2014 Aston Martin Vantage vs. Its Competition

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Aston Martin Vantage range offers similar performance to many sports cars, but with its unique looks, exclusive name, and relatively high price tag, it's almost in a niche of its own.

Porsche's 911 is a more practical, but also more pedestrian alternative, despite offering even better sports car performance and far better gas mileage.

Maserati's GranTurismo captures a similar sense of style and flair, filtered through an Italian perspective, as does the Ferrari California.

At this end of the market, the choice comes down to personal taste more than any defining performance or equipment characteristic.

Aston Martin V12 Vantage S2014 Aston Martin Vantage
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2014 Porsche 911 Targa 42014 Porsche 911
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2014 Ferrari California2014 Ferrari California
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Maserati GranTurismo Convertible Centennial edition2014 Maserati GranTurismo
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Quick Specs
The 2014 Aston Martin Vantage isn't the rarest of the brand's offerings, but it might be the most fun--and the best value.
The 2014 Porsche 911 range spans a broad spectrum, but somehow manages to hit exactly the right marks at each point, balancing performance, features, and practicality almost perfectly.
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 / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded H-6Premium Unleaded V-8Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Two-SeatersMinicompact CarsMinicompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name   
2-Door Coupe2-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Manual w/ODManual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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