Alfa Romeo Stelvio review - Reliability and safety
The Stelvio boasts 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 was awarded Euro NCAP maximum five-star crash safety rating when it was tested in 2017. The sporty Italian SUV also achieved a very impressive 97 per cent score for adult occupant safety and 84 per cent for child passenger protection.
Standard safety kit is good too, as every Stelvio comes equipped with front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, active cruise control, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning. For an extra £1,000, you can add the Driver Assistance Pack to any Stelvio, which includes Drowsy Driver Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Jam Assist and Highway Assist which combines active cruise control and lane centering technology for semi-autonomous highway driving.
The Stelvio didn't feature in our latest Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, although the closely related Giulia saloon has enjoyed success in the best cars to own rankings in recent years.
Every Alfa Romeo now comes with a with a three-year/unlimited mileage warranty, with the opportunity to extend the Stelvio's 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 spaceThere’s decent space inside the Stelvio, which matches rather than betters its rivals in this area
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Stelvio boasts strong crash-test results, with positive customer feedback on brand performance