Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio review - MPG and running costs

That V6’s thirst is not a strong point; expect barely more than 20mpg in normal driving

Evo rating
  • Fantastic powertrain; handles like few other SUVs; feels skunkworks special
  • Interior quality and tech lacking; diminishing returns on extra mass over the Giulia

Alfa Romeo’s official MPG rating (on the old NEDC cycle admittedly) is 28.8mpg, a figure that’s difficult to match in the real world. Over the course of more than eight months with one on our Fast Fleet, we managed an average of 21.3mpg, but found on limited occasions it would rise to closer to 30mpg on gentle motorway cruises.

Over the course of nearly 18,000 miles, it also needed an oil change which cost just over £300, and two sets of rubber (one being winter rubber admittedly) that cost somewhere around £900 for a set. The Pirelli P Zero standard rubber performed well, and the stickier Corsa tyres are probably overkill for an SUV. The Stelvio’s extra weight, aggressive geometry and those Corsas’ high wear rating mean they won’t last long for you to enjoy them anyhow.

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