2020 Maserati Ghibli vs. 2020 Audi S6

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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The Ghibli has standard Anti-Whiplash Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Anti-Whiplash Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The S6 doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Ghibli and the S6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee 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 and around view monitors.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Ghibli has 1.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the S6 (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 S6 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 S6.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the Ghibli has larger standard rear tires than the S6 (275/40R19 vs. 255/40R20). The Ghibli’s optional rear tires are larger than the largest rear tires available on the S6 (285/35R20 vs. 255/40R20).

The Ghibli’s optional 285/30R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 30 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the S6’s optional 35 series tires.

The Ghibli has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the S6; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

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 S6 doesn’t offer drift compensation steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghibli’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the S6 (118 inches vs. 115.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghibli is .1 inches wider in the front and 1.4 inches wider in the rear than on the S6.

For better maneuverability, the Ghibli’s turning circle is 1.3 feet tighter than the S6’s (38.4 feet vs. 39.7 feet).

Chassis

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The Maserati Ghibli may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 500 pounds less than the Audi S6.

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the Ghibli a Large car, while the S6 is rated a Mid-size.

The Ghibli has 9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the S6 (108 vs. 99).

The Ghibli has .8 inches more front headroom and .7 inches more rear headroom than the S6.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghibli has a much larger trunk than the S6 (17.6 vs. 13.7 cubic feet).

A low lift-over trunk design makes loading and unloading the Ghibli easier. The Ghibli’s trunk lift-over height is 25.8 inches, while the S6’s liftover is 27 inches.

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 S6 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 S6 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 S6 doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

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