The Maserati GranTurismo's four plush seats and brilliant handling set it apart from most of the luxury sport coupe segment.
The Jaguar XK, for example, is only available as a two-seater, though it packs its own heritage-influenced flair for style and luxury; it's the most logical alternative to the GranTurismo, but this is its last year on sale as it is being indirectly replaced by the smaller F-Type.
The Porsche 911 offers four seats in most models and is a more focused performer, but it lacks the rear-seat space and the passionate styling of the Maserati.
Aston Martin's Vantage line offers an upgrade from the Jaguar's prestige, with similar traits, and the V12 Vantage S model makes it the only one of this group to offer a V-12 engine, while the V-8 model is available with a manual transmission.
Ferrari's California is a pricey jump from the GranTurismo, but its folding hardtop and Prancing Horse badge may justify the splurge, and it gets a new twin-turbo V-8 for 2015 to further broaden the performance gap.
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|2015 Maserati GranTurismoBrowse Used Listings||2015 Jaguar XKBrowse Used Listings||2015 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded H-6|
|Subcompact Cars||Minicompact Cars||Minicompact Cars|
|2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe Carrera|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2015 Maserati GranTurismo vs. 2015 Jaguar XK||2015 Maserati GranTurismo vs. 2015 Porsche 911|