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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S

$74,570 — $129,930 USED
Sedan
4 Seats
15 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Gas mileage
  • Large exterior but snug inside
2014 Aston Martin Rapide S exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S
  • New front-end styling
  • New 6.0-liter V-12 makes 550 hp
  • Four doors, four seats
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 ...
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

What drivers are saying

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S 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 S 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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