2010 Aston Martin Rapide

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    16 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    470-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Stunning styling
  • Lightweight design
  • Versatile cargo area
  • Rear doors' ease of entry
  • Sporty performance

The Bad

  • Gas mileage
  • $2,100 gas-guzzler tax
  • Priced higher than competitors
  • Large exterior but snug inside

Notable Features of the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide

  • All-new model
  • Four doors
  • Seats four
  • 6.0-liter V-12 engine
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive

2010 Aston Martin Rapide Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

An all-new model from British automaker Aston Martin, the Rapide joins a growing class of four-door ultraluxury sedans that are typically priced higher than the most expensive models from mass-market luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. At nearly $200,000, the Rapide costs more than the Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Porsche Panamera.

Exterior
The Rapide is based on the same platform as Aston Martin's other cars, and it's an unmistakable family member. Almost 198 inches in length, it's roughly a foot longer than the DB9 and more than 2 feet longer than the V8 Vantage. It's also a few inches wider than both.

Aston Martin keeps the Rapide lightweight through the extensive use of aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite along with the more traditional steel. Twenty-inch silver alloy wheels are standard, and graphite-colored ones are optional.

Interior
The Rapide seats four, though the backseat is snug, especially when compared with the Flying Spur and Panamera. It is best for children and smaller adults. Heated front and rear seats are standard. A cooling feature is optional for all. An optional backseat DVD entertainment system provides screens in each of the front seats' head restraints, along with wireless headsets.

Full-grain leather upholstery is standard, as is walnut trim. Many other finishes are optional, including mahogany, maple, ash, bamboo, piano black and alloy.

A liftgate covers the cargo area; though the area seems small, a ...

Vehicle Overview

An all-new model from British automaker Aston Martin, the Rapide joins a growing class of four-door ultraluxury sedans that are typically priced higher than the most expensive models from mass-market luxury brands like Mercedes and BMW. At nearly $200,000, the Rapide costs more than the Bentley Continental Flying Spur and Porsche Panamera.

Exterior
The Rapide is based on the same platform as Aston Martin's other cars, and it's an unmistakable family member. Almost 198 inches in length, it's roughly a foot longer than the DB9 and more than 2 feet longer than the V8 Vantage. It's also a few inches wider than both.

Aston Martin keeps the Rapide lightweight through the extensive use of aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite along with the more traditional steel. Twenty-inch silver alloy wheels are standard, and graphite-colored ones are optional.

Interior
The Rapide seats four, though the backseat is snug, especially when compared with the Flying Spur and Panamera. It is best for children and smaller adults. Heated front and rear seats are standard. A cooling feature is optional for all. An optional backseat DVD entertainment system provides screens in each of the front seats' head restraints, along with wireless headsets.

Full-grain leather upholstery is standard, as is walnut trim. Many other finishes are optional, including mahogany, maple, ash, bamboo, piano black and alloy.

A liftgate covers the cargo area; though the area seems small, a partition drops down, expanding the space. Each of the rear seats also folds flat at the touch of a button, expanding the cargo volume from 11.2 to 31.3 cubic feet. A supplied umbrella in the cargo area is a decidedly British touch.

Under the Hood
A 470-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine drives the Rapide's rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. A Sport mode makes the transmission more responsive, and it can also be operated manually using magnesium shift paddles on the steering column. Aston estimates the zero-to-60 mph time at 5 seconds and the top speed at 188 mph.

Other features include an adaptive suspension that varies firmness based on conditions. The four-wheel-disc brakes have large six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers.

Safety
The Rapide's airbag complement includes two frontal, two seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side curtain airbags that protect front and rear occupants. Antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control are also standard. A mechanical limited-slip differential enhances traction in low-grip situations.


2010 Rapide Video

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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

most beautiful car i owned

by l-car-lk on March 4, 2011

Rapide has a sofisticated design, much in line with DB9 and DBS. The fact that is longer and wider makes it much more elegant. The engine is quite smoth as well as nervous depending on what driving ... Read full review

(5.0)

Excellent car!!!

by Mike from DK on October 5, 2010

I have been lucky enough to own a DB9 in the past, and when I saw this car, I thought it looked just as good. I bought it because I needed a bit more space. It is by far the best car I have ever ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Aston Martin Rapide currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Aston Martin Rapide 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 Rapide 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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