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2022 Maserati Levante: Choosing the Right Trim

At first glance, it would seem there are big changes to the 2022 Maserati Levante, but not really. It’s mostly window dressing.

Maserati does have an updated logo appearing on all of its 2022 models. Moreover, the Italian carmaker streamlined and renamed Levante’s trim levels.

Beyond that, however, a bump in the pony count in both versions of its V6 is about the only change of substance.

We appreciate Levante’s styling inside and out. Also notable is its wonderful engine note, particularly from the V8. We also like its athletic handling.

However, there is always a caveat or two when discussing Italian automobiles. For the Levante, it’s lackluster mileage and some corner-cutting inside the cabin.

Furthermore, you must go all the way up to the $115,400 Modena S to gain forward-collision warning with emergency braking and adaptive cruise control as standard.

Maserati now offers Levante in GT, Modena, Modena S, and Trofeo grades.

The GT and Modena use a version of the 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6. It delivers 350 horsepower in the GT and 430 hp in the Modena.

An 8-speed automatic transmission divvies up the torque to all four wheels (AWD), no matter the engine.

Despite the difference in output, EPA estimates rate the fuel economy for the GT and Modena at 16 miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg in combined driving.

The Modena S and Trofeo source their thrust from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Here again, the output varies by grade. The Modena S generates 550 hp, while the Trofeo produces 580 hp.

Fuel economy is the same for both trim levels at 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway/16 mpg combined.

2022 Maserati Levante GT (starting at $79,400)

2022 Maserati Levante GT Front Left in Black
The 2022 Maserati Levante GT is starting at $79,400.

We think the GT provides the best value within Levante’s lineup. Nicely equipped, it provides most of the popular goodies. However, we would pick up the Comfort & Convenience Package and the Driver Assistance Package.

Standard fare includes 20-inch aluminum wheels, an active air suspension with five ride heights, hill-descent control, and a limited-slip differential.

Also standard are a panoramic sunroof, Bi-Xenon headlights with auto on-off, auto-dimming outboard mirrors, a hands-free power liftgate, and cruise control.

Other features are leather seating, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a heated steering wheel.

Rain-sensing wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a Homelink transceiver are also standard.

Maserati’s Skyhook Suspension mitigates body squat when accelerating, dive when braking, and body roll when negotiating curves.

Within the infotainment system are an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, and an 8-speaker audio system.  Bluetooth, satellite-radio capability, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are also included.

Standard driver aids are front-rear parking assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

You can add leather upholstery for $1,000, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system for $1,100.

A Comfort & Convenience Package ($1,290) includes heated rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, power-adjustable pedals, and soft-close doors.

The Driver Assistance Package ($1,700) adds adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with collision mitigation, lane-keeping assist, and a surround-view camera.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the GT base price brings the total to $80,895. With no money down, financing for 60 months at 3% interest works out to $1,454. See 2022 Maserati Levante GT models for sale

2022 Maserati Levante GT includes:

Active air suspension – With five adjustable heights, this suspension instantaneously reacts to changes in conditions, providing a smoother ride.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – Allows your smartphone to interface with your vehicle. Not only can you access the music on your phone, but you can also send messages, receive messages, makes calls, and so forth through your vehicle’s media system. The infotainment system also includes navigation and an 8-speaker audio system.

Panoramic sunroof – A two-panel sunroof, it spans from the front seats to the second-row seat.

2022 Maserati Levante Modena (starting at $90,400)

2022 Maserati Levante Modena Driving in White
The 2022 Maserati Levante Modena starting at $90,400.

Most Modena upgrades are appearance-related, such as stainless steel door-sill plates, a piano-black grille, and a spoiler.

The Modena adds 59 more hp to the GT, staggered 20-inch wheels, and front 6-piston caliper Brembo brakes.

You can add the leather upholstery, the Comfort & Convenience Package, and the Driver Assist Package.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the Modena base price equals $91,895. Financing with no money down for 60 months at 3% works out to $1,651. See 2022 Maserati Levante Modena models for sale

2022 Maserati Levante Modena S (starting at $115,400)

The Modena S adds the twin-turbo V8, column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters, and auto-on-off full-LED Adaptive Matrix headlights with high-beam assist.

All included are blacked-out exterior trim, 20-inch staggered black wheels, sport front seats, sport pedals, and the 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

To the driver aids, the Modena S adds forward-collision warning with automatic braking, a surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

Blind-spot monitoring with collision mitigation and traffic-sign assist are also standard.

Optional is the Comfort & Convenience Package.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the Modena S totals $116,895. Financing with no money down for 60 months at 3% interest works out to $2,007 per month. See 2022 Maserati Levante Modena S models for sale

2022 Maserati Modena S includes:

V8 engine – A 3.8L twin-turbo, this engine delivers 550 hp and 538 lb-ft of torque.

Adaptive Matrix Headlights – These LED headlights automatically adjust to various conditions like high-speed driving and rain. They also include high-beam assist.

Blind-spot monitoring – This radar-based system warns of traffic approaching your flanks. It also includes accident mitigation when sensing another vehicle may be encroaching on your lane.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo (starting at $153,100)

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo Front in Black
The 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo is starting at $153,100.

Trofeo adds 50 hp, staggered 22-inch aluminum wheels, chrome exterior trim, red brake calipers, and a Trofeo hood with dual heat extractors to the Modena S.

All the features in the Comfort & Convenience Package are included.

A 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system, carbon-fiber interior accents, an Alcantara headliner, and Trofeo velour floor mats are also standard.

For $4,000, you can add the Zegna Pelletessuta Leather Upholstery package.

Quad-zone automatic climate control will tack another $1,100 to the bottom line.

Adding the $1,495 destination fee to the Trofeo base price brings the total to $154,595. With no money down for 60 months at 3% interest, financing that amount works out to $2,628. See 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo models for sale

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo includes:

Power-adjustable pedals – Engineered to help you find exactly the ideal driving position, they adjust, moving closer or farther away.

Bowers & Wilkins audio system – This is a 1,280 watts system with 17 speakers.

Unique Trofeo hood – This hood includes heat extractors to help vent engine heat from under the hood.


What is the best 2022 Maserati Levante trim?

Since there’s a pretty big price jump between GT and Modena, we recommend the sporty and well-appointed GT model for most luxury SUV shoppers.

How many mpg does the 2022 Maserati Levante get?

The base V6 engine gets 16 city/22 highway mpg and the available V8 gets 13 city/20 highway mpg.

Which 2022 Maserati Levante trim level offers the most safety?

The Levante is safer when equipped with the available Driver Assistance Package, which is optional on the GT and Modena models and standard on the upper trims. The Levante has not been crash-tested by the NHTSA or IIHS.

Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps is an author specializing in automotive, financial and travel news. For nearly 35 years he has covered the automotive industry for newspapers, magazines and internet websites. His resume includes The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and numerous other daily newspapers through syndication. He edited Auto World magazine, and helped create and edit NOPI Street... Read More about Russ Heaps

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