2012 Maserati Quattroporte

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Key Specs

of the 2012 Maserati Quattroporte. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    15 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    425-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Performance potential
  • Passenger space
  • Amenities
  • Exclusivity

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Price
  • Limited dealer network

Notable Features of the 2012 Maserati Quattroporte

  • Designed by Pininfarina
  • Standard V-8 engine, rear-wheel drive
  • High-performance Sport GT S variant

2012 Maserati Quattroporte Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size four-door luxury sedan. Designed by Italy's Pininfarina design studio, the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte is available in standard S form or as a Sport GT S model. The Quattroporte competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

New for 2012
The base sedan and its 400-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 have been discontinued, leaving the S and Sport GT S with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine.

Exterior
Maserati styling cues include a long hood and trident badging. The grille features prominently spaced bars, and LED daytime running lights run along the bottom of the headlamp clusters. The taillamps also have LED treatments. Exterior features include:

  • 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Auto-dimming power heated side mirrors
  • Chrome-plated grille and exhaust
  • Adaptive headlamps
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Sport GT S has larger air intakes

Interior
Five people can fit inside the luxurious Quattroporte, where handcrafted leather complements the premium wood trim. Interior features include:

  • Real wood and chrome accents
  • Optional Alcantara simulated-suede headliner
  • Heated front seats standard; heated rear seats optional
  • Automatic dual-zone air conditioning
  • Refrigerated cool box
  • Sport GT S has TitanTex accents — aluminum-coated fabric made from titanium fibers

Under the Hood
The Quattroporte is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 that makes 425 hp in the S model and 433 hp in the Sport GT S. Both team with a six-speed automatic tr...

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Maserati Quattroporte is a full-size four-door luxury sedan. Designed by Italy's Pininfarina design studio, the rear-wheel-drive Quattroporte is available in standard S form or as a Sport GT S model. The Quattroporte competes with the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

New for 2012
The base sedan and its 400-horsepower, 4.2-liter V-8 have been discontinued, leaving the S and Sport GT S with a 4.7-liter V-8 engine.

Exterior
Maserati styling cues include a long hood and trident badging. The grille features prominently spaced bars, and LED daytime running lights run along the bottom of the headlamp clusters. The taillamps also have LED treatments. Exterior features include:

  • 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Auto-dimming power heated side mirrors
  • Chrome-plated grille and exhaust
  • Adaptive headlamps
  • Automatic windshield wipers
  • Sport GT S has larger air intakes

Interior
Five people can fit inside the luxurious Quattroporte, where handcrafted leather complements the premium wood trim. Interior features include:

  • Real wood and chrome accents
  • Optional Alcantara simulated-suede headliner
  • Heated front seats standard; heated rear seats optional
  • Automatic dual-zone air conditioning
  • Refrigerated cool box
  • Sport GT S has TitanTex accents — aluminum-coated fabric made from titanium fibers

Under the Hood
The Quattroporte is powered by a 4.7-liter V-8 that makes 425 hp in the S model and 433 hp in the Sport GT S. Both team with a six-speed automatic transmission that allows manual shifts using paddles on the steering column.

The Quattroporte S has Brembo-brand brakes and a Skyhook sport suspension, which features various damping settings. The Quattroporte S can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a little over 5 seconds, while the Quattroporte Sport GT S takes around 5 seconds flat. Mechanical features include:

  • 425-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 361 pounds-feet of torque (S)
  • 433-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 with 361 pounds-feet of torque (Sport GT S)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Performance transmission tuning with launch control (Sport GT S)

Safety
Safety features include:

  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best car I owned in a long time

by VJL from Sandwich ma on November 16, 2017

Very classy and such a smooth car to drive I feel awesom when I’m in this car very sheek and love the sound when I start it up and it has such power behind it!!!! Read full review

(5.0)

The Four-Door FERRARI

by MaseratiBoi from Fairfield, Connecticut on June 20, 2017

When it comes to luxury exotic sedans, there are just a few examples that come to mind - Bentley's Flying Spur, Aston Martin Rapide, but those cost well over $200K. Then there's the undeniably Italian ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2012 Maserati Quattroporte currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2012 Maserati Quattroporte 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 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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