2017 Maserati Levante

Jan 22nd
In the last two decades, every luxury brand decided it needed an SUV to remain relevant in a market gone bonkers for tall wagonoids. (Well, almost every one; Ferrari says there’s no way it will commit to any truck that we know of, although it would almost certainly be, as the Donald says, yuge!) The influx is because buyers have…
2014 Maserati Ghibli

Dec 4th
Disneyland’s Matterhorn roller-coaster ride is a must-do for every child, spoiled or otherwise. Experiencing the real thing in car form in the European Alps should, therefore, be high on every grown-up’s bucket list. Thanks to Maserati, you can check that item off your register, at least vicariously, by climbing aboard a Ghibli sports sedan equipped with the optional Q4 all-wheel-drive…
2009 Maserati GranTurismo

Nov 21st
The “S” stands for “Sport.” You probably had that figured out. Maserati says the letter also stands for several other “S” words—Sound (as in engine), Seats, Safety. But let’s focus on the Sport part and the distinctions between this version of Maserati’s, uh, Sensuous coupe and the one we tested in June [“A Sermon on Sea Monsters”].So what justifies the…
2017 Maserati Quattroporte

Nov 19th
It’s clear that things have changed in the luxury market when Lexus and Acura are getting all sorts of attention for sexy new sports coupes while Maserati concentrates on luxury sedans and even—gasp—an SUV. A recent (and ambitious) plan for global sales growth has left Maserati’s sole sports coupe, a grand tourer aptly named the GranTurismo, largely neglected while the…
2012 Maserati GranTurismo Coupe

Nov 18th
Customer studies from the early days of the current Maserati GranTurismo coupe bear out one of our persistent complaints with the car: It’s too quiet and a little too anodyne for a vehicle wearing the chrome trident. The fix is to open ’er up, at least for those buyers who want a little extra Italian wattage. A new, higher-heart-rate model,…
2013 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Nov 16th
Driving the new Maserati GranTurismo MC convertible in the hills north of Milan was like living in the Land of Hairpin Corners. We'd rush up to a tight uphill turn, tap the tall shift lever in the manual gate, and hear the Maserati V-8 blip a downshift. At 4200 pounds, the GranTurismo MC convertible is no lightweight, and agile isn't…
2012 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible

Nov 16th
It was a peaceful and elegant scene, the bright sunlight glinting off the top-down Maserati GranTurismo convertibles parked on the Piazza dell'Unità d'Italia in Trieste. Passersby admired the gorgeous cars, one of Pininfarina’s masterpieces. Then a legion of uprated 4.7-liter V-8s ignited with a snarl, and peace and elegance were the last things on our minds.About that wonderful engine, fitted…
2015 Maserati Quattroporte

Nov 12th
Here at C/D, each editor drives 200 to 250 cars every year. We see a bunch of BMWs, a plethora of Porsches, and a ton of Toyotas. You get the idea. When it comes to Maseratis, it’s a different story—and one that usually involves us traveling thousands of miles to far-flung locations to get behind the wheel.So there was understandably…
2014 Maserati Quattroporte

Nov 8th
We are literally flying in a Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 at the automaker’s Balocco test track. Former WRC rally driver Alex Fiorio has launched Maserati’s sedan into a dipping left-hander—wham!—we land, and he deftly cranks the 4500-pound sedan into a rising right. A few corners later, Fiorio purposely misses an apex and slides the Maser several feet up and over…
2008 Maserati Quattroporte

Nov 6th
How important is style? A Detroit design chief once observed that if cars were only about practicality, “they’d have to put a roof over Kalamazoo so they could build enough Checker sedans to keep up with demand.”Checker is long gone, but the moral of that story still holds, and the Quattroporte is proof. Judged by conventional standards—conventional as it applies…