Alfa Romeo Stelvio variants
Total price
Monthly payment
Figures are based on a 20% deposit

Finance representative example (PCP)

Total cash price £29,999. Borrowing £23,999 with a £6,000 deposit at a representative APR of 12.9%.

49 monthly payments
£432.04
Fixed interest rate
12.9%
Total amount payable
£39,296.82
Cost of credit
£9,297.82
Optional final payment
£12,559.00
Annual mileage limit
6000 miles

Alfa Romeo Stelvio buying guide

The Stelvio definitely subscribes to the S of Sport Utility Vehicle, with powerful petrol and diesel engines and fast acceleration. That’s even more the case with the range-topping Stelvio Quadrifoglio, with its Ferrari-developed V6 petrol engine. Learn more about the Stelvio, and find out which is the best one for you.

What Alfa Romeo Stelvio trim levels are there?

Some trim levels have come and gone in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio line-up, but you’re likely to find used examples in Super, Sprint, Speciale, Veloce and Ti trims, plus a Milano special edition and the scorching Quadrifoglio.

Super has 18-inch wheels, two-zone air conditioning and a powered tailgate, while opting for Sprint means you also get adaptive cruise control, leather upholstery with front seat heaters, privacy glass and a heated steering wheel. Veloce and Ti focus on sportiness, and come with the more powerful engines.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio interior and technology

A Porsche Macan edges the Stelvio for interior quality, but in isolation the Stelvio feels great inside – especially if you’re paying used car prices. The materials feel premium, and the layout is also snug to reinforce that sporty feel. The driving position is about 20cm higher than the Giulia, giving you a better view of the road ahead.

Updates in late 2019 included more solid-feeling switchgear and the introduction of a tray that can have wireless phone charging. All Stelvios come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto if you’d rather use your phone’s apps for navigation and music functions.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio engine range explained

(Most popular) Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.0 Turbo petrol

This petrol engine is available in two flavours: 200hp in lower-spec cars, and 280hp for high-spec Veloce, Ti and Milano. Even the lesser engine sprints from 0-62mph in around seven seconds, but the 280hp version will entice keen drivers by knocking 1.5 seconds off that time. Both feel quick if not savagely rapid, and the 280hp version uses an augmented exhaust sound piped through the speakers, which may not be to everyone’s taste. The petrol engines are capable of up to 30mpg.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 JTDM diesel

You get lots of pulling power in the 2.2-litre diesel, which is offered with 190hp or 210hp. The latter is pretty quick for a diesel, taking 6.6 seconds to cover off 0-62mph, and both return around 40mpg.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio 2.9 V6 BiTurbo petrol

With a 510hp V6 under the vented bonnet and lots of carbon fibre, the Quadrifoglio feels far more exotic than any other Stelvio. Alfa’s competitor to the Porsche Macan Turbo is one of the fastest-accelerating SUVs you can buy – launch at full chat and you’ll be at 62mph in just 3.9 seconds. 

Your Alfa Romeo Stelvio questions answered

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV launched in 2017, and shouldered big plans to save the company. It hasn’t been quite as successful as company bosses would’ve hoped, but it has become Alfa’s best-selling car. And let’s not forget that it still has to compete with the likes of the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace – the Stelvio hasn’t had the sports SUV market to itself.

The Alfa Romeo measures in at just under 4.7 metres long, so it shouldn’t be impossible to get into most parking spaces. Reversing is helped by a standard-fit rear-view camera. The Stelvio’s swoopy lines do eat into passenger space a little, but a car this big is always going to be big enough for four adults to sit in comfort. It gives a cosy, cocooning feeling rather than one of expansive space, in keeping with the Stelvio’s sporty ethos.

Boot space is 525 litres, which is a little more than the Porsche Macan. There’s plenty of room for some large suitcases or golf clubs, and the hatchback tailgate makes it so much easier to load than the Giulia saloon.

Named after a winding Italian mountain pass, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio backs that up with lovely handling and powerful engines. There are two diesel and two petrol engines, plus the 510hp V6 reserved for the fast flagship. All Stelvios come with a brilliant automatic gearbox.

Alfa Romeo is still regarded as a maker of unreliable cars, but that's a little unfair these days. Not every car will be trouble-free, but the vast majority of Stelvios won't cause their owners any problems. The Stelvio is much better-built than Alfas of old.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio has its work cut out competing against cars like the Porsche Macan and BMW X3, but it is a good car and one that's worth considering – especially if you want something that's not super common. It has quite a luxurious and spacious interior, plus exciting engines and a grippy driving experience. Of course, the Alfa Romeo badge and style could sway it for some buyers.

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a premium car – it can be compared to a Mercedes, a BMW or a Jaguar. We wouldn't say it's a true luxury car like a Maserati or a Bentley, but it's certainly higher-quality than a mainstream car like a Ford Kuga or Kia Sportage.