The 2023 Maserati Grecale: A Breakdown of Maserati’s First Luxury Crossover
The new Maserati Grecale is the first-ever Maserati vehicle to enter the small luxury SUV segment. The Italian automaker began production on the Levante midsize luxury SUV in 2016. Years later, the Levante has made a huge impact on the industry, providing an ownership experience that competes with the most sought-after luxury automobiles. Here’s what you need to know about the 2023 Maserati Grecale.
How much does the Maserati Grecale cost?
The 2023 Maserati Grecale starts at $63,500 for the base model Grecale GT trim. The Maserati Grecale Modena and Maserati Grecale Trofeo start at $72,900 and $102,500, respectively.
The Grecale falls within the same price range as other small luxury performance SUVs like the Porsche Macan and Jaguar F-Pace. It’s a cut above other small luxury SUVs like the Acura RDX, so it’s priced accordingly.
The 2023 Maserati Grecale is the most affordable luxury performance automobile in the automaker’s current lineup, falling under the 2023 Maserati Ghibli in terms of pricing. So, it’ll act as an entry point to the brand for many consumers.
Is the Maserati Grecale the most affordable small luxury performance SUV? No. But affordability isn’t exactly the first word that gearheads associate with the company. It’s best known for luxury and performance, and the Grecale makes its predecessors proud.
How fast is the Maserati Grecale?
The Maserati Grecale uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt mild hybrid system to make a whopping 296 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. It can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 5.3 seconds. The Modena trim makes 325 horsepower and goes from 0-60 in about 5.0 seconds flat. The Maserati Grecale Trofeo is a different animal entirely.
The 2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 to produce a monstrous 523 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. Now that’s power worthy of the mighty Trident. MotorTrend claims that the Grecale Trofeo can go from 0-60 miles per hour in roughly 3.7 seconds, making it one of the quickest models in its segment. It’s quicker than the 2023 BMW X3 M40i and the 2023 Porsche Macan GTS.
Which is the best 2023 Maserati Grecale trim for the money?
In this case, the best 2023 Maserati Grecale trim for the money is entirely dependent on the buyer due to affordability. Since the Maserati Grecale GT and Grecale Trofeo both come with standard all-wheel drive and have roughly the same power output, the GT will provide more than enough value for the average consumer.
If you could choose any of the Maserati Grecale trims without considering affordability, the Grecale Trofeo blows the other two models out of the water thanks to its mighty V6. As usual, the Trofeo trim is in a league of its own.
The 2023 Maserati Grecale is an exciting addition to the Trident’s lineup. It has the potential to become a best-selling model for the brand in 2023.
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