2010 Porsche
911 Carrera S
vs. 2011 Maserati
GranTurismo

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S

10.0

starting from

$89,750

Reasons to buy the Porsche 911 Carrera S

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Fast 0-60 time
4.5 seconds
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High top speed
188 mph
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Average city fuel efficiency
18 mpg
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Average range in the city
304 miles
2011 Maserati GranTurismo

9.5

starting from

$140,200

Reasons to buy the Maserati GranTurismo

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Quite powerful
440 HP @ 7,000 RPM
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Has speed-sensitive volume
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Navigation system
Standard
Performance 10.0 vs 8.9
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S Winner: 911 Carrera S
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  • The 911 Carrera S needs more than 10% less space to turn, 35.8 ft vs 40.4 ft
  • The 911 Carrera S's power-to-weight ratio is around 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 8.2 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 9.2
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S Winner: 911 Carrera S
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Carrera S's standard sun roof
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
  • Neither has an audio-in jack for personal music devices
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Practicality - vs -
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  • Both have very limited cargo room
  • Neither offers power outlets
Cost 10.0 vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both vehicles can hit high speeds
Overall 10.0 vs 9.5

Performance

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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Horsepower 385 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the GranTurismo 's semi-automatic transmission and the 911 Carrera S's Manual transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Standard The GranTurismo comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the 911 Carrera S
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 8.2 lb/hp vs 9.9 lb/hp Both provide sporty handling
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.8 ft vs 40.4 ft The 911 Carrera S is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the GranTurismo is quite bad

Luxury Features

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the 911 Carrera S's standard sun roof
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power seats Optional vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the GranTurismo 's power seats; requires an optional upgrade on the 911 Carrera S
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Safety Features

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 4 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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Number of speakers 9 vs 12 The GranTurismo has more speakers and the 911 Carrera S is OK, too
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The GranTurismo 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 911 Carrera S does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the GranTurismo 's satellite radio; in the 911 Carrera S, too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs No Neither has an audio-in jack for personal music devices
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the 911 Carrera S; no amount of money can buy it on the GranTurismo

Crash Test Ratings

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Practicality

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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Passengers 4 vs 4 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 422 miles vs 382 miles The 911 Carrera S has OK highway range, but the GranTurismo is very limited
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Cargo space 4.4 ft3 vs 6.0 ft3 Both have very limited cargo room
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front seats Unknown vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The 911 Carrera S's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the GranTurismo
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power outlets Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers power outlets
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roof rails Optional vs Not Available Need to carry bulky cargo? Get the roof rails upgrade on the 911 Carrera S
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navigation system Optional vs Standard The GranTurismo 's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the 911 Carrera S
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Cupholders 2 vs 4 The GranTurismo has a good number of cupholders, but the 911 Carrera S does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Cost

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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MSRP $89,750 vs $140,200 The 911 Carrera S has a reasonable price, while the GranTurismo is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 18 mpg vs 12 mpg The 911 Carrera S has OK city mileage, while the GranTurismo is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 3 year The 911 Carrera S's basic warranty is long lasting, but the GranTurismo 's is very short

Road Tests

Porsche
911 Carrera S
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S
2011 Maserati GranTurismo Maserati
GranTurismo
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0-60 mph 4.5 seconds vs 5.2 seconds The 911 Carrera S has a good 0-60 time, but the GranTurismo is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 104 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.92 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 188 mph vs 177 mph Both vehicles can hit high speeds

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2011 BMW M3 911 Carrera S vs M3
2010 Porsche 911 Carrera S 2010 BMW M6 911 Carrera S vs M6
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2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 2011 Audi TT 911 Carrera vs TT
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2011 Aston-Martin Vantage GranTurismo vs Vantage
2011 Maserati GranTurismo S 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo GranTurismo S vs 911 Turbo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2011 Aston-Martin DB9 GranTurismo vs DB9
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2010 Ferrari California GranTurismo vs California
2011 Maserati GranTurismo S 2010 BMW M6 GranTurismo S vs M6

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