2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan

#86
in Midsize sedans
2017 MODEL

$103,400 - $145,500

7.3

Overall Rating

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Overview

Maserati, the elite luxury automobile maker from Italy was instantiated on December of 1914 in Bologna. This brand goes by the motto of ;Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars while they thrive to build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power. Their headquarters is situated in Modena, in northern Italy. They have the ‘Trident' as their explicit emblem.

Introduced in 1963, the Quattroporte is a four-door luxury-sports sedan by Maserati. The name, when derived to English, literally means ‘four-door'. Maserati brings in the sixth generation of Quattroporte in 2017. The vehicle is powered by 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that gives out 405-horsepower and 405 lb.-ft of torque. It also comes with a special Ferrari-driven 3.8L V8 engine that's specific to the GTS GranLusso model only. The Quattroporte has a starting price tag of $103,400 and it can go up to $145,500.

Looking at the price and specifications of the car, it is a certain rival to the BMW 740i, Jaguar XJ and Audi A8.

Coming in with a hefty fee, let's see what the brand is here to offer:

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Pros

Impressive and reactive engine

Bulky engine and exhaust sound combination

Steering feedback

Classy and sporty exterior

Cons

Infotainment system not up to the mark

Transmission is clunky

Rear seats are cramped

Misses out on latest tech and safety features

Pretty expensive for what it offers`

What's New?

New 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Revised bumper

Updated front grille

Matte Black trim as an option

New safety package

GranLusso and GranSport, the two new additional trim levels


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$103400

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

188 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

182 cu. in.

horsepower

405 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

405 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

8-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13 in. ventilated disc brakes/13.6 in. ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

124.8 in.

length

207.2 in.

width

76.7 in.

height

58.3 in.

curb weight

4101 lbs.

ground clearance

6.29 in.

capacity

cargo volume

18.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.8 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/18/23 mpg

highway range

485.3 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/50000 miles

roadside assistance

No



Styles

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Champagne Metallescent

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Ratings

Features

8.1

Engine

5.6

Fuel Economy

6.7

Interior

9.1

Exterior

5.6

Driving

8.9

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan S

S

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$103,400

Configurations
S 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/18/23)
HP: 405 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 405 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan S Q4

S Q4

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$109,500

Configurations
S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (16/18/23)
HP: 405 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 405 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan S GranLusso

S GranLusso

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$109,900

Configurations
S GranLusso 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/18/23)
HP: 405 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 405 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan S GranSport

S GranSport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$109,900

Configurations
S GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (16/18/23)
HP: 405 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 405 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan S Q4 GranLusso

S Q4 GranLusso

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$116,000

Configurations
S Q4 GranLusso 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (16/18/23)
HP: 405 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 405 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan S Q4 GranSport

S Q4 GranSport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$116,000

Configurations
S Q4 GranSport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-6 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: AWD MPG: (16/18/23)
HP: 405 -hp @ 5500-rpm Torque: 405 lbs.-ft. @ 1,750 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan GTS GranLusso

GTS GranLusso

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$145,500

Configurations
GTS GranLusso 4dr Sedan (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (15/17/22)
HP: 523 -hp @ 6800-rpm Torque: 523 lbs.-ft. @ 2,250 rpm

 2017 Maserati Quattroporte Sedan GTS GranSport

GTS GranSport

Fuel: Premium unleaded (required), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$145,500

Configurations
GTS GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
Engine: V-8 Transmission: 8A
Drivetrain: RWD MPG: (15/17/22)
HP: 523 -hp @ 6800-rpm Torque: 523 lbs.-ft. @ 2,250 rpm

Expert Review


carhp editor October 26, 2018

7.3

Overall Rating


8.1/10
Features

 

5.6/10
Engine

 

6.7/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.1/10
Interior

 

5.6/10
Exterior

 
 
 
 

Maserati, the elite luxury automobile maker from Italy was instantiated in December of 1914 in Bologna. This brand goes by the motto of Luxury, sports, and style cast in exclusive cars while they thrive to build ultra-luxury performance automobiles with timeless Italian style, accommodating bespoke interiors, and effortless, signature sounding power. Their headquarters is situated in Modena, in northern Italy. They have the Trident as their explicit emblem.

Introduced in 1963, the Quattroporte is a four-door luxury-sports sedan by Maserati. The name, when derived into English, literally means €˜four-door. Maserati brings in the sixth generation of Quattroporte in 2017. The vehicle is powered by 3.0L 6-cylinder engine that gives out 405-horsepower and 405 lb.-ft of torque. It also comes with a special Ferrari-driven 3.8L V8 engine that's specific to the GTS GranLusso model only. The Quattroporte has a starting price tag of $103,400 and it can go up to $145,500.

Looking at the price and specifications of the car, it is a certain rival to the BMW 740i, Jaguar XJ, and Audi A8.

Coming in with a hefty fee, let's see what the brand is here to offer:

  • Impressive and reactive engine
  • Bulky engine and exhaust sound combination
  • Steering feedback
  • Classy and sporty exterior

Features

8.1/10
  • Pretty expensive for what it offers
  • New 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Revised bumper
  • Updated front grille
  • Matte Black trim as an option
  • New safety package

This time around, Maserati brings in two more trim options to delight the existence of their hot-sedan, the Quattroporte. Apart from the GTS GranLusso which cruises on a 3.8L V8 engine, all the other options ride on 3.0L 6-cylinder inline engine. It is offered in both, Rear-wheel and All-wheel Drive setup. The S, Grand Sport and GranLusso haves the Rear-wheel setup while the Q4 GranSport and GTS GranLusso haves All-wheels power delivery.

Trims

S

S Q4 GrandSport

GTS GranLusso

S Grand Sport

S GranLusso

MSRP

(FWD)

$103, 400

$116,000

$145,500

$109,900

$109,900

Features

19-inch wheels

Adds features from the previous trims and adds these

Adds features from the Previous Trims and adds these

Adds features from the Previous Trims and adds these

Adds features from the Previous Trims and adds these

Adaptive automatic xenon headlights All-wheel drive 3.8-liter turbo V8(523 hp, 524 lbs-ft) Sport front seats Chrome exterior trim
Heated power-folding auto-dimming mirrors Powered Trunklid Rear-wheel drive as an option to Four Wheel Drive Sport steering wheel Power-adjustable pedals
Keyless entry and ignition Shift paddles   Black grille and side skirts Leather steering wheel
Adaptive suspension Heated rear seats,   20-inch wheels Premium interior leather upholstery
LED running lights and taillights Heated wood and leather steering wheel     Simulated-suede headliner
Blind-spot monitoring       Power rear sunshade
Front and rear parking sensors       Forward collision warning and mitigation with emergency braking
Sunroof       Surround-view camera and lane departure warning
  Automatic wipers       Adaptive cruise control

Engine

5.6/10

"The V-6–powered, all-wheel-drive Quattroporte S Q4, which makes up some 60 percent of Quattroporte sales in the U.S., isn’t quite as red-blooded and satisfying to drive as the GTS."-CarandDriver

Engine & Transmission

This Maserati is being fed by a 3.0L 6-cylinder inline engine having an output of 405-horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. These are some interesting numbers on-paper and the performance lives up to the expectations as well.

It is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission which is found not as accurate as one would expect. The shifts are quite short but the harder throttle response is carried out by longer shifts. The car revs up to the red mark with ease and gives out extortionate performance.

 

Models

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

MSRP

$103,400

$81,500

$74,400

$82,500

Engine

3.0-Liter TFSI 6-Cylinder

Engine

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder

Engine

3.0-liter Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6

3.0L 6 cyl

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

404 hp

320 hp

340hp

333 hp

Torque

405 lb-ft

330 lb-ft

332 lb.-ft

325 lb-ft

The Quattroporte faces competition with the mentioned cars and it turns out to be very fair comparison as all the cars have the 3L engine with 6-cylinder setup and 8-speed automatic gear setup.

Pretty clearly, the Maserati poses out as the winner with a drastic lead in the engines output, tuning, and performance. Rest, all being luxurious sedans comes out equally similar based on their engine qualifications.

Acceleration

The perfectly tuned engine by Maserati allows the Quattroporte to a achieve the 0-60 mph target in just 4.5 seconds and covers the quarter mile in a mere 12.7 seconds. Having such a performance-oriented has a negative side which can be seen in the emissions department.

Models

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

0-60 MPH

4.5 sec

5.4 sec

5.4 sec

5.5 sec

Quarter mile

12.7 sec

13.4 sec

14 sec

13.8 sec

Engine

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

3.0L

Emission

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

9.8

7.4

8.4

8.1

It is certainly the best car out of the pack and delivers well for what it is asked for. The Jaguar XJ and Audi A8 take the down score while having similar outputs on track.

Ride & Handling

Despite the increased girth of the car, Maserati has managed to pull out an extremely balanced car. It involves a lot of aluminum in its structure and chassis which allows it to shed the unnecessary weight which further adds to a more responsive and a well-handled car. As one would expect from a sport luxury sedan, the suspension is on the firm side which allows it to cruise through any circumstance without causing any nuisance. The electro-hydraulic steering allows the sheer joy of handling the Quattroporte at ease.

The bigger wheels, however, decreases the comfort somewhat.

Braking

The 13.6-inch and 13.0-inch brake pads on the front and the rear wheels respectively helps the car to come at halt from the usual cruising speeds. The Maserati is one heavily built car, weighing just about 4.1tonnes.

When tested to extreme, the brakes brought the Quattroporte from 60 mph to a dead stop in just 105 ft. which is considerably great.

Model

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

Brake Front(in)

13.6

17.7

14

15.0

Brake Rear(in)

13.0

14.5

12.8

14.0

Curb Weight(lbs)

4101

4195

3891

4464

60-0 MPH (ft.)

105

112

122

118

When analyzed, the car weighs right in the middle of the category but even though it has the smallest of the brake setups, it still carries off the least distance and the quickest to stop from 60 miles an hour. The Jaguar XJ loses this aspect of the clan.

Fuel Economy

6.7/10

Having such performance driven aspects and outcomes, the Maserati Quattroporte is surely not considered to be economical car. It consumes 16 mpg and 23 mpg in city and highway respectively. Thus, it delivers 18 miles per gallon of fuel consumption, combined.

Model

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

MPG (City)

16

21

18

19

MPG (Highway)

23

29

27

29

MPG (Combined)

18

24

21

22

Comparing the Quattroporte to its rivals, it loses out to every car in the segment in terms of Mileage but excels in Performance. The BMW 740i is a clear cut winner here in terms of Mileage, by proving to give such approachable numbers despite the heavy engine but doesn't excite in performance.

Interior

9.1/10

"The Quattroporte has a roomy, well-appointed and likable cabin. There are nearly endless customization options for interior materials and all sorts of plush available features such as fold-out tables and quad-zone automatic climate control."-Edmunds

The Quattroporte is a well carved out car to easily stack in 5 people. The cabin is plush and ambient with many leather and wooden accents. The seats are of top quality leather. The front seats are a joy to be in, while the back seats could be a bit of compromise for big adults.

Model

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

NA

39.9/59.2/41.4

39.5/57.6/41.5

37.2/59.1/41.4

 

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

NA

38.9/57.7/44.4

37.2/56.6/38.9

39.1/57.8/42.9

Due to lack of data, we cannot put the Maserati Quattroporte against its competitors but the car ranks almost equally with the BMW 7-series which is class leading in terms of space and comfort.

The 2017s Quattroporte features an all-new 8.4-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is quite stuffed with the latest technology but still fails to deliver the justice to a $100,000+ vehicle. Lets see the features it offers:

  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • AM/FM radio
  • Aux, USB Plug-in
  • Real Time Navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Voice command

Being one of the longest and widest in its class, this vehicle offers just about 19 cubic feets of cargo space which is quite some excellent work in this department which further allows the practicality of the car to some heights and of less hassle.

Model

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

Volume (ft cube)

18.7

18.2

15.2

14.2

Comparing the same, we conclude that the Quattroporte has the class-leading specs in this aspect with BMW following the same and Audi A8 falling at the last spot.

Exterior

5.6/10

"The Quattroporte still is a lusty car, more outwardly sporty than anything in its segment save for perhaps the Jaguar XJR."-caranddriver

Having a length of 207 inches, a width of 77 inches and a height just above 58-inch, the Quattroporte is surely a huge sedan. Provided a wheelbase of 125-inch assures the presence of plenty of space inside the cabin of the car. The cars built pretty symmetrically when the front to the rear ratio of track width is almost identical.

Model

Maserati Quattroporte

BMW 740i Sedan

Jaguar XJ

Audi A8

Curb weight(lbs)

4104

4195

3891

4464

Length(in)

207.2

206.6

202

207.4

Width(in)

(w/o mirror)

76.7

74.8

74.8

76.7

Height(in)

58.3

58.2

57.5

57.9

Ground clearance(in)

NA

5.8

6.3

4.9

Wheelbase(in)

124.8

126.4

119.4

122.9

Track width(in) F/R

64.3/64.8

63.5/64.6

64/63.1

64.7/64.4

The Maserati isn't the heaviest or the tallest but just claims the top position in terms of length and width, facing an immediate competition from the Audi. All the aspects vary unconditionally in this equivalence test but the Jaguar surely lacks a lot in this criteria too.

Some of the basic exterior features being offered by the Quattroporte are:

  • Keyless entry
  • Remote start
  • Sunroof
  • Surround View Camera
  • Daylight Running Lights (DRL)
  • Bi-xenon front headlamps
  • LED Taillamps
  • Automatic headlamp activation
  • Hi-Pressure front headlamps washing system
  • Parking lights

Safety

2017 Maserati Quattroporte Safety Ratings and Reliability

Safety Features

For 2017, Maserati offers the following safety measures for the Quattroporte:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (with Stop & Go function, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning with Advanced Brake Assist, Automated Emergency Braking)
  • Blind Spot Alert
  • Rear view camera with imaging displayed on central MTC and dynamic gridlines
  • Surround View Camera
  • Front & Rear parking sensors with a graphic indication of object distances on cluster display
  • Bi-xenon front headlamps with Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
  • Full LED Taillamps and third stop light integrated into the rear window
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake distribution (EBD)
  • Drive wheels locking prevention (MSR)
  • BAS (Brake Assistance System)
  • Hill Holder Electronic Parking Brake (EPB)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with pressure displayed on the digital central cluster
  • Tire sealing compound and electric air compressor
  • Cruise Control

The IIHS and NHTSA have not rated the Quattroporte yet 

Competition

Maserati Quattroporte vs BMW 7-series

The 7-series is known for its plush and technology stuffed outlook at heart. It offers numerous amounts of exquisite luxury, View crafted details and phenomenal mechanisms. Also known to be a chauffeur-driven car, it provides tons of comfort at the back seats as well. However, the car lacks some confidence in handling as the steering is found to be soft and numb, even though the engine is a result of pure refined engineering.

Maserati Quattroporte vs Jaguar XJ

Being kept in the same category of competition, the Jaguar does not offer any thrilling feature of output out of its XJ. The car is well built, provides a good amount of comfort, luxury, technology, and driving experience but falls short when compared to its rivals.

Maserati Quattroporte vs Audi A8

The Audi comes with a feature and future loaded sedan, the A8. This gives out an immense amount of safety features, technology upholdings, premium comfort and a good quality of the ride. The engine's output however, falls a bit low along with some minor intakes of the cargo space and ride setup, when brought up to the comparative scale.

Final Verdict

Being the most expensive car of the clan, it certainly delivers the justice to its price tag and to its Trident emblem too. The car is very well crafted, ensured of premium offerings, luxury and just the right amount of technology which certainly gives it an edge above the others. The main engineering lies behind the engines aspect. The vehicle is meant to deliver outrageous performance for its class along with the comfort demands, to which it surely delivers of what is asked from it. Having identical terms and features based on luxury and technology with the competitors, it is the thrill to drive which will take the Quattroporte ahead of its rivals.

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