March 20, 2019
More than simply “just another crossover,” the 2019 Maserati Levante is the genuine article, packing the powerful engine options, sporty driving dynamics, and stylish appearance to prove it. A five-door, five-seat luxury crossover SUV, the 2019 Levante is available in four trims with pricing starting at $77,980.*
Standard equipment includes bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, 19-inch alloy wheels, power tailgate, leather upholstery, 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system, eight-speaker audio system, dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, heated power front seats, 60/40 split folding rear seat, and more.
The Perfect Ride for…
Drivers that demand a little more from their crossovers will love features like advanced active-air suspension and the famed Maserati Skyhook system. Driving a Levante is just as much fun as admiring it—if not even more so—in its luxurious interior and stylish exterior, and it’s clear to see that the 2018 Maserati Levante isn’t for those that simply follow the herd.
Drive & Handling
Selecting your very own Maserati Levante means choosing from two tantalizing engine choices: a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, and a 3.8-liter V8. The V6 found in the base Levante has 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, while the engine in the Levante S offers 424 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. Both versions are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and the Q4 all-wheel-drive system from the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans.
Stepping up to the Levante GTS or the mighty Levante Trofeo, grants you access to a Ferrari-derived 3.8-liter V8 engine under the hood. In the GTS, that engine makes an incredible 550 horsepower and 538 lb-ft of torque, while the Trofeo produces an astonishing 590 horsepower and 538 lb-ft as well. These two trim levels transform the Levante into a full-blown performance weapon.
To make this the Maserati of crossovers, the automaker’s engineers also focused a considerable amount of attention on the chassis. The Q4 all-wheel-drive system features torque vectoring, which sends power to individual wheels while cornering to help the Levante turn in. The suspension is a sophisticated setup with air springs and Maserati’s Skyhook adjustable shock absorbers.
The Levante’s platform is based on Maserati sedans but with heavy modifications that make it suited for crossover duty. Maserati used lightweight materials, including aluminum, to keep weight down, while also managing to achieve a perfect 50:50 weight distribution. Maserati claims that the Levante has the lowest center of gravity in its class, which directly helps improve handling.
Maserati Touch Control With Central Control Knob
An 8.4-inch touchscreen combined with a central knob will allow you to easily access everything from the climate control system to iPhone and Android apps to on-board equipment and more. (After all, the perfect drive in an extraordinary crossover requires a killer soundtrack.)
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology
The Levante further enhances your driving experience by offering advanced safety features to keep your mind at ease. Thanks to a Forward Collision Warning System, Blind Spot Alert and Rear Cross Path Detection, a Lane Departure Warning System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, you can rest assured that your automotive adventure partner will help keep you safe and sound.
The Maserati Ghibli is a sleek sport sedan with the engine options and exotic style to back up its striking road presence. Just as powerful and luxurious as its crossover cousin, the Ghibli is as nimble on city streets as it is powerful on back country roads. If your travel plans have you headed farther afield, consider the Maserati Quattroporte. Thanks to its sleek styling and cutting-edge tech, Maserati’s flagship is more than capable of taking on its more straitlaced competition.
* MSRP listed may not include preparation, delivery and destination charges.
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