It’s a beautiful car
January 25, 2019
I was looking for a small SUV with a lot of power and that would a joy to drive. I’ve had my Levante for a year now and I am very happy. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles but you buy a Maserati for the way it drives and not for things like lane assist and heads up display. I only have a few complaints. The computer system in terms of radio, display system, car play, etc. seems to still be glitchy even though I’ve taken it in for service, but it works perfectly 90% of the time. Before shifting to a higher gear around 65 mph there is a very slight shake. The service department spent a lot of time looking at this and thinks it might be the tires so I’m going to try a different set soon. The steering sometimes seems overly sensitive but that’s not really a bad thing. It just seems to pull slightly when on roads that are sloaped towards the edge. But overall, the HP and the torque are exactly what I was looking for, note: I got the SQ4. The way it sounds is amazing and it handles curves very well for being a heavy SUV. The different drive modes - sport 1, sport 2, and ICE - are great to have. I love that it’s RWD but has the limited slip differential so it still handles well in bad weather. Even though it’s a twin turbo I rarely feel the turbo lag, and the automatically adjusting air suspension is also pretty cool. And did I mention it’s SO pretty. I also considered the Porsche Cayenne and the Jag F-Pace, but neither is as beautiful as the Levante and the F-Page lacked the power I wanted. The high end Cayenne does have more power and torque but the Levante is very comparable to the Cayenne S and prices similarly. And I’m sorry but the Cayenne is simply ugly compared to the Levante.