2018 Maserati Quattroporte vs. Porsche Panamera vs Jaguar XJL
Debuting in 1963 as the world’s first luxury sports sedan, the Maserati Quattroporte has set the benchmark for sport-focused refinement for decades. Today, you can experience the same passion for race-bred performance paired with unrivaled luxury inside the 2018 Maserati Quattroporte. Assembled at the Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy, the Quattroporte offers potent powertrains including both V6 and V8 variants.
In order to help illustrate why the Maserati Quattroporte is a great choice for the most discerning drivers, Maserati Louisville has assembled this useful comparison guide. Two challengers, the Porshe Panamera and Jaguar XJL, will go up against the Quattroporte. Let’s find out which will emerge with the victory.
Maserati Quattroporte vs Porsche Panamera
|2018 Maserati Quattroporte S||VS||2018 Porsche Panamera RWD|
|3.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V6 ✓||Engine||3.0-Liter Turbocharged V6|
|428 lb-ft ✓||Torque||331 lb-ft|
|179 MPH||Top Speed||164 MPH|
|5.0 seconds ✓||0-60 MPH Time||5.4 seconds|
|Standard ✓||Speed-Sensitive Power Steering||Optional|
|5 ✓||Seating Capacity||4|
For consistency purposes, we’ll compare base trim levels of the Maserati Quattroporte and Porsche Panamera. Although the Porsche brand has a heritage of building impressive sports cars, it’s Maserati which holds the advantage when it comes to performance in this comparison. Driving a Quattroporte instead of a Panamera means that you’ll enjoy 96 greater horsepower along with 97 more lb-ft of torque.
While these performance figures sound good on paper, you might be curious about how they translate when both vehicles are taken to the race track. Not only is the Quattroporte quicker from 0 to 60 MPH, it’s also capable of achieving a higher top speed than the Porsche Panamera.
Speed-sensitive power steering is helpful in high-speed maneuvers where precision inputs can make the difference between hitting the apex of the corner and running off the track. It’s also great in crowded parking lots when trying to squeeze into a tight parking space. This impressive feature is included as standard on the Quattroporte while Porsche buyers must select it as a pricey option. One final benefit of driving a Maserati Quattroporte is that you’ll have room to carry up to 5 occupants, compared to just 4 inside the Porsche Panamera.
Maserati Quattroporte vs Jaguar XJL
|2018 Maserati Quattroporte S||VS||2018 Jaguar XJL Portfolio RWD|
|3.0-Liter Twin-Turbo V6 ✓||Engine||3.0-Liter Supercharged V6|
|428 lb-ft ✓||Torque||332 lb-ft|
|5.0 seconds||0-60 MPH Time||5.7 seconds|
|179 MPH ✓||Top Speed||121 MPH|
|Performance All-Season ✓||Tire Type||All-Season|
|38.7 feet ✓||Turning Circle||40.4 feet|
|Standard ✓||Real-Time Traffic Information||Not Available|
|18.7 cubic feet ✓||Maximum Cargo Volume||15.2 cubic feet|
The next rival to face off against the Maserati Quattroporte is the Jaguar XJL. The track-inspired performance of the Quattroporte once again prevails over the supercharged power of the Jaguar XJL. Despite their equally-sized 3.0-liter V6 engines, the obvious choice for drivers craving maximum performance from their luxury sedan is the Maserati Quattroporte.
You’ll experience exhilaration from 424 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque from the twin-turbo V6 found underneath the hood of the Quattroporte. It’s also 0.7 seconds faster from 0 to 60 MPH than the Jaguar XJL. The XJL tops out at 121 MPH while the Quattroporte can hit 179 MPH as its top speed.
The Quattroporte comes equipped with performance all-season tires designed to deliver uncompromised handling and grip when you need it most. The XJL comes with regular all-season tires. A smaller turning radius on the Quattroporte makes it much easier to maneuver in tight spaces such as a congested parking lot.
Standard real-time traffic information helps you arrive at your destination and stay ahead of traffic jams. This useful feature is not available on the Jaguar XJL. Despite its extended wheelbase, the XJL actually offers 3.5 cubic feet less cargo capacity than the Maserati Quattroporte.
Winner – Maserati Quattroporte
The results have been tallied and it’s time to announce the winner. If you hadn’t noticed already, the competition simply cannot compete with the exhilarating performance, premium standard features, track-focused response, and iconic Italian craftsmanship found on the Maserati Quattroporte. If you’re ready to experience all that the Quattroporte has to offer, our team of Maserati experts are standing by to answer your questions here at Maserati Louisville.