Alfa Romeo Stelvio interior

The Stelvio’s cabin looks great with plenty of sporty touches and it generally feels good, however there are some cheap-feeling bits and it’s missing some high-tech features

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The Stelvio's dash has lots of sporty touches

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio’s cabin makes a great first impression. Its heavily recessed big dials, slim three-spoke sports steering wheel and minimalist layout make it feel a bit more like a high-riding sports car than a practical SUV.

The dashboard’s plastics are soft and yielding too, and you get swathes of smart looking wood, metal and glossy plastics on both the dashboard and doors in mid-range Speciale models. Unfortunately, there are lots of brittle scratchy materials lower down in the cabin and the centre console switches feel flimsy and cheap.

It’s not all bad news, however. The heavily bolstered partial leather seats – standard in Super versions – are comfortable and supportive and you can get fabulous metal paddles behind the steering wheel (just like a Ferrari) on versions with an automatic gearbox – although they do get a little in the way of the indicator and windscreen-wiper stalks.

The Stelvio’s cabin is comfy and looks great, but it can’t match the Audi Q5 for practicality. Or build quality. Or technology…

Mat Watson
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The Stelvio's dash has lots of sporty touches

All Alfa Romeo Stelvios come with an 8.8-inch infotainment display nestled neatly in the dashboard. Super models and above come with satellite navigation and 3D maps as standard, but the screen’s narrow letterbox layout and somewhat blurry graphics make it slightly tricky to read on the move – the upgraded screen you can get in a Jaguar F-Pace is easier to use when you’re driving.

Speaking of usability, a scroll wheel on the Stelvio’s centre console makes browsing through the system’s menus fairly stress-free but there aren’t any handy shortcut buttons to help you quickly jump between its key features.

You don’t get Android Auto, Apple CarPlay or MirrorLink smartphone mirroring on either system, however, so you can’t use your phone’s navigation or music-streaming apps through the car’s built-in screen like you can in an Audi Q5.

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