Alfa Romeo Stelvio

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STELVIO DIESEL ESTATE - 2.2 D 190 Super 5dr Auto RWD



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£36,519 

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Alfa Romeo has shaken up the mid-sized premium SUV segment with this Stelvio model. Should you want one? Jonathan Crouch looks at the improved version.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
STELVIO DIESEL ESTATE
2.2 D 190 Super 5dr Auto RWD
DIESEL
£36,519.47
STELVIO ESTATE
2.0 Turbo 200 Super 5dr Auto
PETROL
£37,394.47
STELVIO DIESEL ESTATE
2.2 D 190 Super 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£38,719.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.0 Turbo 200 Nero Edizione 5dr Auto
PETROL
£39,894.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.2 D 190 Nero Edizione 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£41,219.47
STELVIO DIESEL ESTATE
2.2 D 210 Speciale 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£43,219.47
STELVIO ESTATE
2.0 Turbo 280 Speciale 5dr Auto
PETROL
£44,394.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.2 D 210 Milano 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£44,719.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.0 Turbo 280 Milano 5dr Auto
PETROL
£45,894.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.2 D 210 Ti 5dr Auto
DIESEL
£46,119.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.0 Turbo 280 Ti 5dr Auto
PETROL
£47,294.47
STELVIO ESTATE
2.9 V6 BiTurbo 510 Quadrifoglio 5dr Auto
PETROL
£68,924.47
STELVIO ESTATE SPECIAL EDITION
2.9 V6 BiTurbo 510 Quadrifoglio NRing 5dr Auto
PETROL
£87,524.47

Ten Second Review

This Stelvio model is, according to its maker, very much an Alfa Romeo first and an SUV second. That sounds promising, as does the fact that most of the engineering here is shared with the brand's well-regarded Giulia saloon. The result should be a premium mid-sized SUV well able to mix it with class favourites, especially in this lightly revised form.

Background

Will any brand be able to resist the allure of the growing SUV market? It doesn't appear so. We live in a time when even Bentley and Rolls Royce feel the need to produce such a thing, so it is perhaps surprising that it took Alfa Romeo quite so long to join this lucrative band wagon. Still, join it they did in 2017 with this car, the Stelvio, named after the famous European mountain pass. This was the car that the Milanese marque hoped would give it an important foothold in the profitable segment for premium mid-sized SUVs currently dominated by cars like BMW's X3, Jaguar's F-PACE, Audi's Q5, Volvo's XC60 and the Mercedes GLC. And the Stelvio has sold steadily in this segment since launch, hobbled only by an interior that from launch, lacked the quality to really rival other premium brand models. So that's been addressed as part of this light facelift.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
139
CO2 (g/km)
138
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
69
CO
0.05
NOx
0.168
HC+NOx
0.051
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
83
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
99
CC
2143
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
COMMON RAIL
Catalytic Convertor
True
Compression Ratio
15.5:1
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
8 SPEED
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
47.1
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
58.8
EC Combined (mpg)
53.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
6.8
General
Generation Mark
1
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
29D
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
97
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
84
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
71
NCAP Safety Assist %
60
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
190
Badge Engine CC
2.2
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
AdBlue
True
Coin Series
Super
Coin Description
D 190 RWD
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
8
Performance
Engine Power - BHP
190
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
7.6
Top Speed
130
Engine Power - KW
140
Engine Power - RPM
3500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
332
Engine Torque - NM
450
Engine Torque - RPM
1750
Engine Torque - MKG
45.9
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
5 SPOKE
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Length
4687
Width
1903
Height
1666
Wheelbase
2818
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
58
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
525
No. of Seats
5
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1600
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.7
Minimum Kerbweight
1660
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Driving Experience

There are no significant changes to this improved Stelvio beneath the bonnet, but the range does now feature a limited amount of 'Level 2' semi-autonomous driving tech - things like 'Lane keeping assist', 'Active blind spot' assistance, 'Active cruise control', a 'Traffic jam assistant' and 'Driver attention assist'. Otherwise, it's as you were. The Stelvio continues to serve up plenty of Alfa character, thanks to an unchanged engine range, with petrol variants featuring a soundtrack that Chief Engineer Roberto Fedeli says was created working in concert with musicians, who helped perfect this SUV's addictive engine note. As before, there's a choice of rear wheel drive or all-wheel drive. And four engines. A 2.0-litre petrol unit is offered with either 200hp or 280hp. Or you can have a 2.2-litre diesel, offering either 190hp or 210hp. The quickest petrol and diesel derivatives both get an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission and AWD as standard. The potent 280hp petrol model offers best in class acceleration, going from zero to 62mph in just 5.7 seconds and onto a top speed of 143mph. The 2.2-litre 210hp diesel Q4 AWD meanwhile, registers a top speed of 134mph and accelerates from zero to 62mph in 6.6 seconds. In addition, at the top of the range, there's a 2.9-litre V6 petrolengined Bi-Turbo Quadrifoglio performance model boasting 510hp and 600Nm of torque. It's 4WD of course and gets to 62mph in just 3.8s. Even on humbler variants, thanks to perfect 50/50 weight distribution, Q4 all-wheel drive architecture, a best in class power-to-weight ratio and innovative engine and driver technologies, the Stelvio embodies everything a true Alfa Romeo should. Not only that, but this Italian contender is one of the lightest mid-size SUVs in the sector thanks to lightweight body structure and a carbon fibre driveshaft.

Design and Build

This improved Stelvio deosn't look too much different from the outside. Which means it's styled very much the way you might expect an Alfa Romeo SUV to look and sits on the same 'Giorgio' platform used for the brand's mid-sized Giulia compact executive saloon. The brand makes much of the Stelvio's 'premium' architecture, which has made it possible to use copious amounts of aluminium and develop high-cost features like a carbonfibre propshaft. As a result of all this, this Alfa's very light by class standards, weighing in around 125kgs less than a comparable Jaguar F-PACE, itself a supposedly light SUV in this class. It was the interior that always let this car down a little in comparison to its premium rivals, so that's where the main emphasis has been directed for this minor facelift. There's a new 8.8-inch centre-dash infotainment screen. And another new screen in the instrument cluster, this one 7-inches in size. There's also a smarter central console which has been completely restyled to accommodate larger, more accessible storage compartments, as well as a wireless 'phone charger. The revised gear stick is now leather clad with luminous highlights and a signature Italian flag at its base, while the rotary knob that controls the infotainment system has been updated to gives the sensation of precision and solidity at every touch. The leather steering wheel has also been restyled to accommodate the functions and sensors for the autonomous driving systems. As for practicalities, the Stelvio offers decent rear seat room and a long, usefully shaped boot. The rear seats can be semi-released from the tailgate end, but only semi-released; when you pull on the levers that do this, the backrests don't fully move forward and you have to push them into place, which is annoying. Still, once you've done than, everything folds flat into the floor.
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