2023 Maserati Grecale vs. Audi Q5 Sportback vs BMW X4 vs Range Rover Velar

2023 Maserati Grecale vs. Audi Q5 Sportback vs BMW X4 vs Range Rover Velar | 2023 Model Comparison | Maserati of Akron

A remarkable luxury SUV that's different from anything else in its class, the Maserati Grecale has caused quite a stir among automotive enthusiasts across the globe. World-class luxury amenities and its signature Italian performance characteristics have elevated the Grecale above the competition. To prove that the Grecale is the best option for shoppers in the market for the ultimate luxury SUV, our team at Maserati of Akron has created this informative model comparison. You'll learn precisely how the Grecale measures up to its biggest rivals including the Audi Q5 Sportback, BMW X4, and Range Rover Velar. Let's begin!

Maserati Grecale vs Audi Q5 Sportback

Maserati Grecale Audi Q5 Sportback
2023 Maserati Grecale GT VS 2023 Audi Q5 Sportback Prestige
$63,500 MSRP* $59,700
296 HP / 332 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 261 HP / 273 LB-FT TQ
8 ✓ Transmission Speeds 7
5.3 seconds ✓ 0-60 MPH Time 5.7 seconds
4,123 lbs ✓ Curb Weight 4,178 lbs
63.8 / 66.7 inches ✓ Front/Rear Track 63.6 / 63.3 inches
Standard ✓ Over-The-Air Software Updates Not Available
Standard ✓ Wi-Fi Hotspot Not Available
12 inches ✓ Touchscreen Display Size 10 inches
Standard ✓ Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column Not Available

Maserati Grecale Performance

Our first head-to-head matchup consists of the Maserati Grecale going up against the Audi Q5 Sportback. While the Audi does offer a slight advantage in terms of price, a more in-depth look reveals that the better value is actually the Grecale. When it comes to performance, there are some glaring differences between each model's 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Choosing Maserati means that you'll receive 38 more horsepower and an additional 59 lb-ft of torque compared to the Q5 Sportback. Along with a lower curb weight, wider front and rear track, and a more advanced 8-speed automatic transmission – the Grecale is the clear choice for driving enthusiasts. All of these performance advantages allow the Grecale to accelerate from 0 to 60 in less time than the Q5 Sportback.

Another category in which the Grecale tops the Q5 Sportback is premium standard equipment. When it comes to infotainment, Audi can't match the larger 12-inch Maserati Connect system featuring over-the-air update capabilities. Perfect for staying in touch with your social circle, the Grecale also includes a standard onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. Finally, a power tilt/telescoping steering column helps you pinpoint your ideal driving position. No matter which perspective you use, Maserati remains the smarter choice compared to Audi.

Maserati Grecale vs BMW X4

Maserati Grecale BMW X4
2023 Maserati Grecale GT VS 2023 BMW X4 xDrive30i
$63,500 MSRP* $54,200
296 HP / 332 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 248 HP / 258 LB-FT TQ
5.3 seconds ✓ 0-60 MPH Time 6.0 seconds
4,123 lbs ✓ Curb Weight 4,178 lbs
22 / 29 / 25 ✓ MPG (city/highway/combined) 21 / 28 / 24
14 ✓ Number of Speakers 12
Wireless ✓ Smartphone Integration Wired
Standard ✓ Remote Start Optional
Genuine Leather ✓ Upholstery SensaTec Leatherette
Power 4-Way, Driver/Passenger ✓ Lumbar Support Not Available
Standard ✓ Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column Not Available
18.9 cubic feet ✓ Rear Cargo Volume 18.5 cubic feet

Maserati Grecale Interior

In our second comparison, the Maserati Grecale is challenged by the BMW X4. Yet again, these two exhilarating models have a slight price difference. Further examination uncovers a number of key reasons to choose the Grecale over the X4. In terms of power, the X4 is no match for the Grecale thanks to its 48 horsepower advantage along with an additional 74 lb-ft of torque. In addition to a lower curb weight, the Grecale is faster to 60 MPH than the X4 by an impressive 0.7 seconds. It's able to boast this power advantage alongside remarkable fuel efficiency as well. Across all three EPA-measured categories, the Grecale tops the X4.

As we take a look inside the cabins of both SUVs, the Grecale continues to build on its lead. Audiophiles are sure to appreciate the rich sound quality of its standard 14-speaker Sonus faber audio system, designed specifically for the unique characteristics of the Grecale interior. There's also standard leather upholstery, a huge difference from the imitation synthetic leather found inside the X4. Additional highlights of premium standard equipment found inside the Grecale include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a remote start system, power lumbar support for both front seats, and a power tilt/telescoping steering column. These outstanding features are either entirely unavailable or require you to select expensive option packages on the BMW X4. Finally, the Grecale has the edge in terms of rear cargo capacity over the X4.

Maserati Grecale vs Range Rover Velar

Maserati Grecale Range Rover Velar
2023 Maserati Grecale GT VS 2023 Range Rover Velar S
$63,500 MSRP* $60,300
296 HP / 332 LB-FT TQ ✓ Horsepower / Torque 247 HP / 269 LB-FT TQ
5.3 seconds 0-60 MPH Time 7.1 seconds
149 MPH Top Speed 135 MPH
22 / 29 / 25 ✓ MPG (city/highway/combined) 20 / 26 / 23
14 Number of Speakers 12
Wireless Smartphone Integration Wired
Standard Amazon Alexa Compatibility Not Available
Digital Instrument Panel Analog
4 USB Ports 2
12.3 inches Infotainment Screen Size 10.0 inches

Maserati Grecale Interior

In our final matchup, we'll examine how well the Maserati Grecale fares against the Range Rover Velar. Here, the price difference between these two models is very slight. However, the gap between the performance figures is quite large. Choosing the Grecale means you'll receive greater horsepower and torque, higher top speed, and a 0 to 60 time that's almost a full 2 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Velar. More impressive is the fact that it's able to produce these outstanding numbers while using less fuel. You'll experience greater exhilaration and spend less time at the pump when you choose the Maserati Grecale.

Once behind the wheel of the Grecale, it's instantly apparent that you made the right choice in comparison to the Velar. You'll receive a superior audio experience thanks to a total of 14 speakers. In addition, both models offer smartphone integration. The key distinction is that Maserati includes wireless connectivity along with Amazon Alexa integration, two features not found on the Velar. Other benefits that come from choosing Maserati include the standard configurable digital instrument panel of the Grecale, two additional USB ports, and a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Clearly more tech-focused than the Velar, the Maserati Grecale remains the best option.

Maserati Grecale

Winner – Maserati Grecale

The results have been counted! Across all three matchups, the Maserati Grecale stood atop the competition from Audi, BMW, and Land Rover. These rival brands were simply unable to contend with the athletic performance, cutting-edge technology, and first-class comfort features included as standard across the entire Grecale model range. Ready to experience all that the Maserati Grecale has to offer for yourself? Visit us today at Maserati of Akron and get a hands-on look at the evocative Grecale.