2022 Maserati Levante vs. Porsche Cayenne vs BMW X6 vs Audi SQ7

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The Maserati Levante is the first SUV model ever sold by Maserati. It combines the exotic performance and luxury of a Maserati, with the utility and off-road capabilities of an SUV. Of course, Maserati isn’t alone in this segment. Many luxury car brands offer performance SUV models now. Naturally, we think that the Levante is the best, but we’re prepared to back our opinion up with hard data. Read on to see how the Maserati Levante stacks up against the competition.

Maserati Levante Vs. Porsche Cayenne Coupe

Maserati Levante GT
Porsche Cayenne Coupe
2022 Maserati Levante GT VS 2022 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
$79,400 Base Price $77,500
156 MPH ✓ Top Speed 150 MPH
Skyhook suspension with electronic damping ✓ Suspension Base suspension
57.4 cubic fee ✓ Max Cargo Capacity 54.3 cubic feet
Standard ✓ Heated Front Seats Optional
12-way power adjustable ✓ Seat Adjustability 8-way power adjustable
Standard ✓ Seat Memory Optional
Standard ✓ Remote Start Not Available
The Maserati Levante is a relative newcomer to the world of luxury performance SUVs, while the Porsche Cayenne is one of the originators of the segment. The attractive Cayenne Coupe model, with a handsome fastback roofline, is a relatively new addition to the lineup. While it’s close in price and performance to the Levante, it’s clear that the Maserati holds the advantage across multiple categories, including horsepower, top speed,and cargo space.

The Levante costs $1,900 more, but offers heated seats as standard. The standard seats in the Levante offer additional adjustability, as well as a memory function for the driver. Better seats, memory, and heat are available on the Cayenne Coupe – but will cost you an additional $2,000 more.

Finally, to get a high-performance suspension with electronic damping, you’ll spend an extra $2,170 on the Cayenne Coupe to get something comparable to what comes standard on the Levante – meaning that once you equip the Cayenne to the level of a standard Levante – the Levante is actually less expensive. Dollar for dollar, the Maserati Levante clearly offers more performance, more comfort, and more utility than the Porsche Cayenne Coupe.

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Maserati Levante Vs. BMW X6

Maserati Levante GT
BMW X6 xDrive40i
2022 Maserati Levante GT VS 2022 BMW X6 xDrive40i
$79,400 Base Price $67,350
350 ✓ Horsepower 335
156 MPH ✓ Top Speed 155 MPH
Skyhook suspension with electronic damping ✓ Suspension Base suspension
Standard ✓ Performance brakes with painted calipers Optional
Standard ✓ Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard ✓ Heated Steering Wheel Optional
Standard ✓ Panoramic Sunroof Optional
Standard ✓ Remote Start Optional
Right off the bat, it’s easy to see that the BMW X6 is substantially less expensive than the Maserati Levante, but even more so than the Porsche example above, you’ll need to spend thousands more in options to get the BMW X6 anywhere near the level of equipment that the Maserati Levante includes as standard.

In addition, there are things you can’t get on the BMW X6 xDrive40i at any price – like an electronically adjustable performance suspension and more horsepower. You’d have to step up to a higher trim of the BMW X6 to get that extra performance – which ultimately makes the BMW X6 a more expensive choice.

There’s something to be said for having a unique, exclusive vehicle like the Maserati Levante compared to something like the BMW X6. The BMW X6 is a good car, but it’s also very common compared to the Maserati – and you’re far more likely to find copies of yourself in the parking lot. There’s a price to pay for exclusivity, but thankfully, in this case, that price includes an exotic engine hand-built at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy.

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Maserati Levante Trofeo Vs. Audi SQ7

Maserati Levante Trofeo
Audi SQ7
2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo VS 2022 Audi SQ7 Prestige
580 ✓ Horsepower 500
538 lb-ft ✓ Torque 568 lb-ft
187 MPH ✓ Top Speed 130 MPH
3.8 seconds ✓ 0-60 Time 4.3 seconds
12-way power adjustable ✓ Seat Adjustability 8-way power adjustable
22-inch ✓ Wheel Size 21-inch
Standard ✓ Painted Brake Calipers Optional
Master Maserati Driving Experience ✓ Performance Driving School Not Available
Standard ✓ Remote Start Not Available
The Maserati Levante Trofeo is the most powerful version of the Levante to date – and, as you can clearly see above, it’s far superior to one of it’s chief competitors, the Audi SQ7. We don’t mean any disrespect to our friends over at Audi – the SQ7 is a capable, impressive machine in its own right. However, it’s simply outclassed by the Maserati Levante Trofeo.

The Maserati Levante Trofeo has a whopping 80 more horsepower than the Audi SQ7, although the SQ7 has a bit more peak torque. However, that doesn’t matter for much, as the Levante Trofeo boasts a substantially higher top speed – and it’s half a second faster to 60 miles per hour, too. The Maserati Trofeo also has larger wheels than the Audi SQ7, which show off the bright painted brake calipers well. Those painted brake calipers provide a great high-performance look, and they are standard on the Maserati Levante Trofeo.

Of course, all of this power and capability is useless if you don’t know how to use it. That’s why the Maserati Levante Trofeo includes a high-performance driving course, tailored to your experience level. The Master Maserati Driving Experience will allow you to experience the true capability of your new Levante Trofeo – and make the most of it.

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When you’re comparing the Maserati Levante to its rivals, the Levante is the clear winner. No other SUV offers the unique combination of performance, luxury, tech, and style found in the Maserati Levante. Few SUVs can match the Levante’s status as an exclusive, bespoke machine, and even fewer can match Maserati’s pedigree. Combined with the impressive value of the Maserati Levante, it stands alone in its class, unmatched by its rivals. While the MAserati Levante may only be available for a select few, there are a wide variety of trims and options available to personalize it to suit your discerning tastes. Contact us, and one of our professional sales representatives will help you find the right Levante for you.