Parkers overall rating: 3.8 out of 5 3.8

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 3.4 - 5.2 mpp
Diesel engines 4.9 - 5.3 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 22.4 - 34.9 mpg
Diesel engines 33.2 - 36.2 mpg
  • No Ghibli will be cheap to run
  • Diesel by far the most affordable
  • Maintenance will be costly, too

Maserati Ghibli: what will it cost me to run?

Even if you go for the diesel, the Maserati Ghibli won’t be a particularly wallet-friendly car.

Starting with the model, the diesel offers claimed fuel economy of 47.9mpg, but drive it like a Maserati and you’ll see much less than this.

Running costs should be even further down your list of priorities if you’re even considering one of the petrol Ghiblis.

The ‘regular’ 3.0-litre V6 Ghibli offers economy of up to 31.7mpg, while the Ghibli S claims 29.4mpg.

Again, make the most of the impressive performance on offer by either of these, and you’ll easily see that dip. Especially if you enjoy the sound of the sonorous exhaust.

Tyres and brakes won’t be cheap, especially if you opt for the larger 20 or 21-inch rims, and the faster petrol models will likely get through rubber at a terrific rate if driven quickly.

Add to that servicing and general maintenance costs that will be in-line with the car’s premium list price, and it’s clear the Ghibli can’t be run on a shoestring budget.

Maserati Ghibli: will it be eco-friendly?

If you’re worried about the environment at all, then the Maserati Ghibli's CO2 emissions probably don’t make for great reading.

Certainly the top-performing Ghibli S, with its turbocharged V6 petrol emits a planet-bashing 223g/km. Make a move to the less powerful V6 petrol, and that figure improves slightly to 207g/km.

Still, there is some respite in the form of the Ghibli Diesel, which manages a far more credible 158g/km thanks to its 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, eight-speed automatic gearbox and standard start-stop function. Rivals might better it, but regardless of that this sub-160g/km figure is impressive for such a large, quick and comfortable car.

  • Shouldn’t be too many issues
  • Ghibli feels mostly well built
  • Some quality concerns though

Maserati Ghibli: will it be reliable?

To listen to the stereotypes you could be forgiven for thinking that the Maserati Ghibli's reliability is likely to be a bit questionable, but times have changed for the Italian manufacturer and its latest cars are better than ever.

The petrol engines are built by Ferrari in its Maranello plant, so have had more attention lavished on them than many of the Ghibli’s rivals, while the ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox has been used by many others without issue.

Certainly much of the technology has been proven elsewhere in the Fiat/Chrysler group, and so far has proved capable of coping with the rigours of daily life.

That said, while we had no actual problems with the trim in our car during our limited loan period, some of the materials used could feel a little more robust, and we wouldn’t be overly surprised if they marked easily.

There have been two recalls issued for the latest version of the Ghibli; one relating to a possible loss of vehicle control, and another where the throttle pedal could stick. These issues should have been sorted out under warranty.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £210 - £585
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Insurance group 50
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