2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

MSRP $41,450 - $50,300

Ranked #6 in Compact Suv

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2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio pushes the red line with its new style and rigor statement. Cosmetic changes include a new rear sports diffuser and a V Scudetto front grille. The SUV is offered in three models: Sprint, Ti, and Ti Sport. If you are looking for a more intuitive experience, the higher trims are up for grabs. The Ti and Ti Sport version features an unchanged powertrain configuration with a tweaked suspension system and premium infotainment. It reflects a refreshed exterior look with the new color palette and massive alloy wheels.

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Pros

Excellent acceleration for an SUV

Power-packed 2.0-Liter Turbo engine

Pin-sharp steering at high speeds

Touring suspension

Standard Carbon Fiber driveshaft; the first in its class

Cons

Cramped rear seat

Low Cargo space

Subtle material usage for interiors

What's New?

The 2021 Stelvio comes with some minor changes in terms of exterior color options. Apart from the new colors, the SUV gets navigation and dual-pane sunroof as standard on both the Ti and Ti Sport trim.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41450

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

143 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

306 lb.-ft.. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

13/12.5 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

111 in.

length

184.6 in.

width

74.9 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

3901 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

116.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

56.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

3000 lbs.

payload capacity

1203 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$41,450 onwards

Ti$47,100 onwards

Ti Sport$50,300 onwards

Colors and Styles

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Alfa Rosso color
Alfa Rosso

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

6.9

Engine and Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

6.6

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.5

Competition

7.6

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


The Stelvio stands firm in its class, competing with the Audi Q5, Porsche Macan, and the BMW X3. The SUV houses a potent 2.0-Liter Turbocharged engine and delivers staggering acceleration, sprinting 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds. The SUV also packs in a plethora of advanced safety systems and driver aids as well.

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV front view
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV rear view

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

6.6/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety

7.6/10
Competition


2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Features

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio comes equipped with various creature comforts, advanced driver assistance technologies, a striking exterior, and potent power. If you are looking for something special, the 2021 line-up features three trim levels: Sprint, Ti, and Ti Sport. The Ti and Ti Sport models come in standard AWD configuration. They set a grander charm with bigger alloy wheels and a rear sports diffuser.

Trim

Sprint

Ti

Ti Sport

MSRP (FWD)

$41,750

NA

NA

MSRP (AWD)

$43,750

$47,400

$50,600

Key Features

18-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels

Bigger 19-inch double Y-spoke alloy wheels

20-inch double Y-spoke alloy wheels

 

8.8-inch touchscreen interface

Infotainment with Navigation support

Rear Sport Diffuser

 

Premium 8-speaker sound system

14-speaker sound system by Harman Kardon

Sport front bucket seats

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Front seats with heating feature

Bi-Xenon Headlamps and LED taillights

 

Leather upholstery

Automatic LED Headlights and LED taillights.

Sport-tuned suspension

 

Front seats with Power adjustments and reclining

Steering wheel with leather wrapping

Sports steering wheel with mounted controls

All three trims showcase splendid features to crave upon. Premium interior amenities and striking exterior design make the Stelvio stand a class apart from competitors. And a competitive price tag makes all the difference.

Which trim should you buy?

The price difference between trim levels is worthy enough. We recommend the Ti Sport model for a fulfilling ride experience. It gets all the sporty stigma. Though the powertrain remains standard across trims, Ti Sport includes all the top-notch driver aids and premium infotainment.

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Engine and Performance

9.9/10

One of the most exciting aspects of the 2021 Stelvio is its power figures and sheer performance on road. It packs a 2.0-Liter Turbocharged four-cylinder engine that churns out 280 hp and 306 lb.-ft of torque. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic to ensure quick dial-up to the next gear. 

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV driving view

Press the gas pedal flat, and you can do a 0-60 mph sprint in 5.5 seconds while a quarter-mile in 14.0 seconds. The top speed settles at 144 MPH. The base Sprint model features two drive configuration options, and higher trims come in a standard AWD setup. The car offers a maximum towing capacity of 3000 pounds.

Models

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5

2021 Porsche Macan

MSRP

$41,750

$43,000

$43,300

$52,100

Engine

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

2.0-Liter Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD/ AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

7-speed DCT

Power 

280hp @ 5200rpm

248hp @ 5200 rpm

261hp @ 5000 rpm

248hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque 

306lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

258lb-ft @ 1450rpm

273lb-ft @ 1600rpm

273lb-ft @ 1600rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

5.5

6.7

5.8

6.3

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

14.0

15.1

14.5

15.1

Top-Speed (MPH)

144

135

135

141

This class of SUVs generates interesting power numbers. The fastest being the new Stelvio and Audi Q5 at number two. The Stelvio generates astounding power figures from a small engine block, enabling access to astonishing speeds. Thanks to the Quattro AWD tech, Q5 keeps a close watch despite being underpowered.

How well does the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio handle?

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio features outstanding balance to scale excellence. Additionally, it offers three driving modes: Dynamic, Natural, and Advanced Efficiency. Now, an all-terrain capability is the best-in-class, thanks to the Q4 all-wheel-drive system. It grants maximum traction across all rough and slippery road/off-road conditions.

It is the only SUV to get a whole carbon fiber driveshaft, which helps achieve a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio. Hence, an improvement in overall handling capability. The car's pin-sharp steering, even at high speeds, begs to be experienced. New technologies are waiting inside. The package includes a wide range of driver aids like Highway and traffic jam assist, Lanesense Lane keeps Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist, and Adaptive cruise control. These features enhance the overall handling experience.

Braking Performance

The braking system is a critical set of components in high-performance SUVs like the 2021 Stelvio. It is attributed to capable 13-inch front rotors and 12.5-inch rear rotors. Multi-piston calipers help in optimum braking performance. The new Stelvio is around 4044 pounds heavy and despite that it stops in just 108 feet from 60MPH.

Models

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5

2021 Porsche Macan

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.0

13.7

13.3

14.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.5

13.5

13.0

13.0

Curb Weight (lbs)

4044

3931

4057

4099

60-0MPH (feet)

108

114

112

NA

The Porsche Macan comes equipped with bigger brake rotors while the Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets comparatively smaller disc rotors. The cornering performance and stopping distance of the car is best-in-class.

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Fuel Economy

6.6/10

When selecting an ideal performance SUV, fuel economy does not play an essential role for most buyers. Albeit a good economy implies better refinement and thus better performance in the long term. The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio mpg figures are decent for their performance and deliver a combined mileage of 25 MPG, offering nearly 500-mile of highway driving range thanks to its big 16.9-gallon tank. The Stelvio comes ahead in offering a good balance between performance and economy.

Models

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5

2021 Porsche Macan

MPG (City)

22

25

22

19

MPG (Highway)

29

29

27

23

MPG (Combined)

25

27

24

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.9

17.2

18.5

19.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

371.8/ 490.1/ 422.5

430.0/ 498.8/ 464.4

407.0/ 499.5/ 444.0

376.2/ 455.4/ 415.8

Stelvio's refined powertrain delivers a decent combined mileage compared with rivals. However, the new BMW X3 SUV dominates this zone with the highest fuel economy figures. Porsche Macan is a gas guzzler, though; it gets a giant fuel tank underneath that covers for at par driving range.

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Interior

8.0/10

Interior comes out to be one of the most prominent selling points of the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. The Stelvio can comfortably accommodate five passengers in seats covered with leather upholstery. The front row features a heating feature and power adjustments. And Top-end Ti Sport trim equips sport bucket seats. You can feel absolute comfort during every ride with leather steering, mounted controls, and a three-zone climate control system. However, a few hard plastics managed to enter the cabin. 

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV front seats

The front headroom and legroom are pretty comfortable for tall passengers as well. The rear row dictates the same story as the front row. Legroom can be a bit crampy for tall occupants. The leather-trimmed seats provide decent thigh and lumbar support. Stelvio presents a wide range of creature comforts for a relaxed and comfortable ride experience.

Models

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5

2021 Porsche Macan

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

40.2/ 57.5/ 36.6

41.1/ 57.6/ 40.3

41.7/ 57.7/ 41.0

NA

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg, in inches)

38.8/ 56.0/ 35.9

39.1/ 56.0/ 36.4

39.3/ 56.5/ 37.8

NA

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

18.5

28.7

25.6

17.6

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio turned out to be not that impressive with cargo and interior space. Competitors like BMW X3 and Audi Q5 are segment leaders in the interior section. A seating capacity of five and decent cargo volume is enough for extended weekend getaway plans.

Standout interior features:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with heating feature
  • Leather seats with heating and power adjustments
  • Wireless charging
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • HVAC vents

What's there to keep you entertained?

Alfa Romeo has fitted the latest connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on the 2021 Stelvio’s infotainment system. It also offers a digital color instrument cluster for an intuitive drive experience. It also gets a bigger 8.8-inch touchscreen interface with Bluetooth wireless and Navigation support. Music lovers can enjoy their favorite track with a Premium 14-speaker audio system by Harman Kardon.

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV infotainment screen

It makes its way for a stellar improvement in the overall entertainment experience with an easy-to-use infotainment system and impeccable attention to detail.

Standout infotainment features:

  • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • 8.8-inch touchscreen display
  • 14-speaker premium audio system by Harman Kardon in Ti Sport Trim
  • Standard 8-speaker premium audio system
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Hands-free Bluetooth

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Exterior

9.0/10

A stellar design statement makes the 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio a desirable ride. You will quickly fall in love with the unique V Scudetto grille complemented with a rear sports diffuser. The body structure feels solid and settled; Stelvio defies convention. The Italian automaker has made sure to top its flagship SUV with one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. It offers better stability and responsible handling through the best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and dynamic body structure. 

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV 

The higher trim levels get bigger 20-inch alloy wheels. The line-up provides attention-grabbing LED headlamps in base trim and Bi-Xenon headlights in the Ti Sport model. Overall stance looks modern and sporty. You can make the SUV truly yours with refreshed color selection.

Models

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 BMW X3

2021 Audi Q5

2021 Porsche Macan

Curb Weight (lbs)

4044

3931

4057

4099

Length (inches)

184.6

185.9

183.6

184.9

Width (inches)

74.9

74.4

74.5

76.2

Height (inches)

66.0

66.0

65.3

63.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

NA

8.0

8.2

7.9

Wheelbase (inches)

111.0

112.8

111.0

110.5

The 2021 Stelvio is comprehensive and the tall stance along with its unique front fascia immediately grabs attention from enthusiasts. The Porsche Macan is the heaviest among competitors, while BMW X3 comes out to be the lightest. 

Standout exterior features:

  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • LED Headlamps or Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Unique V Scudetto grille
  • Rear Sport Diffuser
  • Massive 20-inch Y-spoke alloy wheels

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Safety

8.5/10

The new Stelvio is built on the FCA Giorgio platform and shares its underpinnings with Alfa Romeo Giulia and Maserati Grecale. Made with high-grade materials, the Stelvio is the first SUV to feature a carbon fiber driveshaft. The Italian beast packs a plethora of advanced safety features. The portfolio includes Highway and Traffic Jam Assist, LANESENSE Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Active Blind Spot Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control. You can drive worry-free in the city with Traffic sign recognition—great support to avoid tickets and ensure safety.

Standout safety features:

  • Highway and Traffic Jam Assist
  • LANESENSE Lane Keep Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Traffic sign recognition

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Competition

7.6/10

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 BMW X3

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio delivers excellent acceleration with a better power-to-weight ratio. Comparatively, Stelvio showcases a more striking exterior than X3. Both provide a more engaging drive experience and come with the updated infotainment system and premium audio setup. 2021 Stelvio comes equipped with a variety of advanced safety features and driver aids as well.

2021 BMW X3

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 Audi Q5

The 2021 Q5 turns out to be a balanced ride compared to the more aggressive Stelvio. Stelvio may be powerful but driving range is better in Audi Q5. Both cars offer comfortable interior space with the latest infotainment and comfortable seats. And the Stelvio packs a wide range of exclusive detailing along with advanced driver aids. You gotta love how the Italians design cars.

2021 Audi Q5

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2021 Porsche Macan

Stelvio and Macan offer competitive power and acceleration. Macan offers a superior exterior stance with plush interior space. Porsche Macan is heavier but gets a load of exclusive features and a potent powertrain. Between the two, it is a very difficult choice.

2021 Porsche Macan

 

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Final Verdict

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio strikes the right chords of style and premium vibes. The potent powertrain supports sensational acceleration and pin-sharp steering. It comes with premium leather seats and a wide range of creature comforts. The exterior styling makes you pause when you spot one on the roads. Overall, it is worth buying the new 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

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