Maserati Levante Priced From $72,000, US Sales Start Next Month

The first SUV that wears the historic trident will make its North American debut in New York next week, and it will go on sale across the States from April.

With a base price of $72,000, the Levante comes standard with air suspension, but Maserati’s Skyhook adaptive dampers, which improve its on-road handling and off-road performance, is optional. The range-topper Levante S starts from $83,000 excluding destination.

Available at no extra cost are the power tailgate with obstacle detection, hill descent control, keyless entry and start, 8-speaker audio system, HomeLink garage door opener, electro-chromatic mirrors and a Touch Control infotainment system, with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and rotary control knob.

Paying extra will give prospective buyers the Luxury, Sport or Zegna Luxury package (available only with the latter), which adds bespoke silk and premium Italian leather from luxury clothing company Ermenegildo Zegna, in three color combos with contrast stitching in black, tan or red.

All versions of the 2017 Maserati Levante are offered with a single engine, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, available in two states of tune, 345 HP in the base version and 424 HP in the S. Power is sent to the Q4 AWD system through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. For improved fuel economy, a start/stop system is standard.

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  • MarketAndChurch

    Maybe it would be more competitive if it started at 65k. I don’t think this is worth a 22k premium over a Mercedes GLE, or a 12k premium over a BMW X6.

    • hot new yorker

      Bmw X6 has V8 445hp and is still 8k cheaper than Maserati.

    • BUM

      But such money are worth these emotions.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yeah. Pretty much DOA with those prices. I was thinking $62k. When will Maser learn???

  • MG force.
    • Andrewthecarguy

      Looks nice. But it looks like it fits between a Macan and a Cayenne.

      • Thomas

        It’s far bigger than a Cayenne.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          Really?? I can’t wait to see that then.
          Looks small to me.

  • Tisha Okulich

    This control knob is from 2011 BMW 3-series.. Design eh, power ok.. Like, what do I pay for again? Give me my Porsche Macan

  • Ed Ward

    I think Chrysler did a great job with this truck, god knows fiat couldn’t.

    • Thomas

      Does it have anything to do with Chrysler?

      • Ed Ward

        Chrysler is the engine of the entire company, the levante is based on chrysler’s engineering, money and electrical architecture. It’s a Italian Chrysler. That’s why maserati is doing so well these days.

        • BOOO

          Ed…what are you talking about??? Maserati engineering is all in Modena, Italy, and Levante again is based on their engineering! Where did you found such bullshits?

  • BlackPegasus

    People with the means will buy this as a ticket to “exclusivity.” Otherwise there is more value for the money in other offerings like BMW, Porsche, Mercedes.

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