Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Wins AVA Performance SUV of the Year Award
Most SUVs are more at home on a muddy backroad than a race track. But the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio isn’t most SUVs – it’s an Italian-build thoroughbred. That’s why the sporty crossover took home the coveted, Automotive Video Association Performance SUV of the Year award.
Introducing the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
First introduced in 2018, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio is a new contender to the luxury SUV segment. The crossover draws from its Italian racing heritage to provide a driving experience unlike anything else on the road.
The distinction starts on the outside. Designed by Alfa Romeo artisans in Frosinone, Italy, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio is authentically Alfa Romeo inside and out.
In other words – it’s gorgeous. The exterior features distinguished touches such as the classic Scudetto grille. Inside the five-passenger cabin, there’s available Alcantara leather upholstery and carbon fiber trim.
But the SUVs beauty is more than skin deep. Best-in-class power comes from and available 2.9L twin-turbocharged V6 engine churning out 505 hp and 443 lb.-ft. The rest of the powertrain consists of a precision 8-speed automatic transmission and standard Q4 High-Performance all-wheel drive.
The Quadrifoglio also has a near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Combined with the stout powertrain, the layout allows the Alfa Romeo to sprint from 0-60 in just 3.6 seconds. Top speed is a class-leading 176 mph. On the Nürburgring track, the Italian rocket nabbed the fastest time of any production SUV in the world.
Taking Home the AVA Performance SUV of the Year Award
On September 26, 2018, in Auburn Hills, Michigan, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio was named Performance SUV of the Year by the Automotive Video Association (AVA). The honor was presented at the organization’s second annual Automotive Video Awards competition.
To win the title, the Italian SUV had to outdo the top vehicles in its class. Each competitor was put through a series of tests, then rated by AVA judges.
“This year’s contenders were the best vehicle lineup we’ve had yet,” said Nik Miles, president of OurAutoExpert.com. “Although the battle was fought hard, only two winners could come out on top. Voting was down to the wire for every single contender in each performance category. Ultimately, only two remained from all judge’s entries.”
Earning acknowledgement from the AVA is a true honor. The organization is composed of elite automotive video journalists representing 500 million viewers per year.
Some of the most well-known members include Nik Miles (Our Auto Expert), Roman Mica (The Fast Lane Car), Alex Dykes (Alex on Autos), Sofyan Bey (Redline Reviews), Jason Fenske (Engineering Explained), Matt Maranowski (Matt Maran Motoring) and Nick Murray (The Nick Murray YouTube Channel).
Together, the group concluded the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a winning combination of handling, acceleration and all-around drivability.
Drive at winner at Alfa Romeo of Morris County
The award-winning Stelvio Quadrifoglio is available now, at Alfa Romeo of Morris County: the leading Alfa Romeo dealer in Whippany, NJ. We have a wide selection of Alfa Romeo SUVs in stock and ready for your driving pleasure. Stop by today to experience a modern Italian masterpiece firsthand.