2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

 

Trim Levels (Exterior)

Visually, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio will differ little from its 2018 predecessor, though the trained eye will spot certain updates. Most notably, the Italian brand is introducing a rear-wheel drive (RWD) version of the base trim, which is good news for buyers who have no need for an all-wheel drive (AWD). The 2019 Stelvio comes in three trims: Base (available in both AWD and RWD), Ti, and, like its sedan sister the Giulia, the top-end Quadrifoglio.

Each trim has various options to tack on. For example, the Ti Sport performance package includes active suspension and limited-slip differential for added traction, while buyers of the Quadrifoglio can add on the Convenience Package. This adds a 115-volt auxiliary power outlet and a Cargo Comp adjustable rail system. The Base and Ti trims come with the option to add the Nero Edizione package, which includes miron black wheels, a dark miron grille, badges, exhaust tips, and other touches to help create a dark look.

Engine (Power)

Like its predecessor, the 2019 Stelvio base model comes equipped with a direct-injection 2.0-liter turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder engine that gets 208 horsepower and 306 pound-feet of torque. Buyers of the Quadrifoglio model will get a 2.9-liter turbocharged V-6 engine that gets 505 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The base model is available in either RWD or AWD configurations, while the Quadrifoglio and Ti models are only available as four-wheel drives. All models come standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Performance

With precise handling, responsive transmission, and quick acceleration, the 2019 Stelvio is a good choice for those looking for a sporty drive. With a 0-60 time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 176 miles per hour on the Quadrifoglio trim, the Stelvio offers a similar feel to models with larger engines.

The Stelvio AWD model is also fitted with chassis domain control, which coordinates all active systems for an enhanced performance. This model is also the first time Alfa Romeo has paired its most powerful engine with the Q4-AWD system, which monitors road conditions to allow appropriate torque distribution in all situations.

Interior

The 2019 Stelvio will come with the same luxurious leather seats as the 2018 model as well as the option to add heated seats and a heated steering wheel, an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, and more. As with the previous model, all Stelvios are equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen, and satellite radio. New for 2019, Alfa Romeo is including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard in all Stelvios. The cargo space behind the rear seats is quite small at 18.5 cubic feet.

Safety Features

There are not yet crash test stats for the 2019 Stelvio, but it is expected to score highly. All Stelvio models come with safety features such as lane-departure warnings, adaptive cruise control with full stop technology (meaning the car will keep pace with the car in front, even coming to a full stop if needed), blind-spot monitors, and full-speed forward collision warning, which automatically applies the brakes when sensors indicate an imminent collision.


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