2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Pros: Sporty character, crisp handling; cargo versatility; competitive pricing

Cons: Non-linear throttle response; complicated control layout; so-so passenger room; unproven reliability of Alfa Romeo brand

CG Says: The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a new-for-2018 premium compact crossover SUV that shares a platform with the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan. Initially, the Stelvio’s sole powertrain is a 280-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive. A Quadrifoglio model with a 505-hp turbo V6 is expected later in the model year. The Stelvio’s available safety features include adaptive forward collision warning and mitigation with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Other available features include a hands-free power liftgate, bi-xenon headlights, 360-degree camera, and adaptive cruise control. With its agile handling and quick steering, the Stelvio is one of the sportier premium compact SUVs on the market. The interior is nicely finished in upscale materials, and the cargo area is competitive with most premium compact SUV rivals. And even when extra-cost options are added, Stelvio pricing compares favorably to its primary competitors. The Alfa Romeo brand doesn’t have an established reputation for quality and reliability in the U.S., but the Stelvio’s distinctive Italian character and other assets should attract shoppers looking for a performance-focused luxury SUV that’s a bit off the beaten path.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Alfa Romeo
Nation of Manufacture Italy
Base Prices Base: $42,990
Sport: $44,790
Ti: $44,990
Ti Sport: $47,490
Quadrifoglio: NA

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
280
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.9-liter V6
Horsepower
505
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
NA
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
NA

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Lusso
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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