Sometimes you find a lot of value in the vehicle purchased; other times, it seems like you spent more for very little. The new 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lusso is two steps up the trim ladder for this Italian luxury SUV. As expected, it brings a higher price than the Ti and Sprint models, but are the added features enough to warrant the price increase?
How much is the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lusso?
The base pricing for the Lusso trim is $51,525. This price is nearly $5,000 more than the base Sprint model and $2,000 more than the Ti trim. This price increase could be too much considering what the Lusso trim adds to this luxury SUV.
What are the trim-specific features of the Lusso trim?
The Stelvio Lusso adds four items to this compact and sporty luxury SUV. These items are:
- 21-inch black wheels
- Satin aluminum exterior trim
- Premium leather upholstery for the seats, dashboard, and door panes
- 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system
From this list, we can gather that the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lusso adds a bit of comfort, improved audio qualities, and larger wheels. This trim is void of any performance upgrades.
What are the pros and cons of the Stelvio?
This luxury SUV brings a few pros and cons to your driving experience. These are:
- Quick, accurate steering and precise handling
- Powerful engines with thrilling performance
- Relative rarity and distinctive styling to stand out from a crowd
- Small cargo area compared to other compact luxury SUVs
- Increasingly outdated technology
- Brake pedal can seem overly sensitive at times
How much power does the Stelvio Lusso offer?
One powertrain is used in all trims not bearing the Quadrifoglio name, which can be hard to say. This powertrain is comprised of a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. This system offers 280 horsepower and 306 lb-ft of torque for the drive. All trims above the base Sprint model include standard AWD, which allows the Lusso trim to return 22 city/28 hwy mpg.
Will the 2023 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lusso turn heads?
Yes, this gorgeous Italian SUV will absolutely turn heads, especially when you drive it around your neighborhood. If most of your neighbors have fallen victim to the rest of the luxury SUV world, your Stelvio will stand out in the crowd.
Your new Alfa Romeo SUV will be even more of a head-turner if you choose one of the unique paint colors that offer something better than the black, silver, tan, and white we see on the road every day. The Stelvio can be had in Misano Blue, Orca GT, and Verde Montreal.
The Lusso trim is new, but is it the right one?
2023 is the first model year for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Lusso, but that doesn’t instantly make it the right trim. Edmunds recommends the Ti trim because it adds standard AWD, improved styling, and interior upgrades at a competitive price.
Is the added cost of the Lusso competitive enough to make sense for you? This is a question that only you can answer.
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