2013 Aston Martin DB9 vs. Its Competition

2013 Aston Martin DB9
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

While there is no shortage of high-performance, luxurious grand touring coupes on the market, the Aston Martin DB9 still is a suave alternative to the slightly more mainstream choices.

The Bentley Continental GT's almost part of the landscape in southern California; it's a beefy counterpoint to the lithe Aston look, but its exquisite interior trims offer more variety and its powertrains are more up to date.

The Ferrari California offers similar performance and style with the added benefit of a retractable hard top, though it's considered something of a Lexus SC 430 among Ferraris.

The Maserati GranTurismo is almost dead even with the Aston on all measures, but it's somewhat less expensive, and to some its sultry looks are altogether sexier than the more reserved British sports car's bespoke suit.

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Quick Specs
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The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 is a gentleman's GT: it channels your inner James Bond innately, whether you're pushing its surprisingly high limits or soaking in its refined ambiance.
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Perfectly behaved and universally unflappable, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT downsizes into a V-8 future without losing its grip on luxury or performance.
The 2013 Ferrari California is a fun and stylish--and surprisingly practical--entry into Ferrari ownership.
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Earthy exhaust tones and serene handling carve out a distinctive niche for the fabulous Maserati GranTurismo.
MSRP From   
$183,300$196,700$198,190$126,000
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V12Gas/Ethanol W12Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
MinicompactCompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe Automatic2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4444
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
CoupeCoupeConvertibleCoupe
Transmission   
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual Shift
Detailed Spec Comparison
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