Maserati Levante review - Maserati broadens SUV range for 2019 - Interior and tech

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

Interior and tech

Whatever the diesel engine may take away from a traditional Maserati experience, the interior does much to bring the whole experience back. Definitely more Como than Copenhagen, the interior may lack the high tech displays and stark feel of the latest Audi Q7, but rich leather and a traditional Maserati clock make up for any technological downfall.

Not that the infotainment system is streets behind anyway, the 8.4-inch display is crisp and relatively easy to navigate. While it lacks the ultimate functionality of BMW’s i-Drive or the glamour of Volvo’s portrait style Sensus system, it is arguably easier to use on the move. If you want yet more Italian style in your interior, Maserati will allow you to option Zegna silk trim as part of a Luxury package as well as a wide range of colour seats, dashboards and trims.

Despite looking smaller than rivals like the X6, space inside is comparable, with the wide rear bench giving plenty of space for 3 in the back. The boot meanwhile is cavernous enough for a bit of ‘glamping’ at the weekend. A nice touch is the frameless doors, which alongside the badge and interior help make the Levante feel like a class above obvious rivals.

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