2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport

2018 Maserati Quattroporte
2018 Maserati Quattroporte

Pros

  • Engaging handling for a big sedan
  • Ferrari-derived engines with an exotic exhaust note
  • Uniquely Italian style in a German-dominated class

Cons

  • Lacks the polish of German rivals
  • Firm ride with 20- and 21-inch wheels
  • limited dealer network depending on the region


Which Quattroporte does Edmunds recommend?

Though the standard twin-turbo V6 engine might be satisfying for some buyers, we can't help but recommend the V8 in the Quattroporte GTS. The GTS is available with both the GranLusso and GranSport packages. Our preference is the GranLusso thanks to the safety equipment it offers (forward collision warning and mitigation with emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring) and luxury items such as ventilated seats and a rear sunshade. This might be the most expensive version of the Quattroporte, but it has the biggest personality and it's the most desirable.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

A feast for the eyes, the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is a big and stylish Ferrari-powered sedan that competes with some of the top luxury flagship sedans on the market today. For 2018, a new model, the Quattroporte 350, is available with a 345-horsepower engine. All S model Quattroportes gets a bump in horsepower (from 404 hp to 424 hp) and adaptive LED headlights. On the inside, the Quattroporte gains an array of current safety and tech features. As usual, though, the main appeal of the Quattroporte is its combination of unique Italian style and engaging handling.

Yet rival sedans from BMW and Mercedes-Benz have been a step ahead of the Quattroporte for years, and we don't see that changing for 2018. From getting the latest in integrated technology to choosing from a variety of engines and configurations, these sedans just have more on offer. There's still room in the executive sedan class for a bit of Italian flair, but committing fully probably isn't worth the trade-off.

2018 Maserati Quattroporte configurations

The 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is a large luxury sedan with four available trim levels: 350, S, S Q4 and GTS. With the S and S Q4, you can go with the standard equipment or upgrade to the GranLusso or GranSport package.

In simple terms, the GranLusso is a more luxurious version of a trim level, while the GranSport is more performance-oriented. The range-topping GTS has no base version; just choose between the GranLusso and the GranSport. Whatever your package preference, the Quattroporte is a stylish and attractive choice, especially when you hear the exotic soundtrack from the two available engines.

At the bottom of the trim-level ladder, you've got the Quattroporte 350, which comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (345 horsepower), an eight-speed automatic transmission, 19-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic wipers, adaptive LED headlights, a sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, remote start, an adaptive suspension, and keyless entry and ignition.

On the inside, you get dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, heated and power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory functions, a folding rear seat, a power-adjustable steering wheel, wood interior trim, power rear side-window sunshades, ambient interior lighting, Bluetooth, an 8.4-inch touchscreen, a navigation system, a Wi-Fi hotspot and a 10-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

The Quattroporte S includes all of what's found in the 350 but cranks the power from the twin-turbo V6 engine up to 424 hp. It also includes larger brakes. For the Quattroporte S, the GranLusso package adds to the standard equipment with 20-inch wheels, chrome exterior trim, black brake calipers, ventilated front seats, power-adjustable pedals, a wood and leather steering wheel, premium interior leather upholstery, a simulated-suede headliner, a power rear sunshade, forward collision warning and mitigation with emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera and lane departure warning.

The GranSport offers a more performance-oriented vibe by building on the S trim with unique 20-inch wheels, a black grille, black side skirts, red brake calipers, a sport steering wheel, sport front seats, and paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

The Quattroporte S Q4 is a small step up from the standard S, and it adds all-wheel drive, a power trunklid, shift paddles, heated rear seats, and a heated wood and leather steering wheel. The GranLusso and GranSport packages essentially add the same equipment to the S Q4 that they do with the S trim.

At the top of the trim-level list is the Quattroporte GTS, which gets the 3.8-liter turbo V8 (523 hp) and some GTS badging. With the GTS, you are required to choose between the GranLusso and the GranSport, which add basically the same equipment as they do on the lower trim levels.

As with most other luxury sedans in this class, there are a lot of additional options to choose from. If you're so inclined, you can get equipment including optional 21-inch wheels, four-zone automatic climate control, an array of wood and carbon-fiber interior trim pieces, folding rear-seat tables, a rear center console in place of the center seat (dropping passenger capacity from five to four), a rear-seat entertainment system and a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system. Most of the upper trim-level equipment can be added as stand-alone items on lower trim levels.

Trim tested

Edmunds has not yet driven any version of this vehicle, but we have limited experience with a preproduction model. The following is our take on what's significant about it and what you can expect.

Driving

Whether you go with the standard V6 on base trim levels or the aggressive V8 in the top-of-the-line Quattroporte GTS, there's plenty of power on tap. Sport mode sharpens transmission responses and belts out a few additional spine-tingling sounds from the exhaust pipes.

Comfort

The adaptive suspension gives you the ability to adjust the ride stiffness in the Quattroporte, and the plush seats make for a comfortable ride. Avoid the bigger wheels if you can, though, because they decrease ride quality significantly.

Interior

The Quattroporte has a roomy, well-appointed and stylish cabin. There are nearly endless customization options for interior materials and all sorts of luxurious features such as fold-out tables and quad-zone automatic climate control.

Utility

With 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk, the Maserati Quattroporte leads the large-luxury-sedan segment. Folding rear seats make transporting longer items an easy task. It is, however, one of the longest and widest vehicles in the segment, so it's a bit harder to maneuver in tight spaces.

Technology

The touchscreen seems a bit out of place. Along with several buttons and knobs, it's sourced from Chrysler, and despite user-friendly controls it feels a bit subpar and not special enough for the class.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$136,600
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
523 hp @ 6500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Quattroporte safety features:

Lane Departure Warning
Alerts you when you begin to drift out of your lane or when the change signal is on and another vehicle is in your blind spot.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Makes freeway driving easier by maintaining a set speed and adjusting based on a set distance from vehicles ahead.
Forward Collision Mitigation
Helps avoid a front collision by warning you of stopped or slowing vehicles ahead and will even apply the brakes in emergency situations.

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More about the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte

The 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is a powerful, good-looking and viscerally appealing large luxury sedan. As you would expect of a car in this class, it has a comfortable, luxurious and quiet cabin, but the Quattroporte also possesses head-turning style and an evocative exhaust note that will echo off every building and mountain pass you encounter.

It's no surprise that the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is expensive. It's supposed to be. A flagship luxury sedan from Maserati with Ferrari-derived engines isn't likely to be a candidate for a low-cost monthly lease deal.

The 2018 Quattroporte comes in four trim levels: 350, S, S Q4 and GTS. The base Quattroporte 350 comes with a respectably powerful V6 engine and decent levels of equipment. The S adds to the power quotient and the all-wheel-drive variant known as the S Q4 isn't much pricier. The GranLusso (luxury) and the GranSport (sport) are the two main option categories, available for both the S and S Q4, and they're the only two choices for the range-topping GTS. Thankfully, the GTS comes with the highly desirable twin-turbo V8 powertrain that adds a heaping helping of Ferrari personality to the Quattroporte.

After you've selected a trim level, you can choose from lots of stand-alone options and custom-design treatments, such as upholstery color, wheel selection, and even the kind of wood you want on the dash. All of that is pretty par for the course, though. Most competitors have similar equipment offerings and structures.

Several German rivals, and even a few British ones, offer similar levels of equipment to what's in the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte with similar performance numbers, lower price tags as well as a bit more refinement. If you're looking for an executive flagship sedan and want something different, use Edmunds to help find the perfect Quattroporte.

2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport Overview

The 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport is offered in the following styles: GTS GranSport 4dr Sedan (3.8L 8cyl Turbo 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte GTS GranSport?

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