Within the automotive world, some automobile brands are synonymous with luxury, speed, and exclusivity; Maserati is one of those brands.
The full-size Italian Stallion sedan competes with other executive style automobiles such as the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7 series, and Audi A8. however, the performance-luxury sedan commonly demands more respect than its competitors simply for being a Maserati. That said, the flagship Italian automobile has some mixed reviews from consumers and automobile experts alike.
The initial allure of driving a Quattroporte is commonly what draws consumers to the iconic sedan. Aside from its aggressive demeanor and luxury branding, what else do consumers have to say about the executive style sedan? The most commonly noted desirable feature is simply the overall performance of the automobile.
What’s good about the Quattroporte
The Italian sedan offers two engine options depending on trim packages. The engine choices include a twin-turbo V6 with just over 420 horsepower, or a twin-turbo V8 with just over 520 horsepower. Both engine options boast good consumer feedback with responsive and aggressive throttle control. The beefy exhaust note created by either engine is loved by motorheads, and turns heads of nearly every passerby!
Consumers also love the stiff, racecar-like suspension offering well-weighted handling. There is also an opportunity for a rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive option depending on package selection. Generally, consumers agree that the QuattroPorte is a well-rounded performance-based luxury sedan for a daily driver.
With good, comes some bad. Of course, there are some consumer critiques to take into consideration when determining if you should buy the 2021 Quattroporte. At the end of the day, the 2020 model is a Chrysler product. Some consumers note that some interior parts within the Quattroporte can be found on other Chrysler vehicles. For example, the knobs and switches found throughout the car can be found on almost any other Chrysler vehicle from a $15,000 Dodge Dart, to a $40,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some argue that sharing parts with other Chrysler products pulls some exclusivity away from being a Maserati.
Another determining factor to consider when purchasing a Quattroporte is the absurd deprecation in the first 3-4 years of ownership. A Quattroporte with a sticker price circa $140,000 will likely see a declined in value of $30,000-$40,000 in the next 3 to 4 years.
Most experts agree with consumers in regards to the general highs, lows, and overall value of the 2021 model. Automotive experts believe if you have deep pockets, don’t mind the depreciation or the few standard Chrysler parts, but also want an iconic, respect-demanding luxury-performance sedan with different engine options and trim packages, then the 2021 Maserati Quattroporte is for you.