Consumer Reports Tests Maserati Ghibli, Finds it a Viable Alternative in Premium Class

Consumer Reports’ review of the Maserati Ghibli is yet another positive acknowledgment for the Italian sedan, that has, as we’ve already seen explained in other tests, a lot going for it. Naturally, the first thing that drew their eye is the car’s lines, which especially in the darker blue color of the tester, have a very exclusive and exotic air about them, as does the interior.

It employs the use of high quality materials and a pleasing design that follows the same styling guidelines as the exterior (I’d call it consistent), and the only thing the reviewer found to be Chrysler-esque was the infotainment unit. Its start logo and boot-up sequence say the system is made “by Maserati,” even though it isn’t; other than that, you apparently get to experience something bespoke.

That, after all, is the reason why you’d go for a Trident-badged sedan, over a Lexus or BMW – the look, the exclusivity of the badge, the noise, the handling and the power. All those boxes are checked, as per all the reviews we’ve seen, but on top of that, since Maserati needs to impress regular car buyers too with this more mainstream vehicle, it also needs to exhibit fewer of the reliability problems commonly associated with premium Italian marques. I guess that’s something that only time will tell.

By Andrei Nedelea


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    Sorry BMW, Mercedes, AUDI The Maserati Ghibli SQ4 Is Bad Ass!

    The Best thing you can do is go and drive the all. The worst thing you can do is to read the Car Magazine Reviews and pay more attention to the consumer reviews which are more accurate than a one hour test drive by some writer whom get a nice discount on a BMW, Mercedes or Audi.

    In terms of speed the Ghibli SQ4 404 hp SQ4 will run a 0-60 in 4.5 seconds. Yes, I was present (this is a 4-door!). The lines are way better in my opinion vs all of the above and the car is hands down the winner of a standout on the road as well.

    The interior is jammed packed with some very nice leather everywhere couple with all the necessary details anyone may need from a sports car/luxury brand and in many way better.

    Overall the Maserati Ghibli SQ4 is a unique combination of elegance, performance, handling and comfort that is designed to make inspirational motoring an Everyday and to basically Anywhere. One has to experience the car for more than an hour or two.

    Again, I would strongly suggest disregarding the “Pro Writers” and give more latitude to the owners under “Consumer Reviews.”

    Good Luck with your search 🙂

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