2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: First Drive


We've paid a lot of attention to the frustrating, brilliant Giulia Quadrifoglio over the last year, but the future of Alfa doesn't rely on a $73,500 sports sedan. The Stelvio is much more important for the success of the brand. If this crossover doesn't sell well here in the US and China, Alfa Romeo's renaissance is almost assuredly doomed.

It faces an uphill battle too—Alfa Romeo doesn't have the most stellar reputation in the US, and its rivals are all incredibly strong. Does the Stelvio do its job?

First impressions are rather good. I won't go so far as to say it's better looking than the Giulia sedan on which it's based, but within the compact crossover segment, the Stelvio is seriously pretty, up there with the Jaguar F-Pace and Volvo XC60. This shade of Vulcano Black is also lovely. The rise of Uber and Lyft has filled New York City with black cars, yet the Stelvio still stands out. Read more about the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio...

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07 Mar 2018


By CHRIS PERKINS