The 2022 Maserati Quattroporte brings brass to the full-size luxury sedan segment that certainly stands out. Rival sedans such as the Audi A8, the BMW 7-series, and the Mercedes-Benz S-class offer more comfort and convenience features, but the Maserati brings the heat with a trio of turbocharged powertrains designed to woo enthusiast drivers. A 345-hp V-6 is standard, but a 424-hp version of that engine delivers more fun and the top-spec Trofeo comes with a thundering 580-hp V-8. Buyers will find several options to make the Quattroporte their own, including myriad interior trimmings and appearance packages.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Two twin-turbo engines are available—a 3.0-liter V-6 and a 3.8-liter V-8—and both sing lovely operatic tunes when hustled. Neither one will have buyers wishing for more passing power. The GT is powered by a 345-hp version of the V-6, while going for the Modena boosts that engine’s power to 424 horses. An eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional, but only on the Modena trim. The Trofeo model comes exclusively with a 580-hp twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 engine that we’d love to test-drive.
We last tested a V-8 Quattroporte back in 2014, and that test car blasted to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds. We expect the Trofeo model will be even quicker. The Quattroporte rewards enthusiast drivers with a firm suspension, agile handling, and well-weighted steering that’s both direct and communicative. The Q4 all-wheel-drive system, however, should only be on your radar if significant annual snowfall also is. Its retrograde calibration makes for significant drag and binding, as well as a decidedly nonluxury experience in non-hazardous conditions.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
Neither of the 2022 Maserati Quattroporte‘s available powertrains are particularly fuel efficient, but the rear-wheel-drive model with the twin-turbo V-6 is the most economical choice. Its EPA fuel-economy estimates are 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. Going with the all-wheel-drive setup reduces each of those numbers by 1 mpg, while the V-8–powered Trofeo model’s estimates are 2 mpg lower across the board. We haven’t had the chance to put a Quattroporte model through our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test, so we can’t be sure that these EPA ratings will hold up in the real world. For more information about the Quattroporte’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Soft leather, Ermenegildo Zegna silk, real carbon fiber, genuine wood, and nicely finished metal accents look and feel fantastic, but in the 2022 Quattroporte’s cabin, they’re mingled with cheaper plastic bits and switchgear lifted straight out of the Chrysler parts catalog (Maserati is owned by Chrysler’s parent company, Stellantis). This Italian sedan is priced against the German mainstay luxury brands’ flagships, but the Quattroporte’s interior is snugger than what you’d find in those full-sizers; it’s closer to mid-size offerings such as the Audi A6, BMW 5-series, and Mercedes-Benz E-class.
The Executive Rear Seats package includes reclining chairs in the back, but that configuration seems like a move intended only for spec-sheet parity with the Germans. With average-size adults front and rear, there’s insufficient room for reclining. But the package does include heating and ventilation for the rear seats as well as another set of climate controls and a fixed center console creating a DMZ for elbow contact. The trunk, too, could be roomier, considering that those who can afford the Quattroporte’s starting price aren’t likely to pack light.
Infotainment and Connectivity
The 2022 Maserati Quattroporte‘s infotainment system is based on Google’s Android Automotive platform. The interface is projected to a 10.1-inch touchscreen and features a voice-activated virtual assistant. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features are standard and buyers can upgrade the stereo to either a 10-speaker Harman/Kardon setup or a 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Maserati offers quite a few driver-assistance features on the Quattroporte and many of them are standard. For more information about the Quattroporte’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.