Highway Check: 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo

Highway Check: 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo

*Un SUV Da Guida

*A driver’s SUV.

In any language it’s the identical for the muscular, engaging, highly effective, distinctive and uncommon 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo. Uncommon as a result of not many are bought in the US and, until you’re in a serious market, they are going to be onerous to identify within the wild. This, in fact, is just too dangerous because the extra people who have the chance to personal a Levante Trofeo, the higher.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
A uncommon discover

Italian Energy

The 2022 Maserati Levante is obtainable in 4 fashions—GT, Modena, S and Trofeo—with both a V6 or V8 engine, all with all-wheel drive. Clear Fleet Report drove the Levante Trofeo with the Ferrari-built twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 that pumped-out 580 horsepower and 538 pound-feet of torque. Maserati says this engine has high-turbulence cylinder heads that sound superior, however I wanted some research to actually gather-in their profit. The Levante Hybrid just isn’t out there in the US or Canada, however in choose nations exterior of North America.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
The fireplace-breathing coronary heart of the Trofeo

The 8-speed computerized has a handbook shift mode, paddle shifters and driver-selectable drive modes. When on the supplier, be certain that to elevate the hood and get a take a look at the attractive Trofeo pink and black engine with its carbon fiber bits, which by far is probably the most engaging you will note.

With paddle shifters and 5 driver-selectable drive modes, together with Corsa with launch management, the 8-speed computerized with a handbook mode easily goes via the gears in a 0-60 time of three.8 seconds. The automated transmission evenly distributes energy to all 4 wheels on an as-needed foundation. Maserati says the highest velocity is 187 mph, making this luxurious SUV a quick grocery-getter. The EPA charges gas economic system to be 13 metropolis/20 freeway/16 mixed whereas operating on 91 octane.

5-Seat Speedster

The Levante Trofeo emits an exquisite sound, emanating from twin pipes, a wealthy grumble that’s ever-so-satisfying. For a real driving expertise, flip off the radio, roll down the home windows and take heed to the growl. Clicking right into a lesser drive mode of Regular or I.C.E. (Elevated Management and Effectivity) reduces the sound degree when creeping dwelling late at night time.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
Suspension to take you on-road & off

Acceleration is robust and builds as you glide via the gears with a great throttle pedal really feel. The dual turbo V8 pulled sturdy and was responsive at any velocity, making for a really satisfying driving expertise. The automated transmission was silky clean and by no means tempted me to make use of the handbook mode and paddle shifters.

The well-distributed 4,784-pound weight gave the Levante Trofeo a strong and assured journey. The staggered Continental Sport Contact 6 265/40 entrance and 295/35 rear all-season tires, mounted on 21-inch cast aluminum wheels supplied wonderful grip, even when pushing corners to their restrict, which is what we assume the designers and engineers had in thoughts. There was acceptable physique roll with ample warning when being pushed too far.

The Levante Trofeo comes normal with a Skyhook efficiency suspension with digital damping and a limited-slip differential, a stiff suspension that was not harsh. The Skyhook suspension makes use of digital sensors to manage the physique and wheel reactions to bumps and different street nuisances. This semi-active suspension means shock absorber dampening is going down for every wheel individually, inside milliseconds, to maximise traction and journey consolation. The air suspension has totally different settings that have an effect on how stiff or delicate the journey will probably be. There are lots of variables when going via the drive and the air suspension modes, that are one thing drivers might want to experiment with to seek out their best really feel.

The electronically-assisted steering was direct, fast and sharp, and the anodized pink 6-piston caliper Brembo ventilated and drilled disc brakes progressively supplied a great really feel with straight and true, no fade stops.

To sum-up the dealing with: the Levante Trofeo was grippy, assured and predictable, even when exceeding the posted nook velocity restrict. The steering was fast sufficient to discover a approach out of a late turn-in with out shedding management. Merely put, we have been impressed.

Dynamic Presence

The Maserati Levante Trofeo is exclusive, even in Southern California, the place each luxurious automotive bought runs free on the highways and will be present in probably the most unique neighborhoods. Ours was painted in City Inexperienced with a premium worth of $6,500; different customized colours ranged from $6,500 to $17,000.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
A clean design

The design is simply totally different sufficient that it’s simply differentiated from its closest opponents—the BMW X5, Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S and the Porsche Cayenne. Its design, which debuted in 2016, went via a refresh in 2021 with revised entrance and rear fascias. The concave grille, sporting the daring Maserati Trident badge, is bordered by fog lights and adaptive LED headlights that sneer down from large on the fenders.

Sans chrome, the perimeters are clean save for a personality line operating alongside the decrease doorways. The colour-keyed door handles could be extra engaging in the event that they retracted flush, however the body much less doorways with darkish tinted home windows are an important look, as are the three black and pink entrance fender portholes, the Italian flag colours, with the script “Trofeo” on the B pillar and the Trident badge on the C-pillars. These gloss pink Brembo brake calipers peeking-out from the machine polished wheels seemed nice.

The gently sloping roof, with a dual-pane panoramic energy sunroof, sports activities a small built-in spoiler earlier than dropping to an influence “kick-to-open” hatch with a brief overhang. The LED boomerang-shaped tail lights sit excessive above the dual, rectangular tailpipes the place that fantastic exhaust word escapes.

Leather-based and Carbon Fiber Inside

The inside seemed and smelled nice, with leather-based nearly all over the place. The 12-way heated and ventilated energy sport seats have been embossed with the Trofeo emblem stitched on the entrance and rear headrests. The pink high stitching and the Alcantara-covered headliner and pillars have been a pleasant contact, as have been the aluminum energy sport pedals and black coloration scheme all through the cabin. The carbon fiber, piano black and satin-finished accents have been okay, however it appeared like Maserati was attempting too onerous with out truly attempting too onerous. All of it appeared too just like automobiles and SUVs we see costing many 1000’s much less. For a automobile of this worth, the inside might have seemed higher attended.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
Smooth touches and an excessive amount of attempting

The delicate contact sprint had two massive spherical analog gauges within the instrument cluster with brushed aluminum trim. Maserati is a part of the household that additionally makes Dodge, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep, so there are some shared bits and items within the cabin, particularly the infotainment system. I personally have all the time like this technique’s controls, look and ease-of-use. It resides within the 8.4-inch LCD touchscreen that homes the navigation system and the Bowers & Wilkens premium audio system. The 1,300-watt, 17-speaker system will amplify SiriusXM, AM/FM/HD radio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and Alexa. Via the Maserati Related Providers there are Bluetooth voice instructions for the radio and phone by simply saying “Hey Maserati.”

The entry to the heated and folding rear seat was good; the seat consolation was delicate, and head and legroom good for 3 adults. Air vents and air flow controls are discovered within the rear of the middle console, with cup holders within the fold down armrest.

Different inside options are a leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel with controls for audio, phone and adaptive cruise management; Homelink, wi-fi cellphone charging, keyless entry with distant begin, twin zone computerized local weather management and delicate shut doorways.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
Room to take associates & their baggage


The Levante Trofeo comes with an intensive checklist of normal superior driver assistant techniques (ADAS), together with adaptive cruise management with lane conserving help, full entrance, head, aspect, and driver knee airbags. There’s a encompass view digicam and entrance and rear parking sensors, blind spot detection and help, ahead collision warning with autonomous braking, pedestrian warning, a tire stress monitoring system and a safety alarm.

The Levante has 4-year and 50,000-mile warranties for the powertrain, new automobile (bumper-to-bumper), roadside help and corrosion perforation.


The 2022 Levante is available in 4 trims—GT, Modena, S and Trofeo—ranging in base costs, together with the necessary $1,495 vacation spot price, of $92,195, $102,895, $129,095 and $168,495. With choices, Clear Fleet Report’s 2022 Levante Trofeo had a MSRP of $170,395.

Observations: 2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo

Trofeo means trophy in Italian. A very good title for the best trim degree for the 2022 Maserati Levante. The Ferrari-built twin-turbo V8 sounds candy because it powers via mountain and nation roads with spectacular linear acceleration and no turbo lag. Driving the Levante Trofeo was an exquisite expertise.

2022 Maserati Levante Trofeo
For a visit to your personal browsing spot?

In its high trim degree, the Levante just isn’t cheap. But when driving is your ardour and sometimes inviting a pair associates alongside for a protracted weekend within the mountains, it’s an funding in efficiency and pleasure. It appears none of us can get sufficient of these.

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Story and images by John Faulkner.