2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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$42,350

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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Quick acceleration, even with base engine
  • Responsive eight-speed automatic
  • Handling
  • Optional giant shift paddles
  • Drive-mode knob

The bad:

  • Outward visibility
  • Brake feel
  • Body roll with non-Sport suspension

3 trims

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Our 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard
  • High-performance Quadrifoglio version available

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a compact luxury SUV with seating for five people. It comes standard with a 280-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired 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 also available and comes standard with all-wheel drive. Competitors include the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Volvo XC60.  

What’s New on the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

Alfa Romeo has tweaked the Stelvio’s trim lineup and the features offered at each level, but there are no other significant changes. 

What Features in the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Heated, power-folding side mirrors
  • Remote start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity
  • Leather upholstery
  • 40/20/40-split folding backseat
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking

Available features include:

  • 19-, 20- or 21-inch aluminum wheels
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Dual-pane moonroof
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Wireless device charging
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio?

If sharp steering reflexes and sporty performance are vital parts of your luxury SUV search, there’s a good chance the Stelvio will fit the bill. This is an SUV that lives for curvy roads, and the Quadrifoglio model delivers exhilarating acceleration. It’s worth noting, however, that many rivals look and feel more luxurious inside. We also thought its brake-pedal feel wasn’t the best.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Coolest car I’ve owned

Rides real smooth. Love the look and overall performance of the car. I will definitely be a repeat customer. Never felt any pressure at all.

5.0

Beautiful car!

Great package! Love the look, black exterior and interior with black rims. Leather seats and heated too. Moonroof is pretty slick! Gorgeous! Everything I wanted!

4.3

Awesome crossover - Stelvio Ti Sport

We drove a few cars in this class within a few hours timeframe to understand what would work better. It drives great, the steering wheels feels awesome and my wife fell in love with the color. Better fit and finish than the german competitor we drove. The brakes felt grabby at first, but we got used to them after a few days. The black interior got pretty hot during a July trip to South Carolina, but i don't thinks many cars would fare better in the conditions. The air conditioning needs to be turned up, especially after the car is sitting in the sun for a few hours. Good reliability so far (17k miles), with the exception of an intermittent squeak in the driver's door.

See all 8 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Alfa Romeo
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/100,000 miles
Powertrain
5 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
169-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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