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2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 Maserati Ghibli | Competition INFINITI of Smithtown

2018 INFINITI Q70 vs. 2018 Maserati Ghibli

The Ghibli midsize luxury sedan was first introduced in 2014. The 2018 Maserati Ghibli continues to reflect the brand’s motor sport bloodline and aggressive character. How well does the Maserati Ghibli perform when it comes face to face with INFINITI’s luxurious flagship sedan, the 2018 INFINITI Q70? The sedan is renowned for delivering exceptional performance and having killer curves both on the inside and outside.

Design & Style

When your eyes are locked on the Q70, you will instantly notice its graceful curves. Although the sedan did not follow the styles of its German rivals, the 2018 INFINITI Q70 possesses a warmth that can’t be found in many luxury models these days. As for the 2018 Maserati Ghibli, it features slight design changes, including new LED headlights and new bumpers. It seems that the Ghibli has stuck with its usual aggressive look and did not offer anything else that is eye-popping on the outside.

The GranSport sub-model of the Ghibli offers sport seats and a new steering wheel. Its GranLusso sub-model offers Radica wood trim and Ermenegildo Zegna Silk upholstery. The front seats of the 2018 Maserati Ghibli are designed to ensure comfort for long drives and provide enough support for aggressive driving. However, the sedan has narrow door openings. Getting in and out of the back seat isn’t that easy. Moreover, the leg and head room at the back is just average. The interior array of the 2018 INFINITI Q70 is laid out in an attractive way for both drivers and passengers. From beautiful wood trims to brushed metal accents, the flowing touches of the interior produce a coddling effect for its occupants.

Technology & Safety

The 2018 INFINITI Q70 has everything you want to find in a modern luxury midsize sedan. From a touchscreen infotainment system to keyless ignition and automatic headlights to power adjustable heated front seats, and more! Overall, the Q70 offers stellar standard equipment that will make your driving experience second to none. The 2018 Maserati Ghibli offers a Touch Control Plus infotainment system which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This is pretty standard for many sedans of its kind.

INFINITI Q70 never compromises on safety. When the Q70 is equipped with the ProACTIVE package, it can avoid low-speed collisions entirely at 12 mph. According to the IIHS, it could slow down to less than 5 mph to mitigate a 25-mph crash. Other safety features include adaptive headlights, active lane control, parking sensors, blind-spot monitors, and adaptive cruise control. Ghibli follows suit with standard safety equipment such as airbags and stability control. However, you have to opt for the optional Driver Assistance Package if you want adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree view camera system.


The Luxe version of the Q70 offers a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 330 horsepower. You can even opt for a V8 powertrain that comes with a hybrid stop between. The Ghibli offers a turbocharged 3-liter 6-cylinder engine. If you want more power from your Ghibli, you have to opt for the pricier Ghibli S and S Q4 models. As you can see, the Q70 is a better option when you need great performance, at a great price point.

The Bottom Line

It is easy to identify Maserati as a luxury automotive brand name. Ghiblis offer great handling and a punchy engine. However, the exhaust note can be somewhat noisy which means that the ride may not always be smooth. If you are looking for a sedan that offers understated elegance and a powerful engine, the 2018 INFINITI Q70 suits you.

Ready to Schedule an INFINITI Q70 Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2018 INFINITI Q70 offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at COMPETITION INFINITI. We are located in St. James, New York, and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book an INFINITI Q70 test drive appointment.

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