Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
It’s unrealistic to enter into sports SUV ownership and expect it to be a cheap experience, but nobody wants to simply throw money away, either. Thankfully, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio costs less than both the BMW X3 M Competition and Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S – the latter being its closest rival in terms of raw performance.
And unlike with the BMW and Mercedes – or indeed the Porsche Macan – there’s little need to go crazy on the options list: 20in alloy wheels, adaptive dampers, xenon headlights, leather and Alcantara seats, cruise control, sat-nav and Bluetooth are just some of the luxuries included. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are competitive versus those rivals', too, if far from low.