2019 Maserati Quattroporte vs. 2019 Lexus LS Series

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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The Quattroporte has standard whiplash protection, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the whiplash protection system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The LS Series doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Quattroporte and the LS Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Engine

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The Quattroporte S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 70 more horsepower (424 vs. 354) than the LS 500h’s standard 3.5 DOHC V6 hybrid. The Quattroporte S’ 3.0 turbo V6 produces 8 more horsepower (424 vs. 416) than the LS 500’s standard 3.4 turbo V6. The Quattroporte GTS’ standard 3.8 turbo V8 produces 107 more horsepower (523 vs. 416) and 82 lbs.-ft. more torque (524 vs. 442) than the LS 500’s standard 3.4 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regardless of its engine, the Quattroporte’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Lexus only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the LS Series Hybrid.

The Quattroporte 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 LS Series doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Quattroporte’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the LS Series:

 

Quattroporte

LS Series

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

13.1 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Quattroporte has larger standard rear tires than the LS Series (275/40R19 vs. 245/50R19). The Quattroporte’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the LS Series (285/35R20 vs. 275/40R20).

The Quattroporte’s standard 245/45R19 front and 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series front and 40 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the LS Series’ standard 50 series tires. The Quattroporte’s optional 245/35R21 front and 285/30R21 rear tires have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile than the LS Series F Sport’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Quattroporte offers optional 21-inch wheels. The LS Series’ largest wheels are only 20-inches.

Suspension and Handling

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The Quattroporte’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 LS Series doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Quattroporte’s wheelbase is 1.8 inches longer than on the LS Series (124.8 inches vs. 123 inches).

Chassis

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The Maserati Quattroporte may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 600 to 850 pounds less than the Lexus LS Series.

The front grille of the Quattroporte uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The LS Series doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Quattroporte a Large car, while the LS Series is rated a Mid-size.

The Quattroporte has 14.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the LS Series (114 vs. 99.4).

The Quattroporte has 1.3 inches more front headroom, 9.3 inches more front hip room, 5.5 inches more front shoulder room, .5 inches more rear headroom and 2.7 inches more rear hip room than the LS Series.

Cargo Capacity

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The Quattroporte has a much larger trunk than the LS Series (18.7 vs. 17 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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The Quattroporte’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The LS Series does not have an oil pressure gauge.

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

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