Holy Tonale! New 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV Starts at $44,590
The 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale small SUV is the company’s first plug-in hybrid. Pricing starts at $44,590 for the entry-level Tonale Sprint, while the fully loaded version starts at $49,090. The mid-level Ti trim and top Veloce are available for preorder today, with the Sprint ready later this spring.Every Tonale comes with a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that uses a turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four engine and produces 285 horsepower. All-wheel drive is also standard.
The Italian-built 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale is coming to shake some Italian seasoning on the subcompact luxury crossover segment that’s filled largely with German offerings such as the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA-class. Available today for preorder, we now know pricing for the new Alfa SUV, but its entry-level trim won’t become available until sometime this spring.
The Tonale is Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid and is a small SUV that slots in below the Stelvio. It shares its platform with the Jeep Compass, but is more closely related to the upcoming Dodge Hornet that also goes on sale later this year.
While every Tonale gets the same 285-hp turbocharged 1.3-liter inline-four plug-in-hybrid powertrain with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive, the crossover’s options are split among three trim levels. Only the top two trims, Veloce and Ti are available for preorder today. The Tonale is currently eligible for the $7,500 federal EV tax credit.
Tonale Sprint starts at $44,590 and serves as the entry point for the mini Alfa Romeo. It comes with an impressive list of standard equipment such as silver 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, heated cloth seats, as well as a heated steering wheel. A 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto are also standard. There’s even wireless smartphone charging.
The Tonale Ti pricing starts at $46,590, only a few thousand bucks more than the entry trim, and adds subtle appearance changes like black wheels and other exterior accents, but also includes a power liftgate and ambient lighting.
At the top of the Tonale food chain is the Veloce at $49,090. While the trim level means Italian for fast, it doesn’t actually have an advantage in power. But it should feel livelier thanks to its larger 19-inch wheels, Brembo brake calipers, and a sporty adaptive suspension. The Veloce has the nicest interior of the bunch, with perforated leather seats, synthetic suede upholstery, and is the only way to get paddle shifters.
While its commanding starting price does give it a bigger price tag than other plug-in hybrids such as the Ford Escape PHEV, Toyota RAV4 Prime, and Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, it has more horsepower than other gas-only crossovers its size. Alfa hopes that its beautiful Italian design and richly-equipped standard features will win hearts.
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