2019 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2019 Audi A7

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Safety

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Both the Ghibli and the A7 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Engine

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The Ghibli’s standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 10 more horsepower (345 vs. 335) than the A7’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Ghibli S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 89 more horsepower (424 vs. 335) and 37 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 369) than the A7’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Ghibli has 1.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the A7 (21.1 vs. 19.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Ghibli has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The A7 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Maserati Ghibli, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a seven-speed automatic is available for the A7.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Ghibli’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the A7:

 

Ghibli

Ghibli S

A7

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

14.2 inches

13.3 inches

Rear Rotors

12.6 inches

13.8 inches

13 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Ghibli has larger standard rear tires than the A7 (275/40R19 vs. 245/45R19). The Ghibli’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the A7 (285/35R20 vs. 255/40R20).

The Ghibli’s standard 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the A7’s standard 45 series tires. The Ghibli’s optional 285/30R21 rear tires have a lower 30 series profile than the A7 Prestige’s optional 35 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Ghibli’s drift compensation steering can automatically compensate for road conditions which would cause the vehicle to drift from side to side, helping the driver to keep the vehicle straight more easily. The A7 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghibli’s wheelbase is 2.8 inches longer than on the A7 (118 inches vs. 115.2 inches).

Chassis

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The Maserati Ghibli may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 200 to 350 pounds less than the Audi A7.

Passenger Space

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The Ghibli has 1.8 inches more front headroom, .6 inches more front shoulder room, 1.7 inches more rear headroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the A7.

Ergonomics

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The Ghibli has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The A7 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Ghibli to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The A7 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

Model Availability

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The Ghibli is available in both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive configurations. The A7 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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The Maserati Ghibli outsold the Audi A7/S7/RS 7 by 15% during 2017.

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