Maserati, as an automobile company, can trace its roots back to 1914, when the four Maserati brothers founded the company. They quickly made a name for themselves by building some of the fastest and most successful racing cars of the time.
In 1926, Maserati began building road cars in addition to racing cars. This helped establish the brand as one of the world’s leading car manufacturers. In its 107-year history, Maserati has created some of the most successful racing cars ever, as well as some of the most attractive sports cars and GTs.
Today, Maserati is part of the huge Stellantis group of cars and sells high-performance sedans and SUVs. They are small manufacturers and make a small number of cars each year. If you’re interested in the brand and want to see what it has to offer, here’s a brief rundown of every model you can buy in 2022.
2022 Maserati Ghibli
Maserati has always called its cars exotic winds. The Ghibli sedan follows that convention and gets its name from the hot, dry southwest winds of the Libyan desert.
The Ghibli comes in four models, starting with the GT ($78,000), Modena ($82,700), Modena Q4 ($85,300), and Trofeo ($112,700). The GT, Modena, and Modena GT have a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 345 horsepower in the GT and 424 horsepower in the Modena and Modena Q4. The Trofeo gets you a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged Ferrari-derived V8 with 580 horsepower and a top speed of 203 mph.
The Modena Q4 adds all-wheel drive while the other trims are exclusive to rear-wheel drive.
Luxury abounds, and the interior has an old-school feel. Analog scales combine with a 10.1-inch touchscreen and copious amounts of carbon fiber on the Trofeo.
2022 Maserati Levante
Levante is the name of the warm easterly wind that blows from southern France to the Strait of Gibraltar in the Mediterranean Sea. For 2022, the Levantanti is the only SUV built by Maserati, and it shares a platform with the Ghibli and Quattroporte. Thanks to being part of the Stellantis Group, the Levante also shares some components with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep owners will undoubtedly recognize some of the switches and buttons on the Levante.
Like the Ghibli, four models are available. The GT ($81,200) is the base model followed by the Modena ($92,200), the Modena S ($117,500) and the Trofeo ($155,200). The GT and Modena models feature a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces 345 and 424 horsepower, respectively. The Modena S and Trofeo models get a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8 with 550 and 580 horsepower, respectively. All models are equipped with a standard all-wheel drive system.
Compared to other SUVs, the Levantanti is designed and built for spirited driving. Its ergonomics, driving position, and performance favor those who enjoy a good twisty road. Despite the Jeep’s key gear, the Levante has a style and presence that other SUVs in this class can’t match.
2022 Maserati Quattroporte
Unlike Ghibli and Levante, the Quattroporte is not named after an exotic wind. In fact, the Quattroporte means “four doors”. Despite the non-fictional name, the Quattroporte is a stunning performance full-size luxury sedan.
Four models are available and follow the same Ghibli formula. GT ($98,400), Modena ($108,200), Modena Q4 ($112,700), and Trofeo ($145,900). The GT, Modena, and Modena GT have a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that produces 345 horsepower in the GT and 424 horsepower in the Modena and Modena Q4. The Trofeo hood gives you a Ferrari-derived 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 with 580 horsepower. Since the Quattroporte is larger than the Ghibli, acceleration is slower but only a few tenths of a second.
Luxurious materials, luxury and performance are standard on the Quattroporte. Nothing on the road quite like a big Maserati. And driving a car is the equivalent of wearing a well-designed Armani suit. You will look and feel like a million bucks when you get behind the wheel.
2022 Maserati MC20
The MC20 is Maserati’s latest and only true sports car on display. Powered by a 621-hp 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, Maserati claims a 0-60 mph sprint in less than 2.9 seconds and a top speed of more than 202 mph.
The MC20 is also nearly infinitely customizable, with colors, options and customization that make each car unique. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of carbon fiber, and the interior combines high-tech features with Italian style.
Prices start at $215,995 and go up from there depending on how you select it. The first production run is already sold out, so if you need a new MC20, you may not be so lucky.
Should you consider a Maserati for your next car?
The simple answer is yes. The best thing about a Maserati is that it’s not BMW, Mercedes or Audi. It’s stylish and unique, and thanks to its relationship with Ferrari, it has some of the best engines on the market.
However, it is important to remember that these are low-profile, high-performance Italian cars. Expect maintenance and insurance costs to be high. Reliability has never been a strong suit for Italian cars, and Maseratis generally suffers in this department. But when your sedan or super SUV is working, nothing will make you feel good or put a big smile on your face.
For the simple reason that a Maserati makes you feel good, it should be on your contender list if you’re shopping for a high-end luxury car.
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