Crossing the line just behind Price both on the stage and for overall honours was Slovakian rider Stefan Svitko in his 7th Dakar event improving on his 9th place finish in 2014 and 5th place overall finish last year.
Rounding out the overall podium was Quintanilla, who by winning the final day's stage edged clear of his two biggest rivals for the podium spot in Kevin Benavides and Heldgar Rodrigues.
"The last stage was extremely hard." Quntanilla stated. "There was a lot of tension and nerves before the start.
"The entire race came down to this one stage. I started fast and, thanks to today and the team's work we defended our third place. I'm delighted. It was such a tough Dakar that we had to fight for the podium the last day, which is usually an opportunity to kick back and relax.
"For me, the last stage was the toughest, the most nerve-wracking one in the entire rally. I was hurt before the rally, but professional work helps you overcome that. The investment paid off today. I'll go on a well-deserved holiday and we'll then sit down with the team to talk about this season's calendar."