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2005 Maserati Quattroporte

  • 2005 Maserati Quattroporte Base Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      394/333
    • ENGINE
      4.2L V8
    • MSRP
      $95,500
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2005 Maserati Quattroporte Review

A traditional luxury sedan with a smattering of technological luxuries.

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Overview

The 2005 Maserati Quattroporte is rated with high performance with a powerful eight-cylinder engine, a luxurious interior, and sporty body design. It manages to be as fun to drive as it is comfortable to ride in. The automaker reintroduces this model to the market with an all new design and returns to the more graceful, curvy design aesthetic of the original 1960s model rather than the more angular body design from the 1970s. It doesn't assume the owner is going to be driven by a chauffeur, unlike many similarly-priced vehicles. As a smaller, peppier vehicle, it excels as a luxury vehicle for someone that still wants to be put in the driver's seat. The rear seats are roomy enough that it is still a pleasant vehicle to ride in, but most of the entertainment features are more easily accessible from the front of the vehicle.

Whether the 2004 Maserati Quattroporte is the right choice for a driver is a little tricky. It is an elegant, prestigious car that handles well and is enjoyable to drive around, but it is also very expensive. The ideal driver is someone that wants a vehicle that can balance the needs between a high-performance vehicle and a luxury sedan. Someone leaning more towards one or the other area might be better suited with another vehicle. Even so, it brings an elegant Italian design, a well-appointed interior, and excellent performance and handling, which makes it a good vehicle for almost any driver. As with most luxury vehicles, it has very limited production and a high price tag; even used models are rare and still quite expensive.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 4.2-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Maserati Quattroporte Base

What's New

The 2005 Maserati Quattroporte received a complete redesign compared to the model that was discontinued in 2001. Beyond being targeted at the same group of consumers, it's very different aesthetically and performance wise from the previous models. Most of the remaining similarities are superficial ones common with most luxury sedans.

Exterior

The 2005 Maserati Quattroporte receives a distinct, smooth Italian body design. It features soft, graceful curves with sharp, elegant styling. It is a significant improvement over the angular, snub-nosed design of the last generation. The exterior is topped off with minor touches like alloy wheels and a chrome grill to further accentuate the luxury design.

Interior

Inside, the 2005 Maserati Quattroporte is a little less loaded than most of its competitors. Rather than overloading it, it focuses on high-quality features instead. Standard equipment include power leather seats, power mirrors, remote locks, leather and wood trim, dual-zone climate control, Bose audio speakers, and a navigation system.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Maserati Quattroporte offers incredible handling, performance, and power. The steering and maneuverability put most other vehicles to shame. The acceleration is excellent despite weighing over 4000 pounds thanks to the 4.2-liter eight-cylinder engine. The only negative thing is that it could come off as a little underpowered compared to the 10-cylinder and 12-cylinder engine-equipped competition. Even so, this is not very noticeable unless it is being directly compared to a more powerful vehicle.

Safety

The 2005 Maserati Quattroporte offers a wide range of safety features similar to most luxury sedans. Standard features include dual front, side, and rear airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, traction control, and self-leveling headlights. Unlike many sedans on the market, the safety of both front and rear passengers get the same amount of attention.

EPA Fuel Economy

Maserati Quattroporte: 11/14 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Luxury
  • Excellent handling
  • Exclusive
  • Elegant, distinct design

You Won't Like

  • Expensive
  • Terrible fuel economy
  • Not as many luxury features as some competitors offer
  • Weak eight-cylinder engine

Sum Up

A traditional luxury sedan with a smattering of technological luxuries.

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