The interior layout, fit and finish
At first glance, the Levante looks as opulent as you’d hope from a Maserati. Leather seats and a leather-topped dashboard are standard, although you need to spend extra for an extended leather pack for the full effect. Look a little closer and some of the plastics feel surprisingly cheap, however.
Likewise, some of the switches are a little flimsy, while the gear lever doesn't feel as substantial as rivals'. The infotainment is taken care of by an 8.4in touchscreen and a rotary controller. We normally favour this type of control, but it feels like an afterthought in the Levante. To be honest, the touchscreen is far less hassle.
In use, the system looks quite dated and can be slow to respond, although it does at least feature sat-nav, a DAB radio and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
Even the tallest of drivers should be able to get comfortable in the Levante, thanks to plenty of adjustment for the comfortable seat and steering wheel.