For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Maserati Ghibli 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 Dodge Charger SRT doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.
The Ghibli offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.
The Ghibli offers optional ParkSense to help warn drivers about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind or in front of their vehicle. The Ghibli also has a standard backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer any parking assist system.
Both the Ghibli and the Charger SRT have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.
The Ghibli comes with a full 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes free 24 hour roadside assistance. The Charger SRT’s 3 year/36,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.
For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Ghibli have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engines in the Charger SRT.
The Ghibli has 2.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Charger SRT (21.1 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.
The Ghibli 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 Charger SRT doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.
The Ghibli’s optional 245/35R21 front and 285/30R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series front and 30 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Charger SRT’s 40 series tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghibli offers optional 21-inch wheels. The Charger SRT’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.
Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Ghibli can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer run-flat tires.
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghibli is 1 inch wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than on the Charger SRT.
The Ghibli’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the Charger SRT’s (56.7% to 43.3%). This gives the Ghibli more stable handling and braking.
The Maserati Ghibli may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 600 pounds less than the Dodge Charger SRT.
The Ghibli has 3.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Charger SRT (108 vs. 104.7).
The Ghibli has .2 inches more front headroom and 2.2 inches more rear headroom than the Charger SRT.
The Ghibli has a much larger trunk than the Charger SRT (17.6 vs. 16.1 cubic feet).
The Ghibli 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 Charger SRT doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The Ghibli’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 Charger SRT does not have an oil pressure gauge.
The Ghibli’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Charger SRT’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.
Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Ghibli to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Charger SRT 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 Ghibli offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer headlight washers.
While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Ghibli detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Ghibli offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer cornering lights.
A power rear sunshade is optional in the Ghibli to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.
The Ghibli’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Dodge only offers heated mirrors on the Charger SRT SXT/Rallye/R/T.
On extremely cold Winter days, the Ghibli’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
To direct the driver from any location to a given street address, a GPS navigation system is available on the Ghibli. The Charger SRT doesn’t offer a navigation system.