When we compare the Maserati Ghibli's and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the Maserati Ghibli has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Maserati Ghibli's and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a better car than the Maserati Ghibli.
Maserati Ghibli vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class Pricing
A used 2022 Maserati Ghibli ranges from $54,988 to $90,342 while a used 2022 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is priced between $31,780 to $40,052. For a new model, the Maserati Ghibli's price is between $69,648 and $125,574, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class priced between $38,099 and $48,392.
Maserati Ghibli vs. Mercedes-Benz A-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Maserati Ghibli loses 61.5 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz A-Class retains 17.1 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Maserati Ghibli.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Maserati Ghibli’s base engine makes 345 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz A-Class base engine makes 188 horsepower. The Ghibli is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 528 miles. The A-Class is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 473 miles.This gives the Mercedes-Benz A-Class the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Maserati Ghibli the advantage in maximum range. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Maserati Ghibli, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, a subcompact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear leg room.