2017 Maserati GranTurismo
- The sleek styling embodies Italian design
- Plentiful power and sharp handling make it fun to drive
- Raspy V8 engine sounds wonderful in all conditions
- Pleasant interior design and materials
- Technologically outdated compared to rivals
- Many features (such as a rearview camera) are not available
- Backseat space is limited
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Which GranTurismo does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
First and foremost, the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is a beautifully styled touring coupe. The fact that this generation has remained in its current form for the better part of a decade is a testament to its timeless Italian design. Add in a powerful V8 engine from Ferrari and the soundtrack that accompanies it, and the GranTurismo's appeal is almost irresistible. Almost.
But the GranTurismo has fallen behind the times in a number of ways. A quick peek at the list of standard or available features will reveal a lack of modernity. Advanced safety and convenience features are nowhere to be found. The infotainment system is dreadfully outdated, and even a rearview camera is missing. In terms of performance, the GranTurismo should satisfy most driving enthusiasts, but those who list athleticism near the top of their priorities will find there are better choices.
It's very likely we're at the end of the road with the Maserati GranTurismo. With the unveiling of the Alfieri concept a few years ago, we've been expecting a replacement for quite some time. If you love the GranTurismo's current design, though, 2017 may be your last chance.
2017 Maserati GranTurismo configurations
The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is a two-door coupe with seating for four. A convertible model is covered in a separate review. Three trim levels are offered: Sport, MC and MC Centennial. Each version features a Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V8 (454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission with manual control via paddle shifters. Power is sent to the rear wheels, and all-wheel drive is not available.
The Sport trim'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.
The MC trim adds some carbon-fiber bodywork, a unique front spoiler (eliminating the front parking sensors), a nonadaptive sport suspension, carbon-fiber interior trim and a simulated suede headliner. At the top of the range, the MC Centennial tacks on more carbon-fiber exterior treatments, a stiffer suspension, carbon-fiber seat frames and distinctive interior trim.
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite GranTurismo 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.
The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is one of the more attractive coupes 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. That said, the base Sport trim is our pick among the other two models, the MC and MC Centennial. This is primarily because it comes with Maserati's Skyhook adaptive suspension that allows the driver to switch between a smooth, comfortable ride and a stiffer and more performance-oriented setting. This suspension is also available on the MC trims, but at additional cost.
Other Sport trim features include 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. The MC Centennial adds more carbon fiber, a stiffer suspension and distinctive interior trim. Options throughout the lineup are generally limited to exterior and interior trim materials.
Noticeably absent are the typical advanced safety features (forward collision warning/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.
Even though the MC trims represent sportier choices, all Maserati GranTurismo models come with the same Ferrari-sourced 4.7-liter V8 that produces 454 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent through a six-speed automatic transmission on the way to the rear wheels. With this in mind, look to the base Sport trim as the ideal pick here. No matter what you like, though, use Edmunds to help you find the perfect 2017 Maserati GranTurismo.
2017 Maserati GranTurismo Overview
The 2017 Maserati GranTurismo is offered in the following submodels: GranTurismo Coupe. Available styles include Sport 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A), MC 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A), and MC Centennial 2dr Coupe (4.7L 8cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 Maserati GranTurismo and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 GranTurismo 5 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 2017 GranTurismo.
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