2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
For a Quick Spin from the right vehicle at the right time department, we have this 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.
Based on the Giulia sport sedan, this more vacation friendly Stelvio compact crossover has the same base engine, a 280-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo I4. That’s class best output, with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive standard too.
The stylish interior is likewise very similar to the Giulia; with both Sport and Lusso packages available. Both choices include leather seating and a long list of features.
Named after the highest mountain pass in Italy, which packs 48-hairpin curves into a 12-mile stretch up the Alps, the Stelvio’s body packs quite a few curves of its own, fronted by the undeniable face of an Alfa.
On our first drive in Nashville, Tennessee; where we quickly got out of town to find some local curves.
BRIAN ROBINSON: “So, Alfa’s gone and made an SUV, and the good news for all of us is that it feels and handles exactly like I’d hoped a utility vehicle based on the Giulia would; which is to say pretty fantastically. Oh, and the 2.0-liter turbo-4 with over 300 lb-ft. of torque more than enough to get this up to speed in a hurry.”
And even in its sportiest settings, Stelvio ride quality remains quite good.
Order yours now, prices start around $43,000.
Engine: 2.0-liter turbo I4
Prices start around: $43,000