Compare 2014 Maserati Ghibli vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Maserati Ghibli
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 15 25 N/A $66,900
4-Door Sedan S Q4 15 25 N/A $76,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG S-Model 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$67,053
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,900
$72,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1115 / month
$1202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli brings Quattroporte-like style and elegance to a smaller, more affordable segment. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 104.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 58
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35
Front Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
195.7 194.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.1 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
118 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.6 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.7 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50YR18 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50YR18 P255/40ZR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3990 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
369 @ 1750 443 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/182 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
345 @ 5250 402 @ 5000
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 (Est) 18
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 2.47
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Maserati Ghibli Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 (Est) 8.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4.0 (Est) -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180

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