Comparison - Maserati Levante S GRANSPORT 2019 - vs - BMW X5 Protection VR6 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
91,980
Updated: 
16 Apr 2019
$
Updated: 
31 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
no
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Bianco
#FCF7F1
Bianco Alpi Pearlescent
#F5EEE3
Blue Emozione Mica
#1C2865
Blue Passione Mica
#002042
Grigio Maratea Metallescent
#454246
Grigio Metallic
#6D6A6B
Nero
#000000
Nero Ribelle Mica
#000000
Rame Mica
#5A3021
Blu Nobile Pearlescent Tri-coat
#4A514A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Maserati Levante ranked #5 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Maserati Levante has a score of 8.6 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful, rich-sounding lineup of Ferrari engines
Smooth ride quality
Responsive handling

Cons
Some lower-quality cabin materials
Very small cargo area for the class
Poor fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Maserati Levante comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic.New turbocharged V8 available in two new variants: GTS and Trofeo.New wireless charging pad with signal booster comes standardElectronic power steering replaces hydraulic steering.New interior and exterior trim.

PROS
Design differentiates it from the sea of look-alike crossovers
Turbocharged V6 engine provides quick acceleration
Suspension enhances ride comfort and handling around turns
Highly customizable interior

CONS
Comes up short on storage space
Fuel economy lags that of other luxury SUVs
Some downmarket buttons and switches

By: 
edmunds.com

It's the new entry-level Maserati Levante and it's almost $15,000 less than the next rung up the ladder. It's still got a twin-turbo V6 and it still has loads of kit. So, what's not to like?

Pros
It's still got a big presence
It goes well and sounds even better
Ride comfort is excellent with air suspension
Sporty handling with solid composure
Very comfortable cockpit and all the latest features including Apple CarPlay
General refinement
ZF eight-speed gearbox is a big plus

Cons
Not as sharp as the Porsche Cayenne
Generic rear styling
Still 10 grand more than the Porsche

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Ballistic-resistant SUV offers protection against 'violent attacks, kidnapping or organised crime.
BMW has revealed the new X5 Protection VR6, an armoured version of its popular luxury SUV.
According to the Bavarian marque, the X5 Protection VR6 "offers private individuals and persons at risk customised protection against violent attacks, kidnapping or organised crime".Power in the X5 Protection VR6 comes from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine borrowed from the xDrive50i variant. Maximum power is rated at 390kW between 5500 and 6000rpm, while a peak torque figure of 750Nm is on tap between 1800rpm and 4600rpm.

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The X5 Protection VR6, named in reference to its certified protection rating, is almost indistinguishable from the standard X5, but is clad all over in high-strength steel armour plating, which overlaps at each panel and trim gap to maximise coverage.
Underneath, a thick aluminium splinter shield protects the powertrain and floor from explosive devices such as hand grenades, while the standard X5’s windows have been replaced with 33mm thick, polycarbonate-reinforced glass.
The glazing features what BMW calls ‘post-blast protective technology’, which offers protection against secondary attacks in the wake of an explosion. Only the driver’s window is electric as standard, although an electric passenger window is an option.

By: 
autocar.co.uk

We know what you want out of your luxury crossover. You want comfort. You want performance. You want protection against anti-infantry hand grenades. Well, BMW has the ride for you!
Although it looks like the standard model, the new X5 Protection VR6's armor-plated bodywork protects against attacks by handguns and firearms, including AK-47s. The armored passenger compartment withstands blasts of up to 15 kilograms of TNT from a distance of 13 feet, and its Post Blast Protective Technology protects against secondary attacks; even following a blast, all windows remain firmly in position.The vehicle is fitted with high-strength steel panels in the doors, side frames, roof, and firewall. Overlapping armor plating within the door gaps and bodywork joints prevent penetration by bullets or fragments. Oh, and your suitcases will be safe as well, thanks to aluminum pieces guarding the underbody and luggage compartment.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

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

Convenience

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
197.00in
Width: 
78.00in
Height: 
66.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
Front Track: 
63.90in
Rear Track: 
65.90in
Wheel Base: 
118.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4650.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
no
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
no
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
900 watts stero output
14 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB connection
Memory card slot
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
1 Subwoofer(S)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
no
More in Glass and Roof: 
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
no
Wheel size: 
20-In.
Wheels more: 
Polished Alloy Wheels
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
no
Front head airbags: 
yes
no
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
no
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
no
Traction control: 
yes
no
Child seat anchors: 
yes
no
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
no
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
no
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
no
Rear headrests: 
yes
no
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
no
More Safety Features: 
Advanced Driver Assistance Plus Package
4-Wheel ABS
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Rear center 3-point belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Nerissimo GranSport Package
Climate Package
Exterior Options: 
Tri-Coat Paint (Bianco Alpi)
21" Gloss Black Staggered Anteo Wheels
Metallic Paint
21" Anteo Staggered-Width Alloy Wheels
Adaptive Full LED Matrix Headlamps
20" Dark Grey Staggered Efesto Miron Wheels
Gloss Black Painted Brake Calipers W/White Maserati Script
Gloss Yellow Painted Brake Calipers W/Black Maserati Script
Gloss Blue Painted Brake Calipers W/White Maserati Script
Soft Close Doors
Metallescent Paint
Kick Sensor For Hands-Free Tailgate
Mica Paint
21" Matte Staggered Helios Wheels
3-Season Performance Tires
Tri-Coat Paint (Blue Nobile)
Gloss Silver Roof Rails
20" Dark Grey Staggered Nereo Miron Wheels
Interior Options: 
Four-Zone Climate Control
Pieno Fiore Natural Leather Upholstery
Carbon Fiber Column-Mounted Paddle Shifters
Power Rear Side Sunblinds
Bowers & Wilkins Ultra Premium Sound System
Cargo Net
Alcantara Headliner And Pillars
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals
Black Leather/Carbon Fiber Sport Steering Wheel
Ventilated Front Seats
Trident Logo Stitched On Front/Rear Headrests
Illuminated Stainless Steel Door Sill Plates W/Maserati Script
Full Premium Perforated Leather Upholstery
Rear In-Floor Cargo Rails
Heated Black Leather Sport Steering Wheel

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cuoio, premium leather
#9E5B2D
Nero w/Cuoio Stitching, premium leather
#000000
Nero w/Grigio Stitching, premium leather
#0B0B0B
Rosso w/Nero Stitching, premium leather
#873240
Sabbia, premium leather
#BBB9A7
Nero w/Rosso Stitching, premium leather
#000000