Three years ago, the famous Italian sports carmaker came up with this SUV, which turned up to be a great one. Although it may not be as refined as some German rivals, it certainly brings that Maserati flavor, which a real refreshment in today’s automotive industry, where most carmakers offer models that looks very similar to its rivals. The 2021 Maserati Levante continues in the same way, but also brings a nice novelty in terms of the new infotainment system. Other than that, things haven’t changed too much.
Therefore, you may count on a crossover that offers spectacular performances. Supers-shape handling makes this crossover ride like a sports car, while the powertrain lineup includes incredibly sounding V6 and V8 units. On the other side, most rivals are more practical and more refined. Also, fuel economy is definitely a weak point of this SUV, no matter the powertrain option. Therefore, the 2021 Maserati Levante price is about to remain the same.
2021 Maserati Levante Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Maserati Levantecontinues in the same way as the previous model year. Based on models like Quattroporte and Ghibli, this SUV offers incredible handling. It is light and highly maneuverable, and far more fun to drive compared to most rivals on the market. Mechanically, it shares a lot with the aforementioned models, but also borrows some components from other models in FCA Group. It features more than 118 inches in wheelbase, which is quite typical for the class of mid-size SUVs.
Without any doubt, the most amazing thing about this SUV is styling. German rivals from Mercedes or BMW may be more refined, but none of them looks as exotic as this one. In accordance with the brand’s tradition, everything looks so unique, though we have to say that the overall shape is sharper and bolder compared to what we used to see from this Italian manufacturer.
Once again, there are no bigger changes we should mention, except for the new infotainment system. You may count on new software, smoother operation and improved graphics. Interestingly, the company sticks with the proven 8.4-inch touchscreen, which may even feel too small, compared to what you get from other manufacturers.
The overall cabin aesthetics are really impressive and the cabin looks extremely stylish. However, some materials and the overall fit and finish are miles away from what you get in models like Mercedes-Benz GLE or Porsche Cayenne. Also, the 2021 Maserati Levante interior will remain one of the smallest in the segment. The rear seats aren’t particularly spacious, while the cargo area is even worse. You may count on about 20.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats.
As a luxury SUV, this model is pretty generous in terms of standard and available equipment. All models come standard with things like an 8.4-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, an eight-speaker stereo, two front USB ports, two rear USB ports, Bluetooth, and dual-zone automatic climate control. In higher trim levels, you can also get things like quad-zone automatic climate control, an air quality sensor, a panoramic or dual-pane panoramic sunroof, a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium stereo, and a 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound stereo.
When it comes to safety, the list of standard equipment includes goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring. This isn’t a particularly long list of features but fortunately, there numerous options in the offer. Some of the highlights are things like forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a surround-view parking camera system etc.
2021 Maserati Levante Engines
The engine lineup is probably the most impressive part of this crossover. It starts with a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6, which puts out around 345 horsepower, which is enough to move this SUV from zero to sixty in about 6 seconds. If you need something faster, the same engine is available in a version with 425 horsepower.
Of course, things are even better if you opt for a 3.8-liter V8, which delivers around 550 horsepower. Things are even better with the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo, which is tuned to 590 horsepower and needs just 3.9 seconds to hit sixty. All engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
While all engines deliver impressive performance, the fuel economy isn’t that good. The base engine returns around 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway, while V8 models are even thirstier. Those are some of the lowest ratings in the class.
2021 Maserati Levante Release Date and Price
We expect to see the new model in the next couple of weeks. The 2021 Maserati Levante price shouldn’t change too much, which means that base models will probably go around 74.000 dollars.