2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
MSRP range
$41,995 - $79,795
New
Used

Pros

  • Among the more fun-to-drive compact luxury crossovers available
  • Powerful and exciting engine
  • Distinctive styling and wheels help it stand out in the crowd

Cons

  • Odd brake pedal feel makes it hard to modulate easily
  • Low tow capacity versus segment
  • Somewhat snug back seat
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Top consumer reviews

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The New Stelvio
H. Meltzer, 9/30/2017
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.
Passionate SUV/CUV - One drive is all it takes!
Woody, 12/6/2017
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!
Love It
howie15704, 10/22/2017
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.
Fast if you are into that type of thing
Morgan, 2/7/2018
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.
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio video

CARLOS LAGO: Welcome to Nashville. I've flown out to test drive the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Stelvio is a compact, luxury-oriented SUV that competes against the BMW X3, Audi Q5, Mercedes Benz GLC, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F pace, and on and on. The list is so long because this is a very hot and very competitive segment. So you've got to stand out. Now, the way Alfa Romeo does this is they've named the Stelvio after a very curvy road in the Italian Alps. It's kind of a strange thing. You would typically think a name like that would be reserved for a sports car, but not for Alfa Romeo. The Stelvio name indicates what Alfa Romeo is trying to do with this car, what they want to convey with this car. And that's a sense of driving passion and driving enjoyment. Inside and out, this is a very unique and parts of it very attractive look that sets it aside from the typical luxury compact SUV. There's a purposefulness to the design that says, this is something that has sporty intentions. I mean, just look at the wheels, for example. The latest Alfa Romeo wheels look amazing. Some parts of it might be hit or miss but that's for you to decide. I still go back and forth on the front end of this car, though the rear, the rear 3/4, especially this thing, looks nice. The same is true inside. It's an interior that almost might seem plain, but it's a careful use of materials in it. Its simplicity gives it an attraction that will make it seem at home on the day-to-day usage. Now, every Stelvio except for the high performance version comes with a turbocharged two-liter four cylinder that makes 280 horsepower and 306 pound/feet of torque. Attached to that two-liter turbocharged four cylinder is an 8-speed automatic and all Stelvios come with all-wheel-drive. It's a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system. And most of the time it's directing 100% of the available torque to the rear wheels. But in rare instances, it can set as much as 60% up to the front end. Now, this is supposed to help give it a more natural-feeling sensation when it comes to handling. Although you probably have to be pushing it to notice the effects or be a very astute super sensitive driver. So those kinds of things. The ride is on the firmer side and it's controlled nicely. You don't get a sense that this thing weighs the 4,000 pounds or plus that it does weight. And that's really nice. Driving a sport version of the Stelvio, which comes with these enormous aluminum shift paddles, they kind of look like they're novelty size. And there's a couple of things about these shift pedals that are actually pretty nice. When you put this thing in manual mode and start relying on them, they hold gears even if you run into red line. They want to make this experience like driving a manual vehicle. One of the things we have noticed, though, is that this car employs a brake-by-wire system. There's no mechanical connection between the brake pedal and the brakes themselves. It's all done electronically. And this can-- most of the time it feels OK, but occasionally you do get this sense of uncanny valley, where the response isn't as linear as you would like from a brake pedal. You press on the pedal sometimes and it can take a fraction of a second longer to ramp up the brake response that you're looking for. General driving, it's fine. It just takes some getting used to. The acceleration is impressive. When you come to a stop there's a bit of a delay. Part of it's because of turbo lag. There's only so much you can do running a ton of boost through a small displacement engine. But once this motor gets going, it has no problem developing speed. The goal of this vehicle to make driving more engaging, more satisfying, more fun than your typical luxury SUV, I think they've done a very good job at that. At least in this initial impression. Such that I've got to make sure I'm watching my speed, and it's Parkway here. I can't wait to get this car back to our office to do more extended testing on it. But for the time being, this looks like a very promising first drive.

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Review

Jump in the passenger seat of the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio as Senior Writer Carlos Lago test-drives Alfa Romeo's new luxury compact SUV in Nashville. Watch the video to find out if this unique-looking all-wheel-drive compact SUV, equipped with a 280-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, lives up to its sporty name.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$46,495
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 5200 rpm
MSRP
$41,995
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 5200 rpm
MSRP
$43,995
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 5200 rpm
MSRP
$43,795
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
280 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Stelvio safety features:

Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning-Plus
Applies the brakes automatically if it senses a front collision is imminent in an effort to mitigate the damage.
Adaptive Cruise Control-Plus with Full Stop
Keeps pace with the speed of the car in front of you, even if that means slowing to a stop.
Departure Warning
Alerts you if it senses the vehicle unintentionally leaving its lane.

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More about the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a compact luxury crossover SUV intent on attracting buyers with sharp design, enjoyable handling and a powerful engine. It comes in two trim levels that, with exceptions, have similar access to options and packages, which include additional safety, luxury and performance features. Regardless of trim level and options, the Stelvio's pricing remains competitive with the segment, even when it's fully loaded.

The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is offered in base and Ti trim levels that are differentiated by their level of standard features. Regardless, both trims come with the same powerful inline-four and eight-speed automatic. A high-performance Quadrifoglio model will be available early next year.

The base Stelvio doesn't skimp on style, boasting 18-inch wheels and chrome exhaust finishers. You'll find most typical luxury appointments inside, including 10-way power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and a digital gauge cluster. And while the 6.5-inch entertainment screen falls on the small side, it still supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

For a small increase in price, the Ti ups the luxury and appearance elements by adding items such as 19-inch wheels, wood interior trim, heated front seats and steering wheel, and a larger 8.8-inch widescreen infotainment system.

A small handful of packages improve performance, luxury and safety aspects of the Stelvio, while à la carte options consist of a stereo upgrade and a dual-pane sunroof. A rear mechanical locking differential — a rarity in this segment — is available in a performance package. Fortunately, most packages and options can be ordered in conjunction, so you don't have to worry about missing out on a feature.

Considering its driving experience, the Stelvio is priced fairly when compared against its segment. That said, it biases more toward sport than utility and luxury; its interior can feel a little plain; and larger occupants might feel a little cramped in the back seat. Like all Alfa Romeos, the Stelvio is fresh to the market, so it'll be a few years before you know what to expect for resale value. When you've made the decision, Edmunds can help find the perfect 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio for you.

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