Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2022 Review

Is the Alfa Stelvio Quadrifoglio any good

Stelvio Quadrifoglio  – This week we are going to revisit one of my favourite cars. The Alfa Romer Stelvio Quadrifoglio. That’s quite a mouthful. 

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio profile

In the world of sports SUVs the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio stands almost apart from all the others.

Here is an AWD SUV that is both beautiful to look at and beautiful to drive. It certainly attracted plenty of attention and compliments about its design when I was out and about.

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio interior

Starting from around $158,000, plus the usual costs, the range-topping Quadrifoglio boasts a powerful 2.9L V6 Bi-Turbo petrol engine delivering power of 375kW and torque of 600 Nm, it has a top speed of 283 km/h and will race from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds.

Figures tell you one thing, driving tells us another. While many sports SUVs with that kind of performance tend to be a bit brutal in delivery, the Alfa is all smoothness and finesse.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio driver select

In fact it is deceptively quick, the acceleration, when you plant the right foot is exhilarating and there is a sharp raspy exhaust note.

The closest to it in terms of price performance ratio and smoothness is the Jaguar F-PACE SVR, which is also beautiful in design.

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What is good?

What is not so good?

  • Performance
  • Bang for Buck
  • Beautiful design
  • Unsettled suspension at low speeds
  • No HUD
  • Unsightly paddle shifts

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio engine

Model   

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Model Price$147,950 MLP*
Engine2.9L V Twin Turbo Petrol
DrivetrainAWD 8 Sp Sports AT
Power375kW @ 6500rpm
Torque600Nm @ 2500-5000rpm
Safety5 Star ANCAP (Tested Mar 2018)
CO2 Emissions233 g/km
Economy ADR/ Capacity10.2L/100km / 12.1L/100K on test / 64L
0-100kmh/Top Speed3.8 Secs / 283 kmh
Servicing12 Mths / 15,000km Fixed price service
Warranty3yr/ 150,000 km with 3 Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

Overall Rating    

89/100

Behind the Wheel9
Comfort9
Equipment9
Performance10
Ride and Handling8
Practicality9
Fit for Purpose9
Towing/Payload Capability9
Technology / connectivity8
Value for Money9

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio rear qtr

Dimensions 

 
Overall Length / Wheelbase4702mm / 2818mm
Width / Height1955mm / 1698mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depthUp to 200 mm / N/A
Approach / RO / DepartureN/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle64 Litres / TBA mts KTK
Boot Space Min / Max525L / 1461L
Kerb Weight /  GVM / GCM / PayloadTBA
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball ratingTBA

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Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio reverse cameras

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio specific highlights:

  • Alfa DNA Pro
  • Alfa Torque Vectoring System
  • Monza Exhaust with Quad Tips
  • Monster Braking System
  • Pirelli P Zero Tyres
  • Cylinder Deactivation System
  • 20” QV Forged Alloy Wheels
  • Carbon Fibre Side Skirts, Rear Spoiler and Bonnet
  • Leather & Alcantara Upholstered Seats
  • Carbon Fibre Interior Trim
  • Quadrifoglio Door Sill Scuff Plates with Aluminium Insert
  • QV Steering Wheel with Leather, Alcantara and Carbon Fibre
  • Harman Kardon Premium Audio
  • 8.9/10
    Rating - 8.9/10
8.9/10

Summary

Stelvio Quadrifoglio  – This week we are going to revisit one of my favourite cars. The Alfa Romer Stelvio Quadrifoglio. That’s quite a mouthful. 

The closest to it in terms of price performance ratio and smoothness is the Jaguar F-PACE SVR, which is also beautiful in design.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.