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2007 Aston Martin DB9

$30,347 — $76,127 USED
Coupe
4 Seats
15 MPG
(Combined)
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.8) 5 reviews

The Good

  • Exuberant performance
  • Superlative handling
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Pedigree
  • Styling

The Bad

  • Minimal backseat space
  • Rear entry and exit
  • Forward visibility
  • Instrument readability

What to Know

about the 2007 Aston Martin DB9
  • 450-hp V-12
  • Manual or automatic
  • Extensive use of aluminum

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview
On sale since 2004, the Aston Martin DB9 superseded the long-lived DB7 Vantage. The DB9 is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that generates 450 horsepower. Either a conventional six-speed manual gearbox or a button-controlled six-speed automatic can be installed. Aston Martin says the manual-shift DB9 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The DB9 was the first car to be hand-built at a new state-of-the-art facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. In addition to the coupe, a Volante convertible is also offered.

For 2007, both the Volante and coupe get new seats that incorporate standard head and thorax airbags, dual-stage heating and twin lumbar adjustment. The seats can be programmed to remember three separate settings.

Recent revisions added more cabin stowage, coat hooks, rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated front seats, power-folding side mirrors, an umbrella, a navigation system and Bluetooth capability.


Exterior
A long aluminum hood sits above a familiar Aston Martin grille, and side strakes are located on the front quarter panels. The body panels are aluminum or lightweight composites, while magnesium is used for the steering column and inner doorframes. Locating the gearbox at the rear helps achieve 50/50 weight distribution, and a full undertray reduces lift and drag. The DB9's rear haunches are wide and curvaceous, and its profile features a prominent trunk. "Swan wing" doors rise at a 12-degree angle for easier access.

For 2007...
Vehicle Overview
On sale since 2004, the Aston Martin DB9 superseded the long-lived DB7 Vantage. The DB9 is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that generates 450 horsepower. Either a conventional six-speed manual gearbox or a button-controlled six-speed automatic can be installed. Aston Martin says the manual-shift DB9 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

The DB9 was the first car to be hand-built at a new state-of-the-art facility in Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. In addition to the coupe, a Volante convertible is also offered.

For 2007, both the Volante and coupe get new seats that incorporate standard head and thorax airbags, dual-stage heating and twin lumbar adjustment. The seats can be programmed to remember three separate settings.

Recent revisions added more cabin stowage, coat hooks, rear parking sensors, cruise control, heated front seats, power-folding side mirrors, an umbrella, a navigation system and Bluetooth capability.


Exterior
A long aluminum hood sits above a familiar Aston Martin grille, and side strakes are located on the front quarter panels. The body panels are aluminum or lightweight composites, while magnesium is used for the steering column and inner doorframes. Locating the gearbox at the rear helps achieve 50/50 weight distribution, and a full undertray reduces lift and drag. The DB9's rear haunches are wide and curvaceous, and its profile features a prominent trunk. "Swan wing" doors rise at a 12-degree angle for easier access.

For 2007, the coupe gains a Sports Pack option that includes new five-spoke aluminum alloy wheels, a revised undertray and a lower ride height. This works with revised dampers and springs and a reworked front anti-roll bar to provide better handling.

The Volante's fabric top folds underneath a hard tonneau cover that sits flush with the bodywork. Sensors can detect a potential rollover and deploy twin roll-hoops. Aston Martin says the windshield pillars can withstand twice the car's body weight.

New for both the Volante and coupe are front parking sensors and LEDs in the door handles as no-cost options.


Interior
The DB9 offers 2+2 seating that features Bridge of Weir leather. Walnut, mahogany or bamboo wood trim is available. The new seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and power, memory mirrors are newly standard for 2007.

The coupe gains more cargo space — now more tha 6.5 cubic feet — because the amplifier, first-aid kit and tire-inflation equipment have been relocated.

To start the engine, the driver must press a clear glass button. The tachometer dial runs counterclockwise and has no redline. Instead, a red warning symbol appears at various engine speeds, depending on ambient temperature and engine mileage. The British firm Linn developed the 950-watt sound system.


Under the Hood
The DB9's 6.0-liter V-12 produces 450 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque. The ZF six-speed automatic transmission uses buttons to select Drive, Park, Neutral and Reverse. A Touchtronic manual mode permits gear changes using paddles behind the steering wheel. A conventional Graziano six-speed manual gearbox is also available.

While the coupe gains the Sport Pack, the Volante isn't forgotten in the performance area. Its top speed is no longer restricted to 165 mph. Aston Martin says the Volante's maximum speed is 186 mph, the same as the coupe.


Safety
All-disc antilock brakes incorporate electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist. Seat-mounted side-impact airbags and Dynamic Stability Control are standard. For 2007, new seats feature standard occupant-detection sensors, plus head and thorax side airbags.

Driving Impressions
Handling is where the DB9 truly excels, hanging on with passion through swift curves and delivering a civilized experience. Confidence levels reach well beyond the sports-car norm. The suspension follows road contours closely, yet ride comfort is satisfying.

The dashboard is packed with controls. Most markings are clear, but the gauges aren't easy to read.

The V-12 generates a rich exhaust sound. Gear changes are quite easy using the dashboard selector buttons and steering-wheel paddles, and automatic mode does a fine job. After a momentary hesitation to downshift, the DB9 lunges ahead with unbridled force. The new Sport Pack option has not been tested.

Rear headroom is scant and legroom is virtually nonexistent, but the front compartment is roomy enough in a snug, separated cockpit.


Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
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Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.2)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(3.8)
(5.0)

Wicked ride

by Lablover from Orlando,Fl on May 20, 2017

Beautiful car, a real head turner.Luxury and power what more could you want. Wish we didn't have to sell it! Read full review

(5.0)

Dream car

by wings from Scottsdale on March 20, 2012

This is my dream car. Hand made beauty. V12 power and torque. This car can be driven daily, unlike the lamborghini we owned. Handling is similar to the BMW M6 or 911 but with more power. I love my ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2007 Aston Martin DB9 currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2007 Aston Martin DB9 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The DB9 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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