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The cockpit contains only two substandard itemsCar and Driver »
Leather covered bucket seats are firm, supportive and extremely comfortableRoad & Track »
Two golf bags may fit in the trunk, but not big onesConsumerGuide »
QUALITY | 8 out of 10
The cockpit contains only two substandard items
Car and Driver
Leather covered bucket seats are firm, supportive and extremely comfortable
Road & Track
Two golf bags may fit in the trunk, but not big ones
Considering the starting price of the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo, there shouldn’t be any oversights, but in terms of the interior, there are a few quality niggles. As can be expected, despite its billing as a long-distance cruiser, the Maserati GranTurismo's seats lose their comfort after some time behind the wheel, and the cargo area won't accommodate any meaningful amount of luggage.
Road & Track claims that the "leather covered bucket seats are...extremely comfortable,” though Car and Driver finds that "they're great for short bursts of spirited driving but can induce some squirming in the second hour of occupancy." ConsumerGuide notes that in the front "there's sufficient headroom and legroom for most folks" and the pair of "large, wide-opening doors [makes] entry and exit easy." TheCarConnection.com observes that most reviews tend to vilify the backseats; Car and Driver testers say sitting in the backseat of the GranTurismo is "like sitting in a dark cistern." ConsumerGuide is a fan of the rear because of its "surprising adult space"—that is, "if that adult is small and the trip is short," they add.
That brings us to storage space in the trunk. Car and Driver finds that the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo's "trunk is small," despite Maserati’s claims that it will hold a bag of golf clubs. Car and Driver figures that “perhaps Maserati meant miniature golf."
No one questions the quality that Maserati offers in this new generation of grand tourers. Road & Track claims "the fit and finish of the cockpit is first rate,” while ConsumerGuide finds the Maserati GranTurismo's cabin "more private library than car interior."
In terms of road noise, Maserati's latest GranTurismo does not protect occupants from all manner of sounds. ConsumerGuide contends that the sound is "more music than mechanical noise," while "the GranTurismo's engine is a delight to hear rev," especially since "the engine is always heard, even in relaxed cruising." Car and Driver chips in with a footnote: "eighty dBA at wide-open whack...is a lot of sound. But at least it's a good sound."
The 2010 Maserati GranTurismo as expected provides a classy interior, though some might still complain about the lack of practicality.