Maserati Levante review - Maserati broadens SUV range for 2019 - Performance

An accomplished and appealing SUV with a breadth of capabilities, character and identity that set it apart from its rivals

Evo rating
Price
from £54,335
  • Distinctive styling matched by impressive blend of ride and handling. Looks and feels like impressive value
  • Performance is mild for a car bearing the Maserati badge. Diesel-only policy denies the UK a halo model

Performance and 0-60mph time

A generous 442lb ft of torque helps the Levante off the mark, but its performance is brisk rather than genuinely rapid, as 0-62mph time of 6.9sec confirms. This compares with 5.2sec for the most powerful petrol version, though the diesel fights back with a CO2 figure of 189g/km vs 253g/km for the Levante S 435.

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The Levante’s lack of outright performance likely has something to do with its hefty 2205kg kerb weight, although Maserati’s adoption of air suspension and at least a hint of off-road ability is probably what is to blame.

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