2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo Review: The Exotic Small SUV


This is the Maserati Grecale Trofeo, the exotic small SUV. Today I'm reviewing this Grecale, and I'll reveal you all the many peculiarities and features. I'm likewise going to get behind the wheel of the Grecale and show you what it's like to drive.


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00:00 CARS & BIDS!!!
00:16 THIS …
00:52 Summary
03:25 Getting In
04:21 Remarkably High Quality Interior
05:32 Interior Quirks & Characteristic
09:28 Drive Modes
10:20 Vroom Vroom
10:40 Infotainment
12:00 Rear Seating
13:36 Cargo Area
14:38 Outside Quirks & Features
16:09 Driving Experience
20:40 Final Thoughts
21:23 DougScore

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2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo Review: The Exotic Small SUV

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    1. It’s why Maserati’s always have to look gorgeous standing still. Because thats usually how you’ll find them after a very short period of time.

    2. ​@Aussie2uThe prototype for the Levante was originally called the Kubang, which, according to Jeremy Clarkson, was “the noise it will make the day the warranty runs out”

    3. Depreciation is always insane with Maserati but it’s not always because of Issues or lack of demand, just look at Lexus, they depreciate like hell (at least here in Europe) despite being reliable Cars.
      You can get a last gen LS with the V8 for about 10-20k and no high mileage, i still don’t know why Lexus depreciates that hard while i know why Maserati, Aston Martin etc depreciate

  1. 7:15 2014 Lada Niva, the ones that they still build on the old 70’s chassis… You turn the lights on and off, or select the parking lights, with a three-way switch right around the climate controls, but you select normal lights or high beams on a stock to the left of the steering wheel, which is NOT the same one that contrlos the turn signals. Amaizingly quitky car, I love it.

    1. @j Walster
      I genuinely appreciate how they keep making these. Not just a retro car, but THE old car, with some added modern amenities… Some… Meaning airbags, drive-by-wire, hydraulic steering and a more modern engine. Nothing else, I think… XD it would never pass US safety standards…

      But it’s a fun car. Anemic engine, but torquey enough to take off road and pretty reliable mechanically… Not electronically…

    2. Before Russia started their shenanigans I was considering importing a Niva. They’re crappy but they’re so simple that they can be fixed with a hammer and an empty vodka bottle. The separate high beam stick seems common for Fiat-based designs as the Yugo was the same way.

  2. I really love the interior, it’s not just a huge step up for Maserati, but great for it’s segment. And the quality is really really good now as well. One little thing I noticed in this video was in the corsa drive mode when it shows the performance data on the gage cluster screen, it showed 22 psi of boost! That is huge!!

    1. It had 4 wheels and you need a drivers license. Its a car. And its fat and heavy. Made for fat people. If this car was a hatchback it would have been faster.
      Btw, SUV’s have a locking differential and a truck chassis. This is a crossover.

    2. ​@scrubplaceholder6216 fat people? You really need to experience this in person, if you actually believe this is for fat people. It’s waayy too tight in that cabin for “obesity”. Besides, it’s an Italian car, how many of those are ever made with obesity in mind?

  3. Finally, a Maserati that’s built properly. Under the stewardship of Stellantis, but it’s a good looker, great quality, and I’ve seen one in the UK! It’s a little thing but it sounds great!! Brilliant video as always, Doug!!

    1. I tested these in pre-production. The performance and drivability aspect, I believe, will genuinely win hearts everywhere. It is a tremendous machine.

      However, the longevity and durability testing we simulated over nearly 100k miles, did not instill confidence. I’m hoping they tighten the bolts a bit tighter at the production level. Otherwise…oof.

    2. @B B Performance and driveability aren’t why people buy $110K vehicles. It has to have cachet, and Maserati has spent the last several decades squandering the value of their brand on “depreciation specials”. For years they were using Dodge switchgear and infotainment systems. And as for durability… well, this would be the first Maserati that wasn’t a dumpster fire in living memory. At this price point, they’re competing with the Cayenne GTS, and maybe even the Turbo. It’s a bigger, more practical SUV for about the same money, offers similar performance, and… nobody’s going to cringe and snicker when you roll up to a swanky shindig in a Porsche.

  4. Doug, you used to show us the lighting of every car, turn signals and horn. Wish you could keep making it for us that will never see them in person

    1. I remember in one vid he had a wardrobe malfunction slip de la nip idk bout u boys but I’m tryna see some more

  5. Pretty much every car on this list has a 6 for handling so Surprised to see this car also get 6 especially after Doug saying it’s probably the best handling Small SUV he’s driven. Shouldn’t it be like 7-8 in that category??

    1. @Gary Agreed, his numbers have never made much sense. He also said the car took a hit in value due to it’s price, but it got a 6 which was tied for the highest number on the list in that category.

  6. 8:24 – That is the most prominently-placed manual backup I have ever seen. It’s almost as if Maserati know that they are Maserati.

    1. True…and all cars can suffer from a dead battery, this makes things easier on the mechanic getting in and out while it’s in the shop…. which it probably will be a lot, because it has a big M 👑 on it’s grill.

    2. How many cars do you know with electric door handles? Others tend to place a strip under the arm rests… Not that prominent

  7. I think it looks more like an Aston Martin than the German trio with exclusivity sophistication Italian charisma flair its rivals simply can’t match for that reason it justifies its more expensive price tag!

  8. Just want to let you know we love your videos and appreciate the fact that you adhere to the same schedule for years regardless of what is going on in your life.

  9. I have the GT from the dealer for the week, it’s pretty fun. The exhaust pop when manual shifting is addicting. Interior is really nice. I’d rather have the Stelvio for styling and handling though.

  10. Neighbor literally just got the car today parked in their driveway. I stared at it more than a few moments and thought: How do you pronounce Grecale? Thanks for answering that question, Doug

  11. So basically they have done what they have always done, create a great performing, great looking, and greatly over priced with the most depreciation…. It’s exactly what I want in a car. Seriously, I love it ❤️

  12. I would suggest also comparing this to the basic AM DBX. Similar power/performance, similar cachet, similar interior quality… But 50% cheaper. Great job Maserati!

    1. I certainly wouldn’t agree with it having the brand power as Aston Martin. Also, the DBX is bigger, it’s a bit longer than a Levante. The Levante Trofeo seemingly starts ~£131k and the base DBX apparently ~£158k, so looking at those two might be a better comparison.

    2. @felixneri: Aston Martin has far more elements manually made than any other SUV on the market in the world. Similar to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. Those 2 are in a league of their own when coming to interior quality.

    3. the DBX is a much larger and more technical vehicle. Also, infinitely more bespoke. No comparison. DBX competes with MB GLE, Porsche Cayenne, Bentayga, Audi Q8 etc. This does not. It’s a size smaller.

  13. I will patiently wait for the Trofeo to tank in the second hand market, Would make a lot more sense in the 70s. With their history of depreciation and unsold inventory, this might be an. amazing compact suv to pickup one to two years from now.

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