2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

Key specs

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The good:

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

The bad:

  • Gas mileage
  • Large exterior but snug inside

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Notable features

  • New front-end styling
  • New 6.0-liter V-12 makes 550 hp
  • Four doors, four seats
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive

2014 Aston Martin Rapide S review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The Rapide S, formerly known as just Rapide, is a member of the ultra-luxury-sedan class. These models are typically priced higher than the most expensive cars from mass-market luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz and BMW and include the likes of the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Porsche Panamera and Maserati Quattroporte. The Rapide S is powered by a V-12 engine and has seating for four.
New for 2014
Along with the extra letter at the end of its name the Rapide S features a more powerful V-12 engine that makes 550 horsepower and 457 pounds-feet of torque. The front end is bolder with a large, single aluminum grille that replaces its predecessor’s upper and lower grille design, and the rear deck lid features a new lip design for enhanced aerodynamics. There’s also more sound-deadening material for a quieter cabin.
Exterior Highlights

  • Lightweight design features extensive use of aluminum, magnesium alloy and composite components
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlamps
  • LED taillights

Interior Highlights

  • Seats four, though the snug backseat is best suited for shorter passengers
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats; available ventilated front and rear seats
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Bang & Olufsen stereo
  • Available piano black, bamboo, ash or mahogany trim
  • Available dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • 550-hp, 6.0-liter V-12 engine; zero to 62 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles on the steering wheel
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Double-wishbone front and rear suspension with adaptive dampers
  • Limited-slip differential

Safety Features

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags for front and rear seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Beautiful, powerfully fast, tight rear seat

This is one of the most beautiful cars designed on the road today. The V-12 engine is smooth, powerful and refined. The B&W sound system is one of the best out there. There are some drawbacks however. The infotainment / navigation system is antiquated. The back seat is tight for anyone over 5’10”. With that said, the 4 doors are helpful to have and the extra space available for luggage is great. Overall, one of the best cars I’ve owned.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Aston Martin
New car program benefits
36 months/unlimited distance
120 months/unlimited distance
36 months/unlimited distance
Roadside assistance
36 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
10 years years old or less/unlimited mileage
Basic warranty terms
12 months/unlimited miles
12 months/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
140-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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