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2021 Maserati Quattroporte Review: Keeping It Classy

2021 Maserati Quattroporte Review

If you're looking for a large luxury sedan and making a statement matters to you, you may be wondering if the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte should be on your shortlist. Italian flair and beautiful styling are right at the top of the list of pros, and while the Quattroporte may sacrifice some of the technology and cabin quality that you're likely to find on rivals like the BMW 7 Series and the Audi A8, there's crisp handling and exotic good looks to distract you. But whether the desirability factor is enough to beat out competitors in the segment is up for debate. The Quattroporte sedan uses a tweaked twin-turbo V6 with 424 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque to get it hustling to 60 mph in around five seconds, but it's not quite good enough to trounce competitors who make the 0-60 mph run in under four seconds and cost less, to boot. So, is the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte sedan worth the price asked for it? We're not so sure.

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2021 Maserati Quattroporte Changes: ๐Ÿš™Whatโ€™s the difference vs 2020 Quattroporte?

Not much has changed for the 2021 Maserati Quattropor, with the slightly rejiggered twin-turbo V6 models getting detail changes and the 523-hp V8 GTS falling away in favor of a new 580-hp Trofeo flagship, which we review separately. The standard 6-cylinder models are still called the Quattroporte S and S Q4, but prices have risen, with the range now starting at an MSRP of $104,890 - which is $5k up on last year. The more expensive S Q4 GranLusso and GranSport models start at $116,390.

On the outside, grilles have been updated and there are new rear-light lenses. Inside, the old MTC+ 8.4-inch infotainment system has been replaced with a much-improved, bigger 10.1-inch Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) setup, now running on the Android Automotive operating system. The digital gauge cluster has been updated with modernized graphics, a wireless smartphone charging pad is now standard, and Active Driving Assist is now included in the safety specs. There have also been a few changes to the list of extras offered.

Pros and Cons

  • Beautiful design that stands out from the rest in the class
  • V6 engine sounds great
  • Fun and engaging to drive
  • Lovely interior design with some nice materials
  • Infotainment now has a larger screen and is easy to use
  • Numerous cheap-looking plastics used in the cabin
  • Interior not as well-put-together as some rivals
  • Firm ride if you opt for the bigger wheels
  • Not as fast as rivals

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2021 Maserati Quattroporte Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
S
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$102,190
S Q4
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$106,690
S GranLusso
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$109,190
S GranSport
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$109,190
S Q4 GranLusso
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$113,690

Quattroporte Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 207.2 in
  • Wheelbase 124.8 in
  • Height 58.3 in
  • Max Width 76.7 in
  • Front Width 64.3 in
  • Rear Width 64.8 in
  • Curb Weight 4,101.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Nero Ribelle Metallic
  • Blue Passione Metallic
  • Rosso Folgore Metallic
  • Nero
  • Bianco
  • Rosso Potente Tri-Coat, Built Out:04/20/2021
  • Grigio Maratea Metallic
  • Grigio Metallic
  • Bianco Alpi Tri-Coat
  • Blue Nobile Tri-Coat
  • Bronzo Siena Metallescent, Built Out:04/20/2021

Quattroporte Performance

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Engine and Transmission

There's only one gas-fed engine between the S and S Q4: a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 with 424 hp and 406 lb-ft, and while rear-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional on the S Q4. If you go with the AWD setup, you shave about 0.2 seconds off the benchmark sprint, but all models reach a top speed of 179 mph and come paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The BMW 750i xDrive offers better power and performance, though, and does the 0-60 mph sprint much quicker, only needing 3.9 seconds to get to 60 mph. And the Italian vehicle doesn't have particularly good fuel economy to show for it. On the plus side, though, the engine, which was developed in collaboration with Ferrari, sings a sweet song that makes it a delight to push the Quattroporte sedan to redline. And with engaging handling dynamics, this isn't a bad experience overall.

  • Engine
    3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, RWD

Quattroporte Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    21.1 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 16/24 mpg
* 2021 Maserati Quattroporte S 3.0L

Quattroporte Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater

Quattroporte Trunk and Cargo Space

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  • Trunk Volume
    18.7 ft³

Quattroporte Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

Verdict: ๐ŸIs the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte a good car?

While the sixth-generation Quattroporte sedan has a lot going for it, we're not sure the stunning, exotic looks and fun drive are enough to really set it apart from its German rivals. There's the element of exclusivity, though, with a general feeling that isn't quite mainstream - but you also pay for that. Competitors that are quicker, handle better, and have much higher quality interiors don't cost quite as much, making this difficult to recommend. Additionally, the 2021 Quattroporte is a little low on safety features, build quality, and plush rear seats, if you're comparing it in black and white to the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz. There are no current safety rating reviews of the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte available. That being said, that sweet-sounding V6 and the aesthetics behind the Silver Trident do a really good job of wooing shoppers in the full-size luxury sedan segment, even with a starting MSRP of around $104,890 in the USA, excluding miscellaneous fees. And a history of reliability counts in its favor, too.

๐Ÿš—What Maserati Quattroporte Model Should I Buy?

As the range only has one engine option, you'll need to choose between RWD and AWD, and whether you want GranLusso or GranSport in terms of trim - which boils down to luxury versus sporting aspirations. If it were our money, we'd go with GranSport. The Quattroporte's gorgeous soundtrack and dynamic handling setup make it feel much more like a sports car with 2 doors and a splash of opulence. We'd splurge on the upgraded audio system, but there's not much more you genuinely need to add. And, if you're in need of additional traction due to regular adverse weather, you can switch to the AWD setup; this also gives you a little extra off-the-line speed.

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