2020 Maserati Levante vs. 2020 Lincoln Navigator L

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Safety

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The Levante has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Navigator L doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

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

For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Levante uses safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment. It provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location for door hardware and side impact beams. The Navigator L uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Levante and the Navigator L 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, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Reliability

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The battery on the Levante is in the trunk, which protects it from hot underhood temperatures that can degrade battery life. By keeping the Levante’s battery 20 to 30 degrees cooler, its life is increased by years. The Navigator L’s battery is in the hot engine compartment.

Engine

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The Levante GTS’ standard 3.8 turbo V8 produces 100 more horsepower (550 vs. 450) and 28 lbs.-ft. more torque (538 vs. 510) than the Navigator L’s 3.5 turbo V6. The Levante Trofeo’s standard 3.8 turbo V8 produces 140 more horsepower (590 vs. 450) and 28 lbs.-ft. more torque (538 vs. 510) than the Navigator L’s 3.5 turbo V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the Levante S 3.0 turbo V6 is faster than the Lincoln Navigator L:

Levante

Navigator L

Zero to 60 MPH

5.1 sec

5.5 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

8.1 sec

9.3 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

12.3 sec

14.8 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.2 sec

6.5 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3 sec

3.4 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

3.6 sec

4.1 sec

Quarter Mile

13.6 sec

14.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

105 MPH

98 MPH

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 Navigator L doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Levante S/GTS/Trofeo’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Navigator L:

Levante S/GTS/Trofeo

Navigator L

Front Rotors

15 inches

13.8 inches

The Levante stops much shorter than the Navigator L:

Levante

Navigator L

70 to 0 MPH

151 feet

191 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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

Suspension and Handling

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

The Levante has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Levante’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Navigator L doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The Levante S handles at .91 G’s, while the Navigator L Black Label 4x4 pulls only .78 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Levante’s turning circle is 4.9 feet tighter than the Navigator L’s (38.4 feet vs. 43.3 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Levante has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Navigator L (9.7 vs. 9.6 inches), allowing the Levante to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The Maserati Levante may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1250 to 1300 pounds less than the Lincoln Navigator L.

The Levante is 2 feet shorter than the Navigator L, making the Levante easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Levante is 10.1 inches shorter in height than the Navigator L, making the Levante much easier to wash and garage and drive (lower center of gravity).

Unibody construction lowers the Levante’s center of gravity significantly without reducing ground clearance. This contributes to better on the road handling and better off-road performance and stability. In addition, unibody construction makes the chassis stiffer, improving handling and reducing squeaks and rattles. The Navigator L uses body-on-frame design instead.

Passenger Space

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The Levante has .7 inches more front headroom and 1.2 inches more rear headroom than the Navigator L.

Ergonomics

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The Levante’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Navigator L does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Levante’s power window, power lock, power mirror and cruise control switches are lit from behind, making them plainly visible and easier to operate at night. The Navigator L’s cruise control switches are unlit, making them difficult to find at night and operate safely.

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 Navigator L doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Levante offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Navigator L doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the Levante to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Navigator L doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

When the Levante is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Navigator L’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

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