2013 Aston Martin DB9

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

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

The Bad

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

Notable Features of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9

  • Updated exterior styling
  • Upgraded interior
  • 510-hp V-12 engine
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Standard carbon-ceramic brakes

2013 Aston Martin DB9 Overview

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Vehicle Overview

The Aston Martin DB9 comes in coupe and convertible (Volante) forms and is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that generates 510 horsepower. Competitors include the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari California.

New for 2013
The DB9 gets a makeover for the 2013 model year with a more powerful 6.0-liter V-12 engine that's now rated at 510 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque, up from last year's 470 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. All DB9s now come standard with carbon-ceramic brakes, and the car sees subtle exterior and interior design revisions.

ExteriorA long aluminum hood sits above a familiar Aston Martin grille, which has a bright finish. There are side strakes on the front quarter panels. The DB9's rear haunches are wide and curvaceous, and its profile features a prominent decklid spoiler. "Swan wing" doors rise at a 12-degree angle for easier access. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED accent lighting
  • Aluminum and lightweight composite body panels
  • Volante's fabric top folds underneath a hard tonneau cover that sits flush with the bodywork
  • Sensors can detect a potential rollover and deploy roll bars (convertible)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Optional carbon fiber accent package

InteriorThe DB9 offers standard 2+2 seating and a variety of available trims like mahogany, piano black, Tamo ash or bamboo. Glass buttons offer a unique design cue. The tachometer dial runs counterclockwise. Interior f...

Vehicle Overview

The Aston Martin DB9 comes in coupe and convertible (Volante) forms and is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine that generates 510 horsepower. Competitors include the Lamborghini Gallardo and Ferrari California.

New for 2013
The DB9 gets a makeover for the 2013 model year with a more powerful 6.0-liter V-12 engine that's now rated at 510 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque, up from last year's 470 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque. All DB9s now come standard with carbon-ceramic brakes, and the car sees subtle exterior and interior design revisions.

ExteriorA long aluminum hood sits above a familiar Aston Martin grille, which has a bright finish. There are side strakes on the front quarter panels. The DB9's rear haunches are wide and curvaceous, and its profile features a prominent decklid spoiler. "Swan wing" doors rise at a 12-degree angle for easier access. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 20-inch wheels
  • Bi-xenon headlamps with LED accent lighting
  • Aluminum and lightweight composite body panels
  • Volante's fabric top folds underneath a hard tonneau cover that sits flush with the bodywork
  • Sensors can detect a potential rollover and deploy roll bars (convertible)
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Optional carbon fiber accent package

InteriorThe DB9 offers standard 2+2 seating and a variety of available trims like mahogany, piano black, Tamo ash or bamboo. Glass buttons offer a unique design cue. The tachometer dial runs counterclockwise. Interior features include:

  • Power-adjustable leather seats
  • Heated front sport seats
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Six-CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Available Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Available leather headliner
  • Available carbon fiber trim package

Under the HoodThe DB9's 6.0-liter V-12 produces 510 hp and 457 pounds-feet of torque. Aston Martin says the DB9 can accelerate from zero to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Top speed of 183 mph
  • Rear-mounted gearbox for better weight distribution
  • Full undertray reduces lift and drag
  • Carbon-ceramic brake system
  • Three-mode adaptive suspension

SafetySafety features include:

  • All-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist
  • Electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Available backup camera

 


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Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Aston Martin DB9 currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

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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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