.9 seconds

Here’s the full list of features you get with each model.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

  • Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is $41,995 (excluding $995 destination)
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio features an all-aluminum, 2.0-liter, direct-injection turbocharged engine that generates a class-leading, standard 280 horsepower and 306 lb.-ft. of torque. Paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, Stelvio launches from 0-60 mph in an estimated 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 144 mph
  • The all-new, well-equipped Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes standard with Alfa DNA drive mode selector, class-exclusive carbon fiber driveshaft, dual exhaust with bright tips, 18-inch aluminum wheels (19- and 20-inch wheels available), leather seating, bi-xenon headlamps with signature LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps, backup camera with rear park sensors, remote start, passive entry with Keyless Go, power liftgate, Formula One-inspired flat-bottom steering wheel with integrated push button start
  • Available Sport Package ($1,800 MSRP) adds 19-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, sport steering wheel, genuine aluminum accents, gloss-black window trim surround, black roof rails, aluminum sport pedals and footrest, colored brake calipers and much more
  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offer easy access to vital technologies

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti

  • Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti model is $43,995 (excluding $995 destination)
  • In addition to the expansive list of standard features in the all-new Stelvio, Stelvio Ti adds even more premium content and convenience offerings, including standard 19-inch wheels, genuine wood interior accents, an 8.8-inch widescreen entertainment and information display, SiriusXM, front park sensors, heated steering wheel, heated front seats and much more
  • Available Ti Sport and Ti Lusso packages (priced at $2,500 MSRP each) provide drivers with two unique offerings that further accentuate the bold characteristics of Stelvio Ti
  • Ti Sport adds 20-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, 12-way power high-performance sport leather seats including 4-way lumbar and power bolsters with thigh extenders, steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, sport steering wheel, gloss-black window trim surround, black roof rails, aluminum sport pedals and footrest, colored brake calipers and much more
  • Ti Lusso (late availability) includes 19-inch wheels, Luxury Pieno Fiore Italian leather seats with Cannelloni inserts, 12-way power front seats including 4-way lumbar, leather-wrapped dash and upper door trim with accent stitching, genuine wood trim in dark gray oak or Lusso-exclusive light walnut, luxury steering wheel, aluminum pedals footrest and much more

 
All three Stelvio models offer:

  • The intelligent Q4 all-wheel-drive system – standard on all Stelvio models, including Quadrifoglio – delivers even more all-season traction and performance capability, thanks to the system’s ability to transfer up to 60 percent of the engine’s torque to the front axle
  • Near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, segment-leading torsional rigidity and the most direct steering ratio in the segment, thanks to Stelvio’s Alfa Romeo-exclusive Giorgio architecture
  • Unique Italian style and craftsmanship to the premium mid-size SUV segment
  • More than 105 years of brand history, carving its legend on road courses around the globe
  • Innovative Alfa DNA Drive Mode Selector modifies the dynamic behavior of the Stelvio, according to the driver’s selection:
    • Dynamic: Delivers sharper brake and steering feel with more aggressive engine, transmission and throttle tip-in calibrations
    • Natural: Comfort setting for balanced daily driving
    • Advanced Efficiency: Eco-friendly mode to achieve the lowest fuel consumption

 

Photos/Video Courtesy: Alfa Romeo USA/FCA North America

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