Alfa Romeo Stelvio review - Reliability and Safety
Strong 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.
Although the Stelvio didn't feature in our Driver Power customer satisfaction survey, the Giulia finished in an impressive 3rd place, with excellent scores for ride and handling, safety and the engine and gearbox categories, which should inspire some confidence in the mechanical underpinnings. Alfa Romeo went one better and placed second out of 30 manufacturers. Although there was a higher than average percentage of owners reporting faults, the general feedback was of a reliable product, so presumably any issues are rather minor, or dealers ensure they fix any problem with efficiency and professionalism.
In this review
- 1Alfa Romeo Stelvio reviewThe Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the company's first SUV, and it's a good one
- 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 CostsThanks to its light weight and efficient engines, the Stelvio is right up there with the best for economy and emissions
- 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 readingStrong crash-test results, with positive customer feedback on brand performance