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heycar review

      Launch year
      2016
      Body type
      SUV
      Fuel type
      Petrol, Diesel
David Ross

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David Ross

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Beautiful but not perfect SUV

Best bits

  • Great handling for a big SUV
  • Superb V6 petrols built by Ferrari
  • Practical boot and lots of interior space

Not so great

  • Interior lacks the cutting edge design of rivals
  • Brakes need more bite
  • Clunky gear lever quickly becomes annoying to use.

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Overall verdict

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On the inside

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Driving

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Overall verdict

"It’s only been a couple of years since Maserati launched the Levante - its first big, posh SUV. It’s now something we’ve come to expect from even the most overtly racy car manufacturers with the likes of Porsche, Alfa and Aston doing the same. Of course, the Levante immediately became Maserati’s best-selling car by some distance."

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Because Maserati’s highly exotic, Ferrari-lite reputation precedes it, it never really mattered that the Levante was launched with some gaping chinks in its armour. Like how you could only have a diesel at first, and then the petrol that followed – a Ferrari-built 3.0 V6, no less – was a good £14,000 leap up in price.


But over time Maserati has added engines and improved the Levante to give it the appeal that the gorgeous exterior design deserves. The best of those came in 2019 with the launch of a new 3.0-litre V6 base petrol with 350PS. And it’s still built by Ferrari. Win.


If you want the ultimate Levante there are the GTS and Trofeo versions with their twin-turbo V8 engines. Just don’t expect any change out of £120,000.


Being a Maserati, this handles superbly well and you can forgive some of its quirks, like the clunky gear lever on earlier models. But few SUVs this side of a Porsche Cayenne can tackle corners as well.


The Levante is a car you buy because you like the idea of a big, spacious Maserati - as close as you can come to a Ferrari SUV, if you like. For now anyway. So you might as well live with its flaws and get it as cost-effectively as possible - the base model does the job.


Porsche SUVs drive better, Land Rover’s products are more comfortable and, we’re almost sad to say, an Audi Q7 or Q8 simply does everything better than this. But this is something you choose with your heart rather than your head.


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Maserati Levante

V6d GranSport 5dr Auto

  • 2020
  • 2,500 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • HR Owen Maserati London
  • Middlesex, SW73TD
Price:£52,950
PCP: £789.58/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £789.58, Customer Deposit: £7,942.00, Total Deposit: £7,942.50, Optional Final Payment: £25,501.77, Total Charge For Credit: £8,129.57, Total Amount Payable: £61,079.57, Representative APR: 7.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 7.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 12.79ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Maserati Levante

V6d 5dr Auto

  • 2020
  • 4,700 miles

Manufacturer Approved

  • HR Owen Maserati London
  • Middlesex, SW73TD
Price:£47,950
PCP: £754.12/mo

Representative example: Contract Length: 36 months, 35 Monthly Payments: £754.12, Customer Deposit: £7,192.00, Total Deposit: £7,192.50, Optional Final Payment: £21,556.67, Total Charge For Credit: £7,193.37, Total Amount Payable: £55,143.37, Representative APR: 7.9%, Interest Rate (Fixed): 7.9%, Excess Mileage Charge: 10.91ppm, Mileage Per Annum: 10,000

Is the Maserati Levante right for you?

Want an SUV but are bored of the run of the mill models you see everywhere? Then the Maserati could be the model for you. Like the Alfa Stelvio, it’s something different from the rows of BMW X5s and Audi Q7s. That Maserati badge on the front makes this feel that bit more special. It’s the kind of car that when you park, someone is likely to come up and start asking you about it.

What's the best Maserati Levante model/engine to choose?

The big diesel may not be the most exciting model in the range but it’s the one we’d recommend. It has plenty of power, sounds good and at least makes an attempt at economy. We’d all like a GTS or Trofeo of course, but they’re big money. If you want petrol, stick with a 3.0 V6.


The GranSport is the best trim and comes with plenty of luxury touches like 12-way power sport front seats, a power-adjustable sport steering wheel with aluminium gearshift paddles, power-adjustable sport pedals and navigation.


What other cars are similar to the Maserati Levante?

If you’re looking at a standard diesel or petrol Levante, you can see it as a rival to higher powered diesel versions of the BMW X5 and Audi Q7. And fellow Italian the Alfa Stelvio. Move up to the more performance models and the Porsche Cayenne is the most obvious rival along with AMG versions of Mercedes big SUVs.


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On the inside

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Driving

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