But while other fantastic-driving SUVs like the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sacrifice road manners for a fun experience, the Levante is perfectly comfortable for city cruising. It handles rough streets well, never harshly, with a surprisingly quiet cabin given the ferocity of the motor.
As for a value proposition, the Levante GTS fares quite well. It — along with its sedan sibling, the Maserati Quattroporte GTS — is the cheapest way to get s Ferrari engine in a new car. You’ll have to spend over $200,000 to get a Ferrari Portofino, a fair bit more than the $119,980 entrance point of the Levante GTS.
It also fares well against its main rival, the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It offers more power and standard equipment than the Porsche while costing about $5,000 less.