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Compare the2023 BMW X4 MVS 2022 Maserati Levante

2023 BMW X4 M
2022 Maserati Levante

Safety

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The X4 M’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Levante doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The BMW X4 M has standard driver and front passenger side knee airbags mounted low on the dashboard. These airbags helps prevent the driver and front passenger from sliding under their seatbelts or the main frontal airbags; this keeps them better positioned during a collision for maximum protection. Knee airbags also help keep the legs from striking the dashboard, preventing knee and leg injuries in the case of a serious frontal collision. The Levante doesn’t offer knee airbags.

The X4 M has a standard PostCrash iBrake, which automatically applies the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Levante doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The X4 M offers optional Active Park Distance Control that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Levante doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The X4 M’s standard lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane. A lane departure warning system costs extra on the Levante.

The X4 M’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Levante doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the X4 M and the Levante have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The X4 M’s corrosion warranty is 8 years and unlimited miles longer than the Levante’s (12/unlimited vs. 4/50,000).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X4 M for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Maserati doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Levante.

There are over 3 times as many BMW dealers as there are Maserati dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X4 M’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2022 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Maserati vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW above average in initial quality. With 90 more problems per 100 vehicles, Maserati is rated below average.

Engine

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The X4 M has more powerful engines than the Levante:

Horsepower

Torque

X4 M 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder

473 HP

457 lbs.-ft.

X4 M Competition 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder

503 HP

479 lbs.-ft.

Levante GT 3.0 turbo V6

345 HP

369 lbs.-ft.

Levante Modena 3.0 turbo V6

424 HP

428 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the X4 M Competition is faster than the Levante Modena 3.0 turbo V6:

X4 M

Levante

Zero to 60 MPH

3.3 sec

5.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8 sec

12.3 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4.6 sec

6.2 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.7 sec

3 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

3.1 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11.6 sec

13.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

119 MPH

105 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the X4 M gets better mileage than the Levante:

MPG

X4 M

AWD

3.0 turbo 6-cyl.

15 city/20 hwy

Competition 3.0 turbo 6-cyl.

15 city/20 hwy

Levante

AWD

Modena S 3.8 turbo V8

13 city/20 hwy

Trofeo 3.8 turbo V8

13 city/20 hwy

Regenerative brakes improve the X4 M’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Levante doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the BMW X4 M higher (3 out of 10) than the Maserati Levante (1 to 3). This means the X4 M produces up to 22.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Levante every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the X4 M’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Levante:

X4 M

Levante GT

Levante S/GTS/Trofeo

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13.6 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

14.6 inches

13 inches

13 inches

The X4 M stops shorter than the Levante:

X4 M

Levante

70 to 0 MPH

147 feet

151 feet

Car and Driver

Suspension and Handling

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The X4 M Competition handles at .97 G’s, while the Levante Modena pulls only .91 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

Chassis

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The X4 M is 9.5 inches shorter than the Levante, making the X4 M easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The X4 M has .1 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front shoulder room, .9 inches more rear legroom and .1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Levante.

Cargo Capacity

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Pulling a handle automatically lowers the X4 M’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Levante doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

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The X4 M offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed, tachometer and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Levante doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the BMW X4 M offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Levante doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The X4 M’s optional Parking Assistant Plus can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Levante doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Recommendations

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The BMW X4 outsold the Maserati Levante by almost three to one during the 2021 model year.

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