The Maserati Ghibli is a true driver's car that offers stunning Italian styling, an athletic stance, and the performance to match both. The Ghibli's 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 shines, even at its most basic, producing 345 horsepower and accelerating Maserati's entry-level sedan to 60 miles per hour in 5.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 166 mph.
First introduced in 1966, the Ghibli name has flitted in and out of the Maserati lineup over the years before returning in 2013 as a sedan. Despite the current car's age, Maserati's changes for 2017 are modest and amount to a few new amenities and a pair of new packages.
What's New for 2017
Maserati updated its infotainment system for 2017, complementing the touchscreen functionality with a dial controller, and adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The new Sport Package adds Maserati's Skyhook adaptive suspension, 20-inch wheels, remote start, a sport steering wheel, and 12-way power sport seats. The Luxury Package gets 19-inch alloys, upgraded leather upholstery, and 12-way power seats.
Choosing Your Maserati Ghibli
All Ghibli's use a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged, Ferrari-built V6 mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. While base models produce 345 hp, both the rear-wheel-drive S and and all-wheel-drive S Q4 models pack 404 ponies – the latter two trims can reach 60 in 4.9 and 4.7 seconds respectively.
Suitably equipped for the business of driving, the Ghibli comes standard with leather upholstery and a Harman Kardon stereo, in case owner's get tired of listening to the sonorous V6 engine. On the safety front, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning are optional extras, as they are on a number of Fiat Chrysler products.
The Ghibli starts at $71,600.
The Ghibli is a beautiful, fun-to-drive luxury/sports sedan. The price to upgrade to the 404-horsepower engine – $5,600 – is reasonable enough at this price point that it's easy to recommend. But be careful with the options and packages, because it's easy to get into trouble with a few of the pricier features.