Like the exterior, the Quattroporte's cabin is attractively styled and is available in a range of flamboyant trims and shades of leather. The quality is a mixed bag, though, with premium leather and genuine wood trim undone by areas of hard plastic that are simply out of place in a car of this price. Some switchgear has clearly been poached from the Fiat/Chrysler parts bin. There will be few complaints about space, however, as both front and rear passengers will appreciate the amount of legroom on offer. There's also a user-friendly infotainment system, heated front seats with power adjustment, while additional driver aids like the Active Driving Assist suite and adaptive cruise control are thankfully included in the base price too. Some of the options include soft-close doors and a power rear sunblind - both part of packages.
Its long body has been put to good use here, with the Quattroporte's interior providing spacious room for five. The headroom and legroom are excellent for all but the middle rear-seat passenger, who will have to contend with a rather large hump on the floor. That said, newer rivals now offer even more space inside and, with even the mid-size BMW 5 Series now around 200 inches long, the Quattroporte doesn't seem as big inside as it once was in this class. The driver's seat has plenty of adjustment in it to help find a suitable driving position. However, the high-set dashboard does create a feeling of needing to peer over it, especially for shorter drivers, and, as a result, the steering wheel doesn't drop down low enough for everyone's taste. There are no issues with visibility, and the front view is made clearer thanks to slim A-pillars. Likewise, ingress and egress are simple.
|Maserati Quattroporte Trims||GT||Modena||Modena Q4|
Both the Quattroporte GT and Modena feature full premium leather upholstery in a choice of six colors but the brand's Luxury Zegna silk and leather upholstery is no longer available. The full premium leather comes in a choice of Nero (black) or Cuoio (tan). A full premium perforated leather upgrade is available for $3,500 on all trims, or Pieno Fiore natural leather for $5,500 on the Modena only, both in Cuoio, Nero, Nero/ Rosso (red), or Rosso/Nero, but they both require seat ventilation and power-adjustable pedals for a total outlay of $4,400 and $6,400, respectively.
There are two available interior trim finishes on the GT: the standard open-pore Radica wood or the $1,700 gloss piano-black trim. On the Modena, the default trim is piano black, with the open-pore Radica wood being a no-cost option and high-gloss carbon fiber a $1,700 option. Regardless of the color choices, all trims get the same black leather steering-wheel trim and a black headliner.
Pop open the hands-free power-operated trunk lid and you'll find 18.7 cubic feet of cargo space back there. This is one of the more spacious trunks you'll find in a regular sedan. Two large suitcases will fit with room to spare, and you can increase overall cargo capacity by folding down the 60/40-split rear seats.
Along with the regular glovebox (which is also electronically lockable), there are door pockets (although they're on the small side), a center storage compartment with twin cupholders, and more storage for the rear passengers within the fold-down central armrest for stashing smaller items.
|Maserati Quattroporte Trims||GT||Modena||Modena Q4|
|Trunk Volume||18.7 cu. ft.||18.7 cu. ft.||18.7 cu. ft.|
A Mercedes S-Class may ultimately offer more gadgetry, but the Quattroporte gets most of the luxuries you'd expect in a premium large sedan. On the base model, features encompass leather upholstery, 12-way power front seats with driver memory settings and heating, a heated steering wheel, a power sunroof, ambient night lighting, extended keyless entry (including the rear doors), dual-zone automatic climate control, and five driving modes: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport, and Increased Control & Efficiency. For added convenience, there is a hands-free power trunk lid this year. There's plenty of safety gear with standard front/rear parking sensors, blind-spot detection, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view camera. Both trims offer feature upgrades like heated rear seats, soft-close doors, power rear side sunblinds, and ventilated front seats, some as part of a package and some separately.
The Maserati Intelligent Assistant (MIA) infotainment system runs the Android Automotive operating system and while it isn't quite as glitzy as the latest Mercedes and BMW systems, it's easy enough to figure out and operate. The system makes use of a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display, including a voice-activated virtual assistant. It integrates features like navigation, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs, SiriusXM satellite radio, Wi-Fi capability, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Incorporated in MIA is Maserati Connect, enabling the driver to stay in contact with their vehicle via the Maserati Connect smartphone app or via virtual assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assist. Maserati Connect can keep the driver updated on vehicle health and can assist in emergencies. The seven-inch multi-function display within the instrument cluster provides more driver information. The sound system is a ten-speaker, 900-watt Harman Kardon premium unit that offers rich sound reproduction. For an added cost, a 1,280-watt Bowers and Wilkins surround-sound system is available.