2019 Maserati GranTurismo

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2019 Maserati GranTurismo Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 11, 2019


The GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio) is almost a decade old and it is the part of the generation which was introduced in 2007. The Pininfarina designed convertible has now started to show its age. The GranTurismo Convertible benefits from Maserati's success on the race track for a very long time. Maserati has poured in their experience into developing this iconic car.

In its Sport trim, the Maserati GranCabrio produces more than 400 horsepower. Maserati is a tad slower when compared to the other exotic cars. Nevertheless, it gains advantage from its chassis and the engine placement behind the front axle to improve weight distribution. It is the luxury and agility where the GranTurismo really lives up to its name. It can give you the chills on a track, but it is best suited for spirited cruises along the back roads.

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Pros

Ferrari-Sourced Naturally Aspirated V8

A beautifully sculpted design

Hydraulic Steering

Lavish interior materials

Cons

Lack of active safety features

Fuel Economy is subpar

Lack of active safety features

Rear cabin space is limited

What's New?

No significant changes for 2019


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$150380

bodystyle

2dr Convertible

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

286 cu.in.

horsepower

454 hp @ 7000 rpm

torque

384 lbs.-ft @ 4750 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.4/62.6

dimensions

wheelbase

115.8 in.

length

193.3 in.

width

75.4 in.

height

53.3 in.

curb weight

4145 lbs.

ground clearance

7.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

85 cu ft.

cargo volume

6.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

13/15/20 mpg

highway range

380 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / Unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Maserati GranTurismo in Bianco Eldorado color  2019 Maserati GranTurismo in Grigio Lava Pearlescent color  2019 Maserati GranTurismo in Atomic Silver color  2019 Maserati GranTurismo in NERO color
Bianco Eldorado

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Maserati GranTurismo Sport

Sport

power
454 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$150,380


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Sport 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $150,380 MSRP (13/15/20) 454 hp @ 7000 rpm, 4.7 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4

 2019 Maserati GranTurismo MC

MC

power
454 hp @ 7000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
15 combined

$162,880


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
MC 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A) Starting at $162,880 MSRP (13/15/20) 454 hp @ 7000 rpm, 4.7 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review


Maserati GranCabrio comes with a sticker price of $150,380 and goes up to $162,880 for the MC trim. Add the optional features to this mix and the asking price for the Maserati can well up to the $200,000 mark. The newly updated cars for this price range are faster. Exotics like the 911 can easily do a sub-three second 0-60 mph. This Maserati is up against the Mercedes SL 550 roadster and the Jaguar F-Type, both of whom are known for exceptional performance and quality comforts.

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Rear Three-Quarter View

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Features

Maserati GranCabrio is offered in two trims: Sport and MC. Sport trim is well appointed with a long list of standard features. Sport trim is equipped with front and rear parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, interiors boast of leather upholstery, heated front seats, and an 8.4-inch Maserati infotainment system.

MC is the track variant of the GranCabrio which includes loses the adaptive suspension dampers for sportier handling. The interiors see the Maserati logo stitched on the headrests. The exterior receives a carbon fiber hood and chrome exhaust tips.

Trim

Sport

MC

MSRP

$150,380

$162,880

Key Features

power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors

Additional exterior color and interior leather options and finishes.

 

adaptive xenon headlights

Bodywork changes include a vented hood, optionally in carbon fiber with a wing

 

front and rear parking sensors

Rear deck lid

 

20-inch wheels

 Integrated third brake light

 

Automatic Wipers

Rear fascia with circular exhaust tips brought closer to the middle.

 

Adaptive suspension dampers

 
 

Sport exhaust system

 
 

Leather Upholstery

 
 

Heated Front Seats

 
 

Recalibrated transmission that decreases shift time

 
 

Bose Premium surround-sound system

 

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The Sport trim is well-appointed with standard features. It shares the powertrain with the MC trim but improves upon the ride quality with its adaptive suspension dampers that provide better comfort and bring out the true potential of this luxury GT car.

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Engine and Performance

“The sole engine is still the 454-hp 4.7-liter V-8, which traces its gestation to the belly of the 1999 Ferrari 360 Modena and has been screaming ever since. A six-speed automatic is the only gearbox available. Switching to the latest eight-speed automatic was something Maserati didn’t want to spend on.” -Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

The mesmerizing exterior hides a rare naturally aspirated engine, inside. Maserati GT’s V8 engine is tuned for 454 hp. Power is channeled via a ZF six-speed MC automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic is long in the tooth and the rivals have better transmissions. Nonetheless, the six-speed unit on the GranTurismo performs its duties in a very smooth manner.

Engine with its motor-sport derived technology offers loads of power which is available at the push of a pedal. With such power on tap, the Maserati can transition from a smooth GT car to a growling track weapon. The exhaust note of this V8 engine is even more special and bound to get you some notoriety.

Models

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

MSRP

$148,850

$110,800

$132,350

$126,845

Engine

4.7L V-8

4.7L Bi-Turbo V8

3.0L Twin-turbocharged Boxer 6

5.0L Intercooled Supercharger V8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

9-speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

8- Speed automatic

Horsepower

454hp @ 7000 rpm

449hp @ 5250

450hp @ 6500 rpm

575 hp@ 6500rpm

Torque

384lb-ft @ 4750 rpm

516 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

405 lb.-ft. @ 2150

516 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

Many cars that are priced more carefully do not beat the Maserati’s power output. The 454 hp output is one of the best in this segment but extracting that 454 hp from a naturally aspirated V8 engine takes time. You get all those 454 ponies in the land of 7000 rpm. The supercharged F-Type SVR produces a ghastly amount of power, at 575 hp it keeps the competition at the length of a football field.

Acceleration

It takes a long 4.9 seconds to reach 60 mph while the quarter-mile is achieved within 13.5 seconds. Well, it isn’t actually bad but the world has moved on. For this segment, we expect a sub-4-second time to achieve naught to 60 mph.

The Maserati is offered with goodies like rev-limiter override function which holds the gear until it receives an input from the driver. There is a launch control function to satisfy your urge for the dash to the quarter-mile. The gauge cluster neatly tucks in a big digital rpm indicator which makes the driving experience even sharper.

When we talk about the competition, the turbocharged V8 and H6 powered cars do a better 0-60 mph. The Merc SL 550 does it under 4.3 seconds, the Jag does it in 3.5 seconds and Porsche 911 GTS in just 3.6 seconds. It is a hard fact but we have officially entered the era of turbocharging.

Models

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

0-60 MPH

4.9 sec

4.3 sec

3.6 sec

3.5 sec

Quarter mile

13.5 sec

11.5 sec

12.2sec

N/A

Engine

4.7L

4.7L

3.0L

5.0L

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

11.7

8.8

8.4

N/A

Braking

GranTurismo Convertible is equipped with 13.0-inch brake rotors at the front and rear. These Brembo brakes help it to shed speed within a respectable time. The Maserati comes to a standstill from 60 mph in just 114 ft. The major fact remains Maserati GranTurismo is more than 1000 lbs. heavier than the 911 GTS Cabriolet and almost 400 lbs. heavier than the SL 550 Roadster. It is astonishing how GranCabrio manages to achieve a braking feat of 114 feet.

Model

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Brake Front (in.)

13.0

14.2

13.8

15

Brake Rear (in.)

13.0

12.6

13

14.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4365

3959

3352

3792

60-0 MPH (ft.)

114

113

112

N/A

Ride and Handling

The Maserati GT Convertible benefits from a well done front-rear weight distribution. The V8 engine sits behind the front axle to provide better steering feedback, more road grip, and balanced handling. Unlike others, Maserati uses hydraulic steering instead of using an electro-mechanical setup.

The Sport trim is equipped with Sport Skyhook damping system which adapts its setting to match the road conditions. The two configurations on offer are Normal and Sport. Normal prioritizes comfort for daily driving while Sport firms up the settings for a more direct response.

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Fuel Economy

GranCabrio gives you an EPA fuel mileage of 13 mpg on city roads and 20 mpg on the freeways. The combined mpg achieved is 15. The competition offers better numbers with Porsche 911 getting the best in segment combined mpg of 21.

Model

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

MPG (city)

13

17

18

16

MPG (highway)

20

25

26

24

MPG (combined)

15

20

21

18

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Interior

“Inside there is swathes of leather and polished wood crafted for the GranCabrio and is dominated by a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system, which is functional but lacks the refinement and ease of use that makes the BMW, Mercedes and Audi systems a doddle to use. There is also touches of Alcantara, including on the back of the paddle shifters.” -Autocar

Seating and Comfort

The interiors also follow the unique Italian styling. The seats are comfortable and offer good side bolstering to keep you tucked in while driving around the corners. The headrests and the steering wheel bear the trident logo. With the top down the interior comes together with the exterior body lines to enhance the uninterrupted feel.

Model

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Passenger capacity

4

2

4

2

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

40.2/54.2/41.7

39.1/55.5/42.9

38.8/52.0/45.8

37.0/56.5/43.0

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

34.3/52.1/30.1

N/A

33.2/48.5/27.0

N/A

Maserati GranCabrio can accommodate 4 people. The position of the seats is lower than expected and you have to sit in a knee-up position but that works fine. With the roof down, the Maserati is not about speed. The three-spoke steering wheel has improved grip for an engaging drive. The accelerator and brake pedals are finished in aluminum for lightness and better grip.

Interior Features

  • Heated-cushion, heated seatback front seats
  • Premium Leather Seat trim
  • Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic
  • 10-way power front Seats
  • Front Bucket Seats
  • Multi-Level heating front seats
  • Driver and Passenger Lumbar Support
  • Parking assist
  • Sun Sensor
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Steering wheel in Carbon Black and Black Leather

Infotainment

Maserati Convertible features a high-resolution 8.4-inch display. This infotainment system can be controlled by touch, voice recognition and a rotary controller in the central console. This system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This touch-screen unit is easy to use and allows access to audio, navigation and car’s comfort features. The audio system comprises of 11 high-quality speakers and a 12-channel 900-watt amplifier.

  • AM / FM / Satellite, seek-scan Radio
  • Navigation System
  • 3 months of provided satellite radio
  • Speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary Audio input and USB with external media control
  • AuraVox Sound Tuning
  • Harman Kardon sound Processing
  • 11 Total Speakers

Cargo Capacity

Cargo space is lesser in GranCabrio than the GranTurismo because half of the trunk is occupied by the folded soft rooftop. 6.1 Cubic feet of space should be enough for your regular trips. When we talk about the competition, Mercedes offers the best in group 8.5 cu-ft. of rear cargo space.

Model

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

6.1

8.5

4.4

7.3

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Exterior

“For the GranCabrio MC, Maserati has grafted on new and more aggressive bumpers front and rear; the exhaust has been rearranged also, with a new spoiler completing the body changes. 20-inch wheels aping those of the MC Stradale distinguish the MC from the rest of the GranCabrio range as well.” -Autocar

Dimensions and Weight

The exterior design encapsulates two distinct elements of luxury and style. The front fascia portrays the signature deep cut oval grill that bears the trident logo. The combination of a front splitter and rear extractor increase down-force at a higher speed. The design tries to bring form and function closer to each other.

The Maserati GT is a product of Pininfarina design, one glance at the structure brings out admiration for its timelessness. In a world where automobile design is heading towards more aggressive and sharp lines, the Maserati GT wears a more elegant design.

GranCabrio weighs in at 4365 lbs. GranCabrio with its 194.2 inches of length will command some attention. GranCabrio stands at a height of 52.9 inches and offers a generous 5 inches of ground clearance. The better than average dimensions help to create more cabin space.

Model

Maserati GranTurismo

Mercedes SL 550 Roadster

Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

Jaguar F Type SVR convertible

Curb weight (lbs.)

4365

3959

3352

3792

Length(in)

194.2

182.3

178.3

176.2

Width(in)

75.4

73.9

72.9

74.2

Height(in)

52.9

51.2

50.8

51.5

Ground clearance (in)

5.0

3.7

4.2

4.2

Wheelbase (in)

115.8

101.8

96.5

103.2

Track width (in) F/R

62.4/62.6

62.8/63

60.7 / 60.8

62.4/63.4

Exterior Features

  • Heated Mirrors
  • Windshield wipers – rain sensing
  • Front fog/driving lights
  • Power Convertible soft rooftop
  • Air intakes on the engine hood
  • Headlamps with day-time running LED
  • Pininfarina Design
  • Trident logo on Grille, rear, and wheel caps

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Safety

This car has not been rated for safety by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety(IIHS) or by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Maserati comes equipped with a long list of standard safety features like four-wheel ABS, traction control and Stability Program and more.

Safety Features

  • Maserati Stability Program (MSP)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Door-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Driver And Passenger Side Airbag Head Extension
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Advanced Brake Assist system (ABA)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Competition

Maserati GranTurismo vs Mercedes-Benz SL550 Roadster

SL550 Roads comes at a lower price tag than the GranCabrio and the engine churns out a few extra horses. The Mercedes-Benz can do a 0-60 mph run within 4.3 seconds while the GranCabrio does it in 5 complete seconds. The Biturbo engine from Mercedes is more powerful and responsive.

Maserati GranTurismo vs Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet

The 911 GTS is completely one and a half-second faster than the GranCabrio. Porsche manages this feat with a smaller engine than Maserati, but turbocharged. 911 GTS lacks rear 2 seats but Maserati offers them. The Porsche loses out on utility but poses some really great miles to the gallon numbers.

Maserati GranTurismo vs F-Type SVR Convertible

At $125,950 the Jaguar F-Type SVR Coupe is quite a merchandise. The SVR’s V8 fire-spitting engines are distinctly known for their horsepower and glorious sound. When it comes to the SVR, it difficult to ignore the complete package. The sensual curves, the radical splitters, the intimidating rear wing and the captivating sound from the V8. It is really too hard to resist.

2019 Maserati GranTurismo Final Verdict

It’s been almost a decade since the GranCabrio was introduced, over the years there have changes to and now there are cars which are priced lesser and outperform the Maserati GranCabrio. And Maserati is in need of upgrading their GranTurismo line-up to meet the modern standards. No doubt that the GranTurismo Convertible still manages to captivate people with its opulent looks and exhilarating sound. But let’s face the truth, your money would be better spent elsewehere.