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2020 Maserati Levante Trofeo: Falling short of expectations

This SUV from the trident brand sounds great and looks exotic, but it misses the mark in so many ways.

Craig Cole
Craig brought 15 years of automotive journalism experience to the Cars team. A lifelong resident of Michigan, he's as happy with a wrench or welding gun in hand as he is in front of the camera or behind a keyboard. When not hosting videos or cranking out features and reviews, he's probably out in the garage working on one of his project cars. He's fully restored a 1936 Ford V8 sedan and then turned to resurrecting another flathead-powered relic, a '51 Ford Crestliner. Craig has been a proud member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).
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If you're shopping for an exotic Italian SUV, the Levante could be for you.

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Delivering staggering performance, top-shelf Trofeo models feature a Ferrari-sourced V8 engine that delivers 590 horsepower.

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This is certainly an attractive SUV.

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Unfortunately, the Levante's interior is something of a mixed bag.

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Simple and legible are two words that describe this vehicle's instrument cluster. 

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That big ol' grille lets in loads of air to keep that V8 engine happy.

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Large wheels and brakes are a must on any vehicle with this much performance. 

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Surprisingly, there's plenty of comfort for passengers and loads of cargo room in this Maserati. 

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Trident logos adorn the Levante's rear pillars.

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