The newest iteration of the Maserati Ghibli still exudes an Italian brand of beauty with its looks. Though don’t let its eye-catching looks deceive you, it delivers a hefty amount of power for a mid-sized luxury sedan. A powerful engine and a chassis that’s designed for speed helps it to deliver the fun and thrills whenever you get behind the wheel.
The Maserati Ghibli has replaced its base model with a new trim: The GT. It comes equipped with a wider array of standard equipment and features, as well as coming in with a $4,000 higher price tag compared to the previous generation. This new GT also comes with an engine that delivers high performance marks all across the board, a worthy replacement to the base Ghibli.
The 2022 model of the Maserati Ghibli will be coming on 4 trims: The GT, Modena, Modena Q4, and the Trofeo. The starting MSRP for the Ghibli GT, the standard model, is at $78,000*. The higher tier Ghibli Modena and Modena Q4 have starting MSRPs of $82,700* and $85,300* respectively. The Trofeo, being the highest trim level available, has an asking price of around $112,700*.
The standard engine choice for the 2022 Ghibli is a Twin-turbocharged 3.0-Liter V6 engine that produces 345 horsepower and a torque output of 369 pounds-feet. The Modena and Modena Q4 models add more power, bringing it up to 424 horsepower and 428 pounds-feet of torque. The Trofeo does things a little bit differently with its 3.8-Liter Twin-turbocharged V8 engine, enabling it to reach 580 horsepower and 538 pounds-feet of torque. The power of the Ghibli’s engine is routed to the rear wheels for all models but the Q4, which runs with an all-wheel drive setup. Both engines use an 8-speed AT transmission. The Ghibli GT is capable of running 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. The Trofeo, on the other hand, improves on this further with 3.7 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. It also comes with a Launch Control electronic aid that helps by enabling a faster throttle response and smoother shifting.
It comes with several driving modes which adjust the performance according to different variables: Auto Normal, Auto Sport, Manual Normal, Manual Sport, and the Increased Control & Efficiency mode or “I.C.E”. The Trofeo carries an extra Corsa mode, which improves more on its speed and acceleration. Handling the Ghibli is a nice affair, feeling a bit playful with the throttle down on straightaways. However, it still keeps a refined profile that keeps it in the running for one of the best sport sedans on the market today.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
The Ghibli’s removal of its four-cylinder model makes it EPA ratings a bit worse when compared to its competition. The models running on rear-wheel drive setups have earned EPA ratings of 17 MPG/City and 24 MPG/Highway. The V8 Trofeo scored ratings of 13 MPG/City and 20 MPG/Highway, a far cry from the marks of its V6 counterparts. More information on this vehicle’s fuel efficiency and economy can be found on the EPA’s official site, as well as other sources online.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of the Maserati Ghibli is much less luxurious than its rivals on the market. Some elements of the cabin are sourced from different vehicles in Stellantis’ lineup, which is the mother company of Maserati. Although some elements seem to be lifted directly from other cars, buyers can still go for a variety of different customization options. Stitched Zegna leather and silk seats are available, as well as faux-suede headliners and even a leather and wood steering wheel. Its cargo space is significantly larger than other sports sedans, especially when it comes to rear storage.
The Infotainment system of the Ghibli is run through the Maserati Intelligent Assistant, powered by the Android Automotive OS. It is installed upon a frameless 10.1-inch touchscreen and is also compatible with the Maserati Connect app. This allows you to keep a close watch on alerts, service schedules, and even the navigation system of the Ghibli. It also comes with access to features from Amazon Alexa, as well as Wi-Fi hotspot capabilities. The rear seats can be outfitted with an illuminated storage area, USB ports, and a 12-volt outlet for use by passenger sitting there. Power adjustable foot pedals also come as an optional package, along with many others that buyers can choose to enhance their experience.
The sound system of the Maserati Ghibli comes standard with an 8-speaker audio setup. Music lovers and audiophiles can go for packages that enhance the sound system of the Ghibli, such as the Harman Kardon Premium Audio System. Exclusively designed for the vehicle’s proportions, it uses a 10-speaker setup that’s supplemented by a 900-watt amplifier. 12 channels are used to attain a good amount of balance with the sound, with a high-performance subwoofer used for lower-end frequencies and sounds.
It can be upgraded to a Bowers & Wilkins Surround Sound System, deploying 15 speakers and wooers that were manufactured from aramid fiber. A 1280-watt amplifier helps to adjust the sound and create a wonderful listening experience. All audio systems come integrated with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and Bluetooth compatibility.
The 2022 Maserati Ghibli comes with a wide array of driver-assistance features and technology, most of them being standard. The safety suite includes automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning systems, lane-keeping assist, an adaptive cruise control, and even a semi-autonomous driving mode that comes with it.
Maserati offers a similar warranty plan as those of its rivals, though we would definitely like if they included a complimentary scheduled maintenance plan to it. This, however, has been omitted from the standard package. The Limited warranty coverage spans for 4 years or for the first 50,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty coves a similar amount of time, 4 years or the first 50,000 miles.