2022 Maserati Levante

2022 Levante Photos
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It’s a transitional moment for Maserati and many of its contemporaries. We’re on the precipice of an electric future that is taking shape but not yet reality. Until that day comes, we’re taking our final laps in things like the 580-horsepower Levante Trofeo. Dripping in attitude, sharp design and packing an engine that sounds ready for Imola, this Levante recalls everything Maserati has done well over its 108-year history, which predates Ferrari by three decades. Except for the sport utility body style, this vehicle could have been built by Maserati in almost any era. In 2022, however, it’s not a template. Maserati will replace the Ferrari-built V8, like the one under the hood of my test vehicle, with its in-house Nettuno V6, a 600-hp twin-turbo engine that is Maserati’s biggest engine project in decades. Ultimately the brand will go all-electric. In the here and now, the Levante Trofeo is an attention-getting vehicle. Even more awe-inducing than the engine, the $17,000 Rosso Magma paint looks like it should come with a parole officer. It's available through the Fuoriserie Corse customization program and is by far the most expensive option on this 2022 Levante Trofeo, which stickers for $173,550. It almost appears iridescent in some lighting. Other add-ons include carbon-fiber paddle shifters ($450), painted 22-inch staggered wheels ($400) and gloss black brake calipers ($500). Being the Trofeo trim, it’s already loaded with the best features from the Modena and GT variants.  This is our first taste of the Levante since Maserati reshuffled the trim lineup for 2021. It wears the updated Maserati emblem and Trident, and Trofeo is spelled out in a script that has a vaguely 1980s vibe. Otherwise, this is the Levante we’ve known for several years. It arrived on a bright and unusually cold spring morning, the booming bass of the exhaust note reverberating through my neighborhood. From the back, it cuts a bit of a Porsche silhouette, but up front the shark teeth grille leaves no doubt this is of Italian origin, specifically Maserati. It recalls things like the Alfieri concept, Tipo 60 Birdcage, and for a deep cut, the 1950s A6GCS racer. While the design up front borders on ostentatious, things are more measured in the back, where the roof slopes gently into the curvaceous fenders. Maserati also gets the details right. The LED taillights have an eyelash shape. The green, white and red of the Italian flag subtly mark the B-pillar. The long, creased hood has angled vents signaling the power that’s underneath. It’s a complete design execution. I set out for a drive through the northern edge of suburban Detroit, making my way through the residential areas before finding myself near the Stellantis headquarters in Auburn Hills, not far from Maserati’s North American offices, which relocated here in 2017. I loop the perimeter and get back on the expressway. The Trofeo is the hot rod of the Levante range and its defining trait is the twin-turbo V8. In addition to the …
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- It’s a transitional moment for Maserati and many of its contemporaries. We’re on the precipice of an electric future that is taking shape but not yet reality. Until that day comes, we’re taking our final laps in things like the 580-horsepower Levante Trofeo. Dripping in attitude, sharp design and packing an engine that sounds ready for Imola, this Levante recalls everything Maserati has done well over its 108-year history, which predates Ferrari by three decades. Except for the sport utility body style, this vehicle could have been built by Maserati in almost any era. In 2022, however, it’s not a template. Maserati will replace the Ferrari-built V8, like the one under the hood of my test vehicle, with its in-house Nettuno V6, a 600-hp twin-turbo engine that is Maserati’s biggest engine project in decades. Ultimately the brand will go all-electric. In the here and now, the Levante Trofeo is an attention-getting vehicle. Even more awe-inducing than the engine, the $17,000 Rosso Magma paint looks like it should come with a parole officer. It's available through the Fuoriserie Corse customization program and is by far the most expensive option on this 2022 Levante Trofeo, which stickers for $173,550. It almost appears iridescent in some lighting. Other add-ons include carbon-fiber paddle shifters ($450), painted 22-inch staggered wheels ($400) and gloss black brake calipers ($500). Being the Trofeo trim, it’s already loaded with the best features from the Modena and GT variants.  This is our first taste of the Levante since Maserati reshuffled the trim lineup for 2021. It wears the updated Maserati emblem and Trident, and Trofeo is spelled out in a script that has a vaguely 1980s vibe. Otherwise, this is the Levante we’ve known for several years. It arrived on a bright and unusually cold spring morning, the booming bass of the exhaust note reverberating through my neighborhood. From the back, it cuts a bit of a Porsche silhouette, but up front the shark teeth grille leaves no doubt this is of Italian origin, specifically Maserati. It recalls things like the Alfieri concept, Tipo 60 Birdcage, and for a deep cut, the 1950s A6GCS racer. While the design up front borders on ostentatious, things are more measured in the back, where the roof slopes gently into the curvaceous fenders. Maserati also gets the details right. The LED taillights have an eyelash shape. The green, white and red of the Italian flag subtly mark the B-pillar. The long, creased hood has angled vents signaling the power that’s underneath. It’s a complete design execution. I set out for a drive through the northern edge of suburban Detroit, making my way through the residential areas before finding myself near the Stellantis headquarters in Auburn Hills, not far from Maserati’s North American offices, which relocated here in 2017. I loop the perimeter and get back on the expressway. The Trofeo is the hot rod of the Levante range and its defining trait is the twin-turbo V8. In addition to the …
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Retail Price

$79,400 - $153,100 MSRP / Window Sticker Price
Engine 3.0L V-6, 3.8L V-8
MPG Up to 16 city / 22 highway
Seating 5 Passengers
Transmission 8-spd auto w/OD
Power 345 - 580 hp
Drivetrain all wheel
Curb Weight 4,994 - 5,070 lbs
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