Comparison - Maserati Levante S 2017 - vs - Audi Q5 Prestige quattro 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
89,550
Updated: 
15 Dec 2016
50,800
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Matador Red
#67121A
Florett Silver
#939296
Navarra Blue
#144A6D
Moonlight Blue
#3D4456
azores green
#0A2520
Manhattan grey
#353A3A
Mythos black
#000002
utopia blue
#354350

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The Audi Q5 is certainly the segment's most modern offering, delivering a high degree of technology, comfort, and conservative style.
The 2018 Audi Q5 is a five-seater compact crossover SUV that's all-new for 2018 and squares off against competitors like the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the Jaguar F-Pace.

Pros
High-tech interior
Terrific ride quality
Refined powertrain
Standard all-wheel drive
Good interior packaging

Cons
Styling is derivative
Tech requires acclimation
Not particularly sporty
Some rivals have more personality

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Audi Q5 ranked #1 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the Audi Q5 has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Long list of standard features
Lively acceleration
Spacious cabin

Cons
Above-class-average starting price

By: 
usnews.com

Entering its second-generation, the 2018 Audi Q5 is all-new. It now offers more power from the standard engine, a revised all-wheel-drive system, more available technology features and crisp, new styling.

PROS
All-new chassis helps deliver smoother ride than before
Quiet, comfortable cabin features top-notch interior craftsmanship
All-wheel drive comes standard
Wide array of technology options

CONS
Diminished space for luggage behind rear seats
Only one engine offered

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
428ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
273ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
424hp
at 5 750rpm
252hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
38.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.00in
183.60in
Width: 
77.50in
74.50in
Height: 
66.10in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
8.20in
Front Track: 
63.60in
Rear Track: 
63.30in
Wheel Base: 
118.30in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
Rear leg room: 
37.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
60.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
26.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4649.00lbs
4045.00lbs

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: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
8-Way Power Driver Seat
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height-Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Five link front suspension
Rear Suspension: 
Five link rear suspension
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
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
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
19 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
755 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
Memory Card Slot
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 in
20 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All-Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

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
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
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
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
S Luxury Package
Climate Package
21" Sport Package
Luxury Zegna Package
20" Sport Package
Cold Weather Package
Warm Weather Package
Prestige
Driver Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
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
Trailer Hitch
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
Audi Guard Wheel Lock
Panoramic Sunroof Delete
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Interior Options: 
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
Audi Cargo Box
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats- Black Rubber Mats With Q5 Logo
Privacy Trunk Cover- Black
Leather Care Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Gray
#605F64
Silver
#B5B8BF
Black
#323136