2014 Maserati Ghibli Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

2014 Maserati Ghibli Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

The Maserati Ghibli has been named an IIHS “Top Safety Pick,” recording the best possible score of “good” on all four tests conducted.

Powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine with 404 hp and mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Ghibli has its eyes set on competing with the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class models in North America.

The Ghibli didn’t earn the highest-possible “Top Safety Pick Plus” score because it didn’t go through the “small overlap” crash test.

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With a starting price tag of $65,600 it’s almost assumed that the Ghibli would be a safe vehicle, but getting the IIHS Top Safety Pick certainly gives it credibility. It performed well on every IIHS crash test: side impact with a large SUV or pickup truck, front moderate overlap impact, roof-crush consistent with a rollover and a rear collision capable of inducing whiplash.

“The all-new 2014 Maserati Ghibli represents a break from the ordinary in the mid-size sedan segment,” said Peter Grady, Maserati North America, Inc.’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Luxury sport sedan drivers can now enjoy the style and performance expected of a Maserati, and the assurance of its status as a 2013 IIHS Top Safety Pick.”

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