Alfa Romeo is known for building beautiful cars that stir the soul and turn boys into wise mechanics in the span of a few months, so the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio will naturally come as a shock to the system of any old-school Afla fan. This vehicle is an Italian people mover that feels more like a sports car than an SUV, and even its styling suggests that it's more than the label suggests. Under the shapely hood of this Alfa Romeo breathes a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 engine producing 505 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque, which means massive performance, and a communicative chassis makes the whole package come alive. Naturally, Italian design flair permeates throughout the cabin, and the entire thing feels special in general. In the US, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio takes on competitors such as the BMW X3 M, but don't think of it as a sports SUV, but rather an Italian sports car with a big butt.
Mechanically unchanged for the new model year, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio has shuffled around a few features and received some new colors. It can now be finished in shades including Ocra GT, Rosso GTA, Rosso Villa d'Esta, or Verde Montreal. Available as a new option are 21-inch five-hole alloy wheels in either a silver or dark finish. Alfa has repackaged the available driver-assist technologies with the new Active Assist 2 package, including active blind-spot assist, traffic jam assist, and lane-keep assist.
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2.9L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
In the new world of dedicated compact sport SUVs, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio stands out above the rest. Alfa Romeo has managed to get each of the important elements right - from the stunning looks that make it look less SUV and more sports car to the stunningly crafted interior and brilliant driving dynamics, this is one genuinely accomplished vehicle. The V6 engine under the hood of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio SUV sings with joy and offers class-leading performance, and the balanced chassis provides a driving experience, unlike any 5-door SUV we've driven. There is no safety rating review of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, but a couple of recalls to call its reliability into question. Nevertheless, while its competitors offer better quality and a lower asking price, they simply cannot provide a more memorable driving experience, and at the end of the day, that's what cars like these aim to do.
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