The NHTSA has no safety rating for the Stelvio in the US or the Giulia for that matter. The IIHS also has no rating for the Stelvio, but it does give the Giulia a Good rating based on its crash tests. The Stelvio shares the same platform, but the body styles are a bit different, so the crash results may differ. We reckon the Stelvio should do well, but we'd feel a lot better if we knew for sure.
NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.
All models in the Stelvio lineup get dual-front and side airbags for the front passengers, as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear. The front passengers also get knee airbags. Also included are traction control, brake assist, stability control, hill-descent control, hill start assist, and a rearview camera. A full-speed forward-collision warning system is also standard across the range. An auto-dimming interior and exterior rear-view mirrors, blind-spot and cross-path detection, front and rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning, active cruise control, and automatic high beams are standard on all trims.
Due to this improvement in the standard safety spec, all additional safety options have been dropped for the base Sprint trim. However, you can add more driver-assistance items to the Ti and Veloce trims via the Active Assist Plus Package, which adds $1,000 to the price and adds active blind-spot assist, highway assist, lane-keep assist, driver attention alert, intelligent speed assist, traffic jam assist, and traffic sign recognition.
|Alfa Romeo Stelvio Trims||Sprint||Ti||Estrema||Veloce||Lusso|
|Rear Parking Aid||S||S||S||S||S|
|Blind Spot Monitor||S||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Departure Warning||S||O||O||O||O|
|Lane Keeping Assist||N/A||O||O||O||O|
|Tire Pressure Monitor||S||S||S||S||S|
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV was last rated by the J.D. Power survey in 2019, when it scored an overall 73 out of 100. It scored average in the quality and reliability, driving experience, and resale categories, but the dealer experience was rated as fair. Overall, it couldn't match the scores of SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLC and BMW X3.
The NHTSA website reveals that there was one recall during 2020, for a rotor and shaft that may separate and cause the loss of ABS braking. This recall carried over to the 2021 model and was joined by an additional one for impaired curtain-airbag deployment. The Stelvio had it tougher in 2018 with eight recalls and in 2019 with four.
The standard warranty on the Stelvio is valid for four years or 50,000 miles and includes powertrain coverage.