2018 Maserati Ghibli

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Key Specs
Our Take
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Key Specs

of the 2018 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

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2018 Maserati Ghibli

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

2018 Maserati Ghibli Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: Maserati's Ghibli mid-size sports sedan competes with 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 2018

Changes include new GranLusso and GranSport trims, adaptive full LED headlights, more power for the higher-output V-6 engine and electrically assisted power steering. 

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Consumer Reviews

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What Drivers Are Saying


2018 Maserati Ghibli SQ4 GranSport Nerissimo

by JRICH916 from Sacramento, California. on August 24, 2018

I absolutely love this vehicle. It is a head turner for sure. It?s luxurious and powerful. 424 horsepower but it?s such a lighter car compared to muscle cars you will find yourself easily beating ... Read full review


Nice car!!!

by Miriam from Las Vegas, nv on August 20, 2018

The car is great!!! I love the navigation system in it all touch screen, has all the luxury features. The car is reliable and nice. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2018 Maserati Ghibli currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 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


  • Dealer Certification Required

    120-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


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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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