Comparison - Maserati Levante S 2017 - vs - BMW X5 xDrive50i 2016

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Model: 
Average Price: 
89,550
Updated: 
15 Dec 2016
65,368
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
22.40gals
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: 
Alpine White
#EDEDEF
Black Sapphire Metallic
#262D40
Carbon Black Metallic
#504E4F
Dark Graphite Metallic
#4A4849
Glacier Silver Metallic
#AFB6C1
Imperial Blue Metallic
#1C2843
Jet Black
#292929
Mineral Silver Metallic
#87837A
Mineral White Metallic
#DFE0E2
Space Gray Metallic
#888890
Sparkling Brown Metallic
#423430

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
22.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
4.40L
Torque: 
428ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
480ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
424hp
at 5 750rpm
445hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
41.70Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
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
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination Download*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.00in
192.40in
Width: 
77.50in
76.30in
Height: 
66.10in
69.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
8.20in
Front Track: 
64.70in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
118.30in
115.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.50
Front Hip Room: 
60.00in
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
60.50in
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
66.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
6000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
19.40cu.ft
23.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
24.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
4649.00lbs
4960.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

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

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
14 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
14 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar suppor
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

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
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Extended cabin heating/cooling
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Sun sensor
Dual zone climate controls - driver and passenger

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
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
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
9 total speakers
205 watts stereo output
2 subwoofer(s)
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control

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
Power glass sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass (tilt only) rear sunroof
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 in
19 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
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: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Running Boards Deletion
Parking Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Rear height adjustable headrests
Emergency braking preparation
Self-leveling headlights
Brake drying
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Night Vision w/Pedestrian Detection

Options

Packages: 
S Luxury Package
Climate Package
21" Sport Package
Luxury Zegna Package
20" Sport Package
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Lighting Package
Mocha Interior Design Package
Luxury Line
Executive Package
Cold Weather Package
XLine
Dynamic Handling 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
19" M Double Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
Aluminum Running Boards
20" M Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
20" Y-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/Performance Tires
Soft-Close Automatic Doors
Space-Saver Spare
19" V-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
19" Orbit Grey Light Alloy Wheels w/All-Season Tires
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
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Rear Manual Side Window Shades
Bang & Olufsen Sound System
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Comfort Rear Seats
Front Ventilated Steats
Rear-Seat Entertainment Professional
3rd Row Seat + Rear Axle Air Suspension
Concierge Services
Surround View

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: 
Black Dakota, leather
#0B0B0B
Black, leatherette
#151515
Canberra Beige/Black Dakota, leather
#CBC6BC
Ivory White Nappa, premium leather
#B0AFAC
Ivory White/Black Dakota, leather
#C9C8C5
Mocha Dakota, leather
#696663
Mocha Nappa, premium leather
#53504D
Terra Dakota, leather
#7C6B65