2018 Maserati Levante

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Key Specs

of the 2018 Maserati Levante. Base trim shown.

2018 Maserati Levante First Drive

Aaron Bragman

Competes with: Porsche Cayenne Turbo, Mercedes-AMG GLS 63, BMW X5 M

Looks like: A slightly less opulent Levante Trofeo

Drivetrains: 550-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8; eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive

Hits dealers: Likely late 2018

Maserati is gunning for Porsche directly with the latest model to join the Levante SUV lineup: the 2019 Levante GTS. Slotting in just below the Trofeo, it uses the same twin-turbocharged engine but in slightly less powerful form, giving Maserati a price-competitive luxury SUV meant to go head-to-head with the Porsche Cayenne Turbo (whereas the Turbo S will likely stack up against the Trofeo more directly). We recently got an up-close look and brief spin in the Levante GTS at the M1 Concourse private racetrack in Pontiac, Mich., a fun introduction to this latest entry into an increasingly competitive segment.

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On the outside, the new GTS looks like the rest of the Levante lineup — curvy, angular, sleek and rakish, with obvious ties to the rest of the Maserati family. The changes to make a GTS are subtle and focused mainly on the lower front and rear bumpers. The front is redone with a new lower design that features two aerodynamic wings, and the rear has added a new horizontal element meant to emphasize the SUV's width.

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What Drivers Are Saying


Amazing performance style and comfort.

by Tonyz from Syracuse, ny on September 12, 2018

Exceeded my expectation for performance and comfort. Very capable in any road condition. As well as a great head turner. All around exceptional car! I would definitely buy another one in the future. Read full review


The Levante Gransport is the best of all worlds.

by Aficionado from Las Vegas, Nevada on July 28, 2018

Having grown up in Detroit, cars are everything. I've built them, restored them, raced them, etc. and I know a great car when I see one. Glad I could afford the Levante Gransport. It's a stellar ride. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Maserati Levante currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Maserati Levante has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Maserati
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    2014-18 Ghibli, Gran Tursimo, Levante and Quattroporte models; dependent on service record

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of orginal warranty plus 2 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty


  • Dealer Certification Required

    120-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


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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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