I've had the car for two weeks now and, so far, I am very satisfyed. It is a very good looking and handling car. The interior is not full of bells and whistles, which I like. Not a lot of buttons. Everything is logically layed out. Comfortable seats and a comfortable ride which could be turned into a sporty ride with the turn of a knob. Some nitpicks: There are only 7 presets on the radio - in total. My last car had over 20 presets. The voice activation does not work for the phone. It seems that the early batches of Stelvios do not come equiped with Apply Play or Android. All phone calls have to be made manually - not through any voice activation. I called Alfa Romeo to ask if when the software became available, would I be able to download it onto my car. They didn't know, so, my feeling is that I won't be able to. Not happy about that. The view out of the back is a bit limited but that is not surprising as the "swooping" design of the rear of the car is one of the things I liked about it. Because of this, the safety package is something you should consider. The dashboard view of the backup camera should be larger and it seems that it should be a bit brighter or have a higher resolution. Again, these are some nitpicks on a SUV that I am very happy with.
Have owned BMW x-5s was test driving a Porsche Macan S and finally drove the Stelvio, was blown away and bought it. I am really enjoying this SUV like no other, it performs like a sports car, and rides like a luxury sedan. Never thought I would own an Alpha Romeo, but they really did their home work on these vehicles. I still have a 9-11 Porsche and have owned a couple of them over the past 18 years, this vehicle may be more fun than driving the Porsche, I'm torn on this one, it is that good. If any one is thinking of buying a vehicle in this category , you really need to drive this one, it is fast, handles like crazy, solidly made and great looking. A must drive for real enthusiasts.
Loyal to Jeep, we found the new GC too big; Cherokee too many compromises-- Stelvio PERFECT for our family. We were ready to pull the trigger on an XC60 but when we looked into the Stelvio, it checked off all of the boxes for both of us in terms of luxury, performance, and ride/features both right-brain and left-brain. Carve a few curves in Dynamic mode and you'll see why! Stelvio is well-equipped out of the wrapper and obviously designed with attention to detail and elegant engineering, yet full of 'surprise and delight' features- example memory seats, theater lighting, alarm system, puddle lights, , auto climate (nice, quiet, unobtrusive fan), 290 hp, AWD and more. I appreciated that you aren't forced into lots of expensive packages to get the few things you want. She loves the understated luxury and we both flipped for the rich chocolate brown interior. Interior room within inches of XC60 (actually larger cargo area). The joy of ownership to me is more than contrived and emotionless design- this vehicle is truly art in motion and a beautifully and elegantly designed machine!
I?m a 25 year old man. Before I bought this car I drove Audi Q5, Jaguar Fpace and Mercedes GLC. Stelvio beats all of them in styling something new it?s fresh u prolly never seen something like this on the road. Wherever u go people stare at the car. It?s fun to drive. If u really want luxury feeling get the red interior it?s makes lot of different. Can?t say much about reliability yet since I have the car for only 2 weeks. I would say one thing if u really looking for luxury compact SUV give this one a try and I bet u will take Stelvio home with u. I?m looking forward to Alfa Romeo see what they have for future so I can have another Alfa when this lease ends.
This is a great driving SUV. It feels like driving a sports sedan but has more trunk space and sits up higher. It is fast and fun to drive. It doesn't take bumps as kindly as typical SUV, but then again if you wanted a typical SUV then you wouldn't buy this car. I wanted a sports car and my wife wanted an SUV. This has been a great compromise, especially because it handles the potholes here in the northeast WAY better than our Mercedes sedan did. General drawbacks - Some features feel a bit cheap in a way Mercedes would never have skimped. Specific drawbacks 1. some nobs feel cheap 2. heat seats are more like seat warmers, not hot or fast. 3 back up camera feels pretty 2012 not 2017 4. parking sensors are a bit sluggish and not as accurate as I would like. Overall this car is a beast and I love it.