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Something was missing from the Alfa Romeo Stelvio lineup. For the 2023 model year, the Estrema trim is added to fill this hole. The new Estrema trim o the Stelvio provides a nice middle ground between the lower trims and the Quadrifoglio version of this luxury SUV.

What does the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema include?

When you want a performance-oriented version of this Alfa Romeo SUV but you’re not looking for the high-powered Quadrifoglio version, the new Estrema trim is what you’ll want to drive. This performance-oriented SUV brings you:

  • An active suspension system
  • A limited-slip differential
  • A sporty appearance package with carbon fiber trim inside and out

In addition to these qualities, the Estrema model builds on the Veloce trim by adding:

  • 21-inch black wheels
  • Gloss black brake calipers
  • Leather dashboard and door panels
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system

Is the Estrema version of this luxury SUV worth the price increase?

Green 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio on a track
2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio | Alfa Romeo

The difference between the base Sprint model and the Estrema trim is more than $12,000. The Sprint model starts at $46,200, while the Estrema comes in at $58,950. The added performance and appearance features certainly add value to this luxury SUV.

It’s important to point out that the Sprint trim does not have AWD unless added as a $2,000 option. All other trims, including the Estrema, come standard with AWD.

How much power does the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema offer?

The Estrema model is the top-level trim using the base powertrain of this SUV. If there were any drawbacks to this trim it’s the lack of a third powertrain. That said, the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission makes a pretty good powertrain for this Stelvio.

This version of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio luxury SUV makes 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque while returning 22 city/28 hwy mpg.

Although the Estrema trim doesn’t offer more power than the lower trims, it does have added driving dynamics, as previously outlined.

The head-turning style of this luxury SUV is incredible

Blue 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Posed with shadows
Blue 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio | Alfa Romeo

Why should you consider driving the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema? This amazing luxury SUV is easily one of the most attractive in its class. This Italian SUV is ideal when you want something different, giving you incredible style inside and out.

Rather than selecting a boring color and one of the many German or Japanese luxury SUVs, the Stelvio offers some dynamic paint colors such as Misano Blue, Ocra GT, and Verde Montreal to go with the gorgeous sculpting that is the Stelvio.

If you want the Estrema trim, you’ve got to order it early

When this performance-oriented SUV is the one you want to drive, you’ll need to order it early. The Estrema trim is a limited-run model, making it a special version. The fantastic driving dynamics and incredible personality make it easy to smile whenever you get behind the wheel of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Estrema.

Next, learn more about the Stelvio Quadrifoglio, or get to know the Estrema trim better in the video below: