Taken as a sporting SUV, the Stelvio is good. But products like the BMW X3 and Jaguar F-Pace offer more technology while still delivering a dose of fun, so it’s hard to recommend this as a mainstream product.
The truth is that you don’t need to spend this much just to get something fun. A Mazda CX-5, for instance, is a fun SUV that looks good. If you’re going to spend $60,000 on an Alfa Romeo instead of $35,000 on a Mazda, the Stelvio has to either be significantly more fun or way more refined and well-equipped. It’s neither, so we can’t recommend it.