In-depth reviews

Maserati Ghibli saloon - Practicality & boot space

Front-seat occupants are well catered for in the Maserati Ghibli, but those in the rear may wish for more room

As it’s a large executive saloon, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Maserati Ghibli would be decidedly spacious inside. While it’s by no means disastrously cramped, Mercedes E-Class customers will be able to offer their rear-seat passengers more room and more luggage space.

As we’ve mentioned previously, the Ghibli can be thought of as a coupe/saloon blend, cut from the same cloth as the Audi A7 and Mercedes CLS. If you’re able to convince yourself of this (we’d argue it looks more like a traditional – if very glamorous – saloon), the interior space is actually pretty decent.

Maserati Ghibli interior space & storage

The sloping roofline of the Ghibli means headroom is at a slight premium in the rear, and it’s also worth pointing out that the middle back seat is tight. While most rear-wheel-drive saloons suffer from a pronounced transmission-tunnel hump in the floor, the Ghibli is a worse offender than most in this area; it’s best thought of as a four-plus-one car, rather than a true five seater. The comfortable seats go some way to making up for this, though.

Aside from this, interior provision is pretty decent. There’s an air-conditioned glovebox, large door bins, cup-holders and a decent central storage cubby.

Boot space

At 500 litres, the Maserati Ghibli’s boot is a good size, although the load area is a little shallow. It’s not fair to quibble about the 20 extra litres you get in a BMW 5 Series or the extra 40 found in an E-Class, but a relatively high load lip and prominent body-coloured bumpers mean putting bulky items into the Ghibli’s boot requires a little more concentration than you might wish.

Towing

Caravanners and trailer owners need to look elsewhere, as Maserati doesn’t recommend using the Ghibli as a tow car, despite two very powerful and torquey engines. Perhaps the company thinks a caravan would cramp the Ghibli’s style...

Recommended

Maserati Ghibli saloon review
The Maserati Ghibli is a luxurious four-door saloon with coupe-like styling and powerful engines
Maserati Ghibli
26 Jan 2021

Maserati Ghibli saloon review

Maserati Ghibli owner reviews
The Maserati Ghibli is a luxurious four-door saloon with coupe-like styling and powerful engines
Maserati Ghibli
26 Jan 2021

Maserati Ghibli owner reviews

Most Popular

Best 4x4s and SUVs
Peugeot 3008 SUV rear 3/4 tracking
Family SUVs
3 Jun 2021

Best 4x4s and SUVs

Best hybrid cars
Toyota Corolla Trek
Best cars
8 Jun 2021

Best hybrid cars

New Kia Sportage revealed with radical design
2021 Kia Sportage - front 3/4
Kia Sportage SUV
8 Jun 2021

New Kia Sportage revealed with radical design

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
3 Jun 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Volkswagen ID.3
Best cars
6 May 2021

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
10 Jun 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks