2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 28 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 280 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: All Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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Stelvio base prices are surprisingly reasonable, starting at just under $42,000. That base price puts it in competition with other small luxury SUVs such as the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. However, from a styling and performance standpoint, the Stelvio lines up better with sportier vehicles like the Audi SQ5, the BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan, each significantly more expensive than the Stelvio. Pricing has not been announced on the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, but with its twin-turbo V6 and 500-plus horsepower, it will undoubtedly be as fast as just about any SUV on the market.

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What's New For 2018

The Stelvio is an all new vehicle for Alfa Romeo, marking the first time that the company has produced a modern SUV for the American market. It represents an attempt to combine the sporty driving characteristic that Alfas are known for, with the ruggedness and practicality of a 5-door SUV. At the same time, every inch of the new Stelvio is unmistakably Italian, making the vehicle somewhat of a rarity.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • ParkSense Rear Parking Sensors
    • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • ParkView Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 2 LCD Monitors In The Front
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Streaming Audio
    • 8 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Rear Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and External Memory Control
    • Radio: AM/FM w/Bluetooth 6.5 NO LONGER AVAILABLE for factory ordering; standard equipment as of February 2, 2018.
  • Exterior Features
    • LED Brakelights
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Roof Rack Rails Only
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Black Grille w/Metal-Look Surround
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Black Wheel Well Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent and Metal-Look Bumper Insert
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Tires: P235/60R18 BSW AS
    • Wheels: 18" x 8.0" 5-Spoke Aluminum
  • Interior Features
    • Bucket Front Seats w/Leatherette Back Material and Power 4-Way Driver Lumbar
    • 10-Way Power Driver Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • 10-Way Power Passenger Seat -inc: Power Recline, Height Adjustment, Fore/Aft Movement and Power 4-Way Lumbar Support
    • 40-20-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Transmission Fluid Temp, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Leather/Aluminum Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Piano Black Console Insert and Aluminum Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Gear Shift Knob
    • Leather Seats
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Roll-Up Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Console, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L 280HP I4 DI Turbo
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic 8HP50
    • 3.73 Axle Ratio
    • GVWR: 5,247 lbs (2,380 kg)
    • 50 State Emissions
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Sequential Shift Control
    • Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 16.9 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Permanent Locking Hubs
    • Double Wishbone Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Descent Control, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - 4-Wheel Disc
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.5
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 56.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 18.5
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 18.5
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - EC2
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 280 @ 5200
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 306 @ 2000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 111
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 74.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 63.5
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.9
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 40.2
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 36.6
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.9
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35.9
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 28
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - TU2
    • Front Tire Order Code - TPS
    • Front Tire Order Code - TYC
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TU2
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TPS
    • Rear Tire Order Code - TYC
    • Spare Tire Order Code - TBC
    • Front Tire Size - P235/60HR18
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55HR19
    • Front Tire Size - P255/45HR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/60HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55HR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/45HR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 300
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 300
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 3000
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - All Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - DFW
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.00
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.20
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.14
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.72
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.31
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.46
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.73
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.64
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.3
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4044
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Photos & Colors


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  • Alfa White Basalto Brown Metallic PAH PBS PBX PUH Rosso Alfa Silverstone Gray Metallic Stromboli Gray Metallic Verde Visconti Metallic Vesuvio Gray Metallic Vulcano Black Metallic
  • Alfa White
  • Basalto Brown Metallic
  • PAH
  • PBS
  • PBX
  • PUH
  • Rosso Alfa
  • Silverstone Gray Metallic
  • Stromboli Gray Metallic
  • Verde Visconti Metallic
  • Vesuvio Gray Metallic
  • Vulcano Black Metallic

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Some say the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is Fiat Chrysler’s moment. Some say it’s do or die. If they can pull it off, to bring crossover SUV and sexy Italian together, they can do anything.

Sexy Italian v focused German, like Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, competing in your mind until they all look alike.

The Stelvio is gorgeous, hot, charming, tight and agile. Out of the box it’s capable, dynamic, and thrilling. It’s a dancer. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine accelerates with the Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan.

Stelvio’s mission to be the world’s first sexy crossover is made easier by the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. Consider the Stelvio a jacked-up Giulia, as the sedan and crossover share engines, transmissions, suspensions, brakes, steering systems, interiors and last but not least styling.

Now imagine, a 505-horsepower Quadrifoglio model. Coming early 2018.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission (paddle shifters extra). It’s all-wheel drive, with a lightened system that’s rear-wheel biased, sending power to the fronts only when needed, up to 60 percent. It rates 22/28 miles per gallon City/Highway, or 24 mpg Combined, according to the EPA.

A totally new model, Stelvio is named after the serpentine road that leads over Stelvio Pass in the Italian Alps.


Alfa Romeo Stelvio ($41,995) is powered by a 280-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and comes with leather seats, rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, LED taillamps, dual-zone climate control, 7.0-inch display in the instrument cluster, 6.5-inch infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 8-speaker sound system, and power liftgate.

Stelvio Ti ($$43,995) adds wood trim, heated leather seats, 8.8-inch infotainment, satellite radio, 19-inch wheels, and front parking sensors.

Stelvio Quadrifoglio features a 505-hp 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6.

Options packages include Sport package, Lusso package, Driver Assistance Static package, Driver Assistance Dynamic Plus package, Cold Weather Package, Ti Performance package. Plus standalone options, like navigation and bigger infotainment on bigger screen.


The nose of the Stelvio is striking and beautiful. It’s a mirror image of the Giulia. The classic trilobo grille looks even better on the Stelvio, higher off the ground.

The sleek roofline makes the profile look more like a sedan than a crossover, and nowadays sedans look like coupes. On some models there’s a lip over the sloped and pinched rear greenhouse, which sort of says crossover, but otherwise it looks like a sedan with cladding and more ground clearance. The wheels are too beautiful for off road, for sure.

There are a couple of etched character lines in the side, the edginess that crossovers have been chasing for years. But Italian designers do voluptuous better than they copy edgy, so the carving into sheetmetal on the sides of the Stelvio steals some from its identity. Between the front and rear wheels, on the side of the car, it doesn’t say Alfa Romeo.

The rear hatch tries to be voluptuous, and may be about as voluptuous as a rear hatch can get. There’s an interesting shallow canyon carved into the liftgate, so you’re pretty sure it’s not a Lexus, but you never know.


The cabin in a perfectly equipped Stelvio is a wonderful place to be on a long drive. The standard leather seats have the elegance of a restored classic. In the upscale models, the trim is wood and aluminum, with a minimum of plastic around. The flat-bottomed steering wheel has grips. It’s hard to imagine it without the paddle-shifters that come on the Sport, along with seats.

The stop-start button has an inspired and purposeful location. But the infotainment controls seem out of place. And there is an overarching sense of cheapness in the cabin. The plastic bits are firm, never mind that they’re technically called soft touch. The plastic is hard and black on the center console.

The Ti seats have more bolstering than the base seats. The Sport seats are super supportive, the only seats to have if you drive your Stelvio the way any Alfa likes to be driven.

The back seat is tiny. Pushing it even for kids. There’s just 32 inches of legroom, which is 4.5 inches less than the smallest European, the BMW X3. The headroom is about average for the class, more than the Mercedes-Benz GLC but less than the Audi Q5.

The cargo space is average, 18.5 cubic feet in back and 56.6 with the rear seat folded. That’s about the same as the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Compare to Audi Q5 (26.8 rear, 60.4 total) and BMW X3 (27.6 rear, 63.3 total).

Driving Impressions

The 2.0-liter turbo makes 280 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque, which might be keeping Mercedes, BMW and Audi engineers up at night to catch up. Those numbers match some of the V6 engines from those makers.

The acceleration will keep you nicely pinned to the seat, from zero to redline. The broad torque kicks the two-ton Stelvio in the butt when necessary. Its zero-to-sixty time of 5.4 seconds is quickest in the class. It’ll go 144 miles per hour.

The eight-speed ZF automatic is fantastic. There is a DNA drive mode selector. In Natural, the transmission is unobtrusive, downshifting at the right places and upshifting at the correct time. In Advanced Efficiency, it upshifts early to use less gas. In Dynamic mode the shifts are fast and brutal at high rpm, unlike no crossover on earth. And downshifting with the brilliant big paddles on the Sport is smooth and quick. It’s a blast to shift manually.

The steering is fast and the suspension tight and agile. The ballerina-like handling easily matches the sublime handling of the Jaguar F-Pace. Its balance is perfect, a 50/50 weight distribution, so the handling is neutral and responsive. We haven’t had a chance to test the Stelvio with the Ti Performance package, with adaptive suspension and mechanical limited-slip differential. In any case, we find the base suspension very good.

The super-quick steering ratio of 11.8:1 means precision cornering. The steering feels natural and builds weight well. You can feel the car in the seat of your pants; there you have it, that’s what almost all Alfas have. It wanders a bit at freeway speeds, and can get tiring, but in the twisties it doesn’t matter.

The brakes need more development. It’s a new system, all-electric pedal with sensors sending to a computer that controls the brake calipers. In dynamic situations (the twisties), it’s fantastic. But in traffic, especially around town, it’s almost impossible to stop the Stelvio smoothly.


Stelvio is a dream come true. It’s a true-blue Alfa Romeo SUV. Striking face that announces Alfa. Italian acceleration from the 2.0 turbo (beats the Brits and Germans), spot-on eight-speed automatic, quick precise steering, tight and agile ride, Sport model with paddle shifters and snug seat. Cabin layout and materials are so-so, depending on model and package. If this is what you want in an SUV, Stelvio is the only one.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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