Maserati Grecale Test Drive: Haute Couture on Wheels

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The Maserati Grecale Trofeo is a spectacular luxury performance SUV.Credit: Liv Leigh

Unabashedly stylish, more modern and brash than just a little black dress, the Maserati Grecale SUV is a perfectly crafted, deliciously expensive haute couture version of a sports car. Imagine slipping into an exquisitely crafted garment, and you get exactly how it feels to slide into the Maserati Grecale Trofeo.

Named after the Northern Italian word for a strong, cool Mediterranean wind, the Grecale is the embodiment of its namesake. Born from the fusion of cosmopolitan modernity and timeless Italian elegance, it’s sculpted form blends iconic design elements with a bold, futuristic vision.

The Trofeo trim is one of 4 options Maserati offers on the Grecale, but if the Trofeo package doesn’t suit you or your budget, there is wiggle room. The GT starts at $69,900 with a 296 hp engine; the Modena starts at $78,500 with a 325 hp motor. The Trofeo package bumps the price over the 6-figure mark with a V6 engine that delivers 523 hp, and the final trim option, the Folgore is the electric offering. It starts at $109,000 and produces 550 hp.

I spent a week playing with the Maserati Grecale in its launch color, Giallo Corse, and I was floored by how stand-out it is. Starting at $110,200, every detail is meticulously crafted and gorgeously luxurious. The swooping Trofeo mane projects eye-catchingly from each fender, kissed in chrome, echoed by matching Maserati tridents on the rear quarter panel the C pillars.

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The Maserati Grecale is Strong and Cool, Like its Namesake

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Barbie’s Dream Car is a Maserati, Of Course

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The Maserati Grecale Interior is a Dream

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The Maserati Grecale Sounds Like a Fantasy

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Easily Coax Growls, Barks, and Purrs from this Beast

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Your Playlist Won’t Disappoint On the Maserati’s Sound System

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Switch Between Modes to Tweak Steering and Suspension

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Being Quick in a Straight Line is Only Half the Story

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My Favorite Things About the Maserati Grecale Trofeo

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The Look of the Maserati Grecale Trofeo is Inspiring

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