The Levante is Maserati's first-ever SUV, built on the same platform as the Ghibli and Quattroporte sedans.
Engine choices are 345-hp, V6 on the base model, 424-hp for the S version, and up to 590-hp for the Trofeo.
The Levante delivers a thrilling sound from the Ferrari-developed engine, with nimble, athletic handling and, courtesy of the standard air suspension, a steady ride.
Interior features include a version of Chrysler's Uconnect system with an 8.4-inch touch screen and a stunning cabin that's wrapped in leather, suede, and wood, with comfortable seats and nice detailed stitching.
However, the shifter is unintuitive to use.
Safety gear includes forward-collision warning with brake assist and lane-departure warning.