If the craze over crossover utility vehicles and SUVs alike demonstrates anything from today’s American culture, its that we want our cake, and we want to eat it, too. With that said, it’s no wonder that there are rare times that we are graced with a crossover utility vehicle that has stunning style, versatility, a taste of luxury, and near-exotic-car performance. Such a formula is embodied in a handful of crossover vehicles, including the all-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, which gets its name from the famed dream mountainous driving roads of northern Italy known as the Stelvio mountain pass. >> Get the best price on the Alfa Romeo Giulia from a network of local dealers now. << The new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio has embraced us with an Italian flare that is deserving of a closer look next to many of the mundane grouping of crossovers that too often mimic their boring car counterparts. The new Stelvio, in its base forms with a … [Read more...] about 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4 Review & Test Drive
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Wind the clock back a few years and most weren’t even sure if Alfa Romeo would live on or if it would go the way of Lancia, let alone make it to the United States. Yet here we are today with Alfa having not one, but three models for sale in America, including its first crossover, the Stelvio, named for a mountain pass in Italy. Now, we all know that in today’s hotly contested crossover market, slapping Alfa’s coat of arms on an attractive Italian suite wasn’t going to be enough if they wanted a fighting chance against the likes of tthe Audi Q5 and BMW X3. Fortunately for the Italians, they already had the blueprint with the Giulia sedan and let’s just say that the apple didn’t fall far from the tree. We got our hands on the cooking version of the Stelvio fitted with a gutsy 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder pumping out 276 horsepower (280 PS) along with 296 lb- ft of peak torque paired to a standard 8-speed automatic from ZF and all-wheel drive. … [Read more...] about 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0T Q4 Review: Does It Pass Or Fail?
Testing cars from a few days to a couple of weeks is the only logistically feasible way for any publication to introduce you to, and go over, new models on a frequent basis. But what about showing what it’s really like living and maintaining a new vehicle that you drive all year around? Well, that’s where long term cars come in. Without further ado, we welcome you to Carscoops’ first long term tester, a 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Q4 with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four putting out a healthy 280PS (276hp) and 296lb ft connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission. We’re told it can reach 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds or 100km/h in 5.7 seconds, which sounds pretty darn impressive, especially for a base model. Oh, it’s also rear-driven most of the time, unless there’s a reason (read New England weather) for the Q4 system to send some torque in front and help you get out of a sticky (or twisty) situation. It looks effortlessly cool too, in a way only Italians (and … [Read more...] about 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0T Q4 Long-Term Review: The Introduction