The 2021 Maserati Ghibli lineup gains a Trofeo model with twin-turbocharged V8 power. All models carry an updated infotainment system with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a voice-activated virtual assistant, and an available wireless charging pad.
The Ghibli debuted in 2013 and has received mostly detail changes since then.
Choosing Your Maserati Ghibli
The Ghibli comes in three trim levels: Ghibli, S, and Trofeo. Pricing starts at $74,390 including destination for the base model and climbs to $109,890 for the Trofeo.
The Ghibli is powered by a twin-turbo V6, while the Ghibli S receives a high-output version of the same engine. A twin-turbo V8 is reserved for the Trofeo.
|Engine Type||Trim Level||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||Ghibli||345 hp||369 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|3.0L Twin-Turbo V6||Ghibli S||424 hp||406 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|3.8L Twin-Turbo V8||Trofeo||580 hp||538 lb-ft||16 mpg|
All models come standard with rear-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission. The S can be equipped with all-wheel drive for $2,500.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Maserati Ghibli is a midsize sedan with room for five passengers, but only in a pinch. The rear seat contours and long center console suggest this is better used as a four-seater. Truck space, however, is excellent at 17.66 cubic feet.
Standard safety technology includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and front and rear parking sensors.
The $1,700 Driver Assistance Package for the Ghibli and S adds adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, a surround-view camera, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning. These features are standard on the Trofeo, as well as the Granlusso and Gransport equipment groups available on the Ghibli and S.
The Ghibli starts out with a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen, navigation, eight audio speakers, satellite radio, two USB ports, and Apple Car Play and Android Auto compatibility.
The base Ghibli and S can get a 10-speaker Harman Kardon system ($1,100) and wireless device charging ($250) as standalone options. These features are standard on the Trofeo.
A 15-speaker Bowers and Wilkins surround sound audio system is available on Granlusso, Gransport, and Trofeo models for $2,100. They are also eligible for a rear center armrest with illuminated storage, a 12-volt outlet, and a USB port for a bargain of $140.
The Ghibli comes thoroughly equipped with features like heated and 12-way power front seats with driver memory, a sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, and 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The $700 Climate Package provides heated rear seats, a power rear sunshade, and heated windshield washer nozzles. There's also a GT Sport Package ($3,490) with 20-inch dark wheels, black front and rear fascia trim, gloss red brake calipers, and piano-black wood trim inside.
The Granlusso features exclusive leather and silk upholstery, adaptive LED headlights, ventilated front seats, a heated wood-trimmed steering wheel, chrome grille trim, and gloss black brake calipers. The Gransport combines the design elements of the GT Sport Package with the Granlusso equipment upgrades, and then adds a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, front sport seats, and a heated sport steering with paddle shifters. Both start at $81,890.
The S receives the 424-horsepower V6 and a few additional features – air-conditioned console storage, auto-dimming side mirrors, and an analog Maserati clock.
The S also comes in Granlusso and Gransport trims, both priced from $86,190.
The new Trofeo packs the twin-turbo V8 engine, plus a limited-slip rear differential, launch control, and a track driving mode.
The 2021 Maserati Ghibli S delivers performance worthy of the brand without going bonkers on power or price. It's our pick for anything less than competitive track driving.