Maserati Quattroporte review - Practicality, comfort and boot space

The Quattroporte offers a genuinely luxurious experience for front and rear passengers

The Quattroporte is larger than the model that preceded it, and has a longer wheelbase and wider body than its key rivals.

Thanks to its extremely luxurious and well-appointed cabin there’ll be few complaints from occupants, especially as the seats are very well designed and cushioned. Although the ride quality isn’t as isolating from bumps as the best in its class, it’s still an extremely comfortable car to travel in.

Size

The Quattroporte looks big and imposing, and it is. The car measures 5,263mm from bumper to bumper, and it’s 1,948mm wide too. Height is 1,481mm.

To put that into perspective, the Porsche Panamera is 5,015mm long by 1,931mm wide, the Aston Martin Rapide is 5,019mm by 1,929mm, and the Mercedes S-Class is 5,246mm by 1,899mm. If you want something bigger, you’ll need to spend a lot more money on something like the 5,575mm x 1,926mm Bentley Mulsanne.

Leg room, head room & passenger space

As you’d expect for a car designed to chauffeur captains of Italian industry, the Quattroporte offers plenty of head and legroom.

In fact there’s an extra 107mm of cabin space over the previous model. The rear bench with three seats comes as standard, although the middle chair is high and hard, while the big transmission tunnel means you’d only want to carry three people in the back occasionally.

Alternatively, you could always opt for the £4,440 individual two-seat layout, which adds extra luxuries like electric adjustment, ventilation and front passenger seat movement. Powered rear sunblinds are standard and for an eye-watering £2,100 you can add folding tray tables. Privacy glass costs £1,128 and heated rear seats are £348 extra.

Boot

There’s plenty of luggage space in the back of the Quattroporte: the 530-litre boot is 80 litres up on the old car’s. Plus, the rear seats can be folded if you need to carry longer items.

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