2016 Aston Martin DB9 vs. Its Competition

2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

Among equally expensive ultra-luxury coupes, Aston Martins are a little more equal than others.

Bentley's Continental GT is the closest competitor and very, very good.

In fact, it's probably better than the Aston, but it's nowhere near as rare.

Ferrari's California is intoxicating in its sound and shape, but doesn't have the same cachet, strangely.

Maserati's GranTurismo makes the right noises, but its interior is a letdown.

2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT2016 Aston Martin DB9
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Aston Martin DB9 GT shines as one of the most beautiful cars on the market, and it delivers the elegant performance of a powerful grand tourer.
8.6
The 2016 Bentley Continental GT family of coupes shows that brash performance can live hand in hand with a genteel demeanor.
Perhaps the best weekend getaway car of Ferrari's lineup, the 2016 California T combines the brands traditional look and feel with a little more open-air flexibility.
8.8
The 2016 Maserati GranTurismo puts a gorgeous wrapper on Ferrari-inspired performance, to stunning effect.
MSRP From   
$198,250$198,500$198,973$132,825
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Minicompact CarsCompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT2-Door Coupe V82-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/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Aston Martin DB9 vs. 2016 Bentley Continental GT2016 Aston Martin DB9 vs. 2016 Ferrari California2016 Aston Martin DB9 vs. 2016 Maserati GranTurismo