Compare the Maserati Levante and the Porsche Cayenne SUVs

Looking to drive an exotic SUV around Philadelphia? If so, you've most likely come across two of the most popular models on the market today, the Maserati Levante and the Porsche Cayenne. While both of these options feature powerful drivetrains, plenty of luxurious features, and a crossover-style stance, the Maserati Levante, as the sole SUV of the lineup, has something special that we're sure Philadelphia will love. Explore what sets these two models apart today.

Engine Options

The Maserati Levante offers two engine options for drivers to choose from, the first of which is a powerful 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbocharged engine paired with standard all-wheel drive. If you desire an upgrade, try out the 3.8-liter eight-cylinder turbocharged engine, also with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed shiftable automatic transmission.

The Porsche Cayenne offers three engine options including the lackluster 2.9-liter six-cylinder, followed up by a 3.0-liter six-cylinder, and the upgraded 4.0-liter option at the top of the lineup for a hefty price increase.

Performance Capabilities

When you choose to equip your Maserati with its standard 3.0-liter engine, you'll gain an impressive 345-horsepower and 369-pound-feet of torque that's ready for the off-road adventure thanks to that all-wheel drive. In the Porsche 3.0-liter, only expect 340-horsepower and 331-pound-feet of torque. Quite clearly, the initial engine in the Porsche lineup offers much less power and lacks in the high-performance standard set by Maserati.

If you upgrade to the 3.8-liter Maserati engine, expect a stunning 550-horsepower that brightens any day. The top-of-the-line Porsche engine churns out the same horsepower despite its lofty displacement and comes with a much larger price tag for the upgrade.

Luxury Features

The Maserati Levante features stunning metallic trim along the roof rails, window frames, and front bumpers, alongside that classic grille which gives this SUV an unconventional crossover look that's sure to turn heads. On the exterior, the Porsche Cayenne sticks with traditional Porsche features, including a muscular rear end, and wide, open grille.

Inside the Maserati SUV you'll find superb craftsmanship including 12-way power front seats with a memory function, available perforated leather, Zegna silk, or Pieno Fiore natural leather, complimented nicely with an open-pore wood veneer or even matte carbon fiber details.

The Porsche also offers a luxurious interior with leather seating, a broad dashboard, and large center console, but without the attention to detail and next-level luxury that you'll find in the Maserati.

Technology Innovation

Enjoy the Maserati Touch Control Plus system which expertly combines an 8.4-inch touchscreen display that mixes digital and analog controls with a center console rotary control for more focused driving. Expect smartphone connectivity to come standard, as well as a Harman Kardon Premium Audio System, which electrifies your ride.

The Porsche Cayenne offers a larger touchscreen but requires a package upgrade for features like Apple CarPlay®, and even still, Android Auto™ is not among those offerings as it is with the Maserati SUV. A premium audio system is not at the forefront of the design, and the large screen takes up most of the dashboard without the option for analog controls.

Summing it Up

If you're in search of an exotic crossover with an exterior design that reflects its exclusivity, along with an interior that features unique controls that expertly blend contemporary technology and heritage design, the Maserati Levante is for you. The Porsche model features a quite typical luxury SUV design and excels in performance but fails to bring the same level of uniqueness and originality as the Maserati SUV.

Test Drive the Maserati Levante Today

Think you've met your dream model in the Maserati Levante SUV? This one-of-a-kind crossover is certainly something to behold. Stop by our local Maserati of the Main Line to explore our new inventory.


Maserati of the Main Line

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