The new 2017 Maserati Levante is all about athleticism as opposed to utility. Again, if you’re the kind of person that likes nimble handling, smooth shifts, a beautifully finished interior, and a brisk acceleration, you should probably take the Levante for a test drive around the block. This comprehensive review bundles most of what you need to know about the Maserati Levante 2017 including its release date, price, interior and exterior redesigns, and engine specs, so be our virtual guest.
2017 Maserati Levante Release Date & Price Estimate
While most of the details are still under wraps, the new Maserati Levante pricing has been released and the automaker says any would-be buyer should be able to fork out an MSRP starting from $72,000. Its release date, on the other end, is yet to be confirmed but sources say it’ll likely debut in the second half of 2016 and go for sale sometime in early 2017.
Maserati has long been known for its glamorous luxury sport sedans, cabriolets, and coupes, and the new model – the 2017 Maserati Levante – now represents a departure from all that as it is now the company’s first SUV. Going by the current consumer trends, this doesn’t come as a surprise as SUVs are steadily outpacing sedans as the preferred mode of transport for families today. The Maserati Levante 2017 is trying to give in to what customers want: a more rugged image, an aura of safety, and a higher-seating position.
The 2017 Maserati Levante interior is cavernous and comes appointed with high-end features for the money. Depending on the trim level you choose – either Luxury, Sport, Zegna Luxury – all come equipped to the brim. Some of the standard features available include an 8.4” infotainment system, automatic dual-zone climate control, a power steering column, a rear window privacy glass, a panoramic glass roof, leather upholstery, silk and leather trim, an eight-speaker audio system, and keyless ignition and entry. There’s no doubt the Levante is a plush car, no doubt about that, but it’s not lushly plush as other Maserati models although that might be subjective.
The 8.4” infotainment system aforementioned comes with a versatile information screen, it is intuitive, and is operated via a rotary controller. However, a heads-up display is unavailable. While the front seats have generous space, the backseats are cramped and only suitable for kids. Further aback, the cargo volume is a paltry 19.4 cu. ft.
Well, despite the gripes, the new 2017 Maserati Levante is still a heavyweight in its class and offers plenty of value especially given its conservative pricing relative to other Maserati vehicles. But even so, there’re other vehicles in the same segment that offer solid competition. Such vehicles include the Range Rover Sport and the Porsche Cayenne. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Cayenne SUV price start from an MSRP of $77,200 and $58,300 respectively. Some of the features available for the money include a rewarding handling, an exquisite interior, a highly customizable interior, and a wide range of engines.
2017 Maserati Levante Interior Photos & Exterior Pictures
Some of the standard features available include eight-way power front seats, a 10-speaker audio system, reclining and sliding rear seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, LED taillights and headlights, xenon headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, a cooled glovebox, a seven-inch central touchscreen, a wide array of customizable features, power-closing doors, off-road underbody protection, heated rear seats, power rear window sunshades, a blind-spot warning system, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, and a power liftgate. More features will be known for sure on its release date.
2017 Maserati Levante Engine Specs
Throw in the guaranteed level of top-notch luxury, high performance, and a sumptuous interior and you’ve got yourself an ideal family crossover. Besides that, it offers two engines beneath its hood. The base Levante 4dr SUV comes with a 3.0L gasoline V6 engine that is rated at 345 horsepower @5,750rpm and 369 pounds-ft. of torque @1,750rpm, while the other – a 3.0L gasoline DOHC V6 – is rated at 424 horsepower @5,750rpm and 428 pounds-ft. of torque and comes equipped beneath the hood of the 2017 Maserati Levante S 4dr SUV. Both of these are twin-turbo gasoline V6s designed by Ferrari. In terms of the dimensions, the Levante compares similarly to the Audi Q7.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 10.3 in. (118.3 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 5 in. (197 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 5.5 in. (77.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 19,4 ft³
Curb weight: 4649 lbs.
Top Speed: 164 mph
0-60: 5.0 sec
MPG: 15/19 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bianco, Bianco Alpi Pearlescent, Blu Emozione Mica, Blu Passione Mica, Champagne Metallescent, Grigio Maratea Metallescent, Grigio Metallic, Grigio Metallo Metallic, Nero, Nero Ribelle Mica, Rame Mica, Rosso Rubino Mica and Verde Ossido Metallic
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs