2010 Maserati Quattroporte vs. Its Competition

2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S Awards Edition
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Maserati Quattroporte is relatively unique in the market for now, but with the Aston Martin Rapide and Porsche Panamera soon hitting the roads, that will change.

The Rapide is probably the closest to the Quattroporte in terms of luxury, exclusivity, and performance but goes one better by offering a bespoke V-12 engine and a 470-horsepower output.

The Panamera offers even greater performance than the Rapide but with a lower price tag.

However, the Quattroporte and Rapide are in a different league to the Panamera when it comes to badge cred.

The Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG comes close to the Maserati in performance, but it feels much heavier and doesn't handle as well.

The Bentley Flying Spur is a near match from another direction; it's very exclusive, like the Quattroporte, but it's more of the strong-and-silent type.

For high-speed highway storming, it's our choice over the Maserati, though.

A more affordable alternative is the Audi S8, which packs a V-10 punch and all-wheel-drive surefootedness.

However, the S8 is the type of car you buy when you don’t want to be seen, which is a typically low concern for shoppers in this segment.

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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2010 Maserati Quattroporte cleverly disguises a sports car as a four-door sedan.
8.6
The 2010 Porsche Panamera weds astonishing performance to remarkable interior space, but its styling doesn't quite gel.
8.8
MSRP From  
$119,750$89,800$197,850
Gas Mileage  
11 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class  
Large- TBD -Subcompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan Quattroporte4-Door HB S4-Door Sedan Automatic
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
544
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Hatchback4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
AutomaticPDK AutomaticTouchtronic Automatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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