Those who value curb appeal and engaging driving dynamics will feel right at home behind the wheel of the charismatically stylish and impressively agile Alfa Romeo Stelvio crossover. Its balanced chassis is complemented by a punchy turbo-four that hits well above its weight class, offering power delivery that sounds like a beefy V-6. The speedy eight-speed transmission compliments the engine with smooth handling and quick shifts. Rear-wheel drive is standard for the base Sprint model, while all other trims get all-wheel drive. We appreciate the Stelvio’s design and performance, but we found it a bit lacking in luxury and utility. Cabin materials are not up to snuff when compared to rivals such as the more affordable Genesis GV70, and the 8.8-inch infotainment screen looks out of date. The rear seat is a bit cramped, and cargo room is limited—the bmw x3 Offers 10 more cubic-feet of space behind the rear seats. Although the Stelvio lags behind competitors when it comes to practicality, it’s still worth considering for shoppers who appreciate its sporty Italian flare.
What’s new for 2024?
For 2024, the Stelvio gets a new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that can be set in three different configurations: Evolve, Comfort and Heritage. Alfa made minor changes to the front fascia, including changing the position of the logo and modifications to the two lower air ducts. Italian crossover is also available cool new headlights With LED matrix technology and “3+3” accent lights, giving the Stelvio the same lighting signature as the new, smaller Tonale, The taillights have also been updated with reworked LED elements. Alfa has also shown a new Competizione model, but hasn’t indicated whether it’s coming to the US market.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
We have a feeling the Stelvio Ti is about to get one. It comes standard with all-wheel drive, which is an extra-cost option on the entry-level Sprint trim. The Ti adds desirable standard features that include larger 19-inch wheels, built-in navigation, a sunroof and more available options. Most paint colors cost extra, and there are a variety of wheel designs. We’ll stick with the stock wheels and opt for the Performance package (aluminum paddle shifters, limited-slip differential) and the Premium package (14-speaker Harman Kardon stereo, leather dashboard and upper doors).
Engine, Transmission and Performance
The Stelvio’s turbocharged four-cylinder sends a hearty 280 horsepower through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The engine was effortlessly quick in our test and during daily driving, and we were particularly fond of its responsive throttle and smooth power delivery. Its raucous exhaust note sounded spirited and appropriate for this application. A must watch for even more thrill seekers High-Performance Quadrifoglio, which we review separately. Rear-wheel drive is standard on the base model, but there all-wheel drive is optional and standard on the rest of the lineup. Towing capacity is 3000 lbs. Apart from its peppy powertrain, the Stelvio boasts of athletic handling and a compliant ride. version we tested It was equipped with 20-inch wheels, and yet it provided ample isolation from all but the harshest bumps. While its maximum cornering grip is on par with rivals, the Alpha is the Alpha dog when it comes to driving engagement. chassis, which is shared with Giulia sedan, has damping that is composed and comfortable. Although the Stelvio’s steering isn’t as sharp as the Giulia’s, its light effort and quick reflexes are still exceptional—especially for a crossover.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
While the Stelvio’s real-world fuel economy and highway range aren’t remarkable, they’re in line with four-cylinder competitors. The EPA hasn’t released the ratings for the 2024 model year yet, but we expect the figures to stay the same. For 2023, the rear-drive model was rated at 22 mpg city and 29 highway. Adding all-wheel drive drops the highway rating by 1 mpg. The Stelvio we used on our 75-mph highway fuel-economy route, part of Our Comprehensive Test Rules, returned 26 mpg. X3 and Lexus RX Thrifty at the pump. For more details on fuel economy of Stelvio, visit EPA website,
Interior, Comfort & Cargo
Like the Giulia sedan, the Stelvio offers a stylish interior and comfortable driving position. Sportier models can be had with carbon-fibre trim, but those looking for a more advanced look can opt for wood inlays. The supportive front seats are upholstered in leather, and handsome aluminum accents adorn the dash, doors, and center console. The Stelvio has a few useful storage tricks up its Italian sleeve, but with a small cargo area behind the rear seat, it’s not the most spacious crossover among this set. Although the Alfa’s other junk was only in average amounts, we appreciated the useful smartphone slot between its cupholders and the tray near the driver’s left knee. There’s also a nifty removable tray running down the center console.
Infotainment & Connectivity
For 2024, the Stelvio gets a new 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster that can be set in three different configurations: Evolve, Comfort and Heritage. The infotainment system still only comes in one size – 8.8-inch – and responds to touch input as well as the handy rotary controller as a redundant control on the center console. Built-in navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. We found the infotainment system visually appealing, but the navigation alerts were sometimes too late, resulting in missed turns. Using one of the two standard smartphone-integration interfaces for navigation solves this minor issue.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The crossover of the Italian breed has several standards driver assists, For more information on the Stelvio’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHSWebsites. Key security features include:
- Standard forward-collision warning and automatic emergency braking
- standard adaptive cruise control
- Standard Blind-Spot Monitoring
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Despite the company’s reputation for reliability woes, Alfa Romeo offers average warranty coverage to the Stelvio.
- Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Complimentary maintenance is covered for one year or 10,000 miles
2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Front-engine, rear- or all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
Turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
122 cubic inches, 1993 cc
280 HP @ 5200 rpm
306 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
Wheelbase: 110.9 inches
Length: 184.6 inches
Width: 74.9 inches
Height: 66.0 Inches
Passenger Volume: 89 cu ft
Cargo Volume: 19 cu ft
curb weight (CD Est): 3950–4050 lb
Display (CD EST)
60 mph: 5.3–5.5 seconds
100 mph: 14.6–15.1 sec
¼-mile: 14.0–14.4 seconds
Top Speed: 144 mph
EPA Fuel Economy (CD EST)
Combined/City/Highway: 24–25/22/28–29 mpg
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