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
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.