2017 Maserati Levante vs. Its Competition

2017 Maserati Levante
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Maserati's first SUV will compete in an increasingly crowded field of luxury SUVs.

Porsche's Cayenne might be the closest competitor in price and performance.

The Maserati has a knockout shape, but the Cayenne does nearly everything else better—including performance.

The Range Rover is typically considered the pinnacle of luxury in the class so far, especially in Autobiography trim.

The GLE-Class, specifically the GLE43, can compete in performance from its V-6, but we're less enthralled by the Mercedes' aging interior.

BMW's X6 has a similarly good looking shape outside, but its interior is sacrificed because of it.

Jeep's Grand Cherokee is competitive in top trims, and even shares some of the Maserati's infotainment systems and switchgear.

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The 2017 Maserati Levante sets a tone that other ultra-luxury automakers will soon follow: Look great, stand tall, go fast. In that order.
The 2017 BMW X6 started the coupe-like SUV trend, and keeps above the fold with potent powertrains.
The 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a benchmark SUV; it's a luxury vehicle, a talented off-roader, a scalding-hot track runner, and a family wagon extraordinaire.
Few vehicles match the 2017 Range Rover's luxury and performance on pavement; fewer still can keep up with it when the pavement ends.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class pared down its powertrains to gas only or a plug-in hybrid, although it still has plenty of stops in between for luxury buyers.
The 2017 Porsche Cayenne is versatile and roomy, yet it possesses road and even track performance to satisfy enthusiasts.
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Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
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Standard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDStandard SUV 2WDN/AStandard SUV 2WDN/A
Style Name     
3.0LsDrive35i Sports Activity Coupe75th Anniversary Edition 4x2 *Ltd Avail*V6 Supercharged SWBGLE 350 SUVAWD
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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