2011 Maserati GranTurismo Review

Pros & Cons

  • Head-turning style
  • stirring performance
  • usable rear seats
  • luxurious and customizable interior
  • daily-driver comfort.
  • Light steering feel
  • no available manual transmission.
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$25,708 - $38,986

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo is easily one of the most beautiful cars being built today, with high levels of performance and comfort that further its appeal.

Vehicle overview

"Beauty seen is never lost," writes John Greenleaf Whittier, the American poet. You might be inclined to write something similar should you encounter the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo. The font-engine, rear-wheel-drive GranTurismo is one of those rare cars that once seen is hard to forget. It has an elusive and intoxicating mix of aggression and grace, as if the fluid lines of its sheet metal had been stretched tightly over a muscular form. Then there's the sound its V8 engine makes — a gloriously operatic exhaust note that could have inspired the likes of Mozart, Puccini and Verdi.

Beauty is also found within, with a sportingly opulent cabin and mechanicals that both excite and comfort. The GranTurismo's 4.2- or 4.7-liter engines are both silky smooth when driven conservatively and exhilarating when pushed into the higher reaches of performance. Switching from Normal to Sport mode further enhances the experience, quickening gearchanges and throttle response while also opening up the exhaust baffles.

As the name suggests, the GranTurismo is a touring car, not an out-and-out exotic sports car. There's certainly more than enough power and handling to get the blood racing, though the Maserati is outperformed (though not outclassed) by several competitors. As a GT car, it does just as it should by balancing thrilling athleticism with long-distance comfort.

In terms of price, the 2011 Aston Martin V8 Vantage and 2011 Audi R8 represent the closest competitors, and each provides higher performance. The stalwart 2011 Porsche 911 is similarly worthy of consideration. Meanwhile, the 2011 BMW 6 Series, 2011 Jaguar XKR and Mercedes CL550 will save you some cash with a healthy dose of luxurious comfort. But when it comes to rolling sculpture, though, it's hard to overlook -- or forget -- the Maserati GranTurismo.

2011 Maserati GranTurismo models

The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo is a four-passenger coupe that is offered in two trim levels: base and S Automatic. A convertible version is also available, and is covered in a separate review.

The base GranTurismo features 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights with washers, foglights, power-folding and heated sideview mirrors, automatic wipers, Brembo brakes, an electronically adjustable suspension, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver seat memory, wood interior trim, voice-activated navigation, Bluetooth, and an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, digital music storage, iPod integration and auxiliary/USB input jacks.

The GranTurismo S Automatic includes all of the above, plus a more powerful engine, an automated manual transmission, larger brakes, a sport exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and unique front and rear spoilers. Additionally, the GranTurismo S can be optioned with a non-adjustable sport suspension and aluminum pedals.

Options for either of the GranTurismo trims include front parking sensors, two-tone interior colors, a faux suede headliner, a wood steering wheel and perforated leather seats. Customers looking for a personalized approach may select from several interior colors, stitching, wheel styles and brake caliper finishes. Furthermore, buyers can specify any exterior color they desire -- for a price, of course.

2011 Highlights

Changes are light for the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo, with a new wood steering wheel, aerodynamic bodywork trim for S models, dark surrounds for the headlights, minor interior trim revisions and matte paint options.

Performance & mpg

The base 2011 Maserati GranTurismo is powered by a 4.2-liter V8 that produces 405 horsepower and 339 pound-feet or torque. The only available transmission is a six-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels.

The GranTurismo S Automatic receives a 4.7-liter V8 that bumps output to 433 hp and 361 lb-ft of torque and also features a quick-shifting, single-clutch automated manual transmission from Graziano that was originally designed for the Ferrari F430.

Maserati estimates acceleration from zero to 60 mph at 5.1 seconds for the base GranTurismo and 4.9 seconds for the S Automatic. EPA-estimated fuel economy is identical for both models, at 13 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 15 mpg in combined driving.


Standard safety features for the GranTurismo lineup include antilock brakes with brake assist, automatic hill hold, stability control, traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags.


The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo artfully balances a luxurious ride with sporting athleticism. The active suspension is compliant enough to absorb most road imperfections with ease without feeling overly soft or wallowy. The GranTurismo's weight distribution of 49 percent front/51 percent rear enhances the entertainment you'll get in the corners, while the so-called "Skyhook" active suspension minimizes body roll. This is a true grand touring car -- fast, yet comfortable enough to travel long distances.

For drivers desiring even more sports car dynamics, the Sport mode revises gearshift points, sharpens throttle response and stiffens up the suspension. This mode also opens up a baffle in the exhaust for added performance and sweetens this Ferrari-built engine's already glorious soundtrack. On the downside, the steering feel is on the light side and could use a bit more feedback at higher speeds.


The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo's interior is tastefully appointed with the finest materials and craftsmanship money can buy (it sure looks like it, anyway). The cabin is elegantly luxurious without appearing stodgy, and it has just a hint of high-tech influence like a sports car. Leather graces almost every surface and can be ordered in a wide array of colors. Controls are well-placed and simple in operation.

Front seat comfort is excellent, with well-bolstered seats and ample cushioning for long-distance comfort. Unlike other cars in this class, the GranTurismo also boasts comfortable rear seats for medium-sized adults. Unfortunately, finding luggage space for four adults will prove difficult, as the trunk can only accommodate up to 9.2 cubic feet, which is well short of that offered by the other coupes with which this car competes.

Consumer reviews

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2012 GranTurismo
S Automatic 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
I recently owned a BMW M6 for 3 years and looked at several cars (Jag XK-RS), AMG-C63, Porsche 911) before buying the Maserati. Other cars are faster, but the GranTurismo is an exotic compared to the rest. The interior is better than the other cars I looked at, only the Jag comes close. As far as gadgets the Maserati does not provide all that the M6 did (Heads Up Display, multiple levels of tuning the suspension and gear box). The engine is the difference with this car, exhaust note and torque. The sport mode can be felt instantly in the tighter suspension and throttle response. The paint finish is higher quality than the rest, leather is also a notch above. Color combo is great too !
Equal parts of fun and class
S Automatic 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
I normally research a new car to death before making a purchase. All it took with this car was starting the engine one time. The exhaust note negates the need for the high end stereo, the exterior lines are sensual, and the luxurious interior is comfortable with four adults. I have owned the car for two months and it is always parked front and center by parking valets, who I have seen scuffle for the chance to drive it. This car is elegant, perfect for anyone who wants the performance of an exotic without the ego of a Ferrari or Lambo. Fair warning, it will be photographed, people will mill around it, and pretty women will smile at you. Buyer beware!
I love my maserati
S Automatic 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A)
I drive a red maserati s automatic and love it. I also have the cadillac CTS-V wagon, which is much faster, but the maserati blows it away in style, class and fun. No car in this class can match the purrrrr of the ferrari engine and the beautiful lines of this car. Only Italians can build a car like this!
Great used buy luxury GT but slow car
2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
I love this car except it is VERY SLOW and heavy and lacks the performance of similar cars like the Mercedes SL63 AMG and BMW M6. I mean come on Maserati, 0-60 in 5.1 seconds! Thats slow as can be considering my BMW M3 costs half as much and is much faster! Also, Maserati drops like a rock in value. Best bet is to buy a 1-2 year old car and save 50%! The looks and interior are superior however to BMW and Mercedes in price point however! So if you want a great cruiser and not a performance coupe, Maserati is the ticket. Otherwise, I would look at an AMG Mercedes like the CL63 AMG or SL63 AMG or maybe a Porsche 911 Turbo for same amount of money. Perhaps even an Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

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Used 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Overview

The Used 2011 Maserati GranTurismo is offered in the following submodels: GranTurismo Coupe, GranTurismo S Automatic. Available styles include 2dr Coupe (4.2L 8cyl 6A), and S Automatic 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A). The Used 2011 Maserati GranTurismo comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2011 Maserati GranTurismo comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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