2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio review: Stylish, likeable SUV

Alfa Romeo is not synonymous with SUVs. It’s synonymous with pretty and emotive cars that are, typically, a heart-over-head purchase. And thank goodness for that, because the car world would be a much less interesting place without Alfa’s trademark style and flamboyance. But it’s still a company that needs to sell cars and make money, and so here is its SUV – the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Sized and priced to take on the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, Jaguar F-Pace and Volvo XC60, the Stelvio aims to offer all that Italianate design flair and want-one factor in a car that also offers the modern utilitarianism of a roomy, five-seat family SUV.

 

Body Style: 5 door SUV          Seats: 5           MRP from £35,090 - £45,390

Did you know? The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is named after a famous mountain pass in the Italian Alps. It's the second highest paved road in the Alps. 

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Verdict 7.0 / 10

If you’re after a family SUV that is objectively the best in its class, or that’s ideal for coping with chunky child seats and double-buggies, then you’re best off clicking onwards towards the Audi Q5 or BMW X3. If you’re after something that’ll keep the teenagers happy in the back, but also delivers real design lustre and emotive appeal to keep the driver happy, then you’re in the ...