Maserati Ghibli and Ghibli S Q4 Comparison

Maserati Ghibli and Ghibli S Q4 Comparison In a world of business-like conformity, the Maserati Ghibli offers a refreshingly seductive design paired with a bold, yet graceful stance. Drivers will experience the refinement of a smooth ride paired with razor-sharp, coupe-like handing. Whatever your choice, whatever your ambition, the Maserati Ghibli always has a uniquely inspirational answer.

What’s the difference between the Ghibli and Ghibli S Q4?

Both the 2018 Maserati Ghibli and 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 offer unmistakably Italian styling blended with breathtaking performance. While both of these models share many similarities, there are a few key distinctions between the two that are worth considering. Maserati Louisville has assembled this comparison chart to help highlight the differences between the Ghibli and Ghibli S Q4.

Ghibli Ghibli Q4
2018 Maserati Ghibli Base VS 2018 Maserati Ghibli S Q4
$73,780 Starting MSRP $81,250
V6 Engine Layout V6
RWD Drivetrain AWD
345 HP Horsepower 424 HP
369 lb-ft Torque 406 lb-ft
5.5 seconds 0-60 Acceleration 4.7 seconds
166 MPH Top Speed 178 MPH
Optional Extended Leather Surfaces Standard
2018 Maserati Ghibli
Comparing starting MSRPs for both vehicles, the Ghibli S Q4 holds a $7,470 price premium over the base Ghibli. While both offer a V6 engine layout, the key distinction between the two comes in the drivetrain. While the base Ghibli comes standard with rear-wheel drive, the Ghibli S Q4 comes standard with the Q4 all-wheel-drive system. In normal conditions, Q4 sends all torque to the rear wheels, for perfectly balanced Maserati driving dynamics and optimal fuel consumption. If wheel slippage is detected, Q4 can alter the torque split from 100 percent rear-wheel drive to 50-50 between the front and rear wheels.Taking a closer look at performance data reveals a clear advantage for the Ghibli S Q4 as well. It boasts a 79-horsepower and a 37 lb-ft torque advantage over the base Ghibli along with a greater top speed and quicker 0-60 acceleration time. Dashboard, instrument cover, door armrests, and pull handle Extended Leather Surfaces are included as standard on Ghibli S Q4 models as well.

Which Maserati Ghibli is best for you? While both models offer sophisticated styling and luxurious refinement, drivers looking for performance thrills along with the superior control provided by the Q4 all-wheel-drive system should opt for the Ghibli S Q4.

Maserati Louisville invites you to come experience the Maserati Ghibli and Ghibli S Q4 in-person to help you determine which is best for your lifestyle.