Too often, Italian cars delight with stunning design, only to falter on material quality, but there are no such concerns with the interior of the Maserati GranTurismo. The finishes and choice of materials are in keeping with the price tag, and you can customize it with various colors and trim materials for the dashboard and seats. The new infotainment system is modern and presents the driver with twin screens, with the lower one taking care of functions such as the climate control and seat heating. The sporty three-spoke steering wheel houses the start button and rotary drive-mode selector in its lower half, while the gauge cluster is digital too. The view out is better than most cars of this ilk, and maneuvering is assisted by front and rear parking sensors and the backup camera. A camera-based digital rearview mirror costs extra.
The seats of the Maserati GranTurismo are body-hugging buckets all around that offer excellent seating comfort and plenty of support and power adjustment. It's strictly a four-seater with a full-length center console and no center rear seat. Unlike other coupes, the GranTurismo has enough interior space for adults to sit in the second row, and Maserati claims that you can fit four six-foot adults inside. That's a bit of a tall order and will be decidedly snug, so we recommend only installing children or adults of shorter stature in the rear.
|Maserati GranTurismo Trims||Modena|
There are three basic interior colors for the Maserati GranTurismo, and the default interior is completely decked out in Nero (black). Cuoio (tan) can be applied to the seats and the entire lower half of the cabin, in conjunction with a Nero or Cuoio headliner. Greige can also be had on either just the lower half or with the headliner included. In all instances, the upper dashboard and door panels remain Nero. Full-grain leather with Campidoglio stitching is used on the seats, and the dashboard, steering wheel, and door-panel inserts are also trimmed in leather.
The default cabin trim is in open-pore Radica wood, but for $2,500 extra, you can specify either high-gloss Carbon Fiber Twill or high-gloss Copper Yarn Carbon Fiber. The standard headliner and interior roof-pillar trim are cloth, but they can be rendered in Alcantara for $1,900.
The cargo space of the Maserati GranTurismo is quite generous, with 10.9 cu-ft of trunk volume available behind the rear seats - nearly as much as some sedans and more than double that offered by a Lexus LC, if well short of the spacious luggage compartment of an 8 Series Coupe. With some careful packing, this GT can actually accommodate four people and their stuff.
The interior also caters well to knick-knacks, and the full-length center console offers a fair-sized covered storage bin and a small compartment - in addition to proper front and rear cupholders. There is also a conventional glovebox and door pockets in both doors.
|Maserati GranTurismo Trims||Modena|
|Trunk Volume||10.9 cu. ft.|
There's a true luxury vibe inside, but as is often the case with expensive cars, not as many features are standard as you'd like. So what do you get without having to pay extra? Notably a proximity key with push-button start, a power trunk lid, leather trim on the seats, doors, steering wheel, and dash, heated and 18-way powered front seats, a power-adjustable tilting/telescoping steering column, a HomeLink transceiver, a wireless charging pad, remote engine start, a 12.2-inch digital gauge cluster, and a compass. The standard complement of driver assists is meager for the price and includes only forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic reverse braking, with other features such as a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist costing extra. Luxury features such as ventilated seats and a heated steering wheel are also on the options list.
The 12.2-inch digital gauge cluster is complemented by a center-mounted 12.3-inch touchscreen, and the infotainment system comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, SiriusXM, HD Radio, Alexa, Maserati Connected Services, a voice assistant, and a premium Sonus Faber audio system with 14 speakers, including a subwoofer. The Sonus Faber audio system can be upgraded to a 19-speaker setup for $4,000.
The cargo compartment holds 10.9 cubic feet of luggage.
The GranTurismo is a strict four-seater, with no space for a fifth passenger.
There are four cupholders in the full-length center console - two in front and two in the rear.