2019 Maserati Ghibli Review
Pros & Cons
- 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
- Interior fit and finish doesn't have the refinement of others in the class
- Entering or exiting the rear seat is tight
List Price Range
$53,969 - $59,987
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Which Ghibli does Edmunds recommend?
We recommend that you not be swayed by the Ghibli's low base price. The base engine's 345 horsepower isn't all that impressive, especially considering its roots in the Ferrari engine line. Instead, opt for the 424-hp S or S Q4, and check the box for the optional GranSport trim package.
Edmunds' Expert Review
If you want a truly pulse-quickening Ghibli, you'll have to step up to the 424-hp S model. This base Ghibli's power is merely adequate. But the handling is sensational and perfectly balanced at all times.
The Ghibli is quiet and comfortable, especially considering it's an Italian sport sedan. The front and rear seats are well-padded. The turbo V6 only gets loud when the Sport button is activated. The Normal suspension setting is just soft enough.
The Ghibli's interior isn't as sumptuous as we thought it would be, and there are some ergonomic oddities. But there's plenty of room and good outward visibility as well as some useful storage.
The better-than-average trunk space, split-folding rear seats and rear-seat pass-through give the Ghibli surprising cargo-carrying flexibility and utility.
An 8.4-inch touchscreen display appears lifted from the Dodge-Jeep-Chrysler family, but that's not a bad thing. The big surface area and quick response make it easy to use on the road. The optional audio systems are legitimate audiophile offerings, especially the 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins surround-sound system.
Most helpful consumer reviews
S GranLusso 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
There is no other car that combines gorgeous Italian lines, abundant power with a beautiful exhaust note, and sophisticated accommodations that pamper the driver and passengers. It has all of the modern options we have grown to love such as blind spot detection, front and rear sensors, back up camera, 3D surround cameras, power sunshade, soft close doors, and power everything. It is also the perfect size - not too large nor too small. It is easy to park and maneuver yet seats four adults comfortably - five for short distances. Rear seat passengers will need to be 6 feet or under to be comfortable. Ours has ultra deep Blu Nobile tri-coat paint and Teseo wheels that really set the lines off. We had a 2014 Ghibli base model that we sold after 4 years because we didn't drive it enough. Bad decision - we soon found we really missed it so we bought a fully loaded 2019 new. Our 2014 was a very reliable car with only one repair in four years - the stereo amp went out. We anticipate the same reliability with this one. Maseratis are not built to appeal to everyone - and I like it that way. They are tailored for a very particular clientele and I appear to be in the bullseye. I don't know if you've ever driven a modern Italian car, but if you haven't and appreciate great design and driving dynamics, you owe it to yourself to consider one of the elegant, sporty, and beautiful cars built by Maserati.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Ghibli models:
- 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 to the vehicle ahead. The stop-and-go function can slow the car to a complete stop and then resume driving.