Comparing Models: 2016 Ghibli S Q4

2016 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 4MATIC



When it comes to performance, the Ghibli S Q4 and the CLS400 4MATIC share a 3.0L V6 engine and automatic transmission (the Maserati with 8 speeds, the Mercedes with 7), as well as comparable fuel efficiency. However, it is the Ghibli that triumphs with 404 horsepower at 5,500 RPM and a top speed of 176 mph, guaranteeing that you never forget that this sedan has racing roots. The Ghibli and the CLS400 were also both meticulously constructed and tested to ensure the safety of you, your passengers, and your cargo. They come standard with 4-wheel ABS, front, side, and side curtain airbags, daytime running lights, keyless entry, and low tire pressure warning systems. A blind spot sensor is also optional on both models, and you have the option to add a parking assist system to your Ghibli, as well. However, while rain sensing windshield wipers are standard on both the Ghibli and CLS400, the Ghibli gains an edge in every weather condition with standard fog lights and directionally adaptive headlights.


The Ghibli S Q4 combines traditional Maserati styling with sleek, tapered lines that give this sedan a sportier, coupe-like look. While the CLS400 4MATIC is also designed as a 4-door luxury coupe, the rounded, seamless design offers a bit of contrast to the Ghibli's effortless mixture of curves and edges. Both vehicles also offer aggressive LED headlights and bold grille styles, but the Ghibli's signature side air vents and distinct chrome trident make an immediate and unforgettable impression. The CLS400 4MATIC certainly offers a beautifully classic look, but if you want to break from tradition and embrace both elegance and modernity, the Ghibli is the one to choose.


Though the Ghibli S Q4 is certainly styled to evoke the spirit of a high performance sports car, the interior fully embraces the comforts of a mid-size sedan. Like the CLS400 4MATIC, it is crafted from premium luxury materials, featuring standard leather seating and steering wheels and genuine wood trims. Both also have climate control, heated and cooled front seats, Bluetooth capability, 8-speaker radios, navigation systems, and more, all of which ensure that each adventure is equally comfortable and exhilarating. Ultimately, though, the Ghibli's roomier design (4 full cubic feet more) keeps you from feeling cramped - even with five passengers - with nearly 2.5 cubic feet of extra cargo space and a standard cargo net when compared with the CLS400.


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