In case you haven’t noticed, utility vehicles are where it’s at these days. Over the past several years, the crossover and SUV segments have become even more popular than sedans, so much so that more and more companies have begun introducing utility vehicles that never used to. In 2016, Alfa Romeo began producing its very first production SUV in the form of the compact luxury crossover today known as the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, which is available right here in Germantown MD.
While the Stelvio is the first production SUV from the brand, it was preceded by the Kamal concept car in early 2003, so Alfa Romeo has been dabbling for nearly two decades, which may account for the Stelvio’s quick success. We’re stoked to be able to offer this sporty and sophisticated premium crossover right here at Criswell Alfa Romeo!
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio certainly follows the brand’s formula while introducing new design cues and aspects as well. Beneath the hood, it’s powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine as its sibling the Giulia. That means it’s capable of generating 280 horsepower alongside 306 pound-feet of torque, though it does sacrifice a bit of efficiency and performance due to its larger size.
Through city streets it achieves 22 miles per gallon or 29 mpg on the highway, for a combined 25 mpg. When it comes to performance, the Stelvio can get from a complete stop up to 60 miles per hour in 5.3 seconds when equipped with the all-wheel drive system, and continue onto a top speed of 144 mph. The Stelvio’s horsepower, torque and 0-60 time are all best-in-class!
While the Stelvio also provides many of the same premium features as the Giulia as well, such as its redesigned center console with the 8.8” display audio screen, the wireless charging, the Active Driver Assistance Package and more, the Stelvio does offer one thing that the Giulia does not: an abundance of space. Behind the rear seats you’ll have 18.5 cubic feet of space to play around with, or you can drop them flat to open up 56.5 cu. ft. If you’re interested in bringing home a 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio of your own, don’t hesitate to give us a call.