Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a pretty big vehicle and this is certainly good news for front-seat occupants. There’s plenty of head room even for taller drivers and the seat goes back far enough for the longest of legs. It’s also wide enough to ensure you won’t be rubbing elbows with your passenger.
You’ll also find a decent amount of storage up front, with door pockets that can hold a bottle of water and other assorted items, and a space in front of the gear selector where you’ll find a couple of cupholders plus a 12V socket and USB port. There’s also plenty of storage under the centre armrest, including a wireless phone charger if specified.
Seat folding and flexibility
Unlike some SUVs, the Stelvio doesn’t offer rear seats that recline or slide backwards and forwards. They do split into 40/20/40 segments, though – more flexible than the common 60/40 arrangement – and they have handles in the boot so you can fold them without having to open a side door. Once they’re down, there’s no step in the extended boot floor, just a slight incline.