Is the $80K starting price of 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio reasonable?

Article by Christian A., on February 19, 2018

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrofoglio is known as the world’s fastest SUV after proving itself lethal around the Nurburgring with a lap time of 7:51.7. Under its hood is a V6 engine that produces as much as 505 horsepower (376 kilowatts). And for a car this powerful to be in your garage, be ready to shell out a huge amount of money too - as the Stelvio Quadrofoglio has a starting price of $79,995 MSRP, excluding the $1,595 destination fee. This adds up to a total of $81,590.

With that price tag, we could definitely say that the Stelvio Quadrofoglio is not cheap. With that price, it actually is $38,000 more expensive than the regular Stelvio, which only comes out to be $41,995. But that is also because the standard Stelvio only carries a 2.0 liter engine that can carry out 280 horsepower (208 kilowatts). However, when looking at the prices of its closest rivals, we can say that it is competitively priced.

For instance, the 2018 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package has a starting price of $87,495, but is also a bit less powerful by 65 horsepower (48 kilowatts) when comparing it with the Stelvio.

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s next competitor, on the other hand, would be the Mercedes AMG GLC63 S, and is priced at around $80,000. It delivers an inferior 503 horsepower (375 kilowatts). The high powered Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedan, on the other hand, has a starting price of $73,700, excluding destination fees.

Tim Kuniskis, Head of Alfa Romeo actually said that they specially crafted the Stelvio Quadrifoglio so it does not disappoint - on and off the track, and also to set it apart from other high performance vehicles.

Alfa Romeo Quadrifoglio will definitely give you an exhilarating driving experience as it has been equipped with the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever, as well as their advanced Q4 all wheel drive system.

As for performance, in as short as 3.9 seconds, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio can do the 60 miles per hour sprint with all the horsepower it has. It can then continue to a top speed of around 176 miles per hour (283 kilometers per hour). All that power is delivered through its eight speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive.

Having said all that, would you be convinced to pay $80,000 for the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio? If not that, do you think it is worth its asking price?

Source: Alfa Romeo

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