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Maserati Quattroporte review - Reliability and Safety

With great build quality and no reliability scares, the Quattroporte should be a safe bet

Maserati didn’t record a big enough sample size to feature in our Driver Power 2016 satisfaction survey. It’s certainly true the brand used to have a reputation for fearsome unreliability and dreadful build quality, but the latest Quattroporte feels very well put together and features plenty of well proven components, like the eight-speed ZF box.

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The powerful diesel is the same VM Motori engine which is used in the Chrysler 300C and Jeep Grand Cherokee, while the platform is also shared with the Ghibli. The two petrol engines were both new for the Quattroporte’s launch, but overall we wouldn’t expect the Maserati ownership experience to be very different from other cars in its class in respect of reliability.

Maserati offers a three-year unlimited mileage warranty should anything go wrong, but the very small number of UK dealers may be off-putting – and a real pain if you there isn’t one nearby when you need it. There are around 20 listed on Maserati’s UK website, which is stretching things a bit thin.

The Quattroporte’s standard safety equipment includes window airbags and a reversing camera.

The Quattroporte hasn't been crash-tested by Euro NCAP, but it's the same story for high-end rivals like the Aston Martin Rapide, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Porsche Panamera. However a generous number of airbags and high-tech construction should ensure the Quattroporte performs well. It also comes with plenty of active and passive safety systems that are common place on cars this size. 

Warranty

The Maserati standard warranty applies to the Quattroporte, which means three-years unlimited mileage cover. Most of the car’s rivals attract similar cover. 

Servicing

Sadly Maserati doesn’t attract the same seven-year free servicing deal as its former Fiat-Chrysler stablemate Ferrari. There are no fixed price deals either, so servicing is likely to be an expensive experience.

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