Space & practicality

Maserati Ghibli review

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Maserati Ghibli
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23 Sep 2016 10:01 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:41

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

Two tall adults travelling in the front of a Ghibli are well looked after. There’ll be no complaints about head, shoulder or leg room, and the deep front door pockets and generous cubby under the central armrest make good storage solutions.

The rear seats are a different story, because three adults will be a proper squeeze and even two sitting on the outside seats will find leg room tight if those in the front are six-footers. Furthermore, the Ghibli’s swooping rear window line means a more claustrophobic experience for adults in the back, since it cuts away to the side of their heads. In short, a BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class accommodate their rear passengers much better.

These rivals have better boots, too. The Ghibli’s is slightly smaller on paper and certainly can’t be accessed as easily, because the opening is quite narrow and shallow.

The boot can be opened up by pulling a couple of leather straps on the outer edges of the rear seats and pulling their seatbacks forward. However, the seatbacks don’t lie flat.

 

Maserati Ghibli
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There are 4 trims available for the Ghibli saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
Ribelle Limited Edition
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Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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GHIBLI
All Ghiblis come with a long list of standard equipment, including keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, xenon headlights, a reversing camera and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartp...View trim
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GranSport
As its name suggests, the GranSport upgrade gives the Ghibli sportier looks. Plus, it includes Skyhook adaptive dampers, gearshift paddles behind the steering wheel and racier seats...View trim
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GranLusso
Adding the GranLusso pack brings soft-close doors, 12-way (rather than six-way) electric front seats and electric adjustment for the steering wheel and pedals...View trim
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