Alfa Romeo Stelvio review - Reliability and safety
The Stelvio deStrong crash-test results, with positive customer feedback on brand performance
Like its Giulia sibling, with which it shares key components, construction and safety features, the Stelvio managed a full five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP. There sporty SUV achieved a 97 per cent score for adult occupant safety and 84 per cent for child passenger protection.
Standard safety kit is good, with front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera and active cruise control all included. The Veloce Ti model is laden with extra active kit, comprising Active Blind Spot Assist, a Driver Attention Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Lane Keeping Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Highway Assist which combines active cruise control and lane centering technology for semi-autonomous highway driving.
Buyers looking at Sprint or Veloce versions, but wanting this extra safety tech, will have to pay a further £1,000 to specify the Driver Assistance pack.
The Stelvio didn't feature in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, although the Giulia - with which the Stelvio shares a platform - has enjoyed success in the Best cars to own poll over recent years.
Alfa Romeo offers a standard three-year warranty for the Stelvio, with the opportunity to extend cover for a further 12 or 24 months at extra cost. A year's roadside assistance is also included.
Buyers can opt for one of Alfa's tailored service plans that relate to how you use your car and how many miles you cover over a 12 month period.
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 CostsWith 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 spaceStelvio offers a comfortable interior. There’s decent space inside which matches rather than betters rivals
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Stelvio deStrong crash-test results, with positive customer feedback on brand performance