2013 Maserati GranTurismo vs. Its Competition

2013 Maserati GranTurismo Sport
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The powerful, plush Maserati GranTurismo has four seats and fantastic styling, a rare combination.

The Jaguar XK's only a two-seater, but its own sizzling style and heady performance make it the most logical competitor, though its cooler British touches aren't quite as warm to the touch as those in the Maserati.

It's much the same with the Porsche 911, which has a pair of rear seats that are practically useless; it has a real trunk, though, and its scalding performance comes in a seemingly limitless variety, from base to S models, Sport Chrono or no.

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.

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Quick Specs
8.8
Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
9.2
Raising pulses and generating sheer envy: it's all in a day's work for the gorgeous, sublime Jaguar XK.
9.0
Still a tremendous value, the 2013 Porsche 911 range offers a great balance between dedicated sports car handling and daily practicality.
8.6
It's not the most exclusive Aston Martin available, but the 2013 Vantage packs most of the style and a whole lot of performance into a compact, nimble vehicle.
The 2013 Ferrari California is a fun and stylish--and surprisingly practical--entry into Ferrari ownership.
MSRP From    
$126,000$79,000$82,100N/A$198,190
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V8Gas Flat 6N/AGas V8
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsMini-CompactMini-CompactN/AMinicompact Cars
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport2-Door Coupe Touring2-Door Coupe CarreraN/A2-Door Convertible
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
444N/A4
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
CoupeCoupeCoupeN/AConvertible
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticManualN/AAutomatic w/Manual Shift