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|Curb Weight||4044 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity||16.9 gal.|
|Headroom, Row 1||40.2 in|
|Legroom, Row 1||36.6 in|
|Headroom, Row 2||38.9 in|
|Legroom, Row 2||31.9 in|
|Total Legroom||68.5 in (over 2 rows)|
|Cargo Volume, Minimum||18.5 ft3|
|Cargo Volume, Maximum||56.5 ft3|
|2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Seat Room and Comfort: Cons|
|From the shoulders down the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a comfortable and supportive front seat. The adjustable side bolsters provide much better lateral support than the much smaller bolsters on the standard Macan seats (Porsche does offer better-bolstered seats as options). Unfortunately, the Alfa's headrests are too far forward for drivers with upright postures (such as myself) and lack a fore-aft adjustment. The Porsche's seats include such an adjustment, as do most in this price range. see full Alfa Romeo Stelvio review|
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|Standard Transmission||8-speed manually-shiftable automatic||8-speed manually-shiftable automatic||8-speed manually-shiftable automatic|
|Optional Drivetrain(s)||AWD|| || |
|Standard Tires||235/60R18 tires||235/55R19 tires||255/45YR20 tires (front)|
285/40YR20 tires (rear)
|Optional Tires||235/55R19 tires||255/45R20 tires|| |
| ||255/45R20 tires|| || |
|2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Powertrain: Pros|
|2019||Though competitors from Mercedes and Jaguar have 4.0- and 5.0-liter V8 engines, respectively, the relatively small 2.9-liter V6 in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is strong enough to somehow make it just as quick. In magazine testing (with various tricks to achieve the strongest launch) the Stelvio gets from a dead stop to 60 mph in just a bit over three seconds. Simply mash the accelerator, and a momentary lull as the turbos spool up precedes the thrilling blast to 60, yielding a time in the mid 4s. Both figures are about the same as the others. At highway speeds there's no lull. Need a burst of speed to execute a pass? You've got it. In Sport and Track modes, the Stelvio QF's active exhaust unmuffles various popping and crackling noises. While these do make driving the crossover more exciting, I've heard better--from V8s. The V6 might pull as strongly as a V8, but it doesn't sound as sweet. That said, the Ferrari-tuned six does sound considerably better than nearly any other six and any four, including the turbocharged 2.0-liter in lesser Stelvios. Sadly, it's not possible to separately select the open exhaust. If you want to hear the engine, fuel economy must take a hit. In competitors the throttle, exhaust, transmission shift points, steering, and adaptive dampers can often be adjusted separately. In the Alfa they must be varied together by selecting one of four uncustomizable modes, with a partial exception. In Sport and Track modes the dampers can be set one notch softer. But you cannot separately select the exhaust mode or pair firm dampers with an economy-oriented drivetrain (which I often like to do in suburban driving). I haven't driven the regular, 280-horsepower Stelvio. In magazine tests it's about two seconds slower to 60 than the QF. While this is a substantial difference, especially in percentage terms, it's still pretty quick. In fact, it's nearly as quick as the six-cylinder, 348-horsepower Macan S I'm comparing to the QF. Which means...the acceleration of the Macan S doesn't really compare to that of the QF. Approaching my test drive of the Porsche, I wondered if the Alfa's extra 157 horsepower would really make a difference when driving on suburban roads. How much horsepower can you really use? Not nearly 505, I figured. And the QF's engine is actually a bit smaller than the Porsche's, so unless you really wring it out does it feel substantially stronger? Yes, yes it does. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio's acceleration feels much stronger and is much more thrilling, even within the legal limit on public roads. There is the aforementioned lull when accelerating from a dead stop. After that, it pulls like a boosted V8. There's such a large price and performance gap between the regular Stelvio and the Quadrifoglio that a merely high-performance variant like those offered by competitors seems a no-brainer. Yet one is not offered. see full Alfa Romeo Stelvio review|
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