Prices for the Levante S start at £72,590 but, if you want to have yours in either GranSport or GranLusso spec (as most buyers probably will), you’ll need to part with at least another £6500 on top.

In the case of our GranLusso test car, paying this extra cash adds that stunning Ermenegildo Zegna interior, soft-close doors, chrome exterior brightwork and more on top of the Maserati’s already tidy roster of standard equipment.

Richard Lane

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Both the Porsche Cayenne S and BMW X5 40i maintain a greater proportion of their original value after three years / 36,000 miles

Being a luxury SUV, there’s scope for additional personalisation. Options added to our car included Blu Nobile triple-coat paint (£2400), as well as 20in alloys (£1300), rear privacy glass (£360) and a Bowers & Wilkins surround sound system (£2300). The £1600 Driver Assistance Pack adds active safety systems (which should be sought out on second-hand cars), including blindspot alert, advanced brake assist, traffic sign recognition and adaptive cruise control with stop and go.

All up, our Levante came in at £92,105. That’s not quite Porsche Cayenne Turbo money, but you would be able to get a very generously equipped (and dynamically superior) Cayenne S for less.

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