Comparison - Audi RS 3 Quattro 2018 - vs - Maserati Ghibli S Q4 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
54,900
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
81,250
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
7-speed dual-clutch
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.10gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Audi RS 3 is a high-performance variant of the A3 and S3 sedans. It is available in a single trim level and is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine (400 hp, 354 lb-ft). A seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels.

PROS
Potent acceleration and heaps of traction
Well-trimmed cabin
Enough practicality to serve everyday use

CONS
Ride quality might be too firm for casual drivers
Snug back seat and small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Overall, an excellent car, even considering the high price given the size. It has a well-rounded set of features, and when performance is taken into account, some would even argue that it is good value for money. Definitely well worth a drive!

pros
Excellent power and performance;
Five-cylinder exhaust sound is unique;
Interior fit and finish typical high Audi quality;
Chuckability around tight roads;
Sharp looks both inside and out

Cons
Turbo lag (which may be a pro for some!);
Transmission logic in Comfort mode;
Software bugs in engine and transmission control units;
Lack of electric seat adjustability;
No puddle lights

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Outrageous speed
Fantastic grip
High-quality interior

Cons
Very expensive
Alternatives have bigger boots
Thirsty engine

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Pros
Great handling
Punchy engine
Quick-shifting transmission

Cons
Interior materials quality is mixed
Exhaust note can get too noisy
Ride isn’t very smooth

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
20
24
Cylinders: 
5
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
354ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
428ft-lbs
at 2 250rpm
Horsepower: 
400hp
at 7 000rpm
424hp
at 5 750rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Igniton
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.70in
Width: 
76.80in
Height: 
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
4.50in
Wheel Base: 
118.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
37.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.80in
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
Rear leg room: 
33.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4122.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding With Storage Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Memory Card Slot
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
180 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input
8 Total Speakers
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
280 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19
19 X 10.0
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assistance Package
Dynamic Plus Package
Dynamic Package
Technology Package
Black Optic Package
RS Design Package
Carbon Kit Light
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Caps
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Metallic Paint
Pearlescent Paint (Bianco Alpi)
Power Trunk Closer W/Contactless Opening/Closing
Silver Painted Brake Calipers
Red Painted Brake Calipers
20" Urano Machined Polished Alloy Wheels
Soft Close Doors
Rear Laminated Glass
20" Urano Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
Pearlescent Paint (Rosso Energia)
Metallescent Paint
21" Titano Forged Alloy Wheels W/Dark Matt Finish
Mica Paint
Black Painted Brake Calipers
Blue Painted Brake Calipers
19" Sport Proteo Machined Polished Alloy Wheels
LED Matrix Headlights W/Adaptive Front Lighting System
19" Apollo Machined Polished Alloy Wheels
Heated Rear Bench Seat
20" All Season Tires
Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
Leatherette Covered Door Armrest And Alcantara Kneepads W/Rock Gray Stitching
Audi First Aid Kit
Leather Care Kit
USB Cables
Headrest Trident Stitching
Sport Steering Wheel-Carbon Insert
Heated Leather/Wood Steering Wheel
INOX Sport Pedals
Alcantara Headliner And Pillars
Shift Paddles
Full Premium Leather W/Seats In Drilled Leather
Harman Kardon Premium Sound System
Bowers & Wilkins Sound System
Power Adjustable Foot Pedals
Full Premium Leather
Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel (Sabbia)
Sport Steering Wheel-Heated
Smoking Kit
Front Seats Ventilation
Carbon Shift Paddles
Carbon Door Sills
Rear Armrest W/Illuminated Storage
WI-FI Vehicle Hot Spot
Power Rear Sunblind
Wood/Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel
Heated Wood/Leather Covered Three Spoke Steering Wheel (Sabbia)