2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale vs. Maserati Grecale

Both Alfa Romeo and Maserati are known for bringing their own Italian style and performance to the mainstream vehicle market. Boasting fashionable styling and luxurious interiors, paired with some seriously exciting performance, these are vehicles for people with a passion for driving. Both brands do this so well in fact, that sometimes it can be difficult to see the differences between the two. To help clear this up a bit, we’re doing a side-by-side comparison of both brands’ smallest SUVs, the Alfa Romeo Tonale and the Maserati Grecale.

Alfa Romeo Tonale VS Maserati Grecale Highlights

Alfa Romeo Tonale Maserati Grecale

2024 Alfa Romeo Tonale


2023 Maserati Grecale

$43,845 Starting MSRP $65,300
Plug-In Hybrid Drivetrain 2.0-liter I4 / 3.0-liter V6
Standard All-Wheel Drive Standard
285 Horsepower 296 / 325 / 523
6.0 seconds 0-60 Time 5.3 / 5.0 / 3.6 seconds

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Right from the start, you can see a big difference in the thinking behind these two vehicles. While the Grecale puts the emphasis on powerful drivetrains and quick 0-60 numbers, the Tonale comes with an efficient plug-in hybrid drivetrain, and while this is plenty quick as well, it balances its speed with a hefty dose of efficiency. In fact, the Tonale can travel up to 30 miles on all-electric power. The Grecale comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 296 horsepower in the GT trim. Move up to the Modena and the engine is tuned for 325 horsepower. If you go with the top Trofeo trim, it comes with an entirely different engine, the Nettuno V6 from the MC20 sports car. Unsurprisingly, this is an extremely quick version of the Grecale.

Alfa Romeo Tonale VS Maserati Grecale Dimensions

Alfa Romeo Tonale Interior Maserati Grecale Interior

Alfa Romeo Tonale


Maserati Grecale

103.8 inches Wheelbase 114.2 inches
178.3 inches Overall Length 190.8 inches
72.4 inches Width 76.7 inches
22.9 cubic feet Rear Cargo Space 18.9 cubic feet

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You can see that there is a significant size difference between these two vehicles, with the Gracale coming in at more than a foot longer. That’s because the Grecale is classified as a compact SUV, while the Tonale is a subcompact. That means more space inside the Grecale, especially for passengers, even though the Tonale is surprisingly the one with a greater cargo capacity. Both of these configurations have their benefits, and which one would work better for you would depend entirely on how you plan to use it.

Alfa Romeo Tonale
Maserati Grecale

Alfa Romeo Tonale VS Maserati Grecale Conclusion

It’s not everyday you’re presented with a choice between two things, and either selection would prove to be a great decision! For everyday commuting, the Tonale will save you money on gas and will be easier to maneuver on narrow streets or in parking garages, while the Grecale offers passengers more space, and delivers some truly incredible performance numbers. Which isn’t to say that the Grecale isn’t practical, or that Tonale isn’t a ton of fun to drive, and that’s what makes this particular decision so easy, since you won’t be disappointed either way.

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