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 Ferrari FF doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.
Both the GranTurismo and the FF have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.
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 FF’s 3 year/100,000 mile basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.
The GranTurismo’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the FF’s (4 vs. 3 years).
There are over 2 times as many Maserati dealers as there are Ferrari dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the GranTurismo’s warranty.
On the EPA test cycle the GranTurismo gets better fuel mileage than the FF (13 city/21 hwy vs. 11 city/17 hwy).
In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The GranTurismo has standard Hydraulic Brake Assist to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The FF doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.
For better traction, the GranTurismo MC’s front tires are larger than the largest tires available on the FF (F:255/35R20 & R:295/35R20 vs. F:245/35R20 & R:295/35R20).
The GranTurismo’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (48.5% to 51.5%) than the FF’s (47% to 53%). This gives the GranTurismo more stable handling and braking.
For better maneuverability, the GranTurismo’s turning circle is 4.3 feet tighter than the FF’s (35.1 feet vs. 39.4 feet).