Last Updated on August 2, 2022 by Victor A
Alfa Romeo is an Italian marque owned by the Stellantis Group (former Fiat-Chrysler alliance) that manufactures premium cars. Some of its main rivals are BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, among others. But the question is, are Alfa Romeo vehicles expensive? To answer the question, we are going to show you how much you’d have to spend for the less costly Alfa, and how much the most expensive one would cost you.
Note that Alfa Romeo currently has a two-model line-up, however, they offer many versions that are priced at different price ranges.
The Alfa Romeo SUV, the Stelvio. Is it expensive?
Starting with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, we find that the US receives four different versions. Not long ago, Alfa used to offer seven versions of the SUV, but weak sales have forced them to shrink the line-up.
The most basic one is the RWD Stelvio Sprint which starts at an MSRP price of $43,010, and you can opt for an AWD Stelvio Sprint which will bump up the price to $45,010. This is the only RWD version of the Stelvio.
Then there is the Stelvio Ti, priced at which starts at MSRP $48,260, and the Stelvio Ti Sport which starts at MSRP $51,460.
The main difference between these three is found in the standard equipment and the available options for each car.
The powertrain is the same, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 280 hp, 306 lb-ft of torque, and an 8-speed automatic transmission.
For the range-topping version, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio packs a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, it can produce 505 HP and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. It can speed up from 0-60 in 3,6 seconds, and it’s rated at a top speed of 176 mph.
The Quadrifoglio is way different than the others, especially in the engine department, which only means that the car has a considerably higher price, which will set you back to a starting MSRP price of $81,250.
|Stelvio Sprint RWD||$43,010|
|Stelvio Sprint AWD||$45,010|
|Stelvio Ti Sport||$51,460|
And the Alfa Romeo sedan, the Giulia, how expensive it is?
The sedan model of the Italian manufacturer is available in four versions as well, but for each version, you have the option to choose either RWD or AWD, except for the Quadrifoglio which you can only purchase in RWD.
As you might imagine, choosing the AWD option slightly increases the price.
Similar to the Stelvio, the Giulia comes in three similar models that share the same engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 280 hp, 306 lb-ft of torque (the identical one as the Stelvio basic versions).
Starting with the RWD versions, the Giulia Sprint starts at MSRP, $41,010, while the Giulia Ti will cost you 43,200, and the Giulia Ti Sport is priced at $47,060.
For the AWD versions, the Giulia Sprint costs $43,010, the Giulia Ti has a price of $45,200, and the Giulia Ti Sport, $49,060.
As stated above, the Giulia Quadrifoglio comes exclusively with RWD, and rocks the same engine as the Stelvio Quadrifiglio, a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V6, with 505 HP and 442 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque, yet, the acceleration and top speed are different.
The Giulia Quadrifoglio can reach 60 mph in 3,8 seconds, it’s limited to a top speed of 191 mph and it starts at MSRP $75,250.
In short, the cheapest Giulia, the Sprint, is going to cost you $41,010 while the most expensive one will set you back at $75,250. This shows that the Giulia has a better price than its sibling, the Stelvio, which is understandable as SUVs usually have a higher price than the similar sedan model.
|Giulia Sprint RWD||$41,010|
|Giulia Sprint AWD||$43,010|
|Giulia Ti RWD||43,200|
|Giulia Ti AWD||$45,200|
|Giulia Ti Sport RWD||$47,060|
|Giulia Ti Sport AWD||$49,060|
So, are they expensive?
In short, we can consider Alfa Romeo cars expensive, since the cheapest car in its line-up, the RWD Giulia Sprint will cost you over $40,000, which has a similar price as the BMW 3 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz C Class.
Those cars are considered premium-luxury, and even though $40,000 might not be that much, remember that options will considerably increase the price, as fully loading the RWD Giulia Sprint will make you pay close to $50,000.
And with all the options added, the Stelvio Quadrifoglio will cost you $91,000.
In our opinion, we don’t think most of their cars are rightly priced, as the competition offers better quality, more options, and better powertrains.
We only consider the Quadrifoglio versions fair priced, since for what you pay you are getting a car that has more than 500 hp, and impressive specs while the competitors don’t offer as much power for that price.
But wait, there’s a new model coming soon, the Tonale
Many people would not take seriously a brand that only has two models in its line-up and Stellantis know that. But there’s a solution, enter the Alfa Romeo Tonale, the future of the company.
The Tonale was unveiled as a concept in 2019, and it has been spotted testing for a while.
This car is in an advanced development stage and is likely that it will feature a hybrid powertrain, serving as a stepping stone to new technologies for the rest of the models.
The Tonale is going to be a smaller Stelvio and will probably serve to attract new customers to the brand. Since it’s an SUV, and smaller than its sibling it’s clear that it will be priced below it, we think the price will be around $35,000.
Its main rivals will be the BMW X1, the Volvo XC40, and the Audi Q3, and we expect to see it in showrooms at the end of 2021 or during 2022.
Source: Alfa Romeo