PostHeaderIcon The 2018 Stelvio Quadrifoglio Will Set You Back $81,590 with Destination Fees

The wait for the official price of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is over. The Italian automaker has announced pricing details for the performance SUV, and it’s not cheap. If you want one, you’re going to have to pay at least $79,995 to go home with what Alfa describes as the “world’s fastest SUV.” Throw in the destination fee of $1,595 and the total cost shoots up to $81,590. And, if you’re looking for options, well, at that point, your mileage and the subsequent price of the SUV will vary.


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“If you want one, you’re going to have to pay at least $79,995 to go home with what Alfa describes as the “world’s fastest SUV.””

The announced price is a little steeper than a lot of us probably expected, but it is in line with how much some of the Stelvio Quadrifoglio’s rivals cost. The Porsche Macan Turbo, for example, can cost as much as $87,495 if you attach a Performance Package to it. Even then, the Porsche still owes 65 horsepower to the Stelvio Quadrifoglio even at that price.

Likewise, the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S is priced at around $80,000. It has roughly the same amount of power — 503 horsepower — as the 505-horsepower Stelvio Quadrifoglio.

The only difference is that, unlike the Stelvio, the Macan Turbo and the AMG GLC 63 S are established performance models from established automakers that have been in the crossover and SUV business for a long time. The Stelvio, on the other hand, is Alfa Romeo’s first-ever SUV. Is it worth spending that much on a first-timer?

Evidently, and quite predictably, Alfa Romeo boss Tim Kuniskis believes that it is. “We specifically crafted the Stelvio Quadrifoglio to truly set itself apart among high-performance vehicles, and it does not disappoint – whether being driven on the Nürburgring or on roads across North America,” he said in a statement. “Equipped with the most powerful Alfa Romeo engine ever and our advanced Q4 all-wheel-drive system, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio roars to life with an exhilarating driving experience.”


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It’s hard to blame Alfa Romeo for settling into this price point for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Dropping its price below the Macan Turbo may have some advantages, but it’s not going to build the kind of attachment most high-priced vehicles get from their owners.

I think it’s a fair price for the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. All it has to do now is to live up to its end of the deal and become the high-performance SUV it’s been hyped to be.

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