Maserati Levante vs. BMW X5 Luxury SUV Comparison

The Maserati Levante vs. BMW X5: A Tale of Two Motoring Giants.

Buyers across Philadelphia like SUVs that are spacious and luxurious and have a high performance and towing capability. The new Maserati Levante and the BMW X5 are among the most luxurious SUVs that meet these buyers' needs. Both come with the latest safety and driver assistance features available in the market. We at Maserati of the Main Line are excited to take you through these state-of-art SUVs and let you decide which one is best suited to meet your daily needs.

Cargo and Interior Space

Both the Maserati Levante and the BMW X5 comes with considerable cargo space. All Levante models come with 20.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the second row and 57.4 cubic feet after folding the second-row seats.

The X5 offers more cargo room of 33.9 cubic feet and 72.3 cubic feet when the second row is folded down.

The Levante also comes on top in terms of the legroom and headroom. It offers front legroom of 41.2 inches against 39.8 inches and 39.6 inches against 37.4 inches in the rear for the X5.

The Maserati Levante comes out on top as it focuses on passenger comfort rather than cargo space.

Maserati Levante SUV

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Both the X5 and the Levante comes with advanced safety and driver assistance feature. This includes driver and passengers' airbags, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, Electronic stability program, ABS, Adaptive headlights, side-curtain airbags, and advanced seat belt and rear-cross traffic alert.

But, the Levante performs better on crash tests compared to the X5.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Performance is one of the essential features considered by SUV fans and buyers. From off-road capabilities to towing capacity, these two SUVs perform incredibly well.

The Levante is powered by four engine options, all with a standard all-wheel-drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. These are:

  • The base engine is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6, which outputs 345 horsepower and 369 pound to torque feet. This variant goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds and has EPA rated fuel economy of 15 MPG for the city and 21 MPG on the highway.  
  • The tuned 3.0-liter V-6 in Levante S produces 424 horsepower and 428 pound to feet of torque and can go from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds. This engine comes with EPA rated fuel economy of 15/21 MPG city/highway.
  • A Twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 which produces 550 horsepower and 538 pound to feet of torque found on Levante GTS. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds. It has an EPA rated fuel economy of 41/18 MPG city/highway.
  • The twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 in the GTS is tuned to produce 590 horsepower. Acceleration is increased so that it accelerates from 0to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds. The fuel economy remains unchanged.

On the BMW X5, buyers have only three powertrains to choose from; these are:

  • A 335 horsepower turbocharged Inline-six is standard on the sDrive40i or xDrive40i X5s. This powertrain goes from 0 to 60 in only 4.9 seconds and has EPA rated 20/26 MPG city/highway. 
  • A Twin-turbo V-8 engine produces 456 horsepower and 479 pound to feet of torque that is standard on the xDrive50i and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds. 
  • Additionally there is a tuned twin-turbo V-8 engine that produces 600 horsepower for the X5 M50i model.

The Maserati comes out on top with more engine options available and a standard all-wheel-drive system.


The Levante comes with a standard 8.4-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth streaming, and GPS navigation. Higher trims offer 14-speaker Harman Kardon and five USB ports.

On the other hand, the BMW X5 provides most of these features and comes with a larger 12.3-inch touchscreen, wireless charging ports, standard heating and cooled messaged seats, heated and cooled cup holders.

The Levante has a better sound system compared to the X5. However, the X5 has a larger touch screen, but it is rather hard to operate.


Though both of these SUVs are classic and luxurious, the Levante comes out on top in just about every feature from the breadth of engine options, performance, safety, and comfort.

Please browse our inventory online here and get yourself a classy Maserati Levante. Visit us in Philadelphia and book a test drive for this state-of-the-art SUV.

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