Price (as tested) 💲: $152,485

Powertrain ⚙️: 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8

Output 💪: 590 hp and 538 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 8-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 3.6 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 187 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 14 city/ 18 highway/ 15 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 4,784 lbs


Italian automakers do performance luxury differently. While their German counterparts fiddle with suspension geometry and design symmetry, Italian brands attempt to inject excitement and emotion into every element of their vehicles. As a result, their offerings are often some of the most intoxicating to behold and thrilling to manipulate, but the details are often overlooked and undervalued. We all want a brief romance with an Italian car, but we’ll shack up with the German or Japanese alternative for the long haul.

But does the stereotype hold true for more practical segments like mid-size SUVs? With a twin-turbo V8 under its hood and provocative lines all the way around, the Levante Trofeo is, on the surface, a classic Italian love affair. And with compelling alternatives like BMW’s X5 M, Mercedes-AMG’s GLE 63 S, and Porsche’s Cayenne GTS, the 2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo needs more than curves and clamor to commit customers. Find out how the Rosso Italiano fares in this in-depth review.