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2021 Maserati Levante Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: June 10, 2020
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Abhinandan Banerjee

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The Maserati Levante Known for its deliverance in the performance luxury domain. With the new line-up ready to rumble, the new Levante is knocking the door which has amused the customers. The SUV segment has got a tough competition to face with the launch of the new Levante. 

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Pros

An exceptional design statement with unique styling.

Exhilarating accelerating abilities and performance stats.

Redesigned suspension counts for good ride comfort and handling.

Interiors come with a range of customization.

Cons

Cargo space could have been enhanced.

Middling material usage in buttons and switches.

Hefty price tag.

What's New?

The new version of the Levante has managed to upgrade with minor tweaks and changes.

Upbeat performance is delivered by the V6 and V8 engine options, automatic transmission system .

The latest version includes a range of infotainment systems and audio setup.

The latest safety features and Driver Assistance systems ensure the complete safety of the passengers at all times.

The latest model is a part of the first generation introduced in 2017.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$80485

bodystyle

SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

345 @ 5750

torque

369 @ 4500

transmission

8-speed Automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

118.3 in.

length

197 in.

width

77.5 in.

height

66.1 in.

curb weight

4650 lbs.

ground clearance

8.0 in.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/16/20 mpg



Styles

2021 Maserati Levante in Bianco color 2021 Maserati Levante in Champagne Metallescent color 2021 Maserati Levante in Blu Passione Mica color
Bianco

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Maserati Levante Base

Base

power
430 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Premium Unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$74,490


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $74,490 MSRP (15/17/21) 430 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3 L, V6, Premium Unleaded
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review


The 2021 Levante will be now available in a range of variants and performance options, you get the liberty to choose according to your needs. Driving efficiency is improving with high fuel economy as well. Compelling design statement, highly customizable interiors, best-in-class performance coming from the massive V6 and V8 options, and the latest safety features make the 2021 Maserati Levante one of the most popular SUVs in the segment.

2021 Maserati Levante Features

Maserati has ensured to give a variety of options to choose from. The 2021 model of the Levante features eight trims and configurations to choose from. Varying with engine options, interior options, luxury elements, and premium features, the 2021 Maserati Lavante caters to all the customer requirements. 

The latest iteration will be made available in various packages and trim levels i.e. the Base,GranSport,GranLusso,S,S GranSport and S GranLusso’ model which is loaded with the powerful V8 engine, latest infotainment range, and luxurious features.

Trim

Base 

GranSport

GranLusso

S

S GranSport

S GranLusso

MSRP (AWD)

$74,490

$80,490

$80,490

$88,000

$94,000

$94,000

Key Features

Power liftgate with keyless entry

Adds/upgrades from basic trim

Adds/upgrades from GranSport trim

Heated, power-adjustable and folding OVRMs

Adds/upgrades from S trim

Adds/upgrades from S GranLusso trim

 

Bi-Xenon LED headlights

 

  Twin-dual pipe exhausts    
 

19-inch aluminum alloys

 

  Heated rear window    
 

8.4-inch touchscreen display

 

  Push-button engine start/stop    
 

Smartphone Integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

  Cooled glove box    
 

Dual-pane panoramic sunroof

 

  Aluminum paddle shifters mounted on the steering column    
 

12-way front power adjustment with leather upholstery

 

  Anti-pinch sensors for windows    

Which trim should you buy?

The new Maserati Levante offers a variety of options to choose from. When talking about performance, all the trims share the same underpinnings except few advanced interior features and luxury elements. The exterior design of the car is almost similar with more chrome finishing and bigger alloy wheels on the higher trims. The interior of the car has a significant change when going up the ladder. Although the basic version has almost all the technology options equipped with premium features like heating and ventilating seat options, rear seat recline and heating feature, leather-wrapped upholstery, steering wrapped in premium leather, auto-dimming mirrors, and overall interior ambiance looks much more exquisite. But, if you are looking for the performance aspect of the car with major interior features and a lower price to pay, the Base or GranSport package will suffice your needs.

2021 Maserati Levante Engine and Performance

Staggering performance coming from the V6 and V8 engine option, a highly efficient eight-speed automatic transmission system, and a flagship Quattroporte all-wheel-drive system. The advance drive system clubbed with a high-performance suspension system and braking. 

The base version is packed with a 3.0 Liter V6 engine which can make out 345 HP with a more powerful 3.8-Liter V8 engine option available in higher trims which can churn out more than 550 HP.

Models

Maserati Levante GranLusso

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Audi Q7 Premium 45

Porsche Cayenne AWD 

MSRP

$80,485

$62,195

$55,795

$68,150

Engine

3.0L Twin Turbo V6

3.0 Liter Inline-6

2.0 Liter Inline-4

3.0 Liter Turbo V6

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

345 @ 5750

335 @ 5500

248 @ 5000

335 @ 5300

Torque (lb-ft @ RPM)

369 @ 4500

330 @ 1500

273 @ 1600

332 @ 1340

The above table clearly shows the high-performance abilities of the new Maserati Levante with the best-in-class transmission option and an AWD Drive system. The price point of the car is somewhat on the higher side but is definitely worth the investment for the package.

How fast is the 2021 Maserati Levante?

SUVs are generally on the heavier side which needs a lot of power to pick-up high speeds. For the new 2021 Maserati Levante crossover, one can choose between a massive 3.0 Liter V6 engine and a more powerful 3.8 Liter V8 accompanied by a highly responsive eight-speed Automatic transmission makes the car sprint 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds. 

The car can cover a quarter-mile distance in under 12 seconds which is the best-in-segment. Also, the top speed of the car stands at 156 mph which is insanely fast for an SUV crossover. Impressive performance can be witnessed along with sharp corners with high stability coming from the AWD setup and anti-roll body design.

Ride and Handling

The 2021 Maserati Levante has got an exceptional ride and great handling abilities with the fun-to-drive element intact. With the addition of the newly developed all-drive system and high-performance adaptive suspension system, the ride quality of the SUV has been improved to a whole new level. With athletic steering control,high stability is witnessed in the new Levante.

The high-performance suspension system makes the occupants very comfortable and little bumps on the road do not let the ride be rough. The steering wheel also provides a good grip and comforts the driver while driving over long distances. Overall, one of the best handling abilities and ride quality is offered by the latest Maserati SUV.

Braking Performance

Braking is a very important aspect when it comes to prospecting the overall performance of a car.Especially in high-performance SUVs, braking plays a pivotal role. The 2021 Maserati Levante is equipped with a heavy-duty braking setup which is able to stop the car from a 60-0 mph under 118 ft. distance which is quite impressive keeping in mind the heavyweight of the car and bulky structure.

Models

Maserati Levante GranLusso

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Audi Q7 Premium 45

Porsche Cayenne AWD 

Brake Rotors: Front (inches)

14.9

NA

13.8

14.2

Brake Rotors: Rear (inches)

12.9

NA

13

13

Curb Weight (lbs)

4560

4813

4784

4597

60-0 (feet)

118

119

143

106

Evidently, we can witness the high performing brakes in the new Levante. With huge disc brake rotors, it gets better surface area covered and hence better braking performance is delivered. The 4-wheel ABS system reduces wheel spin and hence improves the stability of the car on slippery road conditions. Electronic Stability control also plays an integral role in overall braking performance as it drives brake force on actionable areas.

2021 Maserati Levante Fuel Economy

High-performance SUVs are not popular for their peaky fuel economy. The 2021 Maserati Levante is no exception. With a massive engine options and heavyweight, evidently the Maserati SUV is very thirsty. The new Levante houses a massive 3.0 Liter V6 engine or even a bigger 3.8 Liter V8 option. Though,the overall efficiency is better than rivals due to the advanced drive system and efficient transmission. The combined mileage rating of the new Levante stands at a mere 16 MPG.

Models

Maserati Levante GranLusso

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Audi Q7 Premium 45

Porsche Cayenne AWD 

MPG (City)

14

20

19

17

MPG (Highway)

20

26

23

24

MPG (Combined)

16

22

21

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.1

21.9

19.8

23.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

317/443/337

438.0/569.4/481.8

376.2/455.5/415.8

450/545/474

The maximum range is offered by the new BMW X5 which has a similar fuel economy but equips a larger fuel tank. The new Maserati Levante needs some attention in this domain with the thirstiest engine and minimum range.

2021 Maserati Levante Interior

This new Maserati SUV continues to impress us with a top-in-class interior range. Packed with premium seating arrangement wrapped in leather material and multiple adjustments, the occupants can enjoy great comfort.Also, the interior is packed with the latest infotainment range to keep you engaged during long-distance traveling. 

The seats have also got heating and ventilating features which adds on to the overall comfort of the car. The steering wheel has also got the heating feature and is wrapped in premium leather available in higher trims. The standard automatic climate control takes care of ambient cabin temperature at all times. Not to forget the latest infotainment range and premium audio system to keep you engaged at all times.The trunk capacity of the car is also sufficient making it an ideal choice for daily city commutes as well as on long hauls.

Models

Maserati Levante GranLusso

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Audi Q7 Premium 45

Porsche Cayenne AWD 

Seating Capacity

5

5

7

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

40.8/60/39.8

39.9/59.5/41.7

39.6/58.9/NA

Second row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

38.7/58.1/37.4

38.8/58.5/38.8

NA

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

NA

-

35.9/49.4/29.2

NA

Trunk Capacity Behind Third Row(cubic feet)

20.5

33.9

14.2

27.1

As we can clearly interpret from the above table, for the 2021 Maserati Levante, the company has not published the exact dimensions of its cabin but looking at the overall design we can claim that the cabin is spacious inside with ample legroom, headroom, and shoulder room. The trunk capacity of the car is also one of the best in the segment. We can also note that the X5 has only two rows of seating but has ample cargo room of over 33 cubic ft.

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The latest infotainment range and connectivity options make the 2021 Maserati Levante quite engaging. It is more than a high performing premium SUV with the cabin glazing with an 8.4-inch touchscreen display, steering mounted controls and aluminum paddle shifters for easy accessibility, and premium audio setup which makes the music lovers go amused. Also, there is the smartphone integration feature in-built via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which makes media streaming fast and hassle-free.

2021 Maserati Levante Exterior

SUVs, in general, have compelling looks but the premium range gets additional twists. With a generous chrome finish, LED headlights, bold and sporty front grille, and massive alloy wheels are the attractive aspects of the Levante.

Looking at the car from outside, it looks pretty compact with smooth curves and an aerodynamically stable design concept. Cornering performance of the car is also improved with a low body structure and balanced chassis.

Models

Maserati Levante GranLusso

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Audi Q7 Premium 45

Porsche Cayenne AWD 

Curb Weight (lb)

4650

4813

4784

4597

Length (inches)

197

194.3

199.3

191.1

Width (inches)

77.5

78.9

77.6

78.7

Height (inches)

66.1

68.7

68.5

67.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.0

NA

NA

8.5

Wheelbase (inches)

118.3

117.1

117.9

114

Slightly on the heavier side, wide wheelbase, and good height,the 2021 Maserati Levante also cherishes a balanced design. The dynamic stability of the car has improved due to the low height and sleeker body structure. Sufficient ground clearance helps in tackling rough road conditions like a breeze.

2021 Maserati Levante Safety

The new 2021 Levante has impressed us with the best-in-segment safety features and Driver Assistance features. Some of the highlighted features are Lane Keeping Assist which comes handy at highways, Adaptive Cruise Control feature which also helps in keeping a safe distance from the vehicle ahead, Surround-View Camera which is a part of the higher trim package and helps in parking, and a lot more. Also, the car has been highly acclaimed by top rating agencies like IIHS and NHTSA.

2021 Maserati Levante Competition

Maserati Levante vs BMW X5 xDrive40e

When talking of performance both cars show incredible results in both accelerations as well as braking.The BMW X5 has got a sportier version badge under the M series which outperforms the numbers delivered by the 2021 Maserati Levante. The interior of both cars shares similar luxury elements and tech features. The exterior design of the Levante looks more compelling with a bolder front grille and shoulder design compared to the X5’s signature dual-grille look.

Maserati Levante vs Porsche Cayenne

Talking of performance, both cars share similar numbers with overall high-quality materials and powertrain systems. The interior of the Maserati SUV is more genteel with leather upholstery, appealing steering design, additional supports, and a lot more. The Porsche Cayenne, on the other hand, has a more compelling exterior look with sporty curves and daring front design.

2021 Maserati Levante Final Verdict

If you are looking to experience topmost performance numbers with all the sophisticated luxury features intact, the new 2021 Maserati Levante can be a good choice. The latest line-up offers a total of eight trims and configurations to choose from. Built quality and high tech amenities are assured with top-notch quality. The latest infotainment features and safety tech inside makes the car a wholesome deal to thrive upon.