Compare Porsche Macan vs Maserati Levante


Porsche Macan vs Maserati Levante

The market for luxury performance-oriented SUVs is somewhat new. Each automaker has its own answer to the performance-oriented luxury SUV, and there is no formula. But the Porsche Macan has an edge over much of the competition, not least because it was a major force in starting the segment back in 2002 with the advent of the Porsche Cayenne.

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Some Porsche purists wondered why the German automaker would ever make an SUV, but the years have shown that Porsche was a trendsetter, in the truest sense of the word. Now, over fifteen years later, Porsche is a veteran pro in this segment. We here at The Porsche Exchange want to show all you Highland Park, Barrington, Glenview and Northbrooke drivers how the Porsche Macan stacks up to Maserati's newest vehicle and the brand's first SUV: The Maserati Levante.

Macan vs Levante: Performance and Pricing

For starters, the Porsche Macan weights nearly eight hundred pounds less than the Maserati Levante. Regarding engine choice, you have plenty in a Macan. In fact, there are four engines from which to choose, each one coming with its own individualized powertrain. While the base 252 horsepower engine is less powerful than the base 345 horsepower engine on the Levante, the Macan offers more choice overall, and costs less, even when comparing the entry-level Macan to the entry-level Levante.


Stepping up from the 345 horsepower Levante engine, you can choose a 424 horsepower engine. But stepping up from the base engine in the Macan, you can get either a 340-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine (on Macan S trim), a 360-horsepower turbo V6 (Macan GTS trim), or a 400 horsepower turbo V6 (Macan Turbo trim). A loaded Porsche Macan Turbo clocks in at $77,200, while a loaded Levante S costs about $7,000 more, at $83,800, making the Porsche a much better value at higher trims, too.

Macan vs Levante: Infotainment and Audio Technology

Both the touchscreen infotainment system in the Macan and in the Levante include Bluetooth streaming and Apple CarPlay™ support. It's worth mentioning that for Android users seeking Android Auto™, the Porsche Macan doesn't currently offer that.

The Porsche Macan also gets a 7-inch touchscreen as opposed to the 8.4-inch touchscreen in the Maserati Levante. The infotainment system in the Macan, however, has more physical buttons, making it arguably less of a hassle to operate for many drivers who want to focus more on the road.

Macan vs Levante: Active Safety Features

From a standard rearview camera to lane departure warning to front and rear parking sensors, the Macan offers more standard active safety features than the Levante does. You an equip your Macan with plenty of other available features, too, like adaptive cruise control and both lane keep assist and lane change assist. While many advanced safety features are available on the Levante as well, it is not available with lane keep assist.

Macan vs. Levante: Conclusions

Overall, both the Maserati Levante, which is classified as a luxury midsize SUV and the Porsche Macan, which is really a luxury compact SUV, are good choices if you're looking for a premium SUV that features both luxury galore and sporting performance. But the Macan has the edge insofar as price, available safety technology, and weight savings are concerned, making it a great choice for new luxury SUV shoppers.

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