2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
The Stelvio is a new high-end SUV entry surrounded by worthy competitors. Comparison shop.
Ride, acceleration and handling:
It gets good marks in all areas — but not best in class. You must drive the BMW X3 or the Audi Q5.
It is stunning to many and awful to others. You will be noticed.
It comes with a turbocharged (forced air) 2.0-liter, directinjection 16-valve gasoline engine with variable-valve timing. The engine is linked to an eight-speed automatic transmission that also can be operated manually. Mileage: Not impressive. I averaged 23 miles per gallon on the highway. Premium grade gasoline is required. Safety: Standard equipment includes Brembo ventilated front and solid rear disc brakes; four-wheel anti-lock braking; emergency braking assistance; stability and traction control; xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps; side and head air bags.
The 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio, now on sale, starts at $46,495. Price as tested, with Ti Lusso trim, it is $54,490. That includes a $995 factory-to-dealer shipment fee. With all of the close competition, you can bargain.