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2010 Maserati Quattroporte

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Maserati Quattroporte Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 400 hp @ 7000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation Yes
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte

  • The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte remains a worthy luxury sedan with Italian pedigree, but its age is beginning to show among a fresher group of competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Distinctive styling; engaging handling; scintillating V8 soundtrack; extensive customization options.

  • Cons

    More costly and less powerful than some competitors.

  • What's New for 2010

    The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte carries over unchanged from the previous year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



If youre tall

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Vehicle: 2009 Maserati Quattroporte

we all know the pros- stylish, great sound, exotic, head turner etc... however, im 6'3 230 and its too tight in the driver seat. my legs feel like they are held too close together and i need the seat to extend further back. cant keep it, but the grand turismo fits much better.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

A real review.

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Vehicle: 2009 Maserati Quattroporte

This is the first car I have owned that had cost over $100,000. The 3 other cars I have owned were less than $30,000. This is the first car I have not thought twice about getting. I knew I wanted one. So, back to the QP. The car is a dream to drive. Seriously. A head-turner and a rubber-burner. The car is fast, but I never can really "open 'er up" on the freeway. Which really stinks. In any case, the car is great looking and sounding, inside and out. But with all great things, there are a few kinks Maserati should iron out.



5 of 33 people found this review helpful

Greatest car

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Vehicle: 2009 Maserati Quattroporte

I have 3 lamborghinis, 4 bentleys, 2 rolls royces, 8 ferraris, 3 aston martins, 1 bugatti, a bmw, and a audi r8 because i collect cars. but i have to say my favorite car is my maserati quattroporte.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Absolutely suprising!!!

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Vehicle: 2009 Maserati Quattroporte

I've owned 6 bentleys, somewhere around 30 Mercedes, bmws, audis, jags, & even a jensen intercepter, but I've never been as surprisingly pleased as I am with my new Maserati quattroporte s! Incredibly quick, quiet, smooth, & gorgeous! Only two minor complaints:1-the lane change lever is too far from the steering wheel and behind too large paddle shifters. 2-accelerator & brake are too close together. We haven't been able to activate my bluetooth phone and I'm 90 miles from the dealer so we're dealing by phone!



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Full 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Review

What's New for 2010

The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte carries over unchanged from the previous year.

Introduction

Some things just sound better in Italian. In English, Giuseppe Verdi would be a rather pedestrian-sounding Joe Green. Likewise, would you shell out more than $120,000 for a car that is simply called the "four-door?" Call it the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte, however, and suddenly, it doesn't sound so plain.

For Maserati, the Quattroporte name dates back to the 1960s, with the current model representing the fifth generation. But this model has been around since 2004 and is beginning to show its age in the face of newer four-door luxury models from Germany and England. The Maserati Quattroporte, however, does still manage to hit all of the necessary bases.

As expected, the Quattroporte delivers a smooth and quiet ride that rivals that of any other luxury brand. And even though power output from the V8 engine is less than that of its rivals, the Quattroporte manages to engage and excite. Handling is also noteworthy, even in its "base" configuration.

While the Quattroporte has received a few updates in the six years since its debut, other manufacturers have unleashed all-new models that should give potential Maserati buyers some pause. The class-defining Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers several models, from a hybrid to the wild AMG variants, and provides more contemporary technological features. The Porsche Panamera lineup is also worth a look for its surprising levels of sophistication and performance, as is the Jaguar XJ. Most of these alternatives also have a starting price well below that of the Maserati. But if you've got a thing for Italian passion, you'd be remiss to pass up the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte is a performance luxury sedan offered in base, S and Sport GT S trims. Standard equipment on the base Quattroporte includes 18-inch wheels, adaptive bi-xenon headlamps, foglamps, power-folding and heated sideview mirrors, a power trunk lid, power-assisted door openers, rear parking sensors, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, wood interior trim, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver memory, a refrigerated storage compartment in the front armrest, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power rear sunshade. Also standard is a Bose multimedia integration system with a 30-gigabyte hard drive, a voice-activated navigation system, satellite radio, an iPod jack, a USB port and an 11-speaker surround-sound audio system.

The S model adds the 4.7-liter V8, 19-inch wheels, larger brakes, adjustable "Skyhook" suspension dampers and polished Wenge wood interior trim. The Sport GT S is similar but has 20-inch wheels, a sport-tuned (nonadjustable) suspension, shift paddles, Alcantara seat inserts and exclusive interior and exterior styling details.

Many of the features from the higher-trimmed Quattroportes are available on supporting models. Additionally, buyers can add a sunroof, tinted glass, front parking sensors, an Alcantara headliner, four-way power-adjustable and heated rear outboard seats, rear side window sun blinds, rear-seat climate controls and a rear-seat entertainment system. Front seats may be heated, ventilated and can also be had with massage functions.

Powertrains and Performance

The base 2010 Maserati Quattroporte is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 that produces 400 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. Both the Quattroporte S and GT S models receive a 4.7-liter V8 that increases output to 425 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque. Either engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Maserati estimates 0-60-mph acceleration at 5.6 seconds for the base model and 5.4 seconds for the S. The GT S, making use of its launch control system, is expected to make the same run in only 5.1 seconds. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 11 mpg city/17 mpg highway and 14 mpg in combined driving for the 4.2-liter V8, while the 4.7-liter engine is rated at 1 mpg greater on the highway.

Safety

Standard safety features for all 2010 Quattroportes include antilock brakes, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Quattroporte's interior is befitting a luxury sedan of this stature. Nearly every surface is covered in supple leathers and rich wood accents. Furthermore, clients may choose among a dizzying array of color and materials to suit their particular tastes. Controls are fairly intuitive and easy to operate, with the Bose multimedia system featuring a clever infrared proximity sensor that automatically summons the proper audio or navigation menu to the screen when your finger moves close to the desired button.

Technically, the Maserati Quattroporte can seat up to five passengers, but judging from the deeply contoured outboard rear seats, only four would really be comfortable. All seats are supportive and comfortable for long stretches, but taller drivers may find the accommodations lacking in headroom. The trunk can hold up to 16 cubic feet, which is plenty for a few golf bags and suitcases.

Driving Impressions

The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte won't win any races against some of its more athletic competition, but it will certainly have enough power and handling to stir the soul of the average driver. The six-speed automatic transmission makes the best of the available power with smooth and crisp shifts. Despite its 2-ton-plus weight class, the big Maserati is surprisingly competent on serpentine roads, thanks to excellent steering feel and body control. The base model Quattroporte delivers a luxurious and tranquil highway ride. Opting for the S and GT S models will stiffen up the ride some, but certainly not to the point of becoming intrusive.

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