2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo

MSRP range: $152,690
Edmunds suggests you pay$151,998

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2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Review

  • Quick acceleration
  • Stable and lively handling
  • Not your typical German luxury SUV
  • Some downmarket buttons and switches
  • Short on cargo space
  • Updated driver display and infotainment screens
  • Part of the first Levante generation introduced for 2017

The Maserati Levante, the company's midsize luxury SUV, debuted for the 2017 model year. It has remained relatively unchanged since then, offering distinctive styling and the choice of a turbocharged V6 or a mighty turbocharged V8. It's a relatively rare and distinctive sight on the road, too, which could be a draw if you're tired of more conservatively styled German SUVs.

For 2021, Maserati has revised the infotainment system with better graphics and sharpened up the look of the gauge cluster. Small improvements are always welcome, but the Levante faces off against a deep pool of rivals such as the Audi Q8, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Porsche Cayenne. Can the Maserati still hold its own? Read the categories of our Levante Expert Rating below to help you decide on which luxury SUV is best for you.

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The Maserati Levante has a lot going for it, especially in its top-level Trofeo trim — No. 1 is its potent turbocharged V8. It sounds great, looks good and is fun to drive without being punishing around town. But the Levante suffers from a smallish interior and some downmarket controls.
Only in a class of performance SUVs does a 0-60 mph time of 4.0 seconds seem slow. While it's not quite as quick as the class leaders, the Levante Trofeo is legitimately quick. It's what you get when you stuff a 550-horsepower V8 under the hood of a midsize SUV. Nothing else in this class sounds so sweet at full throttle.

It handles well, too, at least for a vehicle this big and heavy. The Levante feels lively and responsive on the road, with quick steering that's just heavy enough to feel substantial without feeling tiresome. The transmission is smooth and quick and always seems to be in the right gear. And despite all the power, the Levante feels comfortable and relaxed when you're driving around town.
The Levante Trofeo's ride is firm but not backbreaking like the ride of some competitors. But the seats are a disappointment. While they look fantastic and have some very soft and premium-feeling leather, they don't offer much in the way of adjustment. The cushion is too firm, and the seatback doesn't have enough lumbar support. The side bolsters, despite the sporty appearance, are too wide and don't do a great job of keeping you in place on winding roads. They can get stifling on hot days too.
Some of the Levante's controls are oddly placed and behind the times. There are some controls relegated to the infotainment screen that would work much better as actual buttons. Controls with physical buttons help, but you do have to take your eyes off the road to see some of them.

Passenger space is adequate up front, but the rear seat is tight for adults, with less headroom and legroom than we expect from an SUV like this. Visibility is mostly good, though the small rear window runs counter to the SUV body. The Levante has blind-spot monitoring, parking sensors and a decent camera, though, so backing up isn't really an issue.
The Levante is starting to show its age, especially when it comes to the infotainment system and controls. Compared to systems in other SUVs at this price point, the interface looks and feels behind the times. It's reasonably well laid out and responsive, but some of the climate settings are buried in submenus. That can be frustrating, especially if you like using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration. It also doesn't have as robust a features list as the competition from Germany.

The driver aids work well, though the Maserati is missing features such as a surround-view camera. Still, the adaptive cruise control is simple to use and operates smoothly, holding a tight gap between cars and maintaining a constant speed downhill.
The Levante comes up short on storage. Overall cargo space, at 20.5 cubic feet behind the second-row seats, is near the bottom of the class. The seats do fold, but they don't fold flat, and the sharp roofline and rear window make fitting taller items a bit of an issue. There's a good amount of space for smaller items thanks to a deep center console and a bit in front of the shifter. There are also four cupholders up front, which is unusual for a luxury SUV.

Installing a child safety seat can be problematic because of the tight rear seat, low roof and hidden safety-seat anchor points.
The EPA estimates the Levante Trofeo gets 16 mpg in combined city/highway driving. That's near the bottom of the class. On our highway-biased 115-mile evaluation route, we managed to get 18.3 mpg, a good showing considering what's under the hood.
The Levante is such a mixed bag of parts. The leather is some of the best you'll find in any car at any price point, and the sporty steering wheel and large, column-mounted shift paddles make it feel premium and sporty. Then you go to roll down the windows and you'll find switches straight off a Dodge.

Maserati's four-year/50,000-mile basic and powertrain warranties are average for the class. You also get four years/50,000 miles of roadside assistance but, unlike some of the class leaders, Maserati doesn't include any scheduled maintenance.
The Levante has sharp styling that's not too flashy. It stands out from the crowd more than most of its German rivals. But you can't talk about the Levante Trofeo without talking about this engine. It makes all the right noises, with a distinctly Italian exhaust note and a deep well of power that thrills without feeling hairy. It's fun to drive, too, though it doesn't feel quite as sharp or engaging as something like a Porsche Cayenne or Lamborghini Urus.

Which Levante does Edmunds recommend?

Go for Levante S in GranLusso trim. You get more power and torque than the base model, and the optional package includes a number of interior upgrades, plus the full suite of safety equipment. However, if you're comfortable playing in six-figure territory, shoot for the turbocharged V8 in higher trims — it doesn't disappoint.

Maserati Levante models

The Maserati Levante is a luxury performance SUV available in four trims: base, S, GTS and Trofeo. The base and S versions are powered by a turbocharged V6 engine, while the GTS and Trofeo come with a turbocharged V8. All models are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Highlight features include the following:

The starter version of the Levante includes this standard equipment:

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (345 horsepower, 369 lb-ft of torque)
  • 19-inch wheels
  • Adjustable air suspension (adjusts to improve handling and comfort and can raise or lower the ride height of the vehicle)
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-adjustable, heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable, heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Soft-close doors

Standard tech and driver aids include:

  • 8.4-inch touchscreen with navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring (alerts you if a vehicle in the next lane over is in your blind spot)

Stepping up one level nets you the following features:

  • Upgraded V6 engine (424 hp, 428 lb-ft)
  • Aluminum paddle shifters
  • More powerful brakes

The Levante and Levante S are also available with two main packages:

  • GranLusso
    • Adaptive headlights
    • Leather and wood steering wheel
    • Ventilated front seats
    • Wood interior trim
    • Premium leather upholstery
    • 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system
    • Hands-free liftgate
    • Adaptive cruise control (maintains a driver-set distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)
    • 360-degree camera system (gives you a top-down view of the Levante and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
    • Lane keeping assist (steers the Levante back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • GranSport (includes some GranLusso equipment)
    • The GranLusso's driver aids and sound system listed above
    • 20-inch wheels
    • Aluminum paddle shifters
    • Sport front seats
    • Upgraded leather upholstery

The GTS is similarly equipped to the GranSport but has a turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine (550 hp, 538 lb-ft).

The top-line Trofeo builds off the GTS with:

  • Turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 engine (590 hp, 538 lb-ft)
  • 22-inch wheels with performance tires
  • Black appearance package
  • Red-accented side vents
  • Carbon-fiber interior trim
  • 17-speaker sound system
  • Dark exhaust tips

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Maserati Levante.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
14 City / 18 Hwy / 15 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.1 gal. capacity
5 seats
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 590 hp @ 6250 rpm
Torque: 538 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Length: 197.6 in. / Height: 66.8 in. / Width: 77.9 in.
Curb Weight: 5070 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 20.5 cu.ft.

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Our experts’ favorite Levante safety features:

Active Blind Spot Assist
Automatically applies the brakes selectively to keep you from changing lanes when it senses a vehicle in your blind spot.
Active Driving Assist
Keeps pace with the traffic ahead by automatically speeding up or slowing down and helps keep the Trofeo within its lane.
Traffic Sign Recognition
Looks for and displays pertinent traffic sign information on the gauge cluster.

Maserati Levante vs. the competition

2021 Maserati Levante

2021 Maserati Levante

2021 Audi Q8

2021 Audi Q8

Maserati Levante vs. Audi Q8

The Audi Q8 is a fastback-style SUV that doesn't sacrifice as much practicality as you might expect. There's plenty of room for passengers, and cargo space is decent. Some models feel downright opulent, and others are extremely sporty. The larger problems are limited visibility and a hate-it-or-love-it touchscreen. The Levante is more fun to drive too.

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Maserati Levante vs. Land Rover Range Rover Sport

Believe it or not, the Levante has decent off-road prowess. But the Range Rover Sport has it beat on account of its Land Rover roots, and its stately design may appeal more to luxury SUV traditionalists. There are also a number of powertrains on tap, including a plug-in hybrid with EV range.

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Maserati Levante vs. Porsche Cayenne

The Cayenne remains the best tightrope-walker among luxury performance SUVs. All models are a thrill to drive, even with the base engine, and the interior feels premium from all angles. The Levante is more rare, but the Cayenne wins out with its wider range of models and available features.

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Is the Maserati Levante a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Levante both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.5 out of 10. You probably care about Maserati Levante fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Levante gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Levante has 20.5 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Maserati Levante. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Maserati Levante?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Maserati Levante:

  • Updated driver display and infotainment screens
  • Part of the first Levante generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Maserati Levante reliable?

To determine whether the Maserati Levante is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Levante. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Levante's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Maserati Levante a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Maserati Levante is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Levante and gave it a 7.5 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Levante is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Maserati Levante?

The least-expensive 2021 Maserati Levante is the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $152,690.

Other versions include:

  • Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $152,690
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What are the different models of Maserati Levante?

If you're interested in the Maserati Levante, the next question is, which Levante model is right for you? Levante variants include Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Levante models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Maserati Levante

2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Overview

The 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo is offered in the following styles: Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A). The 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Levante Trofeo.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Levante Trofeo featuring deep dives into trim levels including Trofeo, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Read our full review of the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo here.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo?

2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $154,185. The average price paid for a new 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,187 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,187 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $151,998.

The average savings for the 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A) is 1.4% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo?

2021 Maserati Levante Trofeo Trofeo 4dr SUV AWD (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
15 compined MPG,
14 city MPG/18 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG15
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.8 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase118.3 in.
Length197.6 in.
Width77.9 in.
Height66.8 in.
Curb Weight5070 lbs.

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