Maserati Quattroporte (2013) Review

Looking for a Maserati Quattroporte (2013 on)?
Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now.

Maserati Quattroporte (2013) At A Glance

Great performance from Ferrari-built petrol engines. Impressive ride quality. Effortless and relaxed at high speeds. Much more rear space than the previous model. Diesel is economical.

Interior should be better given the price tag. Steering is precise but lacks feel somewhat.

New prices start from £74,265
Insurance Groups are between 21–50
On average it achieves 91% of the official MPG figure

While the Quattroporte name may not seem as exotic when translated into English - it simply means 'four door' - this is one high performance luxury saloon that has all the Italian flair and style you'd expect from the famous brand. Maserati has made some big changes for this generation model, with a better quality interior, more space and for the first time - crucially - a diesel engine.

The 3.0-litre V6 diesel is shared with the smaller Ghibli but has its roots as a Chrysler unit that's used in the Jeep Grand Cherokee. This makes the most sense for long distance drivers thanks to its claimed economy of more than 45mpg. It also means that many people will now consider the Quattroporte alongside the likes of the Audi A8 and Jaguar XJ.

While the Quattroporte diesel has strong pace, for outright performance you need to look to the top of the range GTS. Powered by a Ferrari-built 3.8-litre V8 engine, it boasts 530PS and works beautifully with the eight-speed automatic gearbox, delivering rapid yet effortless performance. All accompanied by a lovely low V8 rumble.

Thanks to adaptive dampers, the Quattroporte rides impressively well, absorbing rough roads and speed bumps with ease. It's also very quiet on the move, even at higher speeds, helped by an acoustic windscreen and the same at the back. With more sumptuous seats than before and improved rear legroom, the Quattroporte is now a serious contender in the luxury saloon market.

It's not cheap though. The diesel is priced at £70,000 give or take a few quid, while the GTS is a hefty £110,000. That's not far short of the incredible Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG. The Maserati certainly has the handling, performance and style to match the competition, but sadly it's let down somewhat by the interior.

The cabin isn't bad - far from it. Indeed the quality of the leather used on the seats and dash top is top notch, as are the various wood or carbon fibre trims available. But on closer inspection you do come across some switches that feel below par, especially for a car at this level. Similar the navigation touchscreen system isn't as sophisticated as the competition. Given the price you'd expect better.

Still, the Quattroporte is a magnificent piece of engineering and a joy to drive. It has that sense of occasion that few large saloons can match. All three engines offer strong performance and as an alternative to the usual suspects, we can think of nothing better than having a Maserati on your drive.

Looking for a Maserati Quattroporte (2013 on)?
Register your interest for later or request to be contacted by a dealer to talk through your options now.

Real MPG average for a Maserati Quattroporte (2013)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

91%

Real MPG

30–35 mpg

MPGs submitted

4

Diesel or petrol? If you're unsure whether to go for a petrol or diesel (or even an electric model if it's available), then you need our Petrol or Diesel? calculator. It does the maths on petrols, diesels and electric cars to show which is best suited to you.

Satisfaction Index

What is your car like to live with?

We need your help with our latest Satisfaction Index, so that we can help others make a smarter car buying decision. What's it like to live with your car? Love it? Loath it? We want to know. Let us know about your car - it will only take a few minutes and you could be helping thousands of others.

Help us with the Honest John Satisfaction Index now

Ask Honest John

A car I agreed to buy has been misfuelled by the dealer - should I negotiate a discount or just reject it?
"I have agreed a deal on a used Maserati Quattroporte Diesel and paid a £1000 deposit (to hold the car until collection) part of the deal was a full MoT. While taking it to the MoT, the driver put £20 of petrol into the tank and started the car - within moments it was switched off but having run it for 30 seconds or two minutes the petrol will have potentially affected the fuel pump and injectors. The dealer phoned and advised me that this has happened and that they are sending the fuel pump and injectors away for pressure testing and obviously changing all the filters and they suggest a DPF removal and clean as well. Do I accept the car in full working order, reject it and walk away or try and negotiate a lower price?"
They have been honest with you. And there may not be a problem. But if there is a problem and you bought the car knowing there could be a problem you do not have the automatic right of a refund or of compelling the dealer to fix the car. So the safest thing for you to do is to ask for your deposit back and to walk away.
Answered by Honest John
Which luxury car offers reliability and quiet running?
"The time has arrived when I would like to treat myself to a bit of luxurious motoring. I want a comfortable, quiet, reliable saloon car, up to £25,000. Fuel economy is not an issue as I do not do many miles. My short list comprises: Jaguar XF or XJ, Mercedes S-Class or Volkswagen Phaeton. What are your thought on these options. Would you throw anything else into the mix?"
Current shape XJs start at £25,000 retail for a 2009, so you are in with a shout. XF 3.0 275 diesels are easier to find, but there will be confusion with the 240 diesel. 5.0 V8s are great fun to drive and are going cheap. I'm more of a fan of them than of the Phaeton, but a Phaeton is still a lot of car that not many people want, so for not much money (the Bentley Continental is based on it). There is always a market for W221 S-Class diesels. There's even one of them in my local station taxi rank. They seem to have had fewer problems than the previous W220 S-Class. Don’t forget Audi A8s. Most exotic in this class is probably a Maserati Quattroporte.
Answered by Honest John

What does a Maserati Quattroporte (2013) cost?