2019 Porsche Panamera vs. 2019 Maserati Quattroporte

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Both the Panamera and Quattroporte have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Panamera offers optional power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Quattroporte’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

A passive infrared night vision system optional on the Panamera helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard and even aims one of the vehicle’s headlights in the direction of the person or object. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer a night vision system.

The Panamera has standard Porsche Connect, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Panamera and the Quattroporte 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, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and around view monitors.


The Panamera’s corrosion warranty is 8 years and unlimited miles longer than the Quattroporte’s (12/unlimited vs. 4/50,000).

There are over 61 percent more Porsche dealers than there are Maserati dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Panamera’s warranty.


The Panamera has more powerful engines than the Quattroporte:




Panamera 4S 2.9 turbo V6

440 HP

405 lbs.-ft.

Panamera GTS 4.0 turbo V8

453 HP

457 lbs.-ft.

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 2.9 turbo V6

462 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

Panamera Turbo 4.0 turbo V8

550 HP

567 lbs.-ft.

Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid 4.0 turbo V8

680 HP

626 lbs.-ft.

Quattroporte S 3.0 turbo V6

424 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Quattroporte GTS 3.8 turbo V8

523 HP

524 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Running on electricity gets better fuel mileage than the Quattroporte S Q4 (48 city/51 hwy vs. 16 city/23 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Panamera gets better fuel mileage than the Quattroporte:







3.0 turbo V6/8-spd. Auto

21 city/28 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

3.0 turbo V6/Auto




15 city/22 hwy

3.8 turbo V8/Auto


2.9 twin turbo V6/8-spd. Auto

21 city/28 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

3.0 turbo V6/Auto


3.0 turbo V6/8-spd. Auto

21 city/27 hwy



The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Quattroporte must run its internal combustion engine to move.

An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Panamera Turbo’s fuel efficiency. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Regenerative brakes improve the Panamera’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Panamera’s standard fuel tank has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Quattroporte (23.7 vs. 21.1 gallons).

Environmental Friendliness

In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Porsche Panamera higher (3 to 5 out of 10) than the Maserati Quattroporte (1). This means the Panamera produces up to 39 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Quattroporte every 15,000 miles.


The Panamera offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Panamera’s optional launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

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



Quattroporte S

Quattroporte GTS

Front Rotors

16.5 inches

14.2 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

16.1 inches

13.8 inches

13.8 inches

The Panamera offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the Panamera has larger standard tires than the Quattroporte (F:265/45R19 & R:295/40R19 vs. F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19). The Panamera’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Quattroporte (F:275/40R20 & R:315/35R20 vs. F:245/40R20 & R:285/35R20).

Suspension and Handling

The Panamera offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The Panamera offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Maserati doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Quattroporte.

The Panamera has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Panamera’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Panamera is 1.2 inches wider in the front than the track on the Quattroporte.


The Panamera is 8.4 inches shorter than the Quattroporte, making the Panamera easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces. The Panamera Executive is 2.5 inches shorter than the Quattroporte.

The Panamera offers available computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Cargo Capacity

The Panamera’s available rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer folding rear seats.

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Panamera’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.


Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Quattroporte, the Panamera offers an optional driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position, outside mirror angle, climate settings and radio stations and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Panamera offers an optional rear wiper. The Quattroporte doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Model Availability

The Porsche Panamera comes in four door hatchback and station wagon bodystyles; the Maserati Quattroporte isn’t available as a station wagon.

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