Tesla Model X Versus Maserati Levante – Video


Tesla Model X In Geneva

Tesla Model X In Geneva

The Levante is Maserati’s all-new luxury SUV. As Chris Paukert over at CNET writes of the Levante:

“Globally, it comes to market with either of a pair of 3.0-liter twin-turbo gasoline-fed V-6 engines, offering 350 or 430 horsepower, respectively. As you’d expect, the Levante packs a version of Maserati’s well-known, well-liked Q4 all-wheel-drive system, backed by a standard eight-speed automatic gearbox.”

“If I had to bet, the more potent gas version, with its 0-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds, seems like a lock for the North American market.”

Realistically, a 5.2 seconds time is pretty quick, but still seems like forever compared with the Tesla Model X’s time of 3.2 second to 60 mph.

Video description:

“We take our first look at the Maserati Levante, the brands new SUV. It’s designed as a rival to the Porsche Cayenne, but how does it stack up next to the all-electric Tesla Model X?”

Well, it really doesn’t stack up against the X, us electric car fans should be well aware of the fact that there is no SUV out there can match the performance of the X, but as a luxury SUV/CUV, the Levante at least slots into the same category as the X while providing a higher level of interior comfort, so in that regard the comparison is somewhat meaningful.

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What is wrong with his elbow and shoulder?

Nervous tick. I suffer from a similar problem when speaking in public. Mine is the way I put most my weight on one foot. I never noticed it until someone pointed it out.

I can bet with anyone that TESLA will sell more of X than Maserati by large.

Sounds like the Maserati cost about 1/2 of the P90D according to the video (50K pound vs. 100K pound)…

Maybe the Maserati is more comparable to the base Model X.

You forget to include the unseen costs of dumping more carbon into the atmosphere, with that “cheaper” petrol-burner that has less torque / acceleration.

You also forget the cool factor of the huge panoramic windscreen, and exclusive BMW CEO Hating / Attacking (kidding) Falcon Wing Doors. 😉


Car media is still reticent to say things like “but no matter how nice it looks, it is still putting carbon into the atmosphere.” Much of their revenues come from auto companies.

But yes, it is the gorilla in the room. The Maserati is still a carbon generator.

Model X comes off very positively in this review though – even if he did miss the opportunity to point out that it’s the fastest-accelerating production SUV in history – by quite a long way.

I didn’t forget anything…

I simply pointed out of the sticker price as reported by the reporter in the video.

£50K seems awfully cheap for a Maserati. That puts it right in line with the Ghibli.