2014 Maserati Ghibli — First Cabin Impressions — Interior Feels Luxe and High-Quality, But Back Seat A Bit Tight

Lots of recent coverage of the Ghibli here lately. Why?

175MPH top speed, 4.7-seconds to 60MPH in awd S Q4 format — or just 4.9 for the rear-drive Ghibli S. Sonorous and Ferrari-evoking exhaust note, handling purity and exclusivity.

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First cabin impressions: great seats, four front cupholders, sporty steering wheel and large infotainment touchscreen.

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The 8.4-inch Maserati Tough Control (MTC) screen also includes side-mounted analog knobs for rapid adjustments, and the panel is both near-vertical to avoid glare and pretty closeup for easy tap-ability without leaning or stretching.

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The trunk even seemed pretty generous. But the rub? The back seat was a bit tighter than expected. A steep rake to the rear seatback sets the tone for a very sporty compact in the legroom tallies.

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Width is generous, but those with need for rear lounge space should definitely look to the longer Quattroporte.

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