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STYLING | 9 out of 10
A Modenese masterpiece
Car and Driver
Leather-encased interior is warm, inviting and highly customizable
There is an elegant symmetry to the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo
Road & Track
The 2010 Maserati GranTurismo has a very attractive silhouette, keeping up with the sleek voluptuous design that one would expect of an Italian exotic. You need to see the GranTurismo up close to really appreciate its beauty, which is dominated by the curves, the low front end, the flared rear fenders, and the oversized front grille.
The GranTurismo has united reviewers from all types of publications as they express unanimous approval of its exterior design. Road & Track finds it a "stylish Italian grand tourer that through the judicious application of high technology has the heart of a true sporting machine." Car and Driver reviewers on the other hand call it "a Modenese masterpiece."
Edmunds describes it as "a four-passenger grand touring coupe available in two trim levels—base and S." Exterior wise, there is little difference between the two trims. Motor Trend notes that the "visual mods are subtle" and confined to "a small spoiler on the rear deck, revised rocker panels, and a black grille and headlamp casings" for the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo S. Edmunds declares that the GranTurismo lineup "looks like nothing else on the road—in a very good way." The editors at TheCarConnection.com can't agree more with the word that the automotive press most commonly uses to describe the Maserati GranTurismo: "seductive."
The interior of the 2010 Maserati GranTurismo is just as elegant and luxurious, with the switchgear placement the only major complaint. Road & Track reviewers claim the most glaring flaw is that "you have to be positive in stabbing the brake pedal—it is positioned close to the gas pedal.” The other notable gripe comes from ConsumerGuide, who find that "the standard navigation system is a nightmare of nonsensical buttons and knobs...requiring lengthy study before use." On the other hand, Car and Driver states "ergonomics are mostly the antithesis of Italian tradition" with the driver placed "in proper relationship with primary and secondary controls." However, they point out that "the signal and wiper stalks were a little too far away." Overall, reviewers agree with Edmunds, who claim that the "leather-cased interior is warm, inviting and highly customizable," with a "driving position [that] is first-rate."
The 2010 Maserati GranTurismo definitely stands out in terms of looks.