A total of seven vehicles from the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep® brands are among those selected by the editors of Car and Driver for the 2021 edition of the publication’s annual Editors’ Choice honors.
The 702-horsepower 2021 Ram 1500 TRX – the quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world – makes the Editors’ Choice list in its first year on the market. It is joined by the award-winning Ram 1500 light-duty and Ram 2500/3500 heavy-duty pickup trucks, both repeat winners from the 2020 list.
The 2021 Editors’ Choice list also includes repeat honors for the Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup truck and Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Also on this year’s list are the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio, marking the fourth consecutive year Car and Driver’s editors have included these premium performance vehicles on the list.
The 2021 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list covers 96 vehicles over 32 market segments, selected from more than 400 models that the publication’s editors have tested.
“This is the list of those (vehicles) we would recommend to our friends and family, the vehicles we think are reliable, safe and fun to drive,” said Sharon Silke Carty, Car and Driver editor-in-chief.
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
As the “halo” model in Alfa Romeo’s sedan lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s exclusive motorsports expertise with a best-in-class, 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, delivering an unsurpassed 3.8-second 0-60 mph time, as well as a Nürburgring lap time of 7:32, the fastest ever by a five-passenger production sedan. The Giulia Quadrifoglio, like the 2.0-liter 280-horespower Giulia Sprint and Giulia Ti models, embody Alfa Romeo’s "la meccanica delle emozioni" (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, bringing race-inspired performance with class-leading power, advanced technologies and seductive Italian style to the premium midsize sedan segment.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The 505-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets the benchmark for performance SUVs with a 0-60 mph time of only 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 176 mph. Updates for 2021 include available 21-inch wheels and vibrant new colors, including Rosso GTA (red) and Verde Montreal (green). Born from the world’s greatest driving road, the Stelvio Pass, the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivers performance, design and technology in an SUV that could only come from Italy. The Stelvio lineup, which includes the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the 280-horsepower Stelvio Sprint and Stelvio Ti models, is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s unparalleled balance of engineering and emotion.
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