With one of the most stunning designs in its class, the 2023 Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size luxury sedan that stands out from its competition. The Audi A8 and Mercedes-Benz S-class seem old-fashioned in comparison to this curvaceous and chic Italian. To support its fashionable appearance, the Quattroporte offers impressive performance thanks to several twin-turbo powertrain options, the most powerful of which pumps out 580 horsepower. It’s not perfect—few are ever—and the Quattroporte doesn’t deliver the sybaritic luxury that customers will find in the new Audi, Mercedes, or BMW 7 series. The cabin is also not too wide. The focus is more on driver satisfaction, and it’s certainly more useful on twisty roads than anything else, but we believe the cabin lives up to the expectations set by its six-figure price tag.
What’s New for 2023?
The Maserati Quattroporte doesn’t receive any significant changes for 2023, but all three trims continue to see price increases. The entry-level GT is up $8,700, and the Modena is up $10,000. The Trofeo is also $6300 more expensive than last year’s model.
Price and Which One to Buy
We opted for the more powerful Modena model, which features a more aggressive exterior and unique 20-inch wheels. Inside, it has extended leather seats and sleek black trim. We suggest the Sportivo package which adds 12-way power-adjustable front seats with memory for the driver, a faux-suede headliner and sport pedals. We also opted for the Comfort and Comfort package, which includes heated rear seats, soft-close doors, a power-operated trunk lid and adjustable foot pedals. All-wheel drive is optional on Modena models for those who need it, but costs an additional $4,500.
Engine, Transmission and Performance
Two twin-turbo engines are available: a 3.0-liter V-6 and a 3.8-liter V-8. Both sing beautiful operatic songs when in a hurry. Nobody is going to have a buyer wanting more power through. The GT is powered by a 345-hp version of the V-6; going to Modena increased the engine’s power to 424 horses. Rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic are standard. All-wheel drive is optional, but only on the Modena trim. The Trofeo model comes exclusively with the 580-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 we wanted to test. We’re last testing the V-8 Quattroporte in 2014, and the car accelerates to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. We hope the Trofeo model will be even faster. Quattroporte enthusiastic driver award with a solid suspension, agile handling, and well-weighted steering that is straightforward and communicative. However, the Q4’s all-wheel-drive system should only be on your radar if significant annual snowfalls are also occurring. Its recoil calibration makes for significant drag and binding and a decidedly non-luxurious experience in non-hazardous conditions.
Real World Fuel and MPG Savings
None of the available Quattroporte powertrains are particularly fuel efficient, but an all-drive model with a twin-turbo V-6 is the most economical option. Its EPA fuel economy estimates are 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined. The V-8 powered Trofeo model’s estimate is 13 mpg city and 20 mpg highway. We haven’t had the chance to put the Quattroporte model on our 75 mph highway fuel economy test, so we can’t be sure that this EPA rating will hold up in the real world. For more information on the Quattroporte’s fuel economy, visit EPA website.
Interior, Comfort and Cargo
Soft leather, Ermenegildo Zegna silk, real carbon fiber, real wood, and finished metal accents look and feel fantastic, but in the Quattroporte cabin, they’re mixed in with cheaper plastic bits and switchgear lifted straight from Chrysler parts catalogs (Maserati owned by Chrysler’s parent company, Stellantis). The Italian sedan’s prices compare to the flagships of German luxury brands, but the Quattroporte’s interior is more comfortable than you’ll find in those full-sizes; it’s closer to mid-size offerings like Audi A6, BMW 5 series, and Mercedes-Benz E-class. The Executive Rear Seat Package includes a recliner in the back, but that configuration looks like it’s only meant for spec sheet similarities with Germany. With an average size adult front and back there wasn’t enough room to stretch out. But the package includes heating and ventilation for the rear seats as well as a set of climate control and a fixed center console, creating a DMZ for elbow contact. The trunk could also be more roomy, considering those who can afford the starting price of the Quattroporte are unlikely to be carrying anything light.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The Quattroporte infotainment system is based on the Google Android Automotive platform. The interface is projected onto a 10.1-inch touchscreen and features a voice-activated virtual assistant. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features are standard, and buyers can upgrade the stereo to a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon setup or a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system.
Safety and Driver Assistance Features
Maserati offers several driver assistance features in Quattroporte and many of them are standard. For more information on the results of the Quattroporte crash test, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website. Key safety features include:
- Standard automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane departure alerts with lane maintenance assistance
- Standard adaptive cruise control
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Quattroporte’s warranty coverage matches that of major competitors from Audi and BMWbut, similar to Mercedes-BenzMaserati does not cover any maintenance visits.
- The limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- The powertrain warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- No free scheduled maintenance
2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 GranLusso
front engine, all-wheel-drive, 4-passenger, 4-door sedan
PRICE ACCORDING TO THE TEST
$126,805 (base price: $112,985)
twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
182 in32979 cm3
424 hp @ 5750 rpm
428 lb-ft @ 2250 rpm
8 speed automatic
Wheelbase: 124.8 inches
Length: 207.2 inches
Width: 76.7 inches
Height: 58.3 inches
Luggage volume: 19 feet3
Curb weight: 4818 lb
SHOW (CD EST)
60 mph: 4.6 seconds
100 mph: 11.9 seconds
¼ mile: 13.3 sec
Top speed (mfr claims): 179 mph
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 18/16/23 mpg
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