Maserati GranTurismo Vs. Jaguar XK: Which Used GT Luxury Car Is Right for You?
Luxury cars with a usable trunk and robust engines, like a used 2008 Maserati GranTurismo, make for excellent grand tourers. However, the GranTurismo isn’t the only model in the GT car space; the Jaguar XK and XKR provide budget-friendly alternatives to an Aston Martin or the Maserati model. So which used GT luxury model is right for you?
How much is a used Maserati GranTurismo?
A 2008 Maserati GranTurismo, the model’s first year, has a fair value of around $19,226. That establishes the GranTurismo as an affordable exotic in the grand tourer segment, rivaling the most striking used Aston Martins.
However, fans who want a newer model can opt for one of the latest model years before the automaker discontinued it, like the 2017, 2018, or 2019 GranTurismo. For instance, the 2018 model has a fair value of around $56,231, per Kelley Blue Book (KBB). As a result, the earlier GT models are a much more affordable prospect than the earlier years.
Is the Jaguar XK a solid alternative for the Maserati GranTurismo?
While the early model Maserati GranTurismo is an affordable European GT car, it’s not alone in the segment. The X150-generation Jaguar XK is a striking grand tourer with a comparably affordable price tag and a larger trunk than the Maserati model.
Specifically, the pre-facelift X150, with its 300-horsepower 4.2L V8, has a typical listing price of around $15,922. However, the better match for the 405-horsepower 2008 Maserati GranTurismo is the XKR, which adds a supercharger and 120 horsepower to the base XK. Better yet, the 2008 Jaguar XKR, with all of its added power and handling characteristics, adds just $2,407 to the base model’s typical list price.
Are Maseratis expensive to maintain?
The Maserati GranTurismo has an average annual maintenance budget of around $2,000 to $3,000. According to Jerry, many GranTurismo owners complain that the vehicle could suffer from faults in its suspension and brakes. Moreover, the GT could exhibit electrical gremlins.
Like the Maserati model, the Jaguar XK could have its issues. For instance, a pre-facelift XKR we inspected required an entire suspension rebuild, albeit due to neglect. However, the early model XKs’ 4.2L V8 is deceptively reliable compared to previous Jaguar powerplants.
Is a Maserati GranTurismo a good car?
The Maserati GranTurismo offers a usable grand tourer package with the pedigree and historic clout of the trident. However, Maserati’s recent tenure is wrought with complaints of reliability issues, pesky gremlins, and expensive services. Still, if properly maintained, a used GranTurismo could be your ticket to a ballistic luxury GT car.
However, the Jaguar is more affordable and, at the XKR trims, more powerful than comparably old Maserati GT models. As a result, the Jaguar XK from the X150 generation could be a more dependable option than the Italian GT car.