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2020 Maserati Levante Interior Review

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Interior: 6.2

The 2020 Maserati Levante has some nice interior pieces, but overall quality is unimpressive for the luxury midsize SUV class. Seating space is adequate, and some tech features are easy to use. The Levante has a very small amount of cargo space.

  • "In base trim the leather can be black, beige or tan. In the GranSport, you can also get red leather, which is complemented by a specific stitching that carries over onto the Leatherette dash cover. The GranLusso model ups the luxury quotient with Ermenegildo Zegna silks (on the seats, door panels, headliner and sunshades), plus dash trim made of attractive open-pore wood.” -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • As for the luxurious side of the Maserati, it’s trimmed well and the leather and other materials are generally high quality, but the multitude of plain-looking plastic switchgear, turn signal stalks, and carbon fiber trim (the latter in the GranSport version) ensure that it never really feels more special than its German competitors, just different.” -- Automobile Magazine (2019)
  • The Levante's interior appears nicely put-together, but the materials don't inspire feelings of luxury-level quality, especially in this class. Items such as the gear selector and steering wheel button controls fall below class standards and are somewhat of a disservice to the Maserati brand.” -- Edmunds (2019)

Seating

The Levante seats five people. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, driver's seat memory settings, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are standard. Options include leather and silk upholstery, ventilated front seats, front sport seats, heated rear seats, a sport steering wheel, and a heated sport steering wheel.

The front seats offer plenty of space and the ability to easily find a comfortable position. Critics are mixed on the roominess of the second-row seats.

For securing child safety seats, there are two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the Levante’s rear outboard seats.

  • The front seats are firm and comfortable, although smaller drivers may find them a bit too wide and without enough lateral support. … Getting in and out of the Levante is a breeze, especially when equipped with the adjustable air suspension, which can lower the body nearly 2 inches. The wide-opening doors offer generous entry into the cabin, even into the rear seat. Once inside, there's comfortable space in nearly every seat. There's even enough room for three adults in the back, but keep your tallest friends out of the middle seat.” -- Edmunds
  • The Levante's front seats are vastly more spacious than the Cayenne's, although both vehicle's rear perches are snug for people beyond median height.” -- Car and Driver (2019)
  • Driving position in the Levante remains a strong point, though the column mounted paddle shifters were a bit close to the steering wheel for a car that doesn’t really inspire you to use them much.” -- Automobile Magazine (2019)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2020 Levante include a cooled glove box, proximity keyless entry, remote start, a 7-inch digital instrument display, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and a rearview camera.

The standard infotainment system includes an 8.4-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, an eight-speaker stereo, two front USB ports, two rear USB ports, and Bluetooth.

Optional features include a 14-speaker Harman Kardon premium stereo, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, a dual-pane panoramic sunroof, an air quality sensor, a universal garage door opener, and a 17-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound stereo.

Optional driver assistance features include adaptive headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, forward automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, a surround-view parking camera system, and traffic sign recognition.

The infotainment system is fairly straightforward and modern, and there are multiple ways to control it, including a touch screen and a central rotary knob. However, critics note some problems with the navigation system’s route choices and the less-than-intuitive shifter.

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  • "From its useful onboard navigation to the depth of its voice recognition system, the Levante's tech is impressive. … The climate control system keeps air temps in check, and the redundant functions found in both the touchscreen and the buttons below it are a nice touch.” -- Edmunds
  • "The Maserati Touch Control Plus (UConnect-based) navigation programing could be difficult to live with; the system often lead us to exactly where we’d intended to go or gave a convoluted route to get there (we blame this on shoddy European navigation software).” -- Automobile Magazine (2019)
  • "Some Chrysler switchgear is apparent. Most notably the UConnect infotainment touchscreen. Annoyingly, you have to press 'Accept' after every start to get the screen to work, otherwise, it won't even show temperature or your chosen radio station. … Some actions can be performed through a central knob rather than reaching the screen–a welcome addition. The shifter, however, is nothing less than an ergonomic disaster–it's too easy to overshoot Reverse and end up in Park. From Reverse to Drive, you have to depress the lever's trigger instead of just slapping it into Drive as you normally would.” -- Consumer Reports (2018)

Cargo

The Levante has 20.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind its back seats, which isn't much for a luxury midsize SUV. The second row folds flat to open up more room and results in more utility.

  • Overall, the Levante offers solid utility. The rear seats fold flat, and there's a cargo pass-through in the middle of the rear seats for longer items (skis or 2-by-4s, for example). But in overall cargo space, it comes up short of its peers.” -- Edmunds
  • "[The] Levante sits near the bottom of the competitive set. The space there is only 60 percent of what's available in a Range Rover.” -- Autoweek (2017)
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