Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2015 Maserati GranTurismo VS 2015 Aston Martin Near Phoenix, AZ

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2015 Maserati GranTurismo

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2015 Aston Martin

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Maserati GranTurismo are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Aston Martin Vantage doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the GranTurismo and the Vantage have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

Warranty Comparison

The GranTurismo comes with a full 4 year/50,000 mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes free 24 hour roadside assistance. The Vantage’s 3 year basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

There are almost 5 times as many Maserati dealers as there are Aston Martin dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GranTurismo’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The GranTurismo’s 4.7 DOHC V8 produces 34 more horsepower (454 vs. 420) and 38 lbs.-ft. more torque (384 vs. 346) than the V8 Vantage’s standard 4.7 DOHC V8. The GranTurismo’s 4.7 DOHC V8 produces 24 more horsepower (454 vs. 430) and 23 lbs.-ft. more torque (384 vs. 361) than the V8 Vantage GT/S’ standard 4.7 DOHC V8.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The GranTurismo stops much shorter than the Vantage:



80 to 0 MPH

194 feet

205 feet

Road & Track

60 to 0 MPH

112 feet

123 feet

Road & Track

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The GranTurismo’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Vantage’s standard 40 series front tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the GranTurismo has standard 20-inch wheels. Only 19-inch wheels are available on the Vantage.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The GranTurismo has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Vantage’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the GranTurismo’s wheelbase is 13.4 inches longer than on the Vantage (115.8 inches vs. 102.4 inches).

The GranTurismo handles at .95 G’s, while the Vantage Coupe pulls only .91 G’s of cornering force in a Road & Track skidpad test.

The GranTurismo goes through Road & Track’s slalom 2.4 MPH faster than the Vantage Coupe (71 vs. 68.6 MPH).

For better maneuverability, the GranTurismo’s turning circle is 1.4 feet tighter than the Vantage’s (35.1 feet vs. 36.5 feet). The GranTurismo’s turning circle is 3.6 feet tighter than the Vantage V-12 S’ (35.1 feet vs. 38.7 feet).

Passenger Space Comparison

The GranTurismo has standard seating for 4 passengers; the Vantage can only carry 2.

The GranTurismo has 34 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Vantage (86 vs. 52).

Ergonomics Comparison

The GranTurismo’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Vantage doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the GranTurismo has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Vantage doesn’t offer cornering lights.

The GranTurismo’s standard dual zone air conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. The Vantage doesn’t offer dual zone air conditioning.

For greater rear passenger comfort, the GranTurismo has standard rear a/c vents to keep rear occupants more comfortable. The Vantage doesn’t offer rear vents.

Bluetooth wireless connectivity is standard on the GranTurismo, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. Bluetooth costs extra on the Vantage.

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