2014 Aston Martin DB9 vs. Its Competition

2014 Aston Martin DB9
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

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 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.

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.

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Quick Specs
The 2014 Aston Martin DB9 offers a refined balance of power and prestige, James Bond-cool whatever the situation.
Well-mannered in nearly every situation, the 2014 Bentley Continental GT is a powerhouse more fitted for a gentleman than a rock star; but the new GT V8 S should add a little more urgency to the driving experience.
As the entry point to Ferrari ownership, the 2014 California balances performance, style, and practicality surprisingly well.
The Maserati GranTurismo mates serene yet sporty handling with a beautiful Ferrari V-8 engine note for one fabulous luxury coupe.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Flexible W-12Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Minicompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe Automatic2-Door Coupe2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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