2019 Maserati Levante vs. 2019 Volvo XC60

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Levante. But it costs extra on the XC60.

Both the Levante and the XC60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The Maserati Levante weighs 576 to 880 pounds more than the Volvo XC60. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Engine

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The Levante has more powerful engines than the XC60:

Horsepower

Torque

Levante 3.0 turbo V6

345 HP

369 lbs.-ft.

Levante S 3.0 turbo V6

424 HP

428 lbs.-ft.

Levante GTS 3.8 turbo V8

550 HP

538 lbs.-ft.

Levante Trofeo 3.8 turbo V8

590 HP

538 lbs.-ft.

XC60 T5 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

250 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

XC60 T6 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

316 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

XC60 T8 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid

400 HP

472 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Maserati Levante is faster than the Volvo XC60:

Levante

Levante S

XC60 T5

XC60 T6

Zero to 60 MPH

5.8 sec

4.9 sec

7.3 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

13.5 sec

15.5 sec

15 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

98.2 MPH

101.9 MPH

86.1 MPH

89.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Levante has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC60 T8 Plug-In Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (21.1 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Levante has 2.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC60’s standard fuel tank (21.1 vs. 18.8 gallons).

Transmission

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The Levante Trofeo’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The XC60 doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Levante’s brake rotors are larger than those on the XC60:

Levante

Levante S/GTS/Trofeo

XC60 T5

XC60 T6/T8

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

15 inches

12.7 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

13 inches

13 inches

11.9 inches

12.6 inches

The Levante stops much shorter than the XC60:

Levante

XC60

70 to 0 MPH

151 feet

170 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

105 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Levante has larger standard tires than the XC60 (265/50R19 vs. 235/60R18). The Levante S’ tires are larger than the largest tires available on the XC60 (F:265/50R19 & R:295/45R19 vs. 255/45R20).

The Levante’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the XC60’s standard 60 series tires. The Levante’s optional 265/35R22 front and 295/30R22 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the XC60’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Levante has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the XC60. The Levante’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 21-inch wheels optional on the XC60 R-Design.

Suspension and Handling

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The Levante has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The XC60’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The front and rear suspension of the Levante uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the XC60, which uses coil springs in front and transverse leafs springs in the rear. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The Levante’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The XC60 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Levante’s wheelbase is 5.5 inches longer than on the XC60 (118.3 inches vs. 112.8 inches).

The Levante S handles at .91 G’s, while the XC60 T6 AWD Inscription pulls only .87 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Levante S executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.7 seconds quicker than the XC60 T5 AWD Momentum (25.5 seconds @ .74 average G’s vs. 27.2 seconds @ .64 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Levante has a 1.2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the XC60 (9.7 vs. 8.5 inches), allowing the Levante to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The front grille of the Levante uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The XC60 doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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The Levante has 2.2 inches more front headroom and 1.1 inches more rear headroom than the XC60.

Cargo Capacity

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The Levante has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the XC60 with its rear seat folded (57.3 vs. 50.6 cubic feet).

The Levante’s cargo area is larger than the XC60’s in almost every dimension:

Levante

XC60

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

40.5”/74.5”

37.8”/68.7”

Max Width

46.7”

43.5”

Min Width

39.5”

43.5”

Towing

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The Levante’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the XC60’s (6000 vs. 3500 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Levante is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the XC60. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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The Levante’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The XC60 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The Levante’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The XC60’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Levante to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The XC60 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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