The Levante Gransport is the best of all worlds.
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. This vehicle represents the best of all worlds for a man or woman. The people who built this vehicle cared about everything from weight and power distribution to aerodynamics. Lets not leave out assembly either. The people who work in those factories take a lot of pride in their work. It shows.
Yes, I have read the reviews and find it quite laughable to hear that one of the biggest complaints was the switches taken from the Chief Grand Cherokee. I use those switches every day and they work very well and look great. What more do you want? The other complaint was the gas consumption. Effectively, the Levante is a highly efficient race car that goes over 160mph. It is going to eat more fuel.
Maserati had the courage to combine the best to make the best. The drive train is outstanding in this respect. The Italian high performance big V6 turbo from Ferrari is beautifully matched up with the proven 8 speed automatic transmission from Germany. If you look under the Levante, you can see the power distribution is perfectly balanced. The suspension is also a treat with options catering to your disposition. It is a work of art. Maserati should provide illustrations of the undercarriage as a key selling point.
The interior of the Levante clearly reflects the Italians appreciation for fine leather and comfort. The detail is impeccable. My wife is 6'and I am 6"4" and we are very comfortable in this car.
The exterior is clearly at the top of its class. Limitations, .... none.
Finding the Maserati Levante you personally desire is a bit tricky. Comparatively speaking, there are not that many made. Hence, the best way is to test drive locally and buy nationally. The internet is an amazing power tool that can help you in this dilemma. I found the exact one we wanted on the internet in Nebraska. It took quite some time. I really believe Maserati should take great professional photographs of each car off the line and post them on their own web sight. Further, identify the dealer they went to and note the minute it is sold.
Oh, I did try the Porsche and the Mercedes. Nice crossovers, very competitive but neither is a Maserati.
If you are hedging because of the cost. I advise you to go the extra mile. You will make out in the long run. The Levante is built very well.