2017 Maserati Levante SUV Review
If you have gotten bored with typical crossover SUVs, then you should take a look at the new 2017 Maserati Levante. Maserati’s trident-like logo is not a very common thing one would see on everyday SUV cars. The company has released its first ever SUV after a decade. It’s a big surprise from a brand known for producing sporty and stylish sedans and coupes. Although expensive, the car is fully equipped with luxury and technological features justifying its price. The vehicle seems to strike a perfect balance between performance, luxury, and practicality. Let’s observe it better and see if it is something drivers should go for.
The 2017 Maserati Levante is based on the Ghibli, a sedan by the same company. That is why the overall shape and external features resemble the vehicle it is based on. The sporty look is further increased by its low and wide body. To some, it might appear as a tall wagon rather than a traditional SUV. Visibility is enhanced by plenty of glass in the wide windscreen, side windows, and rear screen. The Levante does look like a high-performance car. The LED lights are shaped like cat eyes. It also features the typical shark nose and front grille of the company. The design also takes care of the highest aerodynamics possible for a better driving experience.
Overall, the interior of the 2017 Maserati Levante is elegant. It gives a premium feel except for some interior features like the infotainment display which looks like the one you would find in cheaper models of Jeeps, Fiat and Chrysler. However, polished wood and premium leather are used in large quantities inside the car. The driver’s seat is very comfortable. It provides support to the driver when going through difficult and rough terrains. Maserati has also taken a wiser approach regarding the seating arrangement. Instead of stuffing three seating rows with insufficient leg room, the vehicle features two spacious seating rows with a passenger capacity of five full-sized adults.
The Standard features of the 2017 Maserati Levante include power adjustable heated driver and passenger seats. Furthermore, it has split-folding rear seats, heated side mirrors, cruise control. It also includes a rearview camera and climate control. Also, illuminating vanity mirrors, 8-speaker audio system with auxiliary input, USB, and memory card slot are included. Satellite radio, daytime running lights, and dusk-sensing xenon HID headlights are also featured. Furthermore, additional features are available through optional packages which include 360-degree surround view camera, heated rear seats, power adjustable foot pedals. It also includes premium audio systems and heated sports steering wheel.
Specifics / Performance
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||4 wheel-drive|
|ENGINE||Twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6|
|TOP SPEED||156 mph|
|TRANSMISSION||8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode|
|0-60 MPH||5.0 sec|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Mid 2016 (est.)|