Alfa Romeo Stelvio verdict

from £31,6907 Good Engaging handling Punchy diesel engine Charismatic styling Bad Quality of materials inside Shortfall of refinement on UK roads Poor residual values Alfa Romeo is not the first marque beloved by purists to fall for the financial temptations of the rampant SUV segment. BMW, Jaguar and Porsche were all quicker on the draw and have benefited significantly as a …

Alfa Romeo Stelvio MPG & running costs

From £31,6907 You’ll pay a premium of just £800 for the more powerful of the two diesels, and given that they both return the same claimed fuel economy, that’s not a particularly difficult decision to make. In terms of specification, the standard car doesn’t come too generously equipped, so you’ll probably want to upgrade to …

Alfa Romeo Stelvio ride & handling

From £31,6907 Worthy of a real sports car.’ That’s how Alfa describes the Stelvio’s handling characteristics and, in this case, it’s a statement largely devoid of Turinese hyperbole. The Stelvio’s particular variety of tightly controlled pliancy comes as a very welcome surprise in this segment and is made all the more enjoyable by a fundamentally rear-driven chassis that …

Reviews Alfa Romeo Stelvio design & styling

From £31,6907 The pictures might not convey this but, dimensionally, the Stelvio is more super-sized hatchback than traditional SUV. It’s marginally taller than a Macan and quite a bit shorter than a BMW X5, which illustrates that Alfa is attempting to purvey athleticism over any utilitarian ideals. The by-wire braking system compensates for fade, which seems a bit misguided. You …

Alfa Romeo’s first SUV aims to hoist the handling panache of the Giulia saloon

Alfa Romeo Stelvio review – From £31,6907 It was during November 2014 that we caught our first glimpse of what seemed at the time a bizarre but simultaneously inevitable development: a sports utility vehicle from Alfa Romeo. The test mule – a Maserati Ghibli, seemingly on stilts and with a truncated wheelbase – bore almost no …

Numerous premium brands claim they make the best family SUV but we can now put that argument to rest with our definitive top 10 list

Top 10 best family SUVs 2020 Dominated by premium offerings, this chart is populated by some of the best family cars on the road – vehicles that can cope with the school run as well as tackling wintery conditions, mildly rugged terrain, trips to the tip, towing duties and long-distance motorway cruising. It’s a hotly …