2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

#46
in Compact coupes
2018 MODEL

$132,975 - $150,220

7.1

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Overview

Maserati, the leading luxury car manufacturer from Italy, has come with its new model Maserati GranTurismo with an excellent body and engine configurations. The handling and the stability given by GranTurismo makes it stand front. The Maserati GranTurismo is a coupe that has been a paragon of all coupes. It is the masterpiece of Maserati sports cars with its greater performance measures.

The Maserati GranTurismo adapts to your atmosphere and ambiance with its best in class interiors built up of high-quality materials. It adapts even to suit your driving experience with its high performing engine and build quality.

With a starting price of $134,600, the Maserati GranTurismo shows off itself as a tough competitor to many of the coupes like Porsche 911 GTS, and Jaguar F-Type R that compete in terms of engine, performance, design, exterior, comfort, interior, safety and a lot more.

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Pros

Stunning Exterior Look

Spacious Cabin and Elegant Design

Infotainment System

Adaptive Light Control

Cons

Absence of Button Start

Sub-Standard Fuel Economy

What's New?

New 8.4-inch infotainment system

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

New 10-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system

Rear view camera available as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$132975

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

top speed

186 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

286 cu. in.

horsepower

454 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

384 lb.-ft. @ 4750 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/14.2 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115.8 in.

length

192.2 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

53.3 in.

curb weight

4145 lbs.

ground clearance

5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

86 cu ft.

cargo volume

9.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

13800 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/16/21 mpg

highway range

476.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe in Grigio Granito Metallic color  2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe in Blu Mediterraneo Pearlescent color  2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe in NERO color  2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe in Bianco Eldorado color
Grigio Granito Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.1

Engine

5.6

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

8.9

Exterior

5.6

Driving

8.6

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe Sport

Sport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$132,975

Configurations
Sport 2dr Sports Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6AM)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/16/21)
Torque: 384 ft-lbs. @ 4750 rpm

 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe MC

MC

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 4

$150,220

Configurations
MC 2dr Sports Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6AM)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 6AM
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (13/16/21)
Torque: 384 ft-lbs. @ 4750 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 26, 2018

7.1

Overall Rating


7.1/10
Features

 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.9/10
Interior

 

5.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Maserati, the leading luxury car manufacturer from Italy, has come with its new model Maserati GranTurismo with an excellent body and engine configurations. The handling and the stability given by GranTurismo makes it stand front. The Maserati GranTurismo is a coupe that has been a paragon of all coupes. It is the masterpiece of Maserati sports cars with its greater performance measures.

The Maserati GranTurismo adapts to your atmosphere and ambiance with its best in class interiors built up of high-quality materials. It adapts even to suit your driving experience with its high performing engine and build quality.

With a starting price of $134,600, the Maserati GranTurismo shows off itself as a tough competitor to many of the coupes like Porsche 911 GTS, and Jaguar F-Type R that compete in terms of engine, performance, design, exterior, comfort, interior, safety and a lot more.

Features

7.1/10

The available two trims include Turismo Sport and Gran Turismo MC. The Gran Turismo MC being with more advanced features is costlier than Gran Turismo Sport. The stylish look of the vehicle attracts the viewer and the interiors make the passengers feel comfortable.

The Maserati GranTurismo is available with various standard features that add to the advancement of the coupe in a wide variety of ways. It comes with a 4.7L 454hp engine that ensures delivery of ample amount of power and performance to the coupe.  

Trim

Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo MC

MSRP

$132,975

$150,220

Key

Features

Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Dark Chrome Tailpipe Finisher Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum/Composite Panels Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
Door Auto-Latch Fully Automatic Projector Beam High-Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Directionally
Digital Signal Processor Adaptive Headlamps w/Washer
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Automatic Equalizer
Activation and Radio Data System 900w Regular Amplifier
HVAC -inc: Console Ducts Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
   

We Recommend

The Maserati Gran Turismo Coupe and the base sport is priced at $134,600 and this model is found to be having almost all the latest advancements of the sports cars of Maserati so far. Even after making a clear-cut decision of purchasing the Coupe, you are free to choose the engine and body specifications as per your requirements.

Engine

5.6/10

“Maserati claims a 0-60 mph sprint of 4.8 seconds, which is quick but not competitive compared to the acceleration of rival luxury sport coupes or convertibles. Handling is capable and enjoyable. The nonadaptive sport suspensions on MC models are stiffer at the expense of comfort.”-edmunds 

Engine and Transmission

The Maserati Gran Turismo features a 4.2L V8 Engine which has a greater capacity when compared to the other sports cars. The vehicle comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission engine that delivers maximum power and torque of 454hp and 384 lb-ft respectively.

The transmission system allows to shift gears at a swifter rate and the versatile transmission system ensures the excellent comfort of riding. The 4.7L V8 Engine is exclusively designed to lower emission and enhance the fuel efficiency of the vehicle.

Models

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

MSRP

$132,975

$120,700

$99,900

Engine

4.7L V8

3.0L V6

5.0L V8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

7-speed manual

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

454 hp @ 7000 rpm

450 hp @ 6500 rpm

550 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque

384 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm

405 lb-ft @ 2150 rpm

502 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

When compared with the competitors, the Maserati Gran Turismo Sport has a high capacity engine but low transmission system. Rivalries like Porsche 911 GTS is priced lesser than the Gran Turismo Sport, but it does not meet the Gran Turismo in power and performance. The Jaguar F-Type R is priced very less than Gran Turismo and also it has higher performance than Gran Turismo.

Acceleration

The Maserati Gran Turismo Coupe is designed to fit for the tracks as well as on roads. A daily driver will be happy to test the raceway. The center of gravity and add torsional rigidity is lowered in the key areas. The 8-speed automatic Transmission paired with the engine provides the coupe with a higher performance in terms of acceleration, top speed and so on.

The Maserati Gran Turismo is found to be less fast among all the rivalries in reaching the speed of 60mph as well as the quarter-mile distance. The Gran Turismo reaches the 60mph speed at 4.8 seconds and the quarter-mile distance in just 13.0 seconds.

Models

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

0-60 MPH

4.8

3.9

3.5

Quarter mile

13.0

 

11.8

Engine

4.7 L

3.0 L

5.0 L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

11.1

8.4

9.8

Handling and Steering

The Gran Turismo comes with an improved steering response, increase vehicle stability while maneuvering at high speed, or to decrease the turning radius at low speed the Rear Wheel Steering is employed. Pointing to the desired directions and avoiding the collisions rear wheel steering is applied.

Braking

The Braking System of the Maserati Gran Turismo Sport features a Disc Brake System, that is built with upgraded brake hardware. It also includes a High-performance braking system which gives the vehicle more stable braking opportunities.

The vehicle is also provided with the ABS (Antilock Braking System) which makes the pressure to be evenly spread between the brakes. It avoids the rollover of the car due to the torque.

Model

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

Brake Front (in.)

14.2

13.8

15.0

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

13.0

14.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,145

3,197

3,814

60-0 MPH (ft.)

     

The Maserati Gran Turismo Sport features the greatest dimensions of 14.0-inches and 13.0-inches in the Front Brake and the Rear Brake. The distance that the Coupe takes to halt from a speed of 60mph is very low and it is found to be the least distance when compared to the competitors. The curb weight is very high in Gran Turismo the Porsche 911 GTS takes the curb weight of 3,197lbs. The Gran Turismo is found to have a curb weight of 4,145lbs. which is the highest among the competitors.

Fuel Economy

6.7/10

Though the Maserati Gran Turismo is found to be the best in all aspects like engine specifications, acceleration, and performance, the fuel economy delivered by the vehicle is not as good as that delivered by the rivalries.

Model

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

MPG (city)

13

18

15

MPG (highway)

21

26

23

MPG (combined)

16

21

18

The Porsche 911 GTS delivers the maximum fuel economy of 18/26 mpg on city/highway roads. The Jaguar F-Type R lies in the middle order in terms of fuel economy. It offers 15/23mpg on city/highway roads.

The Jaguar F-Type R and the Maserati Gran Turismo do not have much difference in their values. It is just a difference of 1 or 2 mpg and the Maserati Gran Turismo delivers a 13/21 mpg on city/highway and a 16mpg on the combined roads.

Interior

8.9/10

“The cabin uses premium materials throughout, and the new 8.4-inch entertainment display should be easy to use. Other interior controls look and feel as if they're from the last decade, and many expected features aren't even offered. Backseat space is limited, suitable for small passengers only.” - edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Maserati Gran Turismo is designed with a sculptured interior that makes it a masterpiece of creativity and craftsmanship. The cabin is designed with the best in class high-quality materials that make it a visual treat.

The interior features leather seats with rear armrest. The Lumbar Support is given for the driver offers ultimate comfort while driving the vehicle. The Maserati Gran Turismo comes with a two-row seating that increases the seating capacity of the vehicle to 4. The front seats are foldable and they lead to rear seats which accommodate two people.

Model

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

Passenger capacity

4

4

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.2/54.2/41.7

38.4/52.0/41.6

38.6/56.5/42.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.3/52.1/30.1

32.0/50.6/41.4

 

The Maserati Gran Turismo has the greatest seating capacity when compared to all the other rivalries that have a seating capacity of 4. The Jaguar F-Type R has only 2 seating capacity which makes to an ordinary coupe.

Interior Features

  • Sport Button
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • 8.4”in., Touchscreen infotainment

Infotainment System

The Maserati Gran Turismo Sport comes with an infotainment system that has an 8.4-inch high-resolution touchscreen display. It supports Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto. The infotainment system provides hard-drive navigation and it contains an in-dash SD card reader along with USB audio ports.

Cargo and Capacity

The Trunk Space of the Maserati Gran Turismo Sport contains a Partition Net and a Luggage Cover that automatically moves up and down, thereby making loading and unloading easy.  Also, the convertible roof holding space is given to the cargo space.

When compared with the competitors, the Jaguar F-Type R is found to have the maximum cargo space which may be due to its lesser seating capacity. The Porsche 911 GTS and the Maserati Gran Turismo Sport are found to have 4.4 and 9.2-ft.cube of cargo space.

Model

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

Cargo Volume with 2nd row up (ft.3)

9.2

4.4

 

Exterior

5.6/10

“Even though the Maserati GranTurismo has been around for nearly a decade, the design isn't dated thanks to the classic Pininfarina lines. Its long hood and short rear deck with its integrated spoiler give it a classically sporty look, and the projecting grille and trident logo are equally classic Maserati.”- Kelley Blue Book

Dimensions and Weight

The Maserati Gran Turismo showcases itself with a stunning, sleek, and stylish look. Right from the headlights to the taillights, the energy-efficient and long-life Xenon lights to light up the way for the vehicle.           

Model

Gran Turismo Sport

Porsche 911 GTS

Jaguar F-Type R

Curb weight (lbs.)

4,145

3,197

3,814

Length(in)

193.3

178.3

176.5

Width(in)

75.4

72.9

75.7

Height(in)

53.3

51.0

51.6

Ground clearance (in)

 

4.2

3.9

Wheelbase (in)

115.8

96.5

103.2

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/62.6

60.7/60.8

62.4/64.1

In terms of dimensions, the Maserati Gran Turismo and the Jaguar F-Type R have an almost equal width with just a 0.3-inch difference. But Gran Turismo has a longer body of 193.3 inches which is higher than the rivalries like Porsche 911 GTS and Jaguar F-Type R. The pair also ties up with a ground clearance of 3.9 inches. The wheelbase of 115.8inches is given for Gran Turismo Sport.     

Exterior Features

  • Sculpted Exterior Design
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • 5-spoke wheels
  • Power folding side mirrors

Safety

The Maserati Gran Turismo is not yet rated by both the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

Safety Features:

The Maserati Gran Turismo Sport comes with advanced safety features like the 6-way airbag protection, Child safety lock, Engine immobilizer technologies are included. It has a lot more amazing safety features that are listed below:

  • ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) 
  • Anti Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Engine brake torque control (MSR)
  • Advanced Brake Assist system (ABA)
  • Tyer Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Hydraulic Braking Assistance (HBA)

Competition

Maserati Gran Turismo vs Porsche 911 GTS

When compared with the Porsche 911 GTS, the Maserati Gran Turismo is found to be the best in all measures be it the engine capacity, transmission, performance, safety etc. The Fuel Economy and Acceleration are found to be the best in Porsche 911 GTS. Also the Porsche 911 GTS is found to be less costly than the former. If performance, vehicle size are your major priority, then the Gran Turismo Sport is the best pick.

Maserati Gran Turismo vs Jaguar F-Type R

The Jaguar F-Type R meets the Maserati Gran Turismo in most of the features of the engine specifications and the performance measures. It has better values for fuel economy and for performance measures like Acceleration, Transmission etc. However, it is found to be more eco-friendly and more cargo space than the Gran Turismo. The Gran Turismo is more luxurious than the Jaguar F-Type R. It is priced lesser than that of Maserati Gran Turismo but has similar specifications of Maserati. Therefore if cargo space, the price is your priority you may go for Jaguar F-Type R.

Final Verdict

The 2018 Maserati Gran Turismo is good for anybody looking for an Italian styled 4-passenger luxury Coupe or convertible. The personality offered by the Maserati can’t be seen on BMW, Porsche or Aston Martin. The practicality of the powertrain along with superior performance is something to buzz about without getting tired.

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