The Stelvio is based on Alfa's Giulia sedan and, like it, delivers fantastic handling and is fun to drive. That, however, doesn't mean it's fun to live with on a daily basis. Positioned to compete with high-end and sporty SUVs such as the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Porsche Macan, the Stelvio falls a bit short on the refinement and luxury quotients. The standard engine is a punchy 280-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder that gets 24 mpg overall on premium. The ride is a bit jittery, but the suspension absorbs bumps rather well. Among constant annoyances are a driving position with a limited range of seat adjustments and controls that are not user-friendly enough. Like the Giulia, the parking sensors are too sensitive, going off constantly in an urban environment. Rear and side visibility are wanting, and the cargo hold is modest.