The 2018 Maserati Levante S continues the tradition of excellence that gave the company a 50% sales boost over this past year. Before the Levante, the Maserati didn’t have any SUV offerings in its lineup, and the introduction of the 2018 model brings a gas-powered version to market. The Levante S doesn’t disappoint and delivers high power and style at a fair price point, especially considering the Maserati name.
2018 Maserati Levante S – Seductive Style
The 2018 Maserati Levante S’ interior provides owners with a wide variety of luxury features to make every ride extra-special. A leather interior comes standard in every Levante, as does touchscreen with onboard navigation, dual climate system, Bose audio, cruise control, power everything, parking sensors, and even keyless entry. The Levante’s cargo bay is 19.4 cubic feet of space, capable of holding as much as you’d like to transport. However, the techie-friendly features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Siri, and a universal remote transmitter, and even a slot for a memory card as well as built-in USB connection. If wood and leather simply aren’t enough for you, upgrade to the Zegna Luxury Package to get genuine Ermenegildo Zegna bespoke silk alongside the Italian leather interior.
As ought to be expected with a Maserati, the 2018 Maserati Levante S’ exterior is curvy and elegant. Color options are a range of white, blue, grays, brown, and a deep metallic gray-green. Furthermore, the Blu Emozione Mica stands out in all the best ways! A roof rack and privacy glass come standard.
Engine and Performance
The Twin-Turbo Ferrari V6 that’s under the hood takes the Levante from 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds with speeds reaching up to 164 mph. The Levante S’ V6 is a 424 horsepower, 5750 rpm powerhouse with 428 ft-lbs of torque. The smooth 8-speed automatic transmission is shiftable for a more traditional experience, while Maserati’s intelligent AWD and advanced air suspension make for a ride that’s tough to beat. Between raw power, the locking rear differential, and its low center of gravity, the Levante won’t have any trouble competing with rivals in its class. Expect about 19 MPG for highway driving and 14 MPG in the city, with a 16 MPG average. This is, overall, average as far as SUVs go.
Release Date and Price Range
The 2018 Maserati Levante S will be released in the second half of 2018. The approximate MSRP will start at $83,000 and cap out at around $97,000 depending on features. However, the most dealers will offer a basic 4 year/50,000 mile warranty on the base price.
In a time when automakers clone each other’s designs, the 2018 Maserati Levante S provides a breath of fresh air with its design. It’s the right price for a powerful, classy example of what makes Maserati great.