Video: Maserati Quattroporte vs Jaguar XJ

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Feature 4 January 2013

The new Maserati Quattroporte is big news for the Italian marque. The car is kick-starting the firm's ambitions to increase sales ten-fold, so the stakes have never been higher. Steve Sutcliffe pitches it against our favourite luxury car, the Jaguar XJ to see which is best.

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I have not driven either so i

1 year 15 weeks ago

I have not driven either so i will trust Steves judgement, but there is no comparisin when it comes to looks. The Jag just looks wrong with the tacky black rear pillars,and even worse with black rear windows. On looks alone the Maserati wins

Don't agree

1 year 15 weeks ago

I just don't think you'd buy this Maserati to keep your butt in the back seat...that is why it is sportier, you are supposed to drive it!

fastest four-door car in the world?

1 year 15 weeks ago

fastest four-door car in the world? Continental Flying Spur Speed has a 200mph top speed.

Would take the Jag any day. Don't see the point of this Maser if it's noisy and the ride's not up to scratch. If you're prepared to overlook such things in the name of fun then that's what the GranTurismo is for.

The Quattroporte should be a luxurious alternative, not a hard ass coupe with four doors. I mean, what's the point?

And how much?

The Jag All Day

1 year 15 weeks ago

I'd take the jag all day over the new Maser. I think they have taken a backward step on the styling. The rear end looks like an Audi. 

Interior has improved as has the infotainment system, but some of magic has been lost from the previous model. 

The Jag will do nicely thank you

1 year 15 weeks ago

The Jaguar looks the nicer car and most are sold in diesel in Europe so the maserati is stuffed ,but even in petrol the Jaguar is better and lighter the maserati could be a Kia in drag.

Don't agree  1 hour 41 min

1 year 15 weeks ago

Don't agree

1 hour 41 min ago

I just don't think you'd buy this Maserati to keep your butt in the back seat...that is why it is sportier, you are supposed to drive it!

 

 

I have to say that is what the S class is for if you want a limo. Even an A8 if your chauffeur is a massachist. 

Doesn't

1 year 15 weeks ago

look very luxurious in the back. In fact, it looks quite plain. He's right though, the chinese like luxury, closely followed by the Russians. Still, the jag a better car, coupled with that thunderous diesel and i even beginning to like the satin finish C pillars. Although not with red. Jags should never be red. 

and a few others...

1 year 15 weeks ago

All these are faster:

Porsche Panamera Turbo

Alpina B5 Biturbo

Alpina B7 Biturbo

8/10......again!!!?????

1 year 15 weeks ago

Yep, same old Maser,great if your driving it,but only average if your not,and, just because at one time in the dim and distant past they were top dog in motor racing,doesn't mean you can expect punters to pay top dollar for a car just because of it's History,like Steve said, for £15K less, the Jag is a better car.

Peter Cavellini.

Didn't read all the other

1 year 15 weeks ago

Didn't read all the other comments on here to see what the consensus is on these two.  But I know my position: I'll take the Jaguar all day long.  It looks better, inside and out, it rides better, and I'd rather have a supercharged V8 than a turbo charged.

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