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2006 Maserati Quattroporte

$10,325 — $26,537 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
13 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.3) 7 reviews

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Passenger space
  • Elegant amenities
  • Exclusivity

The Bad

  • Fuel economy

What to Know

about the 2006 Maserati Quattroporte
  • 394-hp V-8
  • DuoSelect transmission
  • Designed by Pininfarina
  • Side-curtain airbags

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
For the 2005 model year, Maserati introduced a full-size four-door luxury sedan called the Quattroporte. Designed by Pininfarina, the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte competes against the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The Quattroporte has Brembo all-disc brakes and a Skyhook automatic-damping suspension. A 394-horsepower V-8 engine works with Maserati's DuoSelect sequential manual transmission, which can be shifted using paddles mounted on the steering column. Maserati says the Quattroporte can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a swift 5.2 seconds. For optimum weight distribution, the engine sits aft of the front axle and drives a rear-mounted transmission.

At the Frankfurt auto show in September 2005, Maserati displayed two new versions of the Quattroporte: an Executive GT and a Sport GT. The Executive GT has polished 19-inch wheels and heated, ventilated and massaging rear seats. Stowable rear tables and a wood and leather steering wheel also are installed.

The Sport GT features 20-inch wheels, carbon fiber trim, racing pedals, and a black grille and side air vents. Maserati's Skyhook suspension system has been modified for use in the Sport GT, and a sport exhaust system is installed.


Exterior
Maserati refers to the sleek Quattroporte as "contemporary Italian art." Recognizable Maserati styling cues include its long hood, prominent grille and headlights, and the classic Trident emblem on the windowless C-pillars. Low-slung front fenders...
Vehicle Overview
For the 2005 model year, Maserati introduced a full-size four-door luxury sedan called the Quattroporte. Designed by Pininfarina, the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte competes against the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

The Quattroporte has Brembo all-disc brakes and a Skyhook automatic-damping suspension. A 394-horsepower V-8 engine works with Maserati's DuoSelect sequential manual transmission, which can be shifted using paddles mounted on the steering column. Maserati says the Quattroporte can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a swift 5.2 seconds. For optimum weight distribution, the engine sits aft of the front axle and drives a rear-mounted transmission.

At the Frankfurt auto show in September 2005, Maserati displayed two new versions of the Quattroporte: an Executive GT and a Sport GT. The Executive GT has polished 19-inch wheels and heated, ventilated and massaging rear seats. Stowable rear tables and a wood and leather steering wheel also are installed.

The Sport GT features 20-inch wheels, carbon fiber trim, racing pedals, and a black grille and side air vents. Maserati's Skyhook suspension system has been modified for use in the Sport GT, and a sport exhaust system is installed.


Exterior
Maserati refers to the sleek Quattroporte as "contemporary Italian art." Recognizable Maserati styling cues include its long hood, prominent grille and headlights, and the classic Trident emblem on the windowless C-pillars. Low-slung front fenders, short front overhangs, a swept-back profile, a high belt line and a steeply raked windshield also help establish what the company calls an "authoritative persona [and] predatory appearance."

A broad horizontal-bar grille also contains Maserati's Trident badge. The headlights sit slightly back, and a wide air intake is installed below the grille. Three portholes adorn each front fender. Standard wheels measure 18 inches in diameter. Built on a relatively long 120.6-inch wheelbase, the Quattroporte is 198.9 inches long overall and 56.6 inches tall.


Interior
Five people can luxuriate inside the Quattroporte, where premium wood is complemented by handcrafted leather. Rosewood is standard, but buyers can specify mahogany, burl walnut, a titanium-style trim or piano black finish.

Standard features include a 14-way power driver's seat with a memory feature, power rear seats, a power rear sunshade and a cooled compartment in the front armrest. Touching a button in the center rear armrest moves the front passenger seat forward, supplying additional legroom. The Bosch-Blaupunkt Multi Media System includes a navigation system, Bose stereo and TV tuner.


Under the Hood
The Quattroporte's 4.2-liter V-8 engine generates 394 hp and 333 pounds-feet of torque. The six-speed sequential manual transmission can be shifted using paddles mounted on the steering column. A Low Grip mode is included for driving in poor weather conditions.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes, the Maserati Stability Program, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain-type airbags are standard.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
7 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(4.0)
(5.0)

maserati quattraporte

by drewstang from Schererville on April 7, 2017

smooth ride, shifts like a true manual, comfort style, speed, fun, head turning nuff said....maserati Read full review

(5.0)

great car like no other

by jowe from newport ca on January 26, 2012

great car like no other on the street ... it turns faces and gets lots of girls. i will recommend to buy if like fast cars Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Maserati Quattroporte currently has 3 recalls


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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 Quattroporte 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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