Compare 2015 Aston Martin Vantage vs 2014 Maserati GranTurismo vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

2015 Aston Martin Vantage
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2014 Maserati GranTurismo
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2015 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
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2-Door Conv
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V8 Vantage 2-Door Conv 13 19 N/A $138,195
V8 Vantage 2-Door Conv GT 13 19 N/A $112,700
V8 Vantage 2-Door Conv S 13 19 N/A $145,200
V8 Vantage 2-Door Coupe 13 19 N/A $123,695
V8 Vantage 2-Door Coupe GT 13 19 N/A $98,200
V8 Vantage 2-Door Coupe S 13 19 N/A $130,700
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2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo MC 13 21 N/A $143,400
GranTurismo 2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport 13 21 N/A $126,500
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo 13 20 N/A $138,800
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo MC 13 20 N/A $153,400
GranTurismo Convertible 2-Door Conv GranTurismo Sport 13 20 N/A $143,300
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2-Door Roadster SL 400
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 400 20 27 $78,120 $84,000
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 550 17 24 $99,417 $106,900
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 63 AMG 16 25 $137,687 $148,050
SL-Class 2-Door Roadster SL 65 AMG 14 21 $200,183 $215,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
N/A
$78,120
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$138,195
$143,400
$84,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2303 / month
$2390 / month
$1400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S raps an exotic soundtrack, and delivers unsubtle performance in a gentlemanly way. The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is sportier than its predecessor, but still manages to coddle its occupants just as before.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4 2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.7 42.9
Second Leg Room (in)
- 30.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
- 34.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 86 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.2 39.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.2 55.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 75.4 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62 62.4 62.9
Length, Overall (in)
172.6 194.2 181.6
Height, Overall (in)
50 52.9 51.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.6 63
Wheelbase (in)
102.5 115.8 101.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
5 9.2 8.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 - 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 - 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.8 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.5 35.1 36.2
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P285/35YR19 P285/35YR20 P285/35YR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40YR19 P245/35YR20 P255/40YR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 4145 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 8.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9.5 20 X 10.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
4.7 L/289 4.7 L/286 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 7000 454 @ 7000 329 @ 5250
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
MPI Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
346 @ 5750 384 @ 4750 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13 (Est) 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.73 2.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.94 0.87 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA NA 427
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.15 4.17 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Roadster Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
Aston Martin V8 Vantage Maserati GranTurismo Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.8 11.5 (Est) -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3.0 (Est) -

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