2020 Maserati Quattroporte vs. 2020 Mercedes CLS

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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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 CLS doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the Quattroporte and the CLS have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems and rearview cameras.

Engine

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The Quattroporte S’ standard 3.0 turbo V6 produces 62 more horsepower (424 vs. 362) and 59 lbs.-ft. more torque (428 vs. 369) than the CLS’ 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid. The Quattroporte GTS’ standard 3.8 turbo V8 produces 161 more horsepower (523 vs. 362) and 155 lbs.-ft. more torque (524 vs. 369) than the CLS’ 3.0 turbo 6-cylinder hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range

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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 CLS doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

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

Quattroporte GTS

CLS

Front Rotors

15 inches

14.2 inches

Tires and Wheels

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

The Quattroporte 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 CLS; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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The Quattroporte has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The CLS’ suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Quattroporte’s wheelbase is 9.1 inches longer than on the CLS (124.8 inches vs. 115.7 inches).

The Quattroporte’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the CLS’ (53.9% to 46.1%). This gives the Quattroporte more stable handling and braking.

Chassis

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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 CLS 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 CLS is rated a Compact.

The Quattroporte has 21 cubic feet more passenger volume than the CLS (114 vs. 93).

The Quattroporte has 1.7 inches more front headroom, 6.5 inches more front shoulder room and 1.9 inches more rear headroom than the CLS.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Quattroporte’s available rear seats recline. The CLS’ rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Quattroporte has a much larger trunk than the CLS (18.7 vs. 11.9 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 CLS 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 CLS doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Quattroporte has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The CLS doesn’t offer headlight washers.

A power rear sunshade and rear side window sunshades are standard in the Quattroporte to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The CLS doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

Both the Quattroporte and the CLS have standard heated front seats. The Quattroporte also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the CLS.

Optional air conditioned front and rear seats keep the Quattroporte’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The CLS doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

The Quattroporte has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the car heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the CLS.

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