2018 Maserati Ghibli
- Angles, curves and lines as only Italians can do
- A joy to drive quickly on a winding road
- Front seats are supportive and comfortable
- Sound from the tailpipe is a symphony unto itself
- Tight entry and exit for the rear seats
- Interior fit and finish not as refined as others in the class
2018 Maserati Ghibli pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Ghibli does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Generally speaking, midsize luxury sedans offer a serene driving experience, one that envelops passengers in a cocoon of comfort and quiet confidence. At the same time, they carry a certain presence that gives the impression of superiority over their smaller siblings. They don't have much in the way of personality, however, and most are so refined to the point that differentiation comes down to styling. One notable exception is the 2018 Maserati Ghibli.
The Ghibli has all the trappings of a midsize luxury sedan, but its sporty handling, sonorous engine note and seductive design make it stand out in this accomplished but staid crowd. The Maserati badge also suggests it'll be priced higher than comparably equipped competitors. While it's true the Ghibli is more expensive than, say, a six-cylinder BMW 5 Series, it's not prohibitively so. The Ghibli narrows the price gap somewhat with standard features that you often have to pay extra for in those other cars, including leather upholstery, a navigation system and blind-spot monitoring.
There are a few downsides. As good as the interior looks, the materials quality is a bit underwhelming, and the base V6's acceleration isn't as ferocious as rivals' (though the uprated motor is properly quick). On the whole, we think the 2018 Maserati Ghibli's sporty handling and exotic pedigree are just the thing to fix your midsize luxury sedan blues.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli is a midsize luxury sedan sold in three trims: base, GranLusso and GranSport. The base model is very well-equipped right out of the box, with standard features that include heated seats, leather upholstery, navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability. From there, buyers can choose the luxurious GranLusso or the thrilling GranSport model. A turbocharged V6 powers all Ghiblis, though the S and SQ 4 variants develop more power.
Each of the above trims is available in three distinct powertrains. The base Ghibli is motivated by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (350 horsepower, 369 pound-feet of torque) that drives the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. The same engine powers the S, though it's more powerful in this application (424 hp, 428 lb-ft). The S Q4 adds all-wheel drive to the S model.
Standard features on the base Ghibli include 19-inch wheels, automatic xenon headlights, LED taillights, a sunroof, automatic wipers, a rearview camera, remote engine start, keyless entry and ignition, auto-dimming mirrors, a 7-inch driver information display, a power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, power-adjustable and heated front seats, 60/40-split folding rear seats, leather upholstery, driver-seat memory settings and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Also standard are a navigation system, an 8.4-inch touchscreen and an eight-speaker audio system with satellite radio, a USB port, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Safety features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring.
From there, buyers can choose between the luxury-themed GranLusso or the enthusiast-oriented GranSport. Both build off the base model's features, though each comes with adaptive headlights and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.
Features unique to the GranLusso include chrome exterior styling elements, laminated (i.e., quieter) rear glass, a power-closing trunk, a power rear sunshade, open-pore wood accents, upgraded leather upholstery, additional leather trim, a heated steering wheel with wood, and ventilated front seats.
The GranSport includes 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires, red-painted brake calipers, adaptive dampers, aerodynamic enhancements, column-mounted shift paddles, a sport steering wheel, sport seats, and leather coverings on the dashboard and door armrests.
Many of the GranLusso's and GranSport's upgrades can be added to the other models for an additional cost. Other stand-alone options include 19-, 20- and 21-inch wheels; carbon-fiber shift paddles; heated rear seats; soft-close doors; a rear armrest with USB ports; a Wi-Fi hotspot; and a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system. A Driver Assistance package is available on all trims, adding a 360-degree parking camera, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and a blind-spot monitoring system that can change the direction of the Ghibli if you attempt to merge into a lane with a vehicle in the blind spot.
The S and S Q4 models are essentially the same as their counterparts with the base engine, though all trims come with open-pore wood and upgraded brakes.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the base Maserati Ghibli (turbo 3.0L V6 | 8-speed automatic | RWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2014, the current Ghibli has received some revisions, including additional standard equipment in 2016, new safety features and an improved touchscreen interface in 2017 and 2018's electric power steering. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Ghibli, however.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Ghibli safety features:
- Automated Emergency Braking
- Automatically applies braking if the driver is inattentive or unresponsive to warnings of an impending front collision.
- Forward Collision Warning
- Monitors the vehicle in front and warns the driver if the distance closes rapidly, possibly escalating into a rear-end crash.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Maintains a preset distance between vehicle ahead. The Stop & Go function can slow the car to a complete stop, then resume drive.
2018 Maserati Ghibli for Sale
If you're looking for an Italian answer to the four-door "coupe" trend, arguably started by the Mercedes-Benz CLS, look no further than the 2018 Maserati Ghibli. This handsome four-door built in Turin, Italy, straddles the line between swoopy four-door coupes and traditional midsize luxury sedans. Unmistakably a Maserati, the Ghibli's style and proportions split the difference between the automaker's flagship Quattroporte sedan and Gran Turismo two-door.
On sheer Italian flair alone, the Ghibli hits the right notes. But it's not just a sharp suit. It's also a sublime handler in the corners and curves. A twin-turbo V6 built by its Ferrari corporate cousin further sweetens the deal.
That's the good news, and for many it will be enough. Less impressive is the 2018 Ghibli's interior fit and finish. Borrowing buttons, knobs and switches from its corporate Fiat Chrysler parent, the Ghibli's cabin feels more Dodge and Detroit than Testarossa or Modena. It's still fairly snazzy on its own, but not when you consider other models that the Ghibli competes with.
Still, the 2018 Maserati Ghibli improves on last year's model, with restyled front and rear bumpers, more power and additional safety features. And its eye-catching design makes the Ghibli unique among midsize luxury sedans.
The Ghibli starts with a base model, offering a turbocharged V6 making 350 horsepower, joined to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The base model is pretty nicely equipped with desirable features such as 19-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a navigation system, a rearview camera, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
From there, you can select the luxury-themed GranLusso (with a power-closing trunk and more supple interior) or the enthusiast-oriented GranSport (which adds performance tires and sport seats). If it's more power you want, the S and S Q4 bring an upgraded version of the V6 with 424 hp on tap. Like the base model, the S is rear-wheel-drive, while the S Q4 is all-wheel-drive.
The base price is similar to some of its "four-door coupe" rivals, but the Maser comes with fewer standard features. We also don't trust its longevity quite as much as the other European competitors.
The Ghibli can tug at your heartstrings with its infectious spirit but might leave you unsatisfied after the novelty wears off. When you're ready to test-drive a new Ghibli, let Edmunds guide you to the one that best suits your style.
2018 Maserati Ghibli Overview
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli is offered in the following submodels: Ghibli Sedan. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), S Q4 GranSport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), S GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), S Q4 GranLusso 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), GranLusso 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), and S GranLusso 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A).
What do people think of the 2018 Maserati Ghibli?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Ghibli 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Ghibli.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Ghibli featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process
This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Maserati Ghibli?
2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranLusso 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)Available Inventory:
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2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,000. The average price paid for a new 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $200 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $200 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$87,800.
The average savings for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 GranSport 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is0.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Maserati Ghibli 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $74,300. The average price paid for a new 2018 Maserati Ghibli 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $200 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $200 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$74,100.
The average savings for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is0.3% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 7 2018 Maserati Ghibli 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
The 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $82,500. The average price paid for a new 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $200 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $200 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$82,300.
The average savings for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is0.2% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
We are showing 4 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
2018 Maserati Ghibli GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)Available Inventory:
We are showing 1 2018 Maserati Ghibli GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.
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