Many would consider it a tragic loss for a 2009 Maserati Quattroporte to be sacrificed in the name of crash-testing, but NHTSA and the IIHS have no such qualms. Unfortunately, the limited production runs and exorbitant price tags on the Maserati Quattroporte lineup are more realistic barriers for the crash-testing agencies, and accordingly there have been no tests done on the Maserati Quattroporte yet. The 2009 Maserati Quattroporte does, however, offer a few standard safety features that should bring a little peace of mind to drivers.
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that the Maserati Quattroporte offers the latest in safety equipment, especially when it comes to airbags. Motor Trend reviewers report that the 2009 Maserati Quattroporte's "passenger frontal airbag is designed to deploy without harming a child while protecting heavier than average occupants" thanks to a "two-stage design [that] senses what's hitting it" and alters its deployment in order to provide the optimal level of inflation and protection. Aside from the high-tech, two-stage airbag design, Edmunds says the Quattroporte "comes well stocked with safety features," including standard "stability control and antilock brakes."
Aside from its set of dedicated safety features, editors at TheCarConnection.com notice that the standard high-intensity bi-xenon headlamps offer tremendous illumination power, which greatly aids nighttime visibility. Driver visibility from within the Maserati Quattroporte is also enhanced by the "rear park assist" feature that Edmunds reviewers report is standard on all Maserati Quattroportes.