Used test: Maserati Levante vs Porsche Macan costs
You can buy either of these two premium-badged SUVs from Maserati and Porsche for under £30k used, but which one will cut a dash on your driveway? We have the answer.....
What will they cost?
While neither the Levante nor the Macan is what you’d call cheap new, bought at three years old as here they’re conspicuously good value. The Levante drops most, from just over £54,000 to around £30,000, while the Macan seems cheap now at £28,000.
The heavier depreciation of the more expensive Levante will add to its running costs in the long run, and the expense doesn’t stop there. It drinks more diesel than the Macan, it costs more in road tax and it's likely to cost you more in servicing bills.
Reliability-wise, the Levante hasn’t featured in any of our surveys, but the Macan has always been a strong performer, finishing in third place in the luxury SUV class in our most recent. Any problems were fixed under warranty. The most common were with the non-engine electrics, then the engine, engine electrics, exhaust system and gearbox/clutch.
As standard, both cars come with cruise control, climate control, a DAB radio, Bluetooth, an electric tailgate and front and rear parking sensors. The Levante adds xenon lights, leather seats, sat-nav, keyless entry, air suspension and adjustable lumbar support to that kit list, all of which were pricey extras when new on the Macan.
As for safety, it’s disappointing that neither car comes with automatic emergency braking – and you couldn’t even add this important safety aid as an option. The Macan’s five-star Euro NCAP safety rating should provide some reassurance if you are unfortunate enough to have a crash; the Levante hasn’t been tested.
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