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QUALITY | 7 out of 10
Always seems to have enough room to keep a person from feeling confined
Car and Driver
Four adult passengers won't be complaining about room
Too many bits have still been plundered from the Fiat parts bin
The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte's price tag doesn't reflect the wealth of luxury features and usable space. In fact, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte is more about performance than luxury.
According to most review resources, the Quattroporte sacrifices some interior room compared to the competition. Based on TheCarConnection.com's research, the seating arrangement within the Maserati 2010 Quattroporte provides seatbelts for five, but the practical limit is four adults. Edmunds reports that up front, the "seating is comfortably supportive, but taller drivers might find the Quattroporte a bit lacking in headroom." Automobile Magazine claims that it "may not offer the vast interior space of a Mercedes-Benz S-Class," but at least "four adult passengers won't be complaining about room." Car and Driver finds that the Maserati Quattroporte's interior is "none too roomy, but like a well-tailored Italian suit, it always seems to have enough give to keep a person from feeling confined." The major problem with the interior is that lack of rear headroom due to the sloping design.
With four adults sitting inside, the Maserati 2010 Quattroporte doesn't offer much in terms of storage. Edmunds decides that "you can blame the layout of the car for that, with its V8 engine significantly behind the centerline of the front wheels," which means that you won't "be able to fit quite as much designer luggage in the trunk." Interior storage isn't too bad; there's a more than adequate number of cup holders and interior storage compartments.
Some materials in the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte are not exactly top-notch, surprising considering the price tag. Road & Track reviewers are not happy to find that the "paddle shifters are plastic," and Automobile Magazine claims that "some of the plastics—especially those on the shift paddles—aren't quite as high-quality as we'd like for a car costing nearly $140,000." Edmunds is even harsher, insisting that "too many bits have still been plundered from the Fiat parts bin." There are some fans of the interior, with Car and Driver raving that it features "hectares of gooey-soft leather, so-genuine-it-looks-fake wood, and Alcantara," making the Maserati Quattroporte's cabin an "olfactory and tactile feast."
In terms of cabin noise, one would assume that the quieter the cabin, the better. This does not necessarily hold for the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte, which features an appealing engine noise; once you catch the faintest hint of the sound, you'll want nothing but more. Jalopnik finds that the Maserati 2010 Quattroporte is "extraordinarily loud and gloriously obnoxious—pure Maserati."
The interior of the 2010 Maserati Quattroporte is a contrasting mix of luxury and economy with adequate space that will comfortably hold four.