Alfa Romeo Stelvio review - MPG, CO2 and running costs
With lightweight and efficient engines, the Stelvio delivers decent fuel economy, although can't compete with rivals that utilise hybrid technology
Although the Stelvio doesn't feature any form of hybrid technology, Alfa's efforts to keep the extra pounds at bay has helped its premium SUV return decent fuel consumption figures and reasonably competitive levels of CO2.
There are just two engines to choose from: a 207bhp diesel and 276bhp petrol. Alfa claims the oil-burner will deliver an average of 47.1mpg while emitting 162g/km of CO2. For comparison, the Audi Q5 40 TDI is capable of 44.8mpg at best, with CO2 emissions from 164g/km.
The petrols naturally fare less well. According to Alfa, it's capable of returning 33.6mpg at best and CO2 emissions start from 191g/km, however, when we tested this particular version of the Stelvio it only managed to achieve 24.4mpg.
Unsurprisingly, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, with its 503bhp 2.9-litre V6 petrol engine, will be even less frugal and the most costly to tax, too – but it should be comparable to a Porsche Macan GTS and the Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S.
The 207bhp diesel sits in insurance groups 34-35, depending on what specification you go for, while the 276bhp petrol model sits in groups 37 regardless of the specification. The 503bhp Stelvio Quadrifoglio will be the most expensive variant to insure, as sits in group 50 out of 50.
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The Stelvio should hold onto around 50 per cent of its original list price after a typical three-year/36,000-mile ownership period, with the diesel versions performing a touch better at around 51-52 per cent.
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In this review
- 1Alfa Romeo Stelvio reviewThe handsome Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a sporty SUV that's good to drive, but it's expensive to buy and run compared to some rivals
- 2Engines, performance and driveDespite the increased ride height, the Stelvio drives almost as sweetly as the Giulia. The sharp handling does affect ride comfort a bit, though.
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running Costs - currently readingWith lightweight and efficient engines, the Stelvio delivers decent fuel economy, although can't compete with rivals that utilise hybrid technology
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe interior design is attractive and quality is a step up for Alfa, including improved infotainment and autonomous tech
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThere’s decent space inside the Stelvio, which matches rather than betters its rivals in this area
- 6Reliability and SafetyThe Stelvio boasts strong crash-test results, with positive customer feedback on brand performance