Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2014 Maserati Quattroporte VS 2014 Jaguar XF Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2014 Maserati Quattroporte

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2014 Jaguar XF

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Maserati Quattroporte have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Jaguar XF doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the Quattroporte and the XF have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Engine Comparison

The Quattroporte has more powerful engines than the XF:

Horsepower

Torque

Quattroporte S 3.0 turbo V6

404 HP

406 lbs.-ft.

Quattroporte GTS 3.8 turbo V8

523 HP

524 lbs.-ft.

XF 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

240 HP

251 lbs.-ft.

XF 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

XF Supercharged 5.0 supercharged V8

470 HP

424 lbs.-ft.

XFR 5.0 supercharged V8

510 HP

461 lbs.-ft.

XFR-S 5.0 supercharged V8

550 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

The Quattroporte has 2.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the XF (21.1 vs. 18.4 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

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

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Quattroporte’s brake rotors are larger than those on the XF:

Quattroporte

XF

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

14 inches

Rear Rotors

13.8 inches

12.83 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Quattroporte has larger standard tires than the XF (F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19 vs. 235/35R20).

The Quattroporte’s standard 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the XF’s standard 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Quattroporte has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the XF. The Quattroporte’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the XF.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Quattroporte’s wheelbase is 10.3 inches longer than on the XF (124.8 inches vs. 114.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Quattroporte is 2.9 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the XF.

Passenger Space Comparison

Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the Quattroporte is rated a Large car by the EPA, while the XF is rated a Mid-size.

The Quattroporte has 16 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XF (114 vs. 98).

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

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Quattroporte has a larger trunk than the XF (18.7 vs. 17.7 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Quattroporte offers a 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 XF doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

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 XF has neither an oil pressure gauge nor a temperature gauge.

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

To help keep rear passengers entertained, the Quattroporte offers optional rear seat controls for the radio. The XF doesn’t offer rear seat audio controls.

The Quattroporte offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The XF doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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