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2019 Aston Martin Vantage Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

British racing heritage rendezvous with German automotive engineering? Now that’s an alliance that would be frowned upon a few decades ago. However, Aston Martin has taken the AMG handcrafted 4.0L V8 biturbo engine and forged the new Vantage around it. Quite unlike the AMGs deep baritone burbles, the Aston Martin’s tuning makes the V8 crack like thunder.

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Pros

Gurgling engine sound

Muscle car looks and stunning exterior

Uber interior

Cons

Obsolete infotainment

Lack of phone integration like Android Auto

What's New?

The 2019 Aston Martin was redesigned with a new powertrain


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$149995

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

243

horsepower

503 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

505 lb.-ft. @ 2000 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

110.4 in.

length

186.6 in.

width

76.4 in.

height

50.4 in.

curb weight

3880 lbs.

capacity

passenger volume

37.5 cu ft.

cargo volume

5 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

18/20/24 mpg

ev range

347.4 mi.

highway range

492 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

powertrain warranty

3 years/ unlimited

corrosion warranty

12 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

2 yr./ Unlimited mi.


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Styles

 2019 Aston Martin Vantage in Appletree Green color  2019 Aston Martin Vantage in Arden Green color  2019 Aston Martin Vantage in Arizona Bronze color
Appletree Green

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Aston Martin Vantage Base

Base

power
503 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
21 combined

$149,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $149,995 MSRP (18 mpg/21/25 mpg) 503 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
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8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 2   Sea Storm
  Skyfall Silver
  Ultramarine Black
  Kopi Bronze
  Diavolo Red
  Morning Frost White
  Yellow Tang
  Intense Blue

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MPG: 16 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial July 8, 2019


On a twisty road, you can actually read the Vantage’s movements. However, the adaptive suspension doesn’t save the driver from harsh road bumps. The potent power plant and agile handling bring the Vantage in direct competition with cars like McLaren 570GT, Audi R8, and none other than the Mercedes-AMG GT

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Features

Raw power is good only when tamed and channeled in the right path, the original Vantage's V8 has power but lacked direction. However the 2019 Vantage overcame this adversity, it has power without the expense of handling and drivability.

The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage coupe comes in one trim featuring the AMG tuned Biturbo 4.0 L V8 engine. The engine is mated to an 8-Speed automatic transmission. The engine resides on the front of the car while it's power is transmitted to the rear wheels giving it a central balance. The Vantage comes with a multitude of standard features like the adaptive suspension, parking assist and a dozen paint and interior options.

Trim Aston Martin Vantage coupe
MSRP (Automatic) $149,995
Key Features Halogen projector headlamps (main beam)
  High Intensity Discharge headlamps (dipped beam)
  LED rear lamps
  Clear rear lamps
  160 W Aston Martin audio system with six-CD autochanger
  Integrated Apple iPod connector 5
  USB connector with Waveform Audio Format (WAF), Windows Media Player (WMA) and MPEG (MP3) audio file compatibility
  Full-grain leather interior or full-grain leather and Alcantara interior
  Piano Black facia trim, centre stack and door pulls
  Alcantara -trimmed sports steering wheel with Black airbag ring
  Memory seats and exterior mirrors (three positions)
  Leather sports steering wheel
  Black pedal pads and footrest
  Lightweight seats with six-way electrical adjustment
  Heated seats

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The Aston Martin Vantage doesn't come with a trim as such. But there's endless options you can choose from. It spans from the alloy wheel design to the stitching color on the upholstery. The Aston Martin has tried new funky colors on the Vantage this time, you might want to check them.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Engine

Gorgeous and supremely athletic, the Vantage is the entry-level Aston Martin, if there's such a thing. But there's nothing basic about this stunning British sports car, with its looks to kill- Car and Driver

Engine and Transmission

Vantage is raw and instinctive, unwavering in its singular purpose: to overwhelm the senses through its world-renowned design, agile performance and dedicated craftsmanship. Its heart beats with a high powered 4.0 litre twin-turbocharged V8, producing that visceral Aston Martin roar. A rare breed and a statement of independence on the road, Vantage embodies all that is beautiful in our performance sports car range.

Models

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG GT coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

MSRP

$149,995

$111,200

$162,900

$198,950

Engine

4.0L 8 cyl

4.0L 8cyl

5.2L FSI V10 DOHC

3.8L Twin Turbo V8

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

7-speed automatic

Horsepower

503 hp

515 hp

540 hp

562 hp

Torque

505 lb-ft

479 lb-ft

398 lb-ft

443 lb-ft

The harsh competition in the sports car territory is too tight to compete in, even the strongest contenders crumble. Similarly, the Vantage's 503 hp power is overwhelmed by the competition. The Continental GT's W12 generates a strong 582 hp power followed by the McLaren 570 GT 562 hp and the R8's 531 hp of power.

Acceleration

Propelling on high speeds the Vantage sounds like the DB 11 singing a high note. The spirited 3.2-second acceleration clearly shows the German guts on this British car. Honestly, to get the full taste of the Vantage's power you have to hit the tracks.

Models

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG gt coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

0-60 MPH

3.5

3.7 sec

3.5 sec

2.9 sec

Quarter mile

NA

11.6 sec

10.6 sec

10.8 sec

Engine

4.0L

4.0L

5.2L

3.8L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

 

10.4

N/A

Through the 3.5-second acceleration is impressive but the rivals are more athletic and faster than the Vantage. The McLaren 570GT's 2.9-second performance creates a benchmark for the lot. The Vantage and the R8 tie to take the last spot.

Ride and Handling

Driving a Vantage reminds a lot of an AMG GT, however, the benign balance is the mastermind of its handling. The settings for the engine and transmission are separated from that of the suspension, you can have the engine in one mode and the suspension in the other. Endless possibilities of drive mode combinations, a driver can actually personalize his driving experience on the Vantage.

The squared steering might not share the same feel as the McLaren's pinpoint steering wheel but is aplomb enough for tricky roads and track racing. The strong paddle shifters on the Vantage are possibly the best on the market, the shifts are smooth and responsive on track but get slower on normal roads.

Braking

Brakes on the Vantage are good enough to endure heavy track racing. The 3700 curb weight makes it more competitive, also you can do wonders on the track with the optional carbon ceramic brakes.

Model

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG gt coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

Brake Front (in.)

15.7

14.2

14.4

14.6

Brake Rear (in.)

14.2

14.2

14.0

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3700

3560

3649

3296

60-0 MPH (ft.)

NA

96.0

103

95

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Fuel Economy

The Vantage's V8 is often confused with those thirsty sports car engines but it's not. It gives out an impressive 18 mpg of city and 25 mpg of highway mileage. So, no matter where you are maneuvering, the Vantage breaks the big question mark hounding the sports cars mileage.

Model

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG gt coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

MPG (city)

18

16

14

16

MPG (highway)

25

22

22

23

MPG (combined)

21

18

17

19

The Vantage's 21 mpg combined mileage is a more than enough for the market. The competitors bring speed and but lack efficiency, the Bentley Continental GT's 15 mpg combined mileage makes it the least efficient car in the lot.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Interior

in a check-box comparison, the new Brit surpasses the German in almost every performance benchmark -- and the Vantage's interior is particularly more premium in materials and craftsmanship- KBB

Seating and Comfort

The distinctive cockpit feel of the interior is one of absolute focus and functionality. A lower driving position creates a more immersive experience, intimately connecting the driver with the car and the road ahead.

Model

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG gt coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

Passenger capacity

2

2

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

36.7/-/42.8

39.5

38.5/55.1/40.9

N/A

Infotainment

Apart from the engine the Vantage also received the spur for a similar COMAND 8-inch infotainment system but sadly the Vantage features Mercedes old infotainment system. The trackpad is stretched a little bit more and the rotary dial is a little heavier than the usual. Apple CarPlay comes standard but the Android users are left to improvise.

Cargo volume

Unlocking the tailgate is only possible through the key, there is no button or sensor who does that for you. Also, it's a little heavy and might require extra effort to lift up. However, the cargo space on the Vantage is enough for a sports car which can be extended through a foldable partition.

Model

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG gt coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

10.6

12.3

8.0

12.0

No one takes a Vantage to buy groceries, so don't expect a lot of space. The 10.6 cubic feet space is enough to carry the utility kit and a small bag and that's about it.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Exterior

Getting down to the vehicle architecture, Aston delivers a top-notch body-in-white. The tub is all aluminum, and the exterior panels are a mix of composites, aluminum, and carbon fiberand no steel Motor Trend

Dimensions and Weight

Like the archetypal hunter, everything has been finely tuned for a purpose. Sculptural forms create an athletic predatory stance, while muscular flanks and broad haunches express the agility and dynamism inherent to the car. There are plenty of details added to enhance the aerodynamics like the large splitter, rear diffuser, new side grills and more.

The Aston Martin Vantage is a 175.8 inch long, 76.4 inches wide, and 50.1 inches tall. For taller people getting in might feel awkward but from the inside, the cabin feels aplomb and obstruction less.

Model

Aston martin Vantage coupe

Mercedes AMG gt coupe

Audi R8 coupe

McLaren 570GT

Curb weight (lbs.)

3700

3560

3649

3296

Length(in)

175.8

179.0

174.3

178.4

Width(in)

76.4

76.3

76.4

82.5

Height(in)

50.1

50.7

48.8

47.3

Ground clearance (in)

NA

NA

6.3

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

106.5

103.5

104.4

105.1

Track width (in) F/R

NA

66.1/65.0

64.5/63.0

65.9/63.7

The signature ultra-slim rear light graphic illuminates the full-width of the tailgate, accentuated by the flick in the Vantage's tail. It provocatively expresses the car's animalistic character in what is set to become an iconic symbol of performance.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Safety

The car is yet to be tested on the US soil but the makers have installed some active safety features in the 2019 Vantage like Emergency brakes assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, Dynamic stability control and more.

Safety Features

  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with Track mode
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Track mode
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
  • Electrically adjustable sports seats with side airbags
  • Dual-stage driver/passenger front airbags

NHTSA and IIHS has not yet rated

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Competition

Mercedes-AMG GT

Although both of these coupes have practically the same engine, their characters are poles apart. The GT is a raucous beast with 9 modes of traction control to tame it, while the Vantage is much more controllable through the corners. Compared to the Merc, the hood of the Vantage isn't as long, and the shorter stature makes the handling more nimble and agile. Which one is more engaging? That's for you to decide, choosing between these two is one of the toughest decisions you'll face.

Audi R8 Coupe

The Audi R8 is known for its flamboyant design and the V10's gurgle. Priced over $150,000 you get 40 more ponies but this power is too crude, on the other hand, the Vantage is lighter, more agile, and drivable than the R8 but lacks the power. Then again the R8' cabin is more comfortable and infotainment more easy to use.

The Price difference is not that much and after accounting the Power, and Performance the R8 gets 2 P's right.

McLaren 570GT

The McLaren 570 GT is the quickest car in the lot, its impressive 2.8-second acceleration is enough to win any battle. It is offered with more power but at a heavy price. On a contrary, the Vantage is backed with lesser power and offered at a lower price.

This could have been a gentlemen's fight but the Vantage's lower price is a deal you can't afford to lose.

2019 Aston Martin Vantage Final Verdict

As Aston Martin quotes, the 2019 Vantage is a predator. The Vantage's resume exudes amazing handling, commendable dexterity and enough power to back its claims. Though the car is drivable on normal roads its true potential is unleashed on the tracks. However, the infotainment lacks the necessary features and isn't that user-friendly.

So, the Anglo-German collaboration is low on price and high on performance, delivering a perfect car for this price.