Buyer’s guide to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Buyer’s guide to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Here’s everything you need to know about Alfa Romeo’s impressive SUV.

It was certainly a break from the norm when Alfa Romeo introduced its first SUV in 2017 – offering premium buyers something different from the typical German brands.

The Stelvio – named after one of Europe’s most famous driving roads – is one of the best models to drive in its class, and that’s elevated further by the superb Quadrifoglio performance version.

It’s also quintessentially Italian – offering glamourous styling and a high-quality interior. Here’s what else you need to know about the Stelvio.

What engines are available?

A host of powerful petrol and diesel engines are available on the Stelvio, with the range starting with a 187bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine. This is offered with the option of rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. It’s paired to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, along with every other Stelvio in the line-up.

It can accelerate to 0-60mph in 7.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 138mph. The RWD version is the most efficient – returning up to a claimed 41.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of 138g/km.

The same engine is offered with a higher output of 207bhp, which drops the 0-60mph time down to 6.4 seconds, and increases the top speed to 134mph. It can return a claimed 39.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 147g/km.

The petrol option consists of a 2.0-litre turbocharged unit, which is available with outputs of 197bhp and 276bhp. The former can reach 0-60mph in 7.0 seconds, and the latter in 5.5 seconds. The only downside with choosing a petrol unit is that they’re quite thirsty – returning just 28mpg, with CO2 emissions of 176g/km.

If you’re wanting to turn things up to 10, opt for monstrous Quadrifoglio version, which sees 503bhp developed from its 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine – allowing for a 0-60mph time of 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 176mph.

What trim levels are offered?

Five trim levels are available, with equipment highlights and prices as follows.

Super – from £38,945

Standard equipment is generous, and includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and smartphone mirroring, 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, half leather seats, front and rear parking sensors and cruise control. Standard safety kit also comprises automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning.

Nero Edizione – from £41,445

Upgrading to the stylish Nero Edizione brings dark 20-inch alloy wheels, tinted rear windows, a gloss black styling kit, LED foglights and Bi-Xenon headlights. It also features adaptive cruise control and further connected services.

Speciale – from £45,945

Adopting a similar sort of styling package to the Nero Edizione, the Speciale featured revised 20-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon headlights, but also heated and electrically-operated leather seats, along with heated washer nozzles and a heated steering wheel.

Ti – from £48,845

This range-topping grade in the standard Stelvio trim level brings carbon fibre wing mirrors, keyless entry, an electric tailgate and a reversing camera. It also gains a powerful 10-speaker sound system, along with ambient interior lighting, sports leather seats with memory function and further electrical adjustment.

Quadrifoglio – from £70,900

The flagship Quadrifoglio primarily brings performance upgrades – including adjustable performance modes, adaptive suspension, torque vectoring and a performance exhaust. It also features distinctive 20-inch alloy wheels, painted wheel arches, black brake callipers and a leather and Alcantara interior.

Enquire on a new Alfa Romeo Stelvio

What about personalisation?

Alfa Romeo is remarkably good at offering customers plenty of bespoke features, with a comprehensive range of colour options available for starters. Highlights include Alfa White, Basalto Brown and Visconti Green. A host of different interior combinations are also available – including black, brown and red leather cabins. Wooden inserts can also be added, too.

The options list is also quite expensive, with features such as a panoramic sunroof (£1,250), a hands-free boot (£250) and blind-spot monitoring (£700) available.

The sporty Quadrifoglio is also available with a host of unique options, too, including Sparco carbon sports seats (£3,250) and carbon ceramic brakes – this extra being particularly costly at £5,900. 

Latest Guides

Join the newsletter

Get the latest news, reviews and guides every week. Update your preferences at any time.