2014 Maserati Ghibli vs. Its Competition

2014 Maserati Ghibli
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

While it's smaller and more affordable than the Quattroporte, the Maserati Ghibli competes against many of the same cars, though that's due more to Maserati's unique balance of luxury, design, performance, and price, than any inherent shortcomings or strengths of the competition.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Class and BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe offer more mainstream takes on both luxury and design, and while they aren't as well-finished or as striking, they are likely to be more dependable, more efficient, and less expensive to own in the long run.

The Mercedes-Benz CL Class eschews the four-door coupe fad for true two-door coupe status--but manages to behave like a four-door anyway, with a surprisingly large back seat--and of course it offers world-class luxury, materials, equipment, and performance.

Audi's new RS 7 is overmatched to the Ghibli's power output, but otherwise, hits many of the same marks, with a sleek, elegant exterior, a refined, modern interior, and standard, rather than available, all-wheel drive.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Maserati Ghibli brings Quattroporte-like style and elegance to a smaller, more affordable segment.
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No matter whether it's a coupe, convertible, or Gran Coupe, the 2014 BMW 6-Series covers soft and elegant as well as it does sharp and athletic.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL is cozy, comfortable and loaded with enough performance and technology to entertain even the ultra-wealthy.
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The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
MSRP From   
$66,900$75,400$116,600$72,100
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Mid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan2-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Coupe CL 550 4MATIC4-Door Sedan CLS 550 RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5444
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
SedanCoupe4MATIC CoupeSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2014 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2014 BMW 6-Series2014 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CL Class2014 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class