2017 Maserati Levante

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$72,600–$83,800 MSRP range
(3.4) 5 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2017 Maserati Levante base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Elegant Italian exterior styling
  • High-quality leather interior
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Primal exhaust tone sounds fantastic
  • Plenty of room for five

The Bad

  • Unknown fuel economy
  • Interior design looks a little gaudy
  • Terrible switch ergonomics
  • Unknown performance potential
2017 Maserati Levante exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 Maserati Levante

  • All-new five-passenger luxury SUV
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • One engine and transmission
  • First SUV from the Italian luxury brand
  • Two models: Levante and more powerful Levante S

2017 Maserati Levante Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What is it: Maserati’s first attempt at an SUV.
Competes with: Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, BMW X5, Bentley Bentayga
The ultra-luxury segment has been late to the SUV party, but that's beginning to change with the launch of the 2017 Bentley Bentayga and now the 2017 Maserati Levante. The Levante, which is scheduled to hit dealerships late this year, is the first SUV from the Italian brand better known for its sports cars.
Many of the Levante's styling cues are borrowed from Maserati's Ghibli sedan. Both models have pointy headlights, a gaping front grille, portholes on the front quarter-panels and distinctly shaped rear roof pillars that bear the Maserati logo. The rear window is raked forward, increasing the sportiness of the design but reducing potential cargo room.
Built in Italy, the Levante will come standard with an air suspension, all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Gasoline and diesel engines will be offered in markets outside the U.S., but it's unlikely that we'll see a diesel engine here.


2017 Levante Video

Maserati drives into the luxury SUV class with the 2017 Levante at the 2016 New York International Auto Show. This five-seat SUV takes on the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5, and it starts around $72,000. Watch the video for more.

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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Interior Design
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Value For The Money
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Latest Reviews

(2.0)

Average Jeep

by Wolverine from Chicago IL on March 18, 2018

This car literally and Jeep with Maserati tag on it. It has a nice roar but you get that in any tuned up car if you like. From inside is a cheap average Jeep feel. Yo can't even believe they are ... Read full review

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Lexus LS craftedline, Infiniti FX50

by Wolverine from Chicago, IL on March 17, 2018

This car is garbage. Jeep in a Maserati tag. I admit it has a is nice roar, but that’s it. Nothing exceptional about the car. The interior quality is garbage too. My old inifinit looked better quality ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Maserati Levante currently has 4 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Maserati Levante has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Levante received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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