The 2023 Maserati Grecale Is the Poor Person’s Levante (But Not Really)
Nobody would think of the 2023 Maserati Grecale as a cheaper version of nearly any SUV. Yet if you really want a Maserati, you may find that the Grecale is indeed less expensive than its sibling, the 2022 Maserati Levante. So what’s the price difference between these two high-end sport utility vehicles, and what do you get for your money in each? Let’s take a look.
How much does the 2023 Maserati Grecale cost?
The 2023 Maserati Grecale price starts at $64,995, according to Car and Driver. The Maserati Grecale is a compact SUV, making it a more affordable choice than the other sport utility vehicle in the Maserati lineup, the Levante. The Maserati Grecale may be a smaller Maserati SUV, but it’s set to compete with SUVs like the BMW X3 and the Porsche Macan.
For your nearly $65,000, you’ll get a turbo 4-cylinder engine that puts out 296 hp. There’s also a high-powered version of the engine that makes 325 hp, or a twin-turbo V6 that makes 523 hp. That’s in the most expensive Maserati Grecale, the Trofeo.
How much does the 2022 Maserati Levante cost?
The 2022 Maserati Levante, on the other hand, is considerably more expensive. With a starting price of $80,895, you’re getting a lot more Maserati for your money. The 4-cylinder engine in the Maserati Grecale is nowhere to be seen in the Levante. Instead, you’ll get a twin-turbo V6 in the base model that puts out 350 hp. Want more? There’s also a twin-turbo V8 that can make 580 hp.
Despite its more powerful engine when compared to the Grecale, Car and Driver notes that the Levante’s engine isn’t really all that spunky. However, “With its adaptive shocks set in Sport mode, the Levante’s ride is jarring when driving over all but the smoothest road surfaces.”
The Levante’s top price dwarfs the Grecale
Let’s say you want only the best Maserati that your budget can buy. In the 2023 Maserati Grecale, that will get you the Trofeo for $103,995. That same amount of money will only buy you the second-cheapest Levante, the Modena, which costs $91,895. If you want the high-end Levante Trofeo, you’ll have to cough up $154,595. You could buy yourself and your best friend a Grecale each for that money, and still have enough left over to fuel them both for a year or two.
Both the Grecale and Levante have nice interiors. The Grecale comes with a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and two touchscreens. There’s a three-zone climate control and you can get it with a head-up display. The Levante has a 14-speaker premium sound system, though you can also upgrade to a 17-speaker even nicer sound system.
If you really want a Maserati SUV but don’t want to spend the incredible amount of money that the Levante costs, you just might want to check out the 2023 Maserati Grecale. It may be the cheaper of the two Maserati SUVs, but it’s considerably cheaper than the 2022 Maserati Levante, and that just might be enough to make it the better choice.