There are so many luxury SUVs on road these days, with German, Italian and British roots but it is difficult to find one that can challenge or usurp the 2019 Maserati Levante. Like all other models from the carmaker, the Levante gets its name from a strong wind that blows in the Mediterranean region. Since its inception in 2016, the Levante has managed to develop a loyal fan following.
For 2019, the midsized luxury SUV gets some nice updates that will help it strengthen its legacy.
2019 Maserati Levante – Trims and Safety
The 2019 Maserati Levante is a powerful beast on wheels and it looks awe-inspiring. It is rare to find massive luxury SUV and its sheer presence on road can make rivals feel underpowered. The vertical slat grille with trident logo is also there and sleek headlamps add to the menacing look. You get it in 3 versions- The base trim, Levante S and Levante Diesel. For each trim, you can pick from various exterior hues and ample customization options.
The cabin is steeped in luxury and in terms of opulence, the Levante can give the German rivals a run for their money. Craftsmanship is evident and finishing is superior, to say the least. Despite the coupe-like roofline, the interior is actually quite spacious and 5 adults can be accommodated in the cabin without jostling for space. Seats are wrapped in soft and sumptuous leather and again you get plenty of upholstery choices. Maserati offers Zegna’s mulberry silk inserts which are hand stitched. It is present also on roof lining and door panels, exuding lavishness. The speedometer is backlit and neat looking. The open-pore wood trim also gels well with the exotic leather accents inside.
The FCA has used abundant advanced safety technologies in the 2019 Maserati Levante and same can be said about its amenities. The controls and buttons are within reach and a click-wheel controller is there for those who still do not want touch displays. The 8.4-inch touchscreen is sharp and bright and the breeze to use. The Maserati Touch Control setup may fall a tad short of rival infotainment setups like Audi MMI and BMW iDrive but it is no slouch. It supports voice command and Smartphone integration as well. There are top notch sound systems to pick from, you can go for the Premium Harman Kardon Sound setup with 14 speakers or the Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound setup is there. The latter has 17 speakers.
In safety department, the 2019 Maserati Levante scores good marks. The Maserati stability program incorporates a set of advanced sensors to monitor objects and other cars around and uses the inputs to alert the driver. The Brake Assistance System and anti-lock brakes also ensure that the vehicle can be stopped without much delay. The vehicle’s Highway Assist System incorporates features like Lane Keeping Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. The vehicle also has Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Assist.
2019 Maserati Levante – Turbocharged V6 Engine
Based on trim chosen, you get several engine choices in 2019 Maserati Levante and all of them are very powerful. The turbocharged V6 engine is impressive and it makes 345 HP. Furthermore, you can opt for a more powerful version that makes 424 HP which is applicable for Levante S. The Levante diesel is powered by a turbo diesel unit which generates 275 HP.
The ride quality across all terrains is good. However, the SUV is laden with advanced four-wheel drive technology and air suspension system that makes tackling rough roads a breeze. There are 6 settings to choose vehicle height from a road surface.
Price and Availability of the 2019 Maserati Levante
Finally, the 2019 Maserati Levante pricing begins at $72.000. It will reach showrooms in late 2018.
The 2019 Levante is a nice and impressive luxury SUV from Maserati and the new car builds on the legacy of the predecessors. The styling is enticing and awe-inspiring and the cabin is the epitome of luxury. You get enough choices to customize the car. The powertrain choices are also robust and performance will satisfy even most choosy buyers. The car falls a tad short in infotainment segment but that is not a deal breaker. It offers enough features and solid performance to justify the steep pricing.