2016 Maserati Ghibli vs. Its Competition

2016 Maserati Ghibli
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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 Infiniti Q70 has a lush design language and options like silver-dusted wood trim.

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.

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.

Lastly, the Jaguar XF is new and much improved for 2016, with a lean aluminum body, an adult-tuned ride, and sculpted body panels.

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2016 BMW M6 Competition Package2016 BMW 6-Series
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2016 Infiniti Q70 Premium Select Edition2016 INFINITI Q70
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2016 Jaguar XF V6 S AWD2016 Jaguar XF
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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2016 Maserati Ghibli has tight back-seat space, and handling isn't best in class, but it has panache to burn.
8.8
The 2016 Audi S7 is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today, plus it packs serious performance and abundant high-tech equipment.
8.4
The 2016 BMW M6 is a no-compromises kind of car for buyers unfazed by traditional sports car manufacturers. It's better suited for the streets than the track, and that's not a bad thing.
7.6
The 2016 Infiniti Q70—especially in its long-wheelbase form—poses an interesting alternative to conservative German luxury sedans.
8.6
The 2016 Jaguar XF may be made of aluminum, but it's no lightweight anymore in rear-seat space or nimble handling.
8.2
The 2016 Mercedes CLS-Class looks great—inside and out. But a new E-Class and more efficient powertrains may outrun the potent "four-door coupe" sooner rather than later.
MSRP From     
$70,600$68,300$77,300$49,850$51,900$66,900
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsSubcompact CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Prestige2-Door Coupe 640i RWD4-Door Sedan V6 RWD4-Door Sedan 35t Premium RWD4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554554
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SportbackCoupeSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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