The Rapide S has much in the way of potential competition and little in the way of direct rivals.
The Porsche Panamera is an incredibly good driver’s luxury sedan, with a large and comfortable back seat, but it lacks the Rapide’s gorgeous lines.
When ordered in AMG trim, Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Class is every bit as impressive to drive, but the styling is more aggressive and in-your-face than the Rapide’s elegance.
There’s always the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, of course, which delivers on the refinement and style fronts, but in a much heavier, bulkier package.
The Maserati Quattroporte packs plenty of style, but it’s of the Italian variety, rather than sleek British refinement.
Speaking of Italians, the Ferrari FF is far more expensive and even more confining in the rear seat, but it boasts incredible performance and equally drop-dead gorgeous looks.
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|2016 Aston Martin RapideBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche PanameraBrowse Used Listings||2016 Maserati QuattroporteBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ferrari FFBrowse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-12||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-12|
|Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan Automatic||4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door HB||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S||2-Door HB|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
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|2016 Aston Martin Rapide vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class||2016 Aston Martin Rapide vs. 2016 Porsche Panamera||2016 Aston Martin Rapide vs. 2016 Maserati Quattroporte||2016 Aston Martin Rapide vs. 2015 Ferrari FF|