Cost & verdict

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review

Manufacturer price from:£36,990
What Car? Target Price:£34,307
Search new deals
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Review continues below...
28 Feb 2017 09:59 | Last updated: 4 Oct 2018 07:56

In this review

Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Alfa Romeo Stelvio estate running costs

Rather impressively, the most potent four-wheel-drive diesel Stelvio emits less carbon dioxide than an equivalent Audi Q5; the Alfa manages just 127g/km and has an official figure of 58.8mpg. With that in mind, we expect good things from the less powerful diesel, especially when fitted with rear-wheel drive. It’s a different story for the petrol version; this emits more than the Q5 but is still pretty reasonable given the performance on offer.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio estate equipment

Entry-level Stelvio models still get plenty of kit, including 17in alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, a 6.5in infotainment system, automatic braking with pedestrian detection, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, electric tailgate plus automatic lights and wipers. Super models get part-leather seats, a range of interior colour choices, 18in wheels and the option of Luxury or Sport packs.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Alfa Romeo Stelvio estate reliability

We don’t yet know how reliable the Stelvio is as it’s so new, nor do we have any recent data for Alfa Romeo as a brand. What we can say is that sister brand Fiat scored in the top half of the table in our last reliability survey. While the duration of the warranty is a fairly standard three years, it’s worth noting that there are no mileage restrictions.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio estate safety and security

The Stelvio scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP crash test, beating the likes of the Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC for adult protection. It’s behind those two rivals for child and pedestrian protection, although it narrowly beats the Q5 for safety assist systems (such as emergency braking and lane departure warnings).

Not only is it good in a crash, there’s also standard automatic braking with pedestrian detection and lane departure warning.

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here

 

open the gallery4 Images

Verdict

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is fun to drive, but a firm ride and the cheap interior trim count against it

  • Entertaining handling
  • Competitive running costs
  • Smooth automatic gearbox
  • Disappointing interior quality
  • Rear seat space could be better
  • Noisy diesel engines
There are 6 trims available for the Stelvio estate. Click to see details.See all versions
Super
Super models get part leather seats, a range of interior colour choices, 18in wheels and the option of Luxury or Sport packs to personalise your car further....View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£34,307
Average Saving £2,683
View Trim
Nero Edizione
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£40,090
View Trim
Speciale
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Diesel, Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£40,227
Average Saving £3,163
View Trim
Milano
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
What Car? Target Price from
£41,800
Average Saving £3,291
View Trim
OUR PICK
Quadrifoglio
Not just a Stelvio with a 503bhp V6. It gets 20in wheels and bi-xenons as standard, as well as special leather/alcantara sports seats, sport suspension with adaptive dampers, uprated brakes, a torq...View trim
Fuel Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£69,500
View Trim
Quadrifoglio NRing
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol
What Car? Target Price from
£89,500
View Trim