2017 Maserati Ghibli

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Maserati Ghibli. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    19 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    345-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Racy styling
  • Strong acceleration
  • Interior colors and materials
  • Full-throttle exhaust note
  • Remote start

The Bad

  • Feels heavy
  • Tiny climate-control buttons
  • Cramped rear-seat legroom

Notable Features of the 2017 Maserati Ghibli

  • New multimedia system supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
  • Five-seat sport sedan
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Choice of two V-6 engines
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission standard

2017 Maserati Ghibli Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Maserati's Ghibli midsize sport sedan competes against the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Powered by a choice of twin-turbo V-6 engines, the Ghibli is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2017
A new multimedia system is operated by a rotary controller and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which mirror select smartphone apps on the dashboard screen.
Significant Standard Features

  • 345-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Navigation system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 404-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • Wi-Fi hot spot capability
  • Sport suspension with 10-millimeter-lower ride height, stiffer springs and Koni dual-rate dampers
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Bowers & Wilkins premium stereo

 

Vehicle Overview

What it is: Maserati's Ghibli midsize sport sedan competes against the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Powered by a choice of twin-turbo V-6 engines, the Ghibli is available with rear- or all-wheel drive.
New for 2017
A new multimedia system is operated by a rotary controller and supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which mirror select smartphone apps on the dashboard screen.
Significant Standard Features

  • 345-horsepower, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Seats five
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Navigation system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 404-hp, twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6
  • All-wheel drive
  • Wi-Fi hot spot capability
  • Sport suspension with 10-millimeter-lower ride height, stiffer springs and Koni dual-rate dampers
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Bowers & Wilkins premium stereo

 


Latest 2017 Ghibli Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Appreciating it more through the years

by August Aegean from Santa Rosa Beach, FL on August 11, 2018

Initially it was one of the few cars in the mid to upper level range that had room for five. A Bentley Continental GT cannot seat five people because it lacks the third seat belt in the rear. Compared ... Read full review

(5.0)

Italian Beauty

by Friz Pix from El Sobrante, California on March 4, 2018

We are truck people that wanted a luxury car for weekend getaways, so we researched most German, Japanese, American luxury cars with a $60k+ price point, and soon discovered all the cars out there ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Maserati Ghibli currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Maserati Ghibli has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by Maserati
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    2014-18 Ghibli, Gran Tursimo, Levante and Quattroporte models; dependent on service record

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Remainder of orginal warranty plus 2 years/unlimited mileage

  • Powertrain warranty

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    120-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Ghibli received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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