We regret to announce that Road Test Reports will be closing down on 2nd October 2017

Maserati

21 September 2017

Search

Maserati Quattroporte consumer car reviews and road tests

5 stars - average customer rating
Read all 3 reviews
Read road tests
Have your say!
How does it compare?
Recent responses | Recent questions | Recent answers
Lastest deals


What Do You Say...?

Maserati Quattroporte consumer reviews by year of make: 2007  2008  2009 

Maserati Quattroporte consumer car reviews

Syd Taylor, Staffordshire

Maserati Quattroporte 2009

5 star review

Any Maserati will bathe its user in the balmy glow of yesteryears golden delights, when the world was ruled by the great Juan Manuel Fangio in the iconic Maserati 250F Grand Prix car. Fast and powerful, Maserati are exclusive cars that appeal to a set of people who value individuality. Even at rest it's impossible not to feel a tingle of excitement from them. After all, they are machines that really are the stuff of legend. Yet they are modest cars in which - like Shakespeare's Henry 1V - `Greatness knows itself` and by such recognition, they need no brash introduction. Italy is one of the great roots of automobile design and progress and the Pininfarina designed Quattroporte is the embodiment of the classic Grand Tourer, harkening back to the golden heyday of continental travel, when a trip to Monte Carlo could be an exciting journey on traffic free roads. In a world where buyers of fast four door cars are spoilt for choice, the Quattroporte stands supreme. Rival Mercedes, BMWs and Audis are fast enough but they're just not thoroughbreds. And at around £77,000, the Maserati is better value. Breathtakingly elegant, the car looks right from all angles and has a contained elegance and aggression both at the same time. The new Quattroporte is a large car that is sumptuously equipped and displays an astonishingly high build quality, with everything that should move doing so with the kind of blueprinted accuracy that you would have thought unlikely in an Italian car. The cabin is a calming cocoon that oozes refinement and Italianate good taste. Everything is understated yet redolent of opulence. The leather is silky smooth, the wood veneer warm in tone - everything is high in class. For a state of the art vehicle with every technological aid you can think of, the designers have managed, nonetheless, to create an appealing driver-friendly ambience. To the uninitiated it seems almost instantly familiar: within a very short time one feels absolutely at home. Start that mighty 4.2 litre, 400 bhp V8, listen to the deep and sonorous exhaust note and you know that you'll travel courtesy of full, proper Maserati power. It's a wonderful engine: civil enough never to interfere with this luxury cars inherent comfort, but still bold enough to invigorate - yet sweet enough to inspire and, with that silky smooth six speed automatic transmission which can be controlled manually with the steering mounted paddles or just left in full auto. mode - you have a car that is quick enough to leave most, trailing in its wake. Unlike German saloons, the Quattroporte is a more talented car. It can also take you to near 170 mph. where most Germans are restricted to 155mph. So you set off, marvelling at how a driving experience can feel so distinguished and yet so easy. But for all its easy pace and comfort the elements of driving enjoyment are still there as you delight in the manner in which it flows effortlessly round bends, impacting a sporting feel, yet remaining compliant and supremely comfortable. With the engine being located behind the front axle, more weight is transferred to the centre of the car so that it is remarkably well balanced: 49% in the front, 51% in the rear. This also enhances traction and acceleration, because of the additional load over the rear driving wheels. This luxury car can modulate its performance according to the needs of the driver. On the open road with softly undulating bends and the occasional demanding tight turn it's nothing less than fully rewarding. For necessary ’hacking’ up and down crowded motorways, one could wish for no finer conveyance. But for the latent Nuvolari there's much more on offer. The ’Sports Mode’ function is an instant passport to fun. At the touch of a button the boulevard ’trotter’ is transformed into a snorting thoroughbred. The large car becomes compact, nimble, and tight. The turn at the wheel is a virtual dance of delight and when a colleague and I were slaying the serpentine twists of Cheddar Gorge it was inspiring, where grip coming out of a bend, blended neatly and seamlessly into warp speed down the straight. Behaving brilliantly and feeling honed and tuned for enjoyment, the chassis is the ultimate confidence booster. It would take a thousand Incredible Hulks with a thousand feet on the loud pedal to even begin to disturb the poised equilibrium of this magnificent machine which displays the dynamic qualities that have earned Maserati such glory over the years. The Quattroporte matches its abilities perfectly to the driver's skills, but at the same time makes no demands on the driver. As one of the finest expressions of automotive design and engineering, one cannot help but draw the comparison. Did Botticelli ever paint a picture entitled ’The Birth of Beatitude’? Well he jolly well should have - with a vision of this elegant car emerging out of the mists of time as a gift from the Gods. In fact, this is unquestionably the ultimate four door chariot of the Gods.

Submitted: 2009-08-13 | ID: 42486

Keith Dixon-Roche, Devon

Maserati Quattroporte Executive, Automatic 2008

5 star review

Having driven Jaguars (XJs) for 20 years, I can honestly say that this car is so much better in terms of looks, handling, performance and comfort. By the way, despite what the journalists say, the seats are great. Having covered 8000 miles in 4 months and enjoyed every one of them. It is years since I have had a car that I will take out for a spin for no other reason than the drive but I do so frequently with the QP. The SatNav could be better, but that is my only gripe. I will buy another Maserati next time (next year). Though I might go for the Gran Turismo convertible just for a change. I will continue to buy Maserati’s in the future until they change the formula.

Responses to this review

Update: Well I now have a GTS (2010) and guess what; I like it even better. I guess I’ll just have to admit that I wish Maserati had brought this car out 20 years ago. I would probably be on my 10th!! - Keith Dixon-Roche from Devon

Submitted: 2008-10-13 | ID: 42488

Marcus Peel, Surrey

Maserati Quattroporte 4.2 V8 Sport GT 4dr 2007

5 star review

You can’t not love this car. The beauty and grace of a top sports car with enough space for the wife and kids. There are more gadgets than you can shake a stick at and the engine just purrs. SUPERB!

Submitted: 2007-09-29 | ID: 42487

What Do You Say...?

Responses

Road tests

Maserati Quattroporte

4.2 V8 - Buyers of seriously fast and sporty 4-door saloons are spoilt for choice. Audi, AMG Mercedes, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac and Jaguar can all provide, with Aston Martin and Porsche soon to join the fray. The only candidate from Italy is the Maserati Quattroporte, but it’s a highly worthy contender.

Road Test Reports Says 4.5 star ratingFull Report
An image of the Maserati Quattroporte 4.2 V8

^ Back to Top

How does it compare?

BMW 7-Series

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 18 reviews )

Jaguar XJ

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 12 reviews )

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 8 reviews )

Audi A7 Sportback

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 7 reviews )

Audi A8

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 7 reviews )

Lexus CT

3.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 4 reviews )

Lexus LS

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 4 reviews )

Hyundai Grandeur

4.5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 3 reviews )

Maserati Quattroporte

5 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 3 reviews )

Cadillac STS

4 stars - average customer rating
Average driver rating ( based on 2 reviews )