Holy Tone! New 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV Starts at $44,590

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  • The 2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale small SUV is the company’s first plug-in hybrid.
  • Prices start at $44,590 for the entry-level Tonale Sprint, while the full version starts at $49,090. The mid-level Ti and top Veloce trims are available for preorder today, with the Sprint ready later this spring.
  • Each 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 2024 Italian-made Alfa Romeo Tonale will shake up some Italian spices in the subcompact luxury crossover segment that is mostly filled with German offerings like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, and Mercedes-Benz GLA class. Available today for preorder, we now know pricing for the new Alfa SUV, but entry trim levels won’t be available until this spring.

Tonale is Alfa Romeo’s first plug-in hybrid and is a small SUV positioned under the Stelvio. It shares its platform with the Jeep Compass, but is more closely related to the upcoming Dodge Hornet which will also go on sale later this year.

While each 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, crossover options are split between the three trim levels. Only the top two trims, the Veloce and Ti, are available for preorder today. Tonale currently qualifies for a $7,500 federal EV tax credit.

The Tonale Sprint starts at $44,590 and serves as the entry point for Alfa Romeo minis. It comes with an impressive list of standard equipment such as 18-inch silver wheels, keyless entry and ignition, remote start, heated cloth seats and heated steering wheel. A 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto is also standard. There’s even wireless smartphone charging.

Pricing for the Tonale Ti starts at $46,590, is only a few thousand dollars more than the entry trim, and adds subtle appearance changes such as black wheels and other exterior accents, but also includes a power liftgate and ambient lighting.

At the top of the Tonale food chain is Veloce for $49,090. Even though the trim level means Italian for fast, it doesn’t really have an advantage in power. But it should feel more alive thanks to the larger 19-inch wheels, Brembo brake calipers and sporty adaptive suspension. The Veloce has the nicest interior, with perforated leather seats, synthetic suede upholstery and is the only way to get paddle shifters.

While its high starting price carries a bigger price tag than other plug-in hybrids like the Ford Escape PHEV, Toyota RAV4 Prime, and Hyundai Santa Fe PHEV, it has more horsepower than other crossovers that run on fuel only. Alfa hopes that the sleek Italian design and rich standard features will win hearts.

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