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Alfa Romeo Tonale SUV - MPG, running costs & CO2

The Alfa Romeo Tonale plug-in hybrid has a decent all-electric range and entry-level Tonales should be competitively priced

Carbuyer Rating

3.7 out of 5

MPG, running costs & CO2 Rating

3.5 out of 5

Prices haven’t been confirmed yet, but the Alfa Romeo Tonale looks set to at least match its premium rivals for cost. We expect the 158bhp Veloce to come in just under the 148bhp Audi Q3 35 TFSI S line, although that’s no guarantee the Alfa will be cheaper on a PCP finance deal or PCH lease.

Alfa Romeo Tonale MPG & CO2

The most economical version of the Tonale, on paper at least, is the Hybrid Q4 model. Depending on how you drive and how frequently you plug in the car, you might be able to get close to Alfa Romeo’s official figures. The plug-in hybrid Tonale promises up to 37 miles of electric range, so the average driver’s commute could be undertaken using little to no fuel. The 15.5kWh battery can be recharged at 7.4kWh (about the same capacity as a home wallbox), and a full charge at this speed takes around two-and-a-half hours. Plugging in to a three-pin socket will take longer to recharge the battery but it should still be full after an overnight charge.

Business users are likely to favour the plug-in hybrid, because it has the lowest Benefit-in-Kind tax liability of any model.

Insurance groups

While insurance groups for the Tonale haven’t been announced yet, it should be cheaper to insure than the more expensive and more powerful Alfa Romeo Stelvio. For context, the Jeep Compass 4xe plug-in hybrid sits in group 29 out of 50, while the Audi Q3 TFSI e sits in group 32; we’d expect the Tonale to cost a similar amount to insure.

Warranty

With the Tonale, you get a three-year warranty with no mileage stipulations. That matches the BMW X1 and Mercedes GLA, and is slightly more generous than the Q3’s 60,000-mile cap. You can extend the Tonale’s warranty cover for an extra year or two for an additional fee.

Servicing

In line with its rivals, you can take out a service plan through your dealer to take care of scheduled maintenance. There seem to be several to choose from, depending on how much you want covered. These plans can be paid in one go or in monthly instalments.

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