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2012 Maserati GranTurismo vs. Its Competition

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Plush and powerful, the 2012 Maserati GranTurismo has other grand touring coupes in its sights, but it's nearly alone in offering four seats.

The Jaguar XK is its most direct competitor, with its own British spin on the Maserati's lusty GT performance envelope, and it's significantly lighter--but just a two-seater, as are the German quasi-exotics, the venerable Porsche 911 and the newbie Audi R8.

The Ferrari California's a stretch from the GranTurismo's pricetag, but the folding hardtop and the even more prestigious badge may be worth the stretch.

Finally, the Aston Vantage has much in common with the Jaguar, but an even more rarified clientele to match its sticker price.

2012 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale2012 Maserati GranTurismo2012 Audi R8 GT2012 Audi R82012 Jaguar XKR2012 Jaguar XK2012 Porsche 9112012 Porsche 911
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The 2012 Maserati GranTurismo carves out a grand-touring niche for itself with Italian cachet, an earthy Ferrari rumble, and a serene blend of ride and handling.
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A marriage of the best of German handling and Italian power, the 2012 Audi R8 is a fantastic all-around supercar.
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How to tell if you're hopeless, when it comes to cars: take your pulse after looking at or driving the 2012 Jaguar XK.
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The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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$123,000Browse Used Listings$114,200Browse Used Listings$84,500Browse Used Listings$79,000Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas Flat 6
EPA Class   
Subcompact CarsCompactMini-CompactMini-Compact
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo S2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe Carrera (997)
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Automatic w/Manual ShiftManualAutomaticManual
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