Now entering its second season, the Ghibli is yet another coupe-styled four-door occupying the higher end of the luxury market. While it's not the first Maserati with an extra set of doors, the Ghibli breaks new ground in terms of price ($67,000 to start), which makes it an accessible dream car for long-time admirers of the brand.
What's New for 2015
The Ghibli gets equipment and trim updates, including standard navigation.
Choosing Your Maserati Ghibli
The Ghibli shares its engine and several body components with the larger, more expensive Quattroporte. Surprisingly, the luxurious interior is as spacious as any midsize family sedan -- although the middle rear passenger will have to straddle a formidable transmission tunnel -- and trunk space rates a solid A. The turbocharged 3-liter V6 achieves generates 345 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission with optional shift paddles. All-wheel drive models get a massaged version of the V6 that delivers 404 horsepower.
The Ghibli comes in Base (rear-drive) and S Q4 (all-wheel drive) trims:
Features a leather interior with power front seats, keyless ignition, a 8.4-inch touchscreen display, navigation and an eight- speaker sound system with satellite radio. You also get bi-xenon headlamps, a rearview camera and 18- or 19-inch wheels. Most buyers will want to add the Touring package, which gets you a sunroof, additional seat adjustments, driver memory, Bluetooth phone, auto-dimming mirrors and a power-adjustable steering column.
The available Premium package includes heated front seats, remote start, adaptive headlamps, front and rear parking parking sensors and power-adjustable pedals. For frigid climates, there's the Cold Weather package with a heated rear seat and a heated steering wheel with wood trim. An enhanced navigation system and a 10-speaker premium audio setup are part of the Technology package. The Executive package offers natural leather seats, velour carpeting and your choice of wood or carbon interior trims. A Plus version of the same adds ventilated front seats.
The Sport package equips the Ghibli with specific 19-, 20- or 21-inch wheels, paddle shifters and an extended leather interior. The priciest addition is the Technology Plus package, which bundles the upgraded navigation system with a ultra-premium Bowers and Wilkins sound system.