Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Maserati Ghibli 2013

3.0 TDS , 5-door saloon

Test Date: Nov 2013

Maserati Ghibli crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 95%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 74%
Safety Assist 81%

Compare with other cars in the Executive Car category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Good
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Good Driver left femur - Good
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Good
Driver right foot - Good Driver left foot - Good
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Good
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Good Passenger left femur - Good
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Adequate
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Good
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal impact. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger. Maserati showed that a similar level of protection would be available to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the side barrier test, the Ghibli scored maximum points, with good protection of all body regions. Even in the more severe side pole impact, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. The front seats and head restraints provided protection against whiplash injuries that was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The front passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing child restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided to the driver regarding the status of the airbag is not sufficiently clear. The risks of using a rearward-facing seat in the front passenger seat without first disabling the airbag are not permanently indicated in the car. All of the child restraint types for which the car is designed could be properly installed and accommodated.


The bumper scored maximum points for its protection of pedestrians' legs, with good results in all areas tested. The front edge of the bonnet also scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's tests. The bonnet provided protection to the head that was largely good or adequate, with poor results recorded at the base of the windscreen and along the stiff windscreen pillars.

Safety assist

The Ghibli has electronic stability control as standard equipment, and met Euro NCAP's test requirements. A seatbelt reminder is provided for the front and rear seats. A driver-set speed limitater is available and met Euro NCAP's requirements for systems of that type.

Applies to all applies Ghiblis of the specification tested