Comparison - Toyota SW4 SR 2017 - vs - Maserati Levante S 2017

General

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Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota Fortuner

Also called:

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Model: 
Average Price: 
44,687
Converted from AUD
Updated: 
29 Dec 2016
89,550
Updated: 
15 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.13gals
21.10gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
WHITE
#D6D4D7
SILVER MIST
#C9C7D7
BLACK ATTITUDE
#1C1A1D
BROWN URBAN
#331A14
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 Fortuner may only be the latest of many additions to the confusion of choice that is a booming SUV market segment, but Toyota has a steely-eyed confidence about it. “Fortuner definitely lives up to the promise of its road-less-travelled 4WD heritage
“Fortuner is positioned perfectly between Kluger and Prado; diesel alternatives to Kluger are selling around 1400 vehicles a month, or almost 17,000 a year. Fortuner will give us a significant slice of that action.

“It’s a great choice for people who aspire to a luxury SUV … they want a stylish vehicle, they want seven seats and the safety of a high-seating position and great visibility; they also want genuine 4X4 ability.

The Fortuner, shorter and narrower than Kluger and Prado, is chunky and solid; it looks like a mad scientist fused a Land Cruiser, Prado and Kluger together, threw in a bit of RAV4 for a laugh and then pumped the resulting mix full of steroids. It looks good; not too city-smooth, as do plenty of modern-day 4WDs, but country tough with class.

Driving position is nice, high and secure; the seats are comfortable and offer plenty of support. Steering is rake- and reach-adjustable. The paddle shifts will seem like a nice touch for some, but we reckon they’re wasted here. Visibility from the driver’s seat is more than generous with open spaces all-round.

By: 
practicalmotoring.com.au

The Toyota Fortuner boasts impressive off-road credentials, along with the benefit of thousands of kilometers of local engineering and testing, with Toyota’s local engineering team involved in a great deal of design and testing for the Fortuner

While it may look big from the outside, the Fortuner is actually shorter and narrower than both the Prado and Kluger. Despite the exterior size deficit, the cargo capacity wins out on volume and versatility. With the third row in place, there is 200 liters of cargo volume on offer (to the roof). The rear door is manually operated on GX and GXL variants, while the top-spec Crusade gets a motorised rear door.

High quality materials and premium fit and finish sets the Fortuner apart from the HILux (except the bit of trim that popped out unexpectedly on the passenger side door). Leather-look highlights on the top-spec Crusade model make it feel more like a Prado than an SUV derived from a commercial vehicle.

Under the Fortuner’s shell is a dual-range transmission with switchable four-wheel drive. The driver can switch between a two- and four-wheel drive high-range mode and a four-wheel drive low-range mode

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Normally, when a car maker launches an all-new product, it opens not just a chapter in that vehicle’s history, but an entirely new volume. That said, Toyota didn’t get the memo with the all-new Fortuner. Granted it looks sleeker and much more sophisticated than ever before, it adheres too closely to the concept of kaizen or continuous improvement. It ends up telling pretty much the same story, remixed and retold

Toyota has done with the Fortuner’s design. While the first-generation model looked sturdy, the new one is sleek. It’s all fluid and swoopy with a strong crossover-vibe.

Moving to the second and third row though, the experience feels largely unchanged. Yes, it’s still quite roomy, but there’s surprisingly not a lot of head room available (especially the middle occupant in the second row and the entire third row). Apart from that, it doesn’t learn any new tricks. The second row still folds, slides, and tumbles in a 60/40 split, but a one-touch tumble mechanism allows easier access to the third row. The third row meanwhile still flips to the side, but a spring loaded mechanism and rear-mounted latch point, attached to the rearmost seat belts, make it easier to store

By: 
carguide.ph

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: 
Diesel
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.70L
3.00L
Torque: 
181ft-lbs
at 3 800rpm
428ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
160hp
at 5 500rpm
424hp
at 5 750rpm
Turning Circle: 
40.70Feet
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
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: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Remote audio control
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Beverage holders front seats
2 cup holders
2 bottle holder/s
Passenger door bin
Lockable Glovebox
Illuminated glovebox
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
188.77in
197.00in
Width: 
73.03in
77.50in
Height: 
72.24in
66.10in
Ground Clearance: 
10.90in
8.10in
Front Track: 
60.80in
Rear Track: 
61.02in
Wheel Base: 
108.07in
118.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.30
Front Leg Room: 
41.89in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.39in
Rear Head Room: 
40.28
Rear leg room: 
31.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
66.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
27.00cu.ft
19.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
30.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4706.00lbs
4649.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
LED instrumentation
Odometer
LED PES Projection
Headlamp Automatic Leveling
Electric + Auto Retractable Outer Rear View Mirror
Mud Guard
Air Spats
Muffler Cutter

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power mirrors
Adjustable ORVM
Electrically adjustable Exterior mirror
Body colour Exterior mirro
Hydraulic Power steering
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Driver Seat Adjustment
Adjustable Head-rests
Sports Front seat
Manual Slide adjustment
Manual Recline adjustment
Manual Height adjustment
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: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Split Third Row Seat
2 headrests
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Independent, double wishbone type, coil springs, gas dampers and jointed mount anti-roll bar.
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link, coil spring and anti-roll bar
Suspension Info: 
Wishbone Multi-link
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
12V Power Outlets
Automatic Climate Control Air Conditioner
Body colour Exterior door handles
Halogen Headlight bulb
Headlights Complex surface Lens
Body colour rear and front Bumpers
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
Standard MP3
single CD
6 total speakers
Remote audio controls
8" Capacitive Display
Voice Recognition
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 wipers
Power horizontal
Auxiliary transmission fluid cooler
Power glass sunroof
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
19 in
Wheels more: 
Fullsize spare tire
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
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
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
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: 
Pre-tensioner seatbelts
Front seat belts force limiter
Height adjustable seatbelts
3-point Seatbelts
Hill-start Assist Control
Downhill Assist Control
Electronic Brake-force Distribution
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: 
Convenience Package
Preferred Accessory Package
S Luxury Package
Climate Package
21" Sport Package
Luxury Zegna Package
20" Sport Package
Exterior Options: 
Roof Spoiler
Chrome Door Handles
Fender Flares
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Chrome Radiator Grill
Day Time Running Lights
Door Mirrors
Powered/Retractable
Front Fog Lamps
Rear Parking Sensors
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: 
Fabric Seats
Central Locking
Foldable Rear 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: 
fawn leather
#9E7B5B
dark brown leather
#4B4243
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