Alfa Romeo's new Stelvio model is its first crossover SUV in the US, joining the existing 4C sports car and Guilia sedan.

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The Stelvio is a five-passenger SUV which ranges on the small side, comparable to a Porsche Macan or Audi Q5.

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Alfa Romeo plays in the premium market, so the Stelvio, which derives its name from a pass in the Italian alps, goes for a base price of around $42,000.

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Style is a high point for the Stelvio, as it sports Alfa Romeo's classic triangular grille.

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The hood is inset, allowing for smooth, gapless sheet metal around the fenders.

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Lower intakes give the Stelvio an aggressive appearance.

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The Stelvio comes with LED daytime running lights, but sticks to older technology with its bi-xenon headlights.

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Impressively, Alfa Romeo wrings 280 horsepower out of the 2.0-liter four cylinder engine, largely due to a turbocharger and direct injection.

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Rounding out the driveline, the Stelvio comes standard with all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Alfa Romeo keeps the cabin quiet with damping materials and good sealing all around.

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Along with its looks, the Stelvio offers a comfortable, easy driving character.

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Click through to see style galore in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.

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