2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible
2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible


  • High-revving V8 provides engaging driving experience
  • Unmistakably Italian design
  • Excellent interior leather and metal materials


  • In-car infotainment and electronics stuck in the past
  • No active driver assist features
  • Backseat space is limited

Which GranTurismo Convertible does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend the new GranTurismo Convertible Sport Special Edition. If features the Sport's 454-hp engine, versus the base model's 444-hp, and new exterior and interior trim pieces, colors, materials, and wheel choices. You can still customize interior leather and trim pieces however you like, while additional carbon pieces, such as the hood, can even be left in clear coat, exposing the raw surface.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

With a classic convertible look and a responsive Ferrari-sourced V8 engine sending power to the rear wheels, the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo represents an emotional and stylish approach to the sports car. The fact this generation has remained in its current form for the better part of a decade is a testament to its timeless Italian design.

Having said that, the GranTurismo was never competitive on the high peaks of ultimate performance to begin with, and now it's fallen behind on the technology front as well. Advanced safety and convenience features are nowhere to be found. The infotainment system is dreadfully outdated, and even a rearview camera is missing. We like this car's fashion-forward approach, but there are just too many drawbacks to give it a recommendation.

2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible configurations

The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, or GranCabrio, is a two-door coupe with seating for four. A coupe model is covered in a separate review. Four trim levels are available: base, Sport, MC and MC Centennial Edition. Each version features a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V8 (444 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque for the base, or 454 hp and 384 lb-ft) and a six-speed automatic transmission. All versions are rear-wheel-drive only and feature a power-operated top and seating for four. The biggest differences between models are wheels and trim options.

The base GranTurimso's standard feature highlights include 20-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, automatic wipers, adaptive suspension dampers, a sport exhaust, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a navigation system, Bluetooth, and a Bose surround-sound system with satellite radio and an iPhone interface. Options are generally limited to exterior and interior trim and color materials.

Along with a higher-output 454-hp engine, the Sport includes a recalibrated transmission that decreases shift time, different exterior and interior trim, and the ability to spec additional interior trim materials.

Equipped with the same powertrain as the Sport model, the MC and MC Centennial Edition gain additional exterior color and interior leather options and finishes. Bodywork changes include a vented hood, optionally in carbon fiber, and a rear decklid with a wing and integrated third brake light, and rear fascia with circular exhaust tips brought closer to the middle. The Centennial Edition takes the MC and changes the color palette to reflect the Maserati logo. The adaptive suspension is an option on the MC.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, but we have limited experience with earlier versions. The following is our take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.


Thanks to its willing V8 engine, the GranCabrio belongs on twisty mountain roads and passes. What it lacks in modern conveniences, it makes up for in character.


The adaptive suspension is compliant enough in Comfort mode to smooth bumps in the road, but the stiff sport suspension on the MC trims may ruin the ride. The front seats are aggressively bolstered but well shaped and padded for comfortable touring.


The GranTurismo uses premium materials throughout the cabin. But controls for infotainment and climate have a last-decade feel, and many features aren't even offered. Backseat space is limited, making it suitable for small passengers only.


While the design and materials of the GranCabrio are stylish, modern and oh-so Italian, the infotainment system is dated. Plus, it does not have the assisted driving controls, connectivity and entertainment options that its competitors have had for a few years now.

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Features & Specs

13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
444 hp @ 7000 rpm
13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
454 hp @ 7000 rpm
13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
454 hp @ 7000 rpm
13 city / 20 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
454 hp @ 7000 rpm
See all 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible features & specs


Our experts’ favorite GranTurismo Convertible safety features:

Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Signals when objects are getting close to the front and rear bumpers to assist parking in tight spaces.
Maserati Stability Program
Adjusts the amount of power if the system determines you're exceeding the handling limits, keeping you on the road.
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
Automatically dims the mirrors to keep the headlights of following cars from temporarily blinding you.

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More about the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible, or GranCabrio, is one of the more attractive convertibles to grace the streets. Its styling is certainly distinctive. But it's also a familiar shape — the current-generation GranTurismo has been around for close to a decade now without a full redesign. As such, the competition has overtaken it in performance, features and technology. The price of admission is also greater than that of rivals, and that gap widens when you attempt to outfit it similarly.

We use the word "attempt" because many of the features available in other luxury sport coupes are missing from the GranTurismo's list. But as long as you're OK with that, there's a lot to like.
Our recommended trim, the Sport, features adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, a sport exhaust, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a navigation system and a Bose surround-sound system. The MC trim adds some carbon-fiber bodywork and interior trim and a unique front spoiler. Options throughout the lineup are generally limited to exterior and interior trim materials.

Noticeably absent are the typical advanced safety features (forward collision warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist) found in most other vehicles, as well as convenience and tech items such as a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, ventilated seats, smartphone integration and an up-to-date infotainment system.

All Maserati GranTurismo models come with a 4.7-liter V8. It produces 444 horsepower in the base version. All other trim levels have 454 hp. Power is sent through a six-speed automatic transmission on the way to the rear wheels. With this in mind, look to the Sport trim as the ideal pick. No matter what you like, use Edmunds to help you find the perfect 2017 Maserati GranTurismo.

2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Overview

The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible is offered in the following submodels: GranTurismo Convertible. Available styles include 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A), Sport 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A), MC Centennial 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A), and MC 2dr Convertible (4.7L 8cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible and all its trim types. 0 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 2017 GranTurismo Convertible.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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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.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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