2014 Maserati GranTurismo vs. Its Competition

Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Centennial edition
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Maserati GranTurismo's four plush seats and brilliant handling make it a rare bird in the luxury sport coupe segment.

The Jaguar XK, for example, is only available as a two-seater, though it packs its own British flair for style and luxury; it's the most logical alternative to the GranTurismo.

The Porsche 911 offers four seats and even more inspired performance, but lacks the rear-seat space and the passionate styling of the Maserati.

Ferrari's California is a pricey jump from the GranTurismo, but its folding hardtop and Prancing Horse badge may justify the splurge.

Aston Martin's Vantage line offers an upgrade from the Jaguar's prestige, with similar traits, and a new V12 Vantage S model for the 2014 model year makes it the only one of this group to offer a V-12 engine.

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Quick Specs
8.8
The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe.
9.2
The 2014 Jaguar XK is both sublime and sporty, as well as gorgeous, making it one of the most desirable cars in its segment.
9.0
The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
8.6
The 2014 Aston Martin Vantage isn't the rarest of the brand's offerings, but it might be the most fun--and the best value.
As the entry point to Ferrari ownership, the 2014 California balances performance, style, and practicality surprisingly well.
MSRP From    
$126,500$79,000$84,300N/A$198,190
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded H-6N/APremium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class    
Subcompact CarsMinicompact CarsMinicompact CarsN/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/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODN/AAuto-Shift Manual w/OD