2010 Maserati Quattroporte vs. Its Competition

2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Maserati Quattroporte is relatively unique in the market for now, but with the Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera soon hitting the roads, that will change.

The Rapide is probably the closest to the Quattroporte in terms of luxury, exclusivity, and performance but goes one better by offering a bespoke V-12 engine and a 470-horsepower output.

The Panamera offers even greater performance than the Rapide but with a lower price tag.

However, the Quattroporte and Rapide are in a different league to the Panamera when it comes to badge cred.

The Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG comes close to the Maserati in performance, but it feels much heavier and doesn't handle as well.

The Bentley Flying Spur is a near match from another direction; it's very exclusive, like the Quattroporte, but it's more of the strong-and-silent type.

For high-speed highway storming, it's our choice over the Maserati, though.

A more affordable alternative is the Audi S8, which packs a V-10 punch and all-wheel-drive surefootedness.

However, the S8 is the type of car you buy when you don’t want to be seen, which is a typically low concern for shoppers in this segment.

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Quick Specs
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The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte cleverly disguises a sports car as a four-door sedan.
8.6
The 2010 Porsche Panamera weds astonishing performance to remarkable interior space, but its styling doesn't quite gel.
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8.6
The 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur is strong, silent, and spacious, though not as compelling as its two-door cousins.
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MSRP From    
$119,750$89,800$197,850$177,600$96,200
Gas Mileage    
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy10 MPG City / 17 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Gas W12Gas V10
EPA Class    
Large- TBD -SubcompactMidsize CarsMidsize
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan Quattroporte4-Door HB S4-Door Sedan Automatic4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
54455
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticPDK AutomaticTouchtronic AutomaticAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic