2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti: Is 1 Step Upward Really Worth It?
The Ti trim of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is only one step above the base Sprint model. The base version offers a complete package of features and the same powertrain as the Ti. This makes us wonder if the Ti trim of this luxury SUV is really worth the added cost.
What are the trim-specific features of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti?
The Ti model adds a few items to this luxury SUV to make it a little better. With this Alfa Romeo crossover, you’ll enjoy:
- Standard AWD
- 19-inch wheels
- Upgraded exterior trim
- Headlight washers
- Wood interior trim
- Dual-pane glass sunroof
- Hands-free tailgate
While we could probably do without the headlight washers, the rest of the list makes the Ti trim a better-looking, performing, and more convenient luxury SUV.
The features of the Ti trim build on what the Sprint model offers. The base trim delivers:
- 18-inch wheels
- Xenon headlights
- Heated, power-folding side mirrors
- Heated windshield washer nozzles
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Power liftgate
- Remote engine starting
- Keyless entry/push-button starting
- Ambient interior lighting
- Leather upholstery
- Power-adjustable front seats
- Dual-zone automatic climate controls
- Heated front and rear seats
- Heated steering wheel
- 8.8-inch touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
- Satellite Radio
- Navigation system
- 8-speaker audio system
- Wireless smartphone charging
- Adaptive cruise control
- Forward collision mitigation
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alerts
- Lane departure warning
- Automatic high-beam headlights
- Parking sensors
What is the powertrain of this luxury SUV?
The Ti trim includes an impressive powertrain. This system is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. While this doesn’t sound all that impressive, it produces 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque for the drive. Stelvio models using this base powertrain can have an RWD set up, which returns 22 city/29 hwy mpg, or an AWD layout that delivers 22 city/28 hwy mpg.
Is there enough room in the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio TI?
If you’re looking at the Stelvio to be an SUV with a large cargo hold and plenty of rear legroom, you’ll be disappointed. Both the Lexus NX and Genesis GV70 offer larger cargo areas behind the rear seats and better legroom in the front and rear rows.
That said, the Stelvio does have 18.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space, which expands to 56.5 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded. The front legroom measures 36.6 inches, and the rear legroom is 31.9 inches for this compact luxury crossover SUV.
Incidentally, the expanded cargo room of the Stelvio is larger than that of the Lexus NX, which maxes out at 46.9 cubic feet.
Are the added features of this luxury SUV trim level worth the increased price?
The base price of the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Sprint is $46,200, while the Ti trim costs $51,150. Are those features listed worth $5,000? The addition of the standard Q4 AWD system and the hands-free liftgate can make this price bump worth it for many consumers. On the other hand, the Lexus NX and Genesis GV70 are both more affordable than the Stelvio.