2018 Porsche Panamera vs. 2018 Maserati Quattroporte

The 2018 Porsche Panamera has received praise for its exceptional performance, handling, and interior comforts, while the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte is also a beast when it comes to raw power, maneuverability and luxury. This has left many wondering which of the two cars is best?

Design & Style

Both of these automobiles are gorgeous, both in the interior and exterior. The Maserati has a well-defined grille, with the brand’s logo centered in front with sides that are smooth. The Porsche Panamera maintains that “look” which all Porsches share, yet manages to distinguish itself with is sleek side profile and headlights. Each vehicle has state of the art trim, with comfortable leather seating and polished dashboards.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche Panamera has the edge in fuel economy, at 21 mpg versus only 16 mpg for the Maserati. However, the Quattroporte seats more, with a maximum passenger capacity of 5 versus only 4 for the Porsche. Both vehicles come with a standard four-wheel anti-brake system, yet the Porsche has greater capacity in its fuel tank at 23.7 gallons versus 21.1 gallons for the Maserati. The weight of both vehicles is close, at 4001 pounds for the Porsche Panamera and 4101 pounds for the Maserati. Each vehicle uses rack pinion steering, and the front and back wheels of both are made with aluminum.  Each vehicle has passed its safety tests with flying colors and is street legal.


Both of these vehicles use the same type of engine, which is a direct gasoline injection system. They both also use a Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V6. This gives both vehicles incredible performance with the ability to go from zero to sixty in under 6 seconds. However, the engine housed within the Maserati Quattroporte produces 428 horsepower at 1750 rpm while the engine within the Porsche Panamera produces 331 horsepower at 1340 rpm. This gives the Maserati an advantage in power and performance.

The Bottom Line

The Maserati Quattroporte, despite having one extra seat and greater horsepower, sacrifices its fuel efficiency and mpg, which the Porsche Panamera has in greater abundance. Also, the Maserati costs more, but those who have been lucky enough to test drive both vehicles haven’t noticed a substantial difference in power, acceleration or handling, not to mention interior comfort. Therefore, the extra seat and horsepower provided by the Maserati is simply not enough to justify the higher cost, which means that the Porsche Panamera is the winner, as it does not sacrifice fuel efficiency for performance; it is well balanced in both.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche Panamera offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche Panamera test drive appointment in advance.

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