2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV

MSRP $45,000 Est.

Ranked #18 in Midsize Suv

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 3, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Maserati, a luxury brand late for the SUV culture, came up with the Levante in 2016 and since then, it has been special in the eyes of the enthusiasts. After several updates and tweaks, the Levante GTS, which will be renamed Modena S stands firm among the other performance SUVs. Speaking of performance, it is powered by a Ferrari-derived 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 and as it is a Ferrari at the heart of it, the performance is excellent with higher refinements. If the mechanics are kept aside, the cabin is beautifully built with precision and high-quality materials.

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Pros

Core Italian aesthetics

Breathtaking performance

Sharp handling dynamics

Opulent cabin experience with excellent attention to detail

Cons

A few interior buttons and switches downgrade the experience.

Subpar cargo capacity.

Ride quality is not the coziest.

What's New?

The 2022 Levante GTS is slated to be rebadged as the Modena S

The Modena S will be powered by a Ferrari sourced twin-turbo V8 engine

The 2022 Levante GTS will wear the revamped Maserati logo.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV in Bianco color
Bianco

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


Maserati claims that the Levante GTS is not just powerful but also provides the comfort of a luxury SUV. As an Italian, the styling and attention to detail remain unmatched. The Maserati Levante GTS competes with the German giants like the BMW X6 M, Audi RS Q8, and Porsche Cayenne Turbo.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Features

As a standalone trim, the Levante GTS is quite feature-loaded and will satisfy all the luxury cravings coming from an exotic Italian brand. However, all these heavy words make sense when the price tag is heavy too which is $125,490 to be exact. The GTS gets a more powerful 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with an AWD system as standard. Apart from these, the cabin is loaded with a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system, full leather interiors which include seats, parts of the dashboard, steering wheel, and door panels, and 8-way power-adjustable front seats with multi-level heating options. The rear seats have heating functions as standard which is quite unusual in the segment.

Trim

GTS

MSRP

$125,490

Key Features

14-speaker audio system by Harman Kardon

 

Leather steering wheel with heating functions

 

Cooled storage compartment

 

8-way power-adjustable front seats with multi-level heating

 

Leather seats

 

Heated rear seats

 

20-inch alloy wheels

Maserati also offers a few optional add-on packages which include further inclusion of features and useability. They are:

  • Four-zone automatic climate control - $1,100.
  • Pieno Fiore natural leather upholstery - $1,800.
  • Carbon fiber column-mounted paddle shifters - $450.
  • Bowers and Wilkins ultra-premium sound system - $2,100.
  • Zegna Pelle tessuta leather upholstery - $5,000.

Which Trim should you buy?

The GTS is a great choice for every enthusiast who dreams of owning a luxury performance SUV. And for the price tag of $125,490, it packs everything that is needed in an SUV which means from performance, to design and luxury. The extended features are enough for almost all the consumers and sticking with the standard options will be enough.

The expected release date for the 2022 Maserati Levante GTS

The Maserati Levante GTS was released on 1 July 2021 and Maserati is actively taking orders for the same.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Engine and Performance

Powering the Maserati Levante GTS is a Ferrari-derived 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 which unleashes 550 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of maximum torque. The peak torque kicks in at only 2,500 rpm and allows a good lower-end torque. The engine comes mated to the 8-speed shiftable automatic and drives through all four wheels. For manual gear shifts, the paddle shifters work like a charm. This re-worked engine is more smooth and refined with really less turbo lag. However, the lower-end grunt helps you to overtake other cars without the need for downshifting gears.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS 3.8L V8 Engine

All this mammoth of engine power does seem to translate very well in the real world. The Levante GTS manages to accelerate up to 60 miles an hour in just 3.8 seconds and completes a quarter-mile sprint in just 12.1 seconds. Being an SUV with over 5,000 pounds of curb weight, the performance seems to be exhilarating. It tops out at a factory-limited 181 miles per hour and is quite higher than the competition.

Models

2022 Maserati Levante GTS*

2022 BMW X6 M

2022 Audi RS Q8

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

MSRP

$125,490

$108,600

$115,400

$131,900

Engine

3.8L Twin-Turbo V8

4.4L Twin-Turbo V8

4L twin-turbo V8

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

Power

550 @ 6,250 rpm

600 @ 6,000 rpm

591 hp @ 6000 rpm

541 @ 5,750 rpm

Torque

538 @ 2,500 rpm

553 @ 1,800 rpm

590 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

567 @ 1,960 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.8

3.6

3.9

3.9

Quarter mile (sec)

12.1

12.0

12.4

12.5

Top Speed (MPH)

181

177

178

177

*2021 MY data used for reference

From the above table, it is very much clear that the Maserati is not the most powerful and also sports the smallest engine among the rivals. The BMW X6 M tops the table in terms of raw power and the Audi has more punch at lower revs. Porsche makes the least power in the competition but is still quick enough to close the gap in the rivalry thanks to its lightweight and aerodynamically optimized chassis. In terms of acceleration, all four SUVs perform greatly but if you nitpick, the Maserati and BMW are slightly better.

The Levante GTS is an SUV but handles quite like a sports car, which has its own ups and downsides. The crisp handling involves excellent steering feel and precision which makes turning effortless. The suspensions on offer as standard are quite stiff for an SUV and are best suited for good roads but they offer great cornering stability. That does not end there.

The rear axle has a limited-slip differential which allows managing traction well while taking corners at higher speeds. Maserati offers an optional Skyhook performance air suspension setup with adaptive damping which improves the overall ride quality. All these features along with good traction control keep the Levante GTS grounded and the lower curb weight makes it extremely lively to steer around.

The standard brakes on offer on the Levante GTS are 15-inch rotors at the front and 13-inch rotors at the rear. Apart from these, there are a few things that enhance the braking performance like its lower curb weight coupled with emergency braking assist and electronic brakeforce distribution. All these contribute to a good braking performance. Unfortunately, the 60-0 distances are not available but it is expected to perform similarly to the competition.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Fuel Economy

Expecting a good fuel economy out of a performance SUV is just not done. All the breathtaking power figures need a lot of gas and since there are no hybrid gizmos to pump out some extra miles from the Levante GTS. This SUV delivers up to 14 MPG in the city, a decent 18 MPG on the highways, and an EPA-rated 15 MPG combined. The figures are not disappointing but not impressive and are quite on a level with the competition. Coupled with a 21.1-gallon gas tank, the range is measured up to 316.5 miles combined which is on the lower side.

Models

2022 Maserati Levante GTS*

2022 BMW X6 M

2022 Audi RS Q8

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

MPG (City)

14

13

13

15

MPG (Highway)

18

18

19

19

MPG (Combined)

15

15

15

17

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.1

21.9

22.5

23.7

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

295.4/379.8/316.5

284.7/394.2/328.5

292.5/427.5/337.5

355.5/450.3/402.9

*2021 MY data used for reference

All four SUVs are very similar in terms of fuel economy with minute differences. However, the Porsche pulls a few extra MPG and also has a bigger gas tank than the rivals. The Maserati, BMW, Audi are very similar in delivering decent mileage figures but the differences show up in the overall range. BMW and Audi pack a slightly larger gas tank and that allows them to return a slightly better range.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Interior

As a luxury SUV, the interior of the Maserati Levante GTS is very appealing in a lot of ways. As the Italians are best known for their exquisite taste, the Levante GTS feels it has just the perfect amount of everything and does not feel overworked like a few of the British luxury cars. There are wood and leather combinations with carbon fiber bits as standard. The cabin has black and brown color combinations which include brown leather seats and a dashboard that is covered with leather. The steering wheel is leather-covered along with wood trims and has aluminum paddle-shifters as standard. The center console is fully covered with carbon fiber which elevates the level of opulence and art to something rare in the segment.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS Dashboard

The seats on offer are all covered by tanned brown leather and come with power-adjustability for the front seats. The heating functions are extended to the rear seats as standard. Maserati has been shy to disclose the interior dimensions of their cars but the interior space is enough on offer with up to 5 people. Although, the rear might give some trouble to the one sitting in the middle as there is slightly less shoulder room. The cabin has enough room but given the sloping roofline, there is limited cargo space at 20.5 cubic feet. This means that you cannot fill your trunk with more than two big suitcases.

Models

2022 Maserati Levante GTS*

2022 BMW X6 M

2022 Audi RS Q8

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

39.3/60.0/40.4

37.1/59.5/41.6

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

N/A

37.5/57.7/35.7

38.1/58.5/40.2

N/A

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

20.5

27.4

30.5

21.1

*2021 MY data used for reference

All four cars are decently in terms of interior space if not the best but the Porsche offers only a seating capacity of up to 4 people. Given the nature and their brand characteristics, it is expected that the BMW and the Audi would be spacious ones. The Maserati and Porsche are not impractical by any means, they are just fine with their driver-focused cabin. And among the two, the former does a better job in terms of luxury and comfort. Standout interior features in the 2022 Maserati Levante GTS are:

  • Leather steering wheel with heating functions
  • Cooled storage compartment
  • Leather, wood, and carbon-fiber trims
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats with multi-level heating
  • Premium leather seats
  • Heated rear seats.

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The infotainment system on offer on the Levante GTS gives a mixed feeling altogether. The display at the center of the dashboard remains the same 8.4-inch touchscreen. However, the interface is easy to use and is similar to Fiat-Chrysler’s infotainment system. In simple words, it sometimes feels like you are sitting inside a Jeep. 

2022 Maserati Levante GTS Infotainment System

Also, the buttons and knobs are somewhat similar to a Jeep which makes the experience dip a little. The infotainment system gets more updates and now it supports voice-assisted commands, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation. For your music needs, you get a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system. Standout infotainment features in the 2022 Maserati Levante GTS are:

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen display
  • 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium audio system
  • SiriusXM
  • Bluetooth and USB connectivity with voice assistance
  • Navigation
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Wireless charging pad

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Exterior

The Levante GTS was meant to look aggressive just like other Maseratis. The core design remains similar to their other models but stands out in the German-dominated world. The front has the angry-looking sleek LED headlamps and DRLs with a massive intake grille and the trident at the center. The fog lights are just below the headlamps. The front fascia looks aggressive with all the Maserati things going on. The sides have this wide hip-like design which is mainly seen on supercars and has a beautiful set of 20-inch alloy wheels.

2022 Maserati Levante GTS Three Quarter View

The rear has a spoiler and sleek LED taillights and a full Maserati signature at the center and quad exhaust tips on the sides. The overall design is knit and surely does not represent any SUV but a sports car. The Levante GTS is certainly big for a 5-seater SUV. The dimensions are quite similar to what the segment offers with only 5,070 pounds of curb weight. It has a long wheelbase of 118.3 inches and a decent ground clearance of 8.9 inches. Although the ground clearance will allow it to go mild off-road, the stiffer suspensions will eliminate all the comfort inside the cabin.

Models

2022 Maserati Levante GTS*

2022 BMW X6 M

2022 Audi RS Q8

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,070

5,375

5,490

5,024

Length (inches)

197.6

195.0

197.3

194.5

Width (inches)

77.9

79.5

78.7

78.4

Height (inches)

66.8

66.6

66.7

65.1

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.0

8.3

N/A

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

118.3

117.0

117.9

114.0

*2021 MY data used for reference

The Maserati locks its head with the Audi in terms of dimensions as they both are pretty similar in that aspect except for a few things like the curb weight and wheelbase, where the former is longer and lighter. Similarly, the BMW and Porsche share almost identical dimensions but the BMW is bigger if you nitpick but the latter is a lot lighter. Standout exterior features in the 2022 Maserati Levante GTS are:

  • LED headlamps, DRLs, and taillights
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Performance tires
  • Quad exhaust system with chrome covers
  • Power and heated mirrors

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Safety

Maserati has equipped the Levante GTS with all the latest and greatest safety features which are although common in the segment but are appreciated. You can purchase the optional more advanced driver assistance features which will unlock the majority of them. NHTSA and IIHS have not crash-tested this for safety as it is too expensive and sold in limited numbers. But given the reputation, their build quality and sturdiness are on point. Standout safety features in the 2022 Maserati Levante GTS are:

  • Stability control
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning Plus
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Tire pressure monitor

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Competition

2022 Maserati Levante GTS vs 2022 BMW X6 M

The 2022 X6 M comes cheaper than the Maserati but is a great buy among the two if you can give up the luxurious cabin. Don’t get the tone wrong, the X6 M falls under the brand’s high-end performance SUVs. The BMW offers a more intuitive infotainment system and the cabin is more comfortable than the latter because of the adaptive suspension coming into play. The Maserati is more aggressive, has a long wheelbase, offers similar handling dynamics to the former, and comes with a cabin that is loaded with leather, carbon fiber, and wood.

2022 BMW X6 M Three Quarter View

2022 Maserati Levante GTS vs 2022 Audi RS Q8

Germans are always more reliable and offer much more value for the offerings. The Audi holds those characteristics and with a lower price tag. That being said, the engine on the RS Q8 is more powerful than the Levante GTS and is a few milliseconds faster in real-world performance. Also, the RS Q8 offers more interior space with a lot of legroom at the rear. To wrap it up, it is an all-around performance SUV. The Levante GTS has better driving dynamics and has quite a few top-notch quality interior components like carbon fibers, etc. over the Audi.

2022 Audi RS Q8 Three Quarter view

2022 Maserati Levante GTS vs 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

Both the SUVs are very close to each other when it comes to overall size and dimensions and even real-world performance. Both of them have similar interior features but the Maserati has a bit better opulence on offer and the Porsche serves a slightly better fuel economy. It is quite difficult to choose between the two as the Cayenne Turbo is about 6 grand heavier than the former. In the end, it comes to personal preference.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Three Quarter View

2022 Maserati Levante GTS SUV Final Verdict

Behind the wheel, the new Maserati Levante GTS is a great SUV with precise handling and exhilarating performance. The interiors are quite fancy but the sportier suspensions are not great for long-distance comfort. That said, for $125,490 it is way more expensive than its German competitors but has its own charm in the world of high-performance compact SUVs. Moreover, you can’t go wrong with the Italians when it comes to design and impeccable quality they come with. However, it looks like Maserati is planning on dropping the GTS trim from the Maserati Levante’s lineup.