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2020 Maserati Quattroporte
Select a Different Model (8 Available): GTS GranLusso Sedan
Fuel Economy $ 15 / 22 mpg
Horsepower 523@6,500
Torque 524@2,250
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2020 Maserati Quattroporte MODEL OVERVIEW


  • Thrilling driving experience
  • Awesome exhaust note
  • Swanky interior trim choices


  • Lacks upper-echelon luxury features
  • A few ergonomic foibles
  • Some chintzy plastic in the cabin

The Quattroporte is Maserati's large and sporty luxury sedan. That nameplate has been used since the first Quattroporte was introduced in the 1960s, and the current sixth-generation car debuted for the 2014 model year. Built to be as much of a driver's car as a luxury car, the Quattroporte features powerful twin-turbocharged engines, responsive dynamics, and sumptuous interior trimmings.

For 2020, every Quattroporte gets soft-closing doors, a heated leather and wood steering wheel, and power-operated rear sunshades. Paddle shifters are now available on all Quattroporte S Q4 models; they were previously reserved for GranSport trim only. Driver-assist technologies such as automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control—previously part of an optional package—are now standard. The GT Sport package also becomes available, which adds details like sport-styled bumpers, brake calipers painted red, blue, or black, package-specific 20-inch wheels, and piano black interior trim. A limited-edition GranLusso variant features woven leather seat upholstery.

What's New

  • Soft-closing doors and power-operated rear sunshades now standard
  • Heated steering wheel fitted on all models
  • Numerous active safety and driver-assist features now offered
  • GT Sport package adds sporty styling touches
  • Limited-edition GranLusso variant features woven leather upholstery

What We Think

Despite its ample size and plush appointments, the Maserati Quattroporte is more of a large driver's car than a large luxury sedan.

Our initial experiences in the current sixth-generation Quattroporte took place on an Italian handling circuit, where a professional driver sent the portly 'Porte ricocheting over curbs and flying through the air. It thrilled there, and on real-world roads, where its precise handling, sharp brakes, and powerful engine—accompanied by an addictive exhaust note—were central to the vehicle's exciting driving experience.

The handsomely styled interior places sumptuous materials in key areas, but a few details compromise enjoyment and ease of use. A couple panels are done in hard plastic, but more annoying are the paddle shifters, which block access to the turn signal stalk, and the shifter, which lacked clearly defined detents for selecting the direction of travel.

Although the cabin is a comfortable place to spend time, conveniences and technologies are a bit lacking compared to the latest crop of segment competitors. This isn't to say passengers won't like it, but the absence of opulence like massaging seats, heated armrests, or second-row infotainment screens makes clear that the Quattroporte's mission isn't quite the same as other large luxury sedans.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The Quattroporte's base engine, found on S-badged models, is a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Output measures 424 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque. Standard Quattroporte models are RWD, while Q4 models are AWD. In MotorTrend testing, an earlier, slightly less-powerful (404 hp, 406 lb-ft) RWD Quattroporte S accelerated from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. In EPA testing the RWD Quattroporte S returned 17/24 mpg city/highway, while the AWD Quattroporte S Q4 lost one mpg in each measure.

Choosing the Quattroporte GTS adds a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8, and subsequently a significant increase in output to 523 hp and 524 lb-ft. Again, the engine is joined to an eight-speed automatic, but RWD is the only layout. Maserati estimates a 4.7-second 0-60 mph time, likely a conservative figure. Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 15/22 mpg.


New active safety and driver-assist features could make finding a 2020 model worth your time. The suite now includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring with corrective steering, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, road sign recognition, and automatic high beams. Front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree view parking camera system are also included.

Utility (Cargo Space and Interior Room)

Inside the Quattroporte's trunk, 18.7 cubic feet of cargo volume are available, but larger items can be stored inside thanks to standard 60/40 split-folding second-row seats. Front-row legroom measures 42.1 inches. Rear-seat passengers will find 35.0 inches of legroom.

In the Quattroporte's front row, headroom measures 38.8 inches, while the BMW 7 Series offers 39.9 inches. The Quattroporte has 42.1 inches of legroom up front, against 41.4 inches in the 7 Series. In the Quattroporte's back seats, passengers have 37.7 inches of headroom, less than 38.9 in the 7 Series. Second-row legroom is 35.0 inches in the Maserati, much less than 44.4 inches in the BMW.


The Quattroporte includes an 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, which the driver can control by voice or via a console-mounted control dial. Bluetooth streaming, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and GPS navigation are standard inclusions. One USB port is positioned between the front seats, and an additional USB port is provided for second-row passengers. A 7.0-inch information display is positioned in the gauge cluster. All models feature a 10-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium system is available.

Trim Levels

2020 Maserati Quattroporte S

The base-model Quattroporte features 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a sunroof, and chrome trim. Interior appointments include contrast-stitched leather upholstery for the seating surfaces (which are heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable in the front), a heated leather and wood steering wheel, open-pore wood trim, and a chrome-trimmed analog clock positioned centrally on the dashboard. An 8.4-inch infotainment touchscreen is also standard. Luxurious conveniences include soft-closing doors, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry on all four doors, push-button start, power sunshades for the rear windows, a hands-free power-operated trunk, heated headlight washer sprayers, and a 360-degree-view parking camera system.

The Quattroporte S can also be optioned in GranLusso or GranSport specification. GranLusso models are visually distinguished with 20-inch wheels, chrome front fascia trim, black-painted brake calipers with Maserati script painted in contrasting white, and lower trim painted in body color. The theme continues inside with silk-appointed leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and power-adjustable pedals.

Performance-inspired distinctions on the GranSport model include aggressively styled front and rear bumpers with a black finish, 20-inch wheels, and red-painted brake calipers with white Maserati script. Interior changes include front sport seats, a heated sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, and sport pedals.

2020 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4

Whether in basic, GranLusso, or GranSport specification, Q4-badged models gain AWD and heated rear seats. Content and features are otherwise shared with RWD equivalents.

2020 Maserati Quattroporte GTS

Available only in GranLusso or GranSport specification, the Quattroporte GTS gains a powerful twin-turbo V-8 engine. Otherwise, equipment and appointments are matched to V-6-powered AWD GranLusso and GranSport equivalents.

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