CARS.COM — The recent announcement of Alfa Romeo rolling out a high-performance Quadrifoglio version of its Stelvio SUV may have enthusiasts eager to get behind the wheel, but the eye-watering price jump may not be for everyone. Shoppers interested in the style of the Stelvio but content to live without the boosted performance, and commensurate price, will still find much to like in the base and Ti trims — including its gas mileage.
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The base Stelvio with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 22/28/24 mpg city/highway/combined, which is right in the ballpark of competitors like the BMW X3, Jaguar F-Pace and Porsche Macan. So what does that look like coming out of your wallet?
- With the national average for premium gas at $3.07 a gallon early Thursday per the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, filling the 2018 Stelvio's 16.9-gallon tank from an empty state would cost you $51.88.
- In Missouri, where the average cost of premium was the lowest in the U.S. at $2.74 a gallon, filling up a Stelvio would cost you $46.31.
- In Hawaii, where averages are typically highest regardless of fuel type, premium averaged $3.70 a gallon this past week; that means filling up a Stelvio would cost you $62.53.
Like premium's national average, which dropped 2 cents week over week, both regular gas and diesel saw price declines, according to AAA — regular fell to $2.53 from $2.55 a gallon nationally, and diesel dropped to $2.96 from $2.98 a gallon. Only Hawaii and Indiana saw averages increase week over week.
Though those averages have been falling for a couple of weeks now, AAA warned that a round of refinery maintenance coupled with slowing production and a rise in crude oil prices may hit travelers' wallets at the pump as soon as late-February. Those motoring in a Stelvio will just have to settle for taking comfort in the well-designed front seats.
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