Comparison - BMW X5 Hybrid 2017 - vs - Maserati Levante S 2017

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Average Price: 
68,065
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
89,550
Updated: 
15 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.40gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#FFFFFF
Atlas Cedar Metallic
#88887E
Azurite Black Metallic
#000D31
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Carbon Black Metallic
#171C24
Dark Graphite Metallic
#404143
Glacier Silver Metallic
#C8C8C8
Imperial Blue Metallic
#1B2F50
Ruby Black Metallic
#352A30
Pearl Silver Metallic
#EAEBEF
Mineral White Metallic
#EAEAEA
Jet Black
#000000
Space Gray Metallic
#6D7577
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#41372E
Color: 
Bianco
#FCF7F1
Bianco Alpi Pearlescent
#F5EEE3
Blue Emozione Mica
#1C2865
Blue Passione Mica
#002042
Champagne Metallescent
#BAAA8E
Grigio Maratea Metallescent
#454246
Grigio Metallic
#6D6A6B
Grigio Metallo Metallic
#989E97
Nero
#000000
Nero Ribelle Mica
#000000
Rame Mica
#5A3021
Rosso Rubino Mica
#390C10
Verde Ossido Metallic
#4A514A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 BMW X5 remains one of the top picks in the very competitive midsize luxury SUV class. Strong performance, a luxurious cabin and an efficient diesel engine option help distinguish it from its accomplished rivals.

Pros
Strong performance from every model
Luxurious and comfortable cabin that lives up to its price tag
Optional diesel engine is as potent as it is efficient
A long list of optional features allows for a wide range of customization.

Cons
Less legroom in the second row compared to some of its competitors
Optional third-row seats are tight even for children.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 BMW X5 boasts a solid set of powertrains and features that move the sedan toward the top of any list of luxury SUVs.
BMW's charge into every SUV segment hasn't watered down the one that started it all. The 2017 BMW X5 is a benchmark for luxury SUVs and the bar by which many are compared. Its off-road ability is eclipsed only by its on-road manners, and its interior style and comfort make this SUV a must-see for shoppers.

Pros
Bright and stunning interior cabin
Very advanced safety features available
Strong powertrains, top to bottom
Comfortable and quick

Cons
Exterior is languishing, a bit
Very small third row
Price can balloon up to six figures (!) now
Hybrid isn't very fuel efficient either.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Visually, this hybrid X5 is differentiated only by minor details, such as the door on the front fender that houses the charge port and the model-specific badging inside and out. In this way, this X5 mostly hides the fact that it's electrified; you can even opt for 19- or 20-inch wheels or an M Sport package, further obscuring the fact that it’s designed to save energy, not waste it M-style.
One of the hybrid’s disadvantages is its smaller cargo hold, which shrinks significantly in order to make room for the lithium-ion batteries. And in a prototype that we drove last year, the switch between electric and gasoline-fueled travel was discernible, although we expect that issue to be ironed out by the time of launch. Taking into consideration the considerable extra heft and the expected higher cost, drivers of all stripes—eco-minded, performance-minded, and everyone in between—might conclude that they’re better off with a nonhybrid gasoline or diesel X5. But as we know, it’s government regulations that are providing the impetus behind automakers’ rush to plug-ins, not consumer demand—at least not yet.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Bored with other automakers' luxury crossover SUVs? Check out the new 2017 Maserati Levante. The iconic Maserati trident on the grille is a badge you certainly won't see every day, and the Levante backs it up with turbocharged V6 power, sport-focused handling, and a slew of luxury and technology features.

The 2017 Maserati Levante is the Italian automaker's first foray into the popular world of crossover SUVs. This sort of thing used to be a big deal; just ask Porsche, which faced a strong backlash from sports car fans in the mid-2000s when it brought out the Cayenne. But these days every luxury automaker has one, and we're glad that Maserati is following suit. If you're unmoved by the usual crossover suspects, the stylish Levante could be just what il dottore ordered.

Based on specs alone, the Levante looks competitive enough. Power comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine in either 345-horsepower or 424-hp tune, while the Quattroporte-derived body structure uses adaptive suspension dampers to boost its athletic pedigree without losing out on ride comfort on rough pavement. Of course, exclusivity is always a bonus, and it's standard here, fueled by Maserati's exotic brand image and minimal presence in the American market. Inside, the Levante manages to transcend its Chrysler/Fiat-sourced switchgear thanks to high-end materials, an inspired dashboard design and an extensive list of customization options.

Pros
Stands out from the sea of lookalike luxury crossovers
Turbocharged V6 engines provide quick acceleration
Advanced suspension enhances ride comfort and handling around turns
Highly customizable interior with numerous upscale touches

Cons
Some downmarket Chrysler-sourced buttons and switches
Fuel economy lags behind that of other luxury crossovers
No ultra-high-performance version offered at this time.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Maserati Levante SUV is an extremely hard vehicle to review. It has so much potential, some of which it lives up to with full marks, some of which it fails at miserably. The early adopters in Australia who want one, of which there are over 200 already, have already purchased it, so for those that are still contemplating the idea, let us explore the confusion.

Firstly, as pioneered by Porsche and its Cayenne in the ultra-high end segment so many years ago, SUVs from such marquees are becoming more and more common place. Jaguar, Bentley, and now Maserati are already there. Soon Lamborghini and even Rolls Royce will join the SUV party. So, if your first point is that ‘Maserati shouldn’t make an SUV’, you’re wrong. It should, and its existence as a luxury carmaker relies on it.

Perhaps most obvious for the Levante is the length. Like any true Maserati, this is a grand car and as such, it’s longer and wider than the Porsche Cayenne, yet it sits lower so it almost looks like an extended hatchback. There is great deal of travel in the standard air suspension system which can climb from 162mm ride height to 240mm with six steps in between. This allows a rather customised look of the car depending on your mood or road requirements.

Pros
Uniqueness
Love it or hate it exterior design
Reasonably practical interior space
Sporty dynamics befitting of the Maserati badge
Good engine note for a diesel

Cons
Interior not up to Maserati standards
Too many noticeably common parts from Fiat-Chrysler family inside
Needs a petrol engine for full Maserati character
Active safety features need better tuning

By: 
caradvice.com.au

In the last two decades, every luxury brand decided it needed an SUV to remain relevant in a market gone bonkers for tall wagonoids. (Well, almost every one; Ferrari says there’s no way it will commit to any truck that we know of, although it would almost certainly be, as the Donald says, yuge!) The influx is because buyers have shown no squeamishness toward SUVs from traditional luxury and sporting brands, and the only real trick is translating an exotic label’s core values into a four-door hatchback mall-crawler.

Maserati unabashedly declares victory in that effort by calling its new Levante “the Maserati of SUVs.” And now that we’ve pounded some of northern Italy’s pavement in what is likely to be the closest thing to a Ferrari off-roader that we’ll ever get, at least for a while, we’re buying the sales pitch. The gleaming silvery trident has been thrust into the truck genre in a way that stays true to the Modenese boutique’s strongest selling points. Taking the Ghibli sedan for its guts, the Levante both improves on that vehicle and offers character that is distinct from every SUV that has preceded it. No small accomplishment, but as Maserati CEO Harald Wester says, “It should be good, we’ve been working on it for 13 years,” a reference to the original 2003 Maserati Kubang concept.
Hence, the Levante also comes standard with Q4, Maserati’s permanent all-wheel drive. A computer-controlled multiplate clutch attached to the transmission engages drive to the front axle when desired; the rear axle is always engaged. At Fiat-Chrysler’s old Balocco test track, we were pointed down a trail through the woods that included some fairly serious grades, a water trough, and a few suspension-twisting obstacles. Between the extra ground-clearance modes, the seamless forward torque transfer, a limited-slip rear diff, and some surprisingly generous ramp angles, the Levante acquitted itself as a decent mud puppy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

You must-a respect-a the speed limit,” our twinkly-eyed former F1, Indy, and Le Mans racer group leader, Domenico Schiattarella, said before we hopped into a foursome of Maserati Levantes and barreled off toward FCA’s famed Balocco proving grounds

After we whipped through a dozen roundabouts like so many eggs, I found myself parked on the Autostrada del Sole at 110 miles per hour. I say “parked” because despite our triple-digit speed, the Levante felt solid as a rock.

The big takeaway is that Maserati didn’t need to build an SUV this accomplished. Because high-riding vehicles are all the rage, anything that simply looked the part would have done fine in the showroom. Think the Camry-platform-based Lexus RX. But the Levante isn’t phoned in. Some real engineering work took place—Maserati says they logged 5 million development kilometers—and it shows in the way the Levante drives. Bewildered? Astonished? Confused? You should be, as no one thought a Maserati SUV would be any good. Turns out, the Levante’s great.

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
428ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
240hp
at 5 000rpm
424hp
at 5 750rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Mobile Internet (Browser)*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.30in
197.00in
Width: 
76.30in
77.50in
Height: 
69.40in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.20in
8.10in
Wheel Base: 
115.50in
118.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.80
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4649.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt passenger mirror provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Remote keyless power door locks
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
10 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
10 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with pass-thru center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
2 subwoofer(s)
9 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
205 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
280 watts stero output
8 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
USB connection
Memory card slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Power glass sunroof
One-touch power sunroof
Extended sunroof
Roof rack
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 9.0 in
19 in
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Surround View
Night Vision w/Pedestrian Detection
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Emergency braking preparation
Brake drying
Cornering lights
Post-collision safety system
Self-leveling headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Parking Assistant
Emergency Service*
Advanced Driver Assistance Plus Package
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt

Options

Packages: 
Luxury Seating Package
M Sport Package
Premium Package
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Driver Assistance Package
Lighting Package
Luxury Package
Mocha Interior Design Package
S Luxury Package
Climate Package
21" Sport Package
Luxury Zegna Package
20" Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
Aluminum Running Boards
20" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
20" Y-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
19" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
Roof Rails in Satin Aluminum
Summer Tires
Kick Sensor
21" Anteo Staggered Alloy Rims
Yellow Painted Brake Calipers
Red Painted Brake Calipers
Exterior Body Color
Skid Plates in Bright Chrome
Blue Painted Brake Calipers
19" Zefiro Alloy Rims
Heated Rear Seat Bench
Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
Cargo Rails
Mica Paint
Three Coat Painting
Metalescent Paint
Metallic Paint
Silver Painted Brake Calipers
Bright Pack
Dark Pack
20" Nereo Staggered Alloy Rims
Adaptive Bi-Xenon Headlamps w/Washers
Black Painted Brake Calipers
Surround View Camera
Interior Options: 
Merino Leather Package
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
Ceramic Controls
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
Leather Dashboard
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Multi-Contour Seats
Headrest Trident Stitching on Premium Leather
Wooden Steering Wheel
Beige Steering Wheel
Steel Door Sills
Smokers Kit
Chrome Trunk Sill
Upholstery w/Full Premium Leather
Wooden Heated Beige Steering Wheel
Sport Steering Wheel
Heated Sport Steering Wheel
Sport Steering Wheel w/Carbon Insert
Wooden Heated Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Upholstery w/Full Premium Drilled Leather
Power Rear Side Sunblind
Four-Zone Climate Control
Inox Sport Foot Pedals
Steering Wheel w/Carbon
Bowers & Wilkins Surround System
Harman Kardon Sound System
Alcantara Rooflining
Steel Illuminated Door Sills
Wooden Beige Steering Wheel
Power Foot Pedals

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Amaro Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#806047
Black Dakota, leather
#101010
Black, leatherette
#191919
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota, leather
#101010
Criollo Brown Extended Merino, premium leather
#715754
Ivory White/Black Dakota, leather
#B1B0AD
Ivory White/Black Nappa, premium leather
#1E1E1E
Mocha Dakota, leather
#575451
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#6A6764
Nutmeg Extended Merino, premium leather
#807970
Smoke White Extended Merino, premium leather
#E0DBD1
Taupe Extended Merino, premium leathe
#988F88
Terra Dakota, leather
#796862
Color: 
Cuoio, premium leather
#9E5B2D
Cuoio/Grigio, premium leather/cloth
#4C4B4C
Marrone w/Rosso Stitching, premium leather
#4A464A
Nero w/Cuoio Stitching, premium leather
#000000
Nero w/Grigio Stitching, premium leather
#0B0B0B
Nero/Grigio, premium leather/cloth
#1D1D1D
Rosso w/Nero Stitching, premium leather
#873240
Rosso/Grigio, premium leather/cloth
#4C4B4C
Sabbia, premium leather
#BBB9A7