- Four well-equipped trim levels, fleet trim to follow
- Disappointingly sat-nav isn’t standard on base spec
- Personalisation includes Luxury and Sport packs
The Stelvio comes in four standard trim specifications: plain Stelvio, Super, Speciale and the Milano Edizione launch edition. A business-focused Tecnica trim is set to follow in 2018.
Standard Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV equipment
Base-spec Stelvios come with:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Alfa Connect infotainment with 8.8-inch touchscreen
- DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB connection
- DNA driving mode selector
- Eight-speaker audio
- Height adjustable front seats
- Electric tailgate
- Automatic lights and wipers
- Cruise control
- Climate control
- Rear parking sensors
A number of the safety items are also included – but we’ll cover those in the safety section.
Upgrade to the Stelvio Super, which is expected to be the best-seller, and you get these additional items:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- 3D sat-nav with European mapping
- Front parking sensors
- Part-leather seats in a choice of three colour finishes
- The same three colour choices for the dashboard and door panels
- Steel door sill inserts
Moving up to Stelvio Speciale nets you:
- 19-inch alloys
- Bi-xenon headlights
- Aluminium interior trim
- Heated leather front seats with power adjustment
- Heated steering wheel and washer nozzles
- Power folding mirrors
- Red brake calipers
Then at the top of the range, the Stelvio Milano Edizione gets:
- 20-inch alloys
- 10-speaker sound system
- Keyless entry
- Reversing camera
- Rear privacy glass
- Full leather sports seats
And if you want the latest gadgets such as wireless charging and in-car Wi-Fi, forget it.
What about the Stelvio Tecnica?
Consciously targeted at business users – including fleet customers – the Tecnica is due to arrive in 2018 and comes with the following extras:
- Alfa Connect 3D sat-nav
- Electric folding door mirrors
- Bi-xenon headlights
Optional Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV extras
Full UK specification is yet to be confirmed, but we can tell you there are two audio upgrades available – one with 10 speakers, the other with 14 – while Stelvio Super buyers can opt for a Luxury Pack or Sport Pack.
Luxury adds heated full-leather seats with electric adjustment at the front, plus real wood trim inserts. Sport features a heated steering wheel with a racier design, plus electric, heated sports seats in a choice of three leather finishes, aluminium trim inserts and stainless steel pedals.
A selection of Mopar-branded accessories are also available, plus a variety of alloy wheel choices up to 20 inches in diameter.
There's also a Performance Pack offering a special limited slip differential and active dampers for enthusiastic drivers to enjoy.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV.
Equipment by trim level
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- Lots of active safety as standard
- Five-star Euro NCAP rating
- Stops from 62mph in 37.5m
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP rating when tested in 2017 due to its range of safety features.
In addition to the usual electronic stability control system and six airbags, this includes:
- Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Brake with pedestrian detection – capable of bringing the Stelvio to a complete halt, works up to 40mph
- Lane Departure Warning – only delivers visual and audible warnings, cannot steer the Stelvio back into lane
- Blindspot Monitoring
- Rear Cross-Path Detection
- Active Cruise Control
These systems use a variety of sensors, including cameras and radar.
Upon testing the adaptive cruise control we were a little disappointed to note that the system failed to pick up some motorcyclists in front of us, prompting avoiding action.
On top of all that safety kit, the Stelvio has an Integrated Brake System (IBS; no, really) as standard, which combines the high-tech stability electronics with a conventional brake servo.
This is said to reduce weight, improve brake feel and deliver faster braking response – meaning shorter braking distances.
It’s a first in this segment of the SUV market and we found it worked well, though those with a more sensitive braking foot may take issue with the claim of improved feel.
- Seating for five in comfort
- Biggest boot in class
- Replaces Giulia estate?
The higher seating position makes getting in and out easier than in the Giulia, just as the higher roofline means there’s more headroom in the rear (though still not an overly generous amount).
Both vehicles have identical distances between the front and rear axles.
The Stelvio has quite small rear windows which doesn’t help when parking. This is mitigated somewhat by the fitment of acoustic parking sensors across the range, with more help from the rear-view camera available in top-spec cars only.
Alfa Romeo has confirmed it will not build an estate version of the Giulia saloon – saying the Stelvio offers all the practicality such customers would need. Largely, we’re inclined to agree with them.
Even so, the Stelvio is a roomy choice compared with most SUV rivals. This extends to the 525-litre boot, which is the biggest in class. All versions of the Stelvio get an electric tailgate, too, which can be set to open to eight different positions using the on-board computer, so you’ll never have to worry about not being able to reach the button to shut it.
With the rear seats folded luggage space increases to 1,600 litres.