Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Editors' Review

I can't think of an SUV that's more exciting to drive than the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio. It's not the quickest, the fastest or even the sharpest crossover you can buy. But with its raw, raucous demeanor, the Alfa is a total thrill.

The entire Stelvio lineup gets a few notable updates for 2020, much like the ones seen in the Giulia sedan. Alfa's goal is to smooth out some of the SUV's rough spots without taking away from the Stelvio's performance-focused demeanor. And to that end, the company has mostly succeeded.

All of the Stelvio's major updates can be found inside the cabin. A new, 8.8-inch touchscreen is housed in the dashboard, running redesigned infotainment software with reconfigurable displays. Alfa Romeo says the system is quicker to respond to inputs, though it's still one of the laggiest multimedia setups I've tested in recent memory, but at least the graphics are cleaner and the menu structure is easier to navigate. Every Stelvio comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a WiFi hotspot, and wireless phone charging is optional. I prefer to just touch the screen to interact with Alfa's interface, but I appreciate that redundant controls are housed on the console, for folks who prefer to go that route.

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The Good ~ Ferrari-sourced engine is a heart of gold ~ Fantastic chassis tuning ~ Robust suite of driver-assistance tech

The Bad ~ Interior is still sub-par for the class ~ Infotainment tech is better, but still not great ~ Questionable reliability

The Bottom Line The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio gets some nicer interior bits, but it's the same little firecracker it's always been.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 8
  • Features 7.5
  • Design 8
  • Media 6.5

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