2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
- Quick acceleration, even with base engine
- Responsive eight-speed automatic
- Optional giant shift paddles
- Drive-mode knob
- Key-fob-based remote engine start
- Multimedia system operation
- Outward visibility
- Brake feel
- Some interior materials look and feel cheap
- Body roll with non-Sport suspension
- Spring-back turn-signal stalk
New base rear-wheel-drive version
Five-seat mid-size SUV
Eight-speed automatic transmission
Four USB ports standard
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto connectivity standard
What Is the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a luxury SUV that seats up to five people. It comes standard with a 280-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. A high-performance 505-hp Quadrifoglio version with a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V-6 is available. Competitors include the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Acura RDX.
What's New on the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?
There's a new base rear-wheel-drive version, and heated rear seats and a premium alarm are new options. New packages add black or carbon fiber accents.
What Features in the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Are Most Important?
The Stelvio's near 50:50 weight distribution, front to rear, contributes to the SUV's handling prowess, and even the base turbocharged four-cylinder engine is a strong performer with zero-to-60-mph acceleration in 5.4 seconds, according to Alfa Romeo.
Should I Buy the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?
If sporty performance is foremost in your luxury SUV search, there's a good chance the Stelvio will fit the bill with its quick acceleration, responsive transmission and good handling. It's not the most luxurious inside, however, and its multimedia system isn't the easiest to use.
The 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio currently has 0 recalls