2022 Maserati Levante Modena S vs. 2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo Comparison

Levante GTS vs. Cayenne Turbo Comparison

 Maserati Levante Modena S Styling

The Maserati Levante Modena S

High-performance SUVs offer potent powertrains, track-focused styling, and spacious interiors which offer greater versatility than their sedan counterparts. With the segment experiencing rapid growth in popularity, buyers now have a daunting amount of choices to select from. Fortunately, Maserati Louisville is here to help make your decision easier. Our team has assembled this in-depth competitive comparison which takes a look at how well the impressive Maserati Levante Modena S measures up against one its biggest rivals — the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Let’s investigate exactly which of these powerful SUVs is the superior option.

 Maserati Levante Modena S
Porsche Cayenne Turbo
2022 Maserati
Levante Modena S
VS 2022 Porsche
Cayenne Turbo
$115,400 ✓ Starting MSRP $129,900
550 ✓ Horsepower 541
181 ✓ Top Track Speed 177
20-inch standard (21-inch available – +$1,800) Wheels 21-inches
Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound (+$2,500, requires additional $2,500 Full Premium Perforated Leather Upholstery upgrade) ✓ Optional Audio Burmester (+$5,810)
Standard ✓ Adaptive LED Matrix Headlamps Optional (+$1,200)
Standard ✓ Limited-Slip Differential Optional (+$1,500)
Standard ✓ Keyless Entry Requires Package (+$940)
Standard ✓ Hands-Free Tailgate Requires Package (+$940)
Standard Heated & Ventilated ✓ Front Seats Standard Heated, Optional Ventilation (+$850)
Driver Assistance Package – Standard
– Highway Assist & Adaptive Cruise Control
– Active Blind Spot & Lane Keeping Assist
– 360° Surround View Camera
– Forward Collision Warning Plus
– Traffic Sign Recognition ✓

Available Driver Assistance Adaptive Cruise Control (+$2,000)
Surround View Camera (+$1,200)
$122,200 ✓ Net MSRP (excluding destination) $143,400

To help create a level playing field for both SUVs, we’ve taken the time to equip the Levante Modena S and Cayenne Turbo with identical options and feature content. For non-standard features, the cost for each is listed in parenthesis next to the accompanied option. Now that we have identically-equipped models, let’s take a closer look.


Right from the start, the Levante Modena S has a starting price which is a whopping $14,500 lower than the Cayenne Turbo. While both SUVs come equipped with potent twin-turbo V8 engines, the Maserati holds the advantage with greater horsepower and a higher top track speed than the Porsche. Designed by Maserati Powertrain and built exclusively by Ferrari at their factory in Maranello, Italy — the Levante Modena S is engineered to deliver unparalleled performance.

The sole advantage for the Cayenne on the exterior are its standard 21-inch wheels, although the Levante Modena S does offer a large selection of 21-inch wheels to choose from. A standard limited-slip differential helps transfer the immense power of the Levante Modena S to the road surface. Porsche buyers will have to shell out another $1,500 to receive limited-slip.

Maserati Levante Modena S Styling
Maserati Levante Modena S Lighting

Lighting & Audio

The Maserati Levante Modena S offers adaptive Matrix LED headlights as standard equipment, but on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, they represent a $1,200 option. When it comes to premium audio, the Maserati Levante Modena S offers an optional Harman Kardon system that costs $2,500 and requires a $2,500 seating upgrade as a prerequisite. Regardless, it still beats the cost of the expensive Burmester system offered on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo, which costs $5,810. Altogether, you’ll pay an extra $2,010 for better audio and lighting on the Cayenne Turbo when compared to the Levante Modena S.

Comfort, Convenience, & Technology

On the Maserati Levante Modena S, you’ll enjoy standard keyless entry along with a standard hands-free tailgate. You’ll be required to pay $940 for a Comfort Access package in order to receive each of these useful features on the Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Perfect for taming those chilly winter mornings or scorching hot summer afternoons — the Levante Modena S comes standard with heated and ventilated front seats. While heating is standard on the Cayenne Turbo, once again you’ll have to pay an additional $850 to add ventilation functionality to its front seats.

In terms of cutting-edge safety features, the far superior option is the Maserati Levante Modena S. Continuing the trend of this comparison, the Maserati comes standard with a full suite of driver assistance technologies, while the Porsche Cayenne Turbo offers them as standalone options.

The Cayenne Turbo in this matchup was also equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control and a Surround View Camera for the tidy sum of $3,200. Unlike Porsche, the Maserati Levante GTS comes standard with an array of cutting-edge driver-assist technologies. In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control and a 360° Surround View Camera, you will receive Highway Assist, Active Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning Plus, and Traffic Sign Recognition.

Maserati Levante Modena S Interior
Maserati Levante Modena S Styling

Winner — Maserati Levante Modena S

Once we tally the total costs of the identically-equipped Levante Modena S and Cayenne Turbo, Maserati emerges as the clear winner of this matchup. As compared above, the Maserati Levante Modena S offers $21,200 in savings against one of its top rivals.

Faster, safer, and better equipped than the Cayenne Turbo, the Maserati Levante Modena S represents the pinnacle of what a high-performance SUV is capable of. Maserati Louisville invites you to come experience the seductive style, muscular performance, and tremendous value represented by the Levante Modena S.