2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Rating8.0

Ranked #4 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$42,850 - $53,200

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Key Spec of 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
fuel economy

22/24/28

fuel type

Premium unleaded (required)

horsepower

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Being one of the sleekest-looking best-handling SUVs in the market, the gorgeous Alfa Romeo Stelvio takes over steep curves and corners like an expert. This Italian SUV looks the best in the segment too. Despite being heavier, the 2020 Stelvio manages to drive smoothly, accelerate fast, and handle sleekly. For 2021 the Stelvio gets a mildly redesigned interior sling with an upgraded center console. The infotainment system also received a major upgrade as the touchscreen unit is now larger.

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ProsConsWhat's New

Powerful engine

Subpar interior quality and comfort

MIldly redesigned interior

Balanced ride

Poor cargo space

The updated 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit 

Stand-out exterior styling

Base models lack features

Over All Rating

8.0

Out of 10

Pricing and Features6.00
Pricing and Feature9.00
Features6.00
Engine and Performance9.90
Fuel Economy6.60
Interior8.00
Exterior9.90
Safety8.50
Competition8.00
Notable Rankings

#4 in Compact Suv

#9 in Suv

#9 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

Sport$42,850 onwards

Base$43,400 onwards

Ti$45,800 onwards

Ti Lusso$48,300 onwards

Ti Sport$48,300 onwards

Ti Sport Carbon$53,200 onwards



Colors and Styles

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio in Alfa Rosso color
Alfa Rosso

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is offered in five trims with a starting price tag of $41,400. The engine powering the vehicle is a 2.0LTurbocharged inline-4 mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 2020 Stelvio is less expensive than the rivals like the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Mercedes-Benz GLC 300. While the rivals want you to pay more, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets you the best-in-class power and torque figures at the lowest price.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV front view
2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV rear view

Features
6.0/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is available in 5 trim levels namely, Stelvio, Stelvio Sport, Ti, Ti Sport, and Ti Lusso. The first two trim levels, i.e., Stelvio and Stelvio Sport are available in both RWD and AWD config, while the higher trims are available in AWD-only. There are also various packages on offer with the Stelvio. The Stelvio and Stelvio Sport comes with a specific set of packages and options while the top-end models come with various other options and packages The following are the main features of the 2020 Stelvio- 

Trim

Stelvio

Stelvio Sport

Stelvio Ti

Stelvio Ti Sport

Stelvio Ti Lusso

MSRP (RWD)

$41,400

$42,850

NA

NA

NA

MSRP (AWD)

$43,400

$44,850

$45,800

$48,300

$48,300

Key Features

8.8” touchscreen infotainment system

19-inch Sport 5-hole 

aluminum wheels 

19-inch Polished Y-spoke 

aluminum wheels 

Gloss Black window surrounds 

and roof rails

19-inch Bright 10-spoke 

aluminum wheels

 

Dual-zone Front Automatic Climate Control

235/55R19 all-season performance tires

Body-Color Appearance Kit

Sport-tuned suspension

INTERIOR

Luxury leather trim with Cannelloni design seats

 

10-speaker premium sound system

Colored brake calipers (Red/Black/Yellow)

Genuine Dark Grey Oak Wood Interior Trim

Premium Sport leather-trimmed seats

INTERIOR

Luxury leather trim with Cannelloni design seats

 

18-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels

Gloss Black window surrounds and roof rails

Heated steering wheel

14-way power front seats, including 4-way lumbar support

Luxury leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

10-way power front seats w/4-way power lumbar support

Sport-tuned suspension

Front/Rear Park Assist Sensors

Sport leather-wrapped steering wheel

Leather-wrapped dash and upper door trim with accent stitching

 

Adaptive Shock Absorbers

Body-Color Appearance Kit

 

Steering-column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters

 
 

Leather Trim Seats

   

Aluminum interior trim

 

Which Trim should you buy?

Offering a lot of features at a reasonable price, the Ti Sport is catchy and sporty. You can opt for the Ti Sport along with the Cold Weather Package to add heating functionality to the front seats, steering wheel, and washer nozzles. If possible, don’t hesitate to get the Driver Assist Dynamic Plus Package. It adds Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop, Automatic High-beam headlamps, Full-speed Forward Collision Warning, Infrared Windshield, and lane departure warning.

Engine and Performance
9.9/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine, which is the same as the one in the Giulia. The motor churns out the class-leading 280 hp and 306 lb.-ft torque. The ZF 8-Speed automatic transmission sends the power to either the rear wheels alone or all the wheels in the base trims depending on the drivetrain configuration. Moving up the trim ladder, you get AWD drivetrain config as standard and no option for the RWD drivetrain.

The transmission is buttery smooth and the power delivery is impressive. The powertrain is very refined and responsive; to be precise, more responsive than the hard-core rivals. The composed and quick transmission lets the 2020 Stelvio sprint to 60 MPH from a standstill within 5.4 seconds, just 0.3 seconds slower than its own sedan, the Giulia. It completes the quarter-mile race within 14 seconds; both timings being the best in the segment.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i

2020 Audi Q5 Premium

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

MSRP

$41,400

$41,950

$43,300

$42,500

Engine 

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic w/OD 

8-Speed Automatic w/OD

7-Speed Auto-Shift Manual w/OD 

9-Speed Automatic w/OD

Power 

280hp @ 5,200rpm

248hp @ 5,200rpm

248hp @ 5,000rpm

255hp @ 5,800rpm

Torque

306lb-ft @ 2,000rpm

258lb-ft @ 1,450rpm

273lb-ft @ 1,600rpm

273lb-ft @ 1,800rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.4

6.7

5.8

5.9

Quarter mile (sec)

14.0

15.1

14.5

15.2

Top Speed (MPH)

143

130

147

130

Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the most powerful and torquiest pick in the competition. With the much-refined 2.0 L Turbo Inline-4 engine, the 2020 Stelvio seems to outperform the rivals on both papers and on the tarmac. It is the fastest on the 0-60 MPH run and maintains consistency throughout the ride. Stelvio is the least of the lot making it a value proposition. The Audi Q5 is the second quickest on the lot thanks to its renowned Quattro AWD tech onboard. The GLC 300 has slightly better power figures when compared to the rest of the competition but still, X3 manages to catch up with it in both 0-60MPH and quarter-mile runs. 

How well does the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio handle?

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the sleekest handling SUVs in the segment. The highly responsive throttle and crisp transmission unit together ensure uniform and consistent power delivery. The vehicle gets an athletic character but still promises a composed and comfortable ride. It offers maximum stability at the corners with minimum body roll. Despite being hefty, it never goes out of control and the credits go to the structural stability and intelligent chassis control underpinnings.

The steering is responsive and precise and delivers an engaging driving experience. It still isn’t as sharp as the Giulia but is sufficient enough for a crossover SUV. The suspension is on the stiffer side and traversing country roads won't be a good idea. For that, you’ll have to change to the soft suspension settings in the Dynamic mode. Overall, the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the best in terms of driving dynamics.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Braking Performance

As standard, you get 13-inch brake rotors at the front and 12.5-inch brake rotors at the rear. The standard Brembo brakes are very much capable of halting the vehicle within 117 feet. The brake pedal is very sensitive and precise. On applying the brakes, the initial push on the pedal would significantly bring down the speed and proceeding further, it would bring the vehicle to a sudden stop. Nose-dive, hence, becomes a serious issue with the 2020 Stelvio. 

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i

2020 Audi Q5 Premium

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

13.0

13.0

13.3

13.5

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.5

13.0

13.0

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,901

3,931

4,045

3,889

60-0 MPH (feet)

117

123

112

116

Audi Q5 gets the finest brakes in the competition and despite the vehicle sitting on the heavier side, it stops with the shortest braking distance of 112 ft. The GLC 300 has slightly larger front brake rotors when compared to the rest and it is the lightest of the lot. Stelvio comes equipped with a decent braking setup when compared to the rest of the competition. The BMW however is the worst performer in the braking department.

Fuel Economy
6.6/10

The powerful engine isn’t very thirsty but stands inferior to the rivals when compared to its rivals. EPA rates the 2020 Stelvio with 22 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on highways, and 25 MPG combined. The intelligent ZF 8-speed automatic transmission does contribute well in offering decent fuel economy. With a 16.9-gallon fuel tank, the Stelvio promises a range of 372 miles in the city and 490 miles on highways. Compromising a bit on the efficiency figures would surely be worth it, as it offers the best-in-class power, torque, and acceleration figures.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i

2020 Audi Q5 Premium

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

MPG (City)

22

25

22

22

MPG (Highway)

29

29

28

29

MPG (Combined)

25

27

24

24

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

16.9

17.2

18.5

17.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

372/490/422

430/499/464

407/518/444

383/505/418

The BMW X3 offers class-leading fuel efficiency and range figures as it is slightly underpowered compared to the rest of the competition. While all others offer similar fuel economy on the highways, X3 has been tuned to deliver the best economy in the city as well. With a slightly bigger fuel tank at 18.5 gallons, Q5 gets the advantage of better range figures on the highway.

Interior
8.0/10

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the most beautiful vehicles in the segment, both from inside and outside. The Italian design and engineering impress every eye. The seats are covered with leather upholstery while the dash gets aluminum trim. The 10-way power-adjustable front seats do offer enough comfort and support to the occupants. The cabin is driver-centered and the controls are intuitive. The minimalistic and elegant design reflects utility and luxury in every element.

The front row is spacious enough, but moving onto the second row, legroom is significantly compromised. However, the headroom is sufficient enough even for taller passengers. The laminated front window glass helps in isolating the cabin from any outside noise, keeping it quiet inside. Moreover, moving to the higher trim levels gets you luxury styling elements and more creature comforts like sport leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and 12 or 14-way power-adjustable front seats. Stelvio offers 18.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity which is enough to carry most of your bags and baggage.

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i

2020 Audi Q5 Premium

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

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

40.2/57.5/36.6

41.1/57.6/40.3

41.7/57.7/41.0

37.8/57.3/40.8

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

38.9/56/35.9

39.1/56.0/36.4

39.3/56.5/37.8

38.5/56.5/37.3

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

18.5

28.7

25.1

19.4

All the cars competing in the segment do offer competent interiors. However, the 2020 Stelvio stands a step back when it comes to the rear row. It gets the smallest shoulder- and leg-room for the rear row. Audi Q5 outshines the rest with good enough space on the second row as well. The BMW X3 trades interior space for a slightly better cargo capacity at 28.7 cu ft. Standout interior features in the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio are:

  • Leather-trimmed seats 
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-way power front seats w/4-way power lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 40/20/40 split fold-down seatbacks
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel with 
  • audio controls and Black push-button start
  • Black interior trim
  • Ambient lighting

What’s there to keep you entertained?

For 2020 MY, Alfa Romeo has replaced the old 6.5-inch and 8.8-inch infotainment units with a new 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The system comes paired with an 8-speaker audio system as standard in the base trim but you can opt for an Infiniti premium 10-speaker sound system with a subwoofer or it could be upgraded to a 14-speaker Harman Kardon Premium audio system in the higher trims. Mounted on the aluminum trimmed dash, the system looks premium and elegant. 

The infotainment system is getting a decent list of features as standard, though it won’t be as impressive as the ones in the Merc. Still, the interface is easy and sleek, which promisingly won’t distract you while driving. It gets Bluetooth connectivity and Navigation along with Android Auto and Apple Carplay support. It also comes with a 1-year subscription to SiriusXM radio. Standout infotainment features in the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio include:

  • 8.8-inch touchscreen system
  • 10-speaker premium sound system
  • Navigation
  • Wireless
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • SiriusXM with a 1-year subscription
Exterior
9.9/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is one of the handsome looking SUVs in the market. With the stand-out Italian looks, the SUV gets enough attention on the roads. Stelvio looks closely the same as the Giulia but stands a bit taller than the low-riding sedan. The three-lobed signature front grille looks more aggressive and appealing in the SUV body style. The unique squinting headlights do add some beauty to the front fascia. The tall and sporty look pertains to the side profile as well. 

The compact body design makes it easy to ride even in tight traffic gaps. Coming to the rear end, the LED taillight is beautiful while the exhaust pipes placed on either side look classy. As you climb up the trim levels, you’ll get to see a lot more of the styling elements getting added up to the exterior. The 18-inch aluminum wheels with 5 spokes in the base trims look good, while the 19-inch ones on the higher trim make it look damn stylish. 

Models

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2020 BMW X3 sDrive30i

2020 Audi Q5 Premium

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,901

3,931

4,045

3,889

Length (inches)

184.6

185.9

183.6

183.3

Width (inches)

74.9

74.4

74.5

74.8

Height (inches)

66.0

66.0

65.3

64.7

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.1

8.0

8.2

5.0

Wheelbase (inches)

111.0

112.8

111.0

113.1

The BMW X3 is the longest while the Stelvio is the widest. On the other hand, Audi Q5 gets the highest ground clearance in the competition. The BMW X3 offers a significantly better interior and cargo space thanks to its large wheelbase. The GLC 300 is the lightest in the competition and has the largest wheelbase in the competition but its short length affects its cargo space. Standout exterior features in the 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio are:

  • Tri-lobed front grille
  • LED Headlamps and taillights
  • 18-inch 5-Spoke Aluminum wheels
  • Dual-Pane Sunroof
  • Blacked-out dual exhaust
  • Dual-chrome exhaust tips 
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with Adaptive 
  • LED daytime running lamps (DRLs)
  • Brushed aluminum roof rails
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Silver brake calipers
Safety
8.5/10

The 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio hasn’t been crash-tested by either the NHTSA or the IIHS. However, the Italian SUV is plentifully equipped with high-tech safety features and driver-assistance tech. Alfa Romeo has kept most of the driver assistance and safety features as options, which will cost you more to add each of those. 

Automated emergency braking comes standard while lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, while adaptive cruise control with the semi-autonomous driving mode is available as an option. Stelvio could also be equipped with a blind-spot monitor, cross-path detection, front and rear parking sensors, and so on. Totally, the 2020 Stelvio is a safe and sound SUV to travel in confidently. Standout safety features:

  • Automated Emergency Braking
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring system
  • Optional Lane-Keeping Assist and lane-departure warning
  • Available Adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving
  • Full-speed Forward Collision Warning
  • Cross-path detection
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Competition
8.0/10

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2020 BMW X3

With well-laid and spacious interiors, the BMW X3 is a compelling buy in this segment. The class-leading cargo capacity and fuel efficiency add to the level of practicality and relevance that the car has in the market. However, Stelvio is the best in terms of styling, power, torque, and acceleration. On the performance side, Stelvio weighs more. If you prioritize efficiency and practicality, the BMW X3 would be your choice.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2020 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5 is a proper utility vehicle with immense practicality and reliability. Alfa Romeo hasn’t yet tried to mark their reliability side, where Audi takes up a clear win over it. Though Audi is pricier than Stelvio, it offers a lot more features, bigger cargo capacity, enriched safety side, and better range figures.

2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is such a magnificent SUV, that performs more than what it writes on the paper. It is impressively powerful, efficient, and more subtly built. It offers a wide array of standard features with safety on priority. Stelvio is cheaper than the former, has good underpinnings, and performs well. But being a brand of solid history and identity, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 takes the throne.

Final Verdict

Being the most affordable buy in the segment, the new Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a compelling choice. Worth every penny spent on it, the vehicle keeps pumping consistent power and torque to let you commute your rides comfortably. It moves swiftly, shifts smoothly, and promises a composed ride. However, it competes against pricier rivals with high brand value, which poses severe competition. But overall it is a great choice in this segment offering a superb package at a lower price. 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$43400

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

280 hp @ 5200 rpm

torque

175 lb.-ft. @ 3900 rpm

transmission

8 speed Automatic

dimensions
length

184.6 in

wheelbase

111 in

width

74.9 in

curb weight

4044 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

8.1 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

116.1 cu ft

cargo volume

56.5 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/24/28 mpg

highway range

473.2 mi

warranty
basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.


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