2023 Maserati Levante Modena vs 2023 Audi SQ5

2023 Maserati Levante Modena vs 2023 Audi SQ5

The 2023 Maserati Levante Modena is a performance luxury SUV that boasts a sleek exterior design, an opulent interior cabin and an Italian racing-inspired driving experience. Competing in the same segment is the 2023 Audi SQ5, the German automaker’s performance-oriented variant of their popular Q5 SUV. Continue reading below as our team of Maserati experts here at Maserati of London explore the performance, luxury & technology differences of these two luxury SUVs.


Performance & Pricing

The Levante and the SQ5 both come equipped with turbocharged V6 engines that take them from 0 to 100 km/h in roughly five seconds. The Maserati’s twin-turbocharged powertrain delivers an impressive 424 horsepower, 428 lb-ft of torque & boasts a top speed of 264 km/h. On the other hand, the SQ5’s twin-scroll turbo V6 generates 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, and posts an electronically limited top speed of 209 km/h.

Specifications Maserati Levante Modena Audi SQ5 Technik
Engine 3.0L Twin-Turbocharged Nettuno V6 3.0L Twin-Scroll Turbocharged V6
Horsepower 424 349
Torque 428 369
Drivetrain Q4 AWD Quattro AWD
Top Speed (km/h) 254 209
0-100km/h Acceleration Time (s)  5.2  5.0

Cabin Comfort & Technology

When it comes to cabin design and comfort, the Levante has the SQ5 beat. With high-end materials such as carbon fibre, alcantara, and a multitude of exclusive leather upholstery options, the Audi’s simple & minimalist design lags behind the Maserati’s opulent & finely-crafted cabin.

When it comes to technology features, the Levante & the SQ5 both offer a handful of technology features that elevate the ownership experience.

The 2023 Maserati Levante’s technology features include:

  • 8.4-inch Maserati Connect Display
  • Bowers & Wilkins® Surround Sound System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Surround View Camera
  • And more

The 2023 Audi SQ5’s technology features include:

  • 12.3-inch HD Virtual Cockpit Plus Digital Instrument Cluster
  • Bang & Olufsen® 3D Surround Sound System
  • Audi Drive Select
  • Top-View Camera System
  • And more
Cabin Comfort & Technology

If you’re in the market for a minimalist & clinical driving performance luxury SUV, then consider the Audi SQ5. However, if you’re looking for a vehicle that delivers emotional styling & hair-raising performance, then the Maserati Levante is the vehicle for you. Get behind the wheel of one of our in-stock Levante models by stopping by our London, Ontario showroom at 980 Wharncliffe Road South, Unit #2 and speaking with one of our Maserati product experts about this exquisite SUV.