Stelvio, the buyer's guide to the best-selling Alfa Romeo in 2020 – Caradisiac auto show – Caradisiac.com

The Stelvio is the sole representative of the Italian brand at the first Caradisiac show organized in the Cotentin, in the spectacular airship hangar of Ecausseville. For Alfa Romeo, the Stelvio, which we tested when it was released, is not just a car. The SUV was born to relaunch Alfa Romeo sales in 2017 and since then it has single-handedly held the brand at arm's length. Because times are hard for the Italian firm. Sales fell, the range was reduced to three vehicles and the merger with the PSA group was slow to take place. In 2019, sales fell 17%. In Europe, barely 30,000 copies of Stevio have found a buyer, while competitors such as the Mercedes GLC sell over 110,000 copies over the same period.

The Stelvio has built its reputation first on its looks and second on the driving pleasure it exudes. So there is no question of touching this attractive line during the restyling that took place in 2019. The rare changes concern the interior. Alfa has revised its copy in terms of quality, and so much the better. The delay taken by the brand in terms of on-board technology has been partly remedied with the arrival of a new multimedia interface compatible with Android and Carplay and new connected services. Despite everything, the transalpine is not yet at the level of its German competitors. The rear seat space is decent for two adults and the trunk volume (525 liters) within the good segment average.

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The Stelvio is undoubtedly the sportiest model in its segment, that of premium SUVs. Alfa has brought together all the technical elements to promote dynamism: a low center of gravity, wide tracks, all-wheel drive, a rear differential and active suspensions are part of the “package” of the high-end versions. It is clear that the result paid off, as the Italian showed temperament. Its petrol engines are mostly penalized by the ecological penalty and in particular the wicked 510 hp Quadrifoglio Verde version that we had the opportunity to test over more than 3,000 km during our roadtrip in Italy.

All our tests of Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Video test – 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: the best

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Alfa Romeo updates its flagship model. Failing to offer a real mid-career restyling, the 2020 Stelvio vintage corrects its main flaws. Enough to breathe new life into its sales? Response at the wheel of the 190 hp 2.2 diesel version.

Long-term test – 3,000 km in an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4: the discreet charm of provocation

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Inventing the grand touring SUV … The idea was incongruous and yet Alfa Romeo made it happen to enter the flagship segment of the market. And with what panache! In the Quadrifoglio Q4 version, the Stelvio collects superlatives.

Video test – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: the clover of happiness

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Like BMW or Audi, Alfa Romeo conveys a sporty image. The Italian manufacturer is expanding its range of sports models. After the 4C, the Giulia Quadrifoglio, here is the Stelvio Quadrifoglio strong with 510 hp and capable of reaching 283 km / h at top speed.

Test – Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 180: the Latin lover

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The first SUV in Alfa Romeo's history, the Stelvio arrives among the well-established German premium stars, with its undeniable Latin charm. Our first test of the 210 hp diesel version showed that it could harm them. Less expensive, is this 180 hp version also recommendable?

Video test – Alfa Romeo Stelvio: veni, vidi, vici

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Alfa Romeo enters the premium SUV market with the Stelvio. The Milan firm claims to have designed the most dynamic model in its category. We went to check it out in the Italian Alps driving the 210 hp diesel version.

All our Alfa Romeo Stelvio comparisons

Video comparison – Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Land Rover Velar: fire and ice

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The luxury SUV market is dominated by German manufacturers. If you want to drive differently, Alfa Romeo and Land Rover offer models with a strong character. Stelvio vs. Velar is today's poster.

Video comparison – Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Audi Q5: domination in question

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Alfa Romeo is currently in full revival. After the Giulia sedan, here is now the first SUV of the Italian brand: the Stelvio. After a convincing first test, it faces today the benchmark of the category, the Audi Q5, which has just been renewed. So will the Italian succeed in overshadowing the German?

All our videos

Video test – Alfa Romeo Stelvio: veni, vidi, vici

Video comparison – Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs Audi Q5: domination in question

Video test – Alfa Romeo Stelvio: veni, vidi, vici

Video test – Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio: the clover of happiness

Long-term test – 3,000 km in an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio Q4: the discreet charm of provocation

Video test – 2020 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: the best

What is the used Alfa Romeo Stelvio worth?

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio arrives on occasion: too good to be affordable?

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The Stelvio is a first for Alfa Romeo. Indeed, the brand had never yet ventured into the yet ultra-carrying SUV segment. Leaving the field open to others. Marketed for 8 months, it arrives in second hand. With a "nice" deal to boot? Maybe … The Alfa Romeo Stelvio arrives on occasion: too good to be affordable?

Used Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Price of a new Alfa Romeo Stelvio: from € 42,000 to € 91,400

Price of a used Alfa Romeo Stelvio: from € 26,800 to € 130,000

More than 380 ads for used Alfa Romeo Stelvio and Stelvio QV on La Centrale.

Reliability: Manuel Cailliot's opinion

The reliability of Alfa Romeo is now a thousand miles from the image we have of it. Image based on a reality of the 70s / 80s, and which no longer has any basis. Now, the reliability of the brand, if it is obviously not perfect, has returned to the average.

And that of the Stelvio, frankly, does not have to be ashamed of the comparison with that of certain competitors, German in mind. However, it is not immune to various electronic bugs, but also to rapid tire wear. Recalls have taken place in an attempt to eradicate electronic hazards. If you want to buy second-hand, you must therefore ensure that the dealership follow-up has been regular.

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The 1st Caradisiac auto show could not have taken place without the active support of the Cotentin agglomeration community and the Association des Amis du Hangar à Dirigeables d'Ecausseville. Many thanks to all those who facilitated the reception of Caradisiac in the airship hangar of Ecausseville, a unique historical monument in the world!

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Our warmest thanks to the Prévost Group, which supported us from the very start in this adventure of organizing the 1st Caradisiac auto show. His experience has facilitated the management of the delivery flow of more than one hundred cars in the Hangar d'Ecausseville, nestled in the Normandy countryside!

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