Drivers looking for something on the sporty side of compact luxury SUVs should test drive the 2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. This crossover captures the character of the Alfa Romeo brand in the form of a practical SUV. From its exotic styling to its exciting performance, the Stelvio has the soul of a sports car and the body and interior of a crossover.
You wouldn’t be off-base if you thought of the Stelvio as a more budget-friendly alternative to the Porsche Macan. Both are similarly sized, performance-oriented luxury SUVs, but the starting price of the Stelvio is about $10,000 lower than the Macan. If you like the idea of daily driving an Italian sports car but need the practicality of a small crossover, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is a happy medium between the two.
Unsurprisingly, performance is one of the strong suits of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio. It boasts the most powerful base engine in its class, which is a 280-horsepower turbocharged inline-4. When equipped with all-wheel drive, it accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Not only does it have a lively base engine, but the Stelvio also benefits from near-perfect weight distribution, resulting in agile handling for a crossover. This is an SUV that’s engineered like a sports car.