2019 Aston Martin DB11 Review

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V12 engine offers stately grand-touring character
  • Optional 503-hp V8 engine makes for lighter, sharper performance
  • Distinct and lustful design
  • Several colors, options and details available for personalization
  • Rear seats are quite small
  • Many common driver aids and safety features not offered
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Which DB11 does Edmunds recommend?

We'd be plenty content with a DB11 off the shelf. It's got incomparable style, a richly detailed interior, and enough tech to keep us satisfied. But what fun is off-the-rack when you can have made-to-measure? We'd definitely opt for ventilated seats to enjoy the DB11 on a hot day and might even spring for a higher grade of leather. We'd skip the midgrade Aston Martin sound system and vault directly to the Bang & Olufsen system, the better to maximize enjoyment of Wagner and Verdi on empty wooded backroads. Finally, as tempting as the ridiculous 630-hp V12 sounds, we'd still go for the V8 engine because it's lighter and promises more fun in the twists and turns.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

Few cars represents power and style quite like the 2019 Aston Martin DB11.
The DB11 is a grand touring coupe that succeeds Aston's DB9, a car that ended a 12-year production run in 2016. Today's DB11 doesn't look much different than the DB9, but underneath is a revised aluminum body structure. Modern upgrades are more apparent inside the cabin, with improved materials and electronics, and underhood is a choice of a turbocharged V8 or a 12-cylinder engine.

For 2019, that sublime 12-cylinder is improved with 30 more horsepower and the ability to reach a top speed of 208 mph. The V12 is found in the DB11's new AMR edition, which also includes revised suspension tuning. If that kind of power seems a little excessive, there's still the 503-horsepower V8 engine option sourced from Mercedes-Benz's high-performance AMG division. Aston officials say a V8-equipped DB11 is more than 200 pounds lighter than a V12-powered coupe, and that the smaller-size engine is better centered within the car's wheelbase.

Aston calls the DB11 a "2+2," which in theory means you could seat two passengers in the back. In practice, you won't want to, at least no one you consider family or friend. These are very small rear seats. No matter. A stately English grand touring car such as the DB11 needs only one other seat for a companion, a seat swathed in fine leather, decorative stitching and surrounded by a luxurious cabin. Sound, speed and sheer presence — the new DB11 is more sensory experience than mere luxury transportation.

2019 Aston Martin DB11 models

The 2019 Aston Martin DB11 is available as a coupe or a convertible (Volante) with a power-operated soft top. Luxury appointments such as soft leather seating and advanced tech come standard, and an extensive options list lets you tailor the DB11 to your personal tastes.

At the heart of the beast is a choice of a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 (503 hp, 498 pound-feet of torque) or a turbocharged 5.2-liter V12 engine (630 hp, 516 lb-ft) and an eight-speed automatic transmission that drives the rear wheels. The convertible only comes with the V8.

Standard features include 20-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, LED headlights and taillights, a hands-free trunk, power-adjustable heated front seats, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, a faux suede headliner, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 360-degree parking camera, and front and rear parking sensors.

Technology features include a digital instrument and gauges display, an 8-inch infotainment display with rotary control dial, Bluetooth, satellite radio, iPhone integration, a USB input, a premium Aston Martin audio system, and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.

Of course, plenty of customization awaits. DB11 buyers can opt for upgraded leather, carpet, interior color and decorative stitching, as well as ventilated seats, an upgraded Aston Martin or a top-level Bang & Olufsen sound, and exterior enhancements such as a gloss-black body kit, several different 20-inch wheel designs, colored brake calipers, and cosmetic roof and hood treatments.

Driving

The DB11 offers graceful acceleration when driven sensibly but rewards more spirited effort with satisfying engine noises. Sport mode livens up engine response; the adjustable suspension sharpens handling. But the car's mass is felt near its limits. This is a touring car, not lithe sport coupe.

Comfort

The front seats are firm and hold you in place when cornering. They're suitable for long-distance touring. The rear seats are a nice gesture, but they're more suited to luggage overflow than humans. At highway speeds, you'll hear plenty of engine and exhaust, along with lingering wind/road noise.

Interior

The DB11 is a vast improvement on its DB9 predecessor, extending to its rich leather upholstery, wood trim and design. Gone are shared parts from lesser automakers, replaced with Mercedes-sourced electronics and switchgear. But using the controls in the glossy dash panel can be distracting.

Utility

The DB11's rear transaxle takes up valuable trunk space, but there's enough room for a few weekend bags. Small-item storage is minimal. Most of your handheld things will go in the clamshell-opening center console.

Technology

Standard tech includes navigation with 8-inch display, a digital instrument panel, and an infotainment dial-and-trace controller borrowed from Mercedes. No advanced safety aids standard, but blind-spot warning and self-parking system are optional. Available Bang & Olufsen audio is worth the money.

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Pedestrian-stopping beautiful, power and handling
Mark Holloway,06/11/2020
AMR 2dr Coupe (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A)
I have owned the DB11 and the DB11 AMR. The AMR improves on an already very impressive formula. The DB11 is so beautiful, it makes you smile every time you see it in the driveway and pedestrians will stop to gawp and take photos. The proportions and lines are just perfect, with those flared hips and long bonnet accentuating the looks. The quality of the cabin is undeniable, with hand-stitched leather everywhere, smelling just wonderful. The electronics in the infotainment system are mostly from Mercedes (albeit an earlier generation), which is, frankly, a relief as their system is one of the best. The power is awesome and, frankly, more than you will need most of the time. Massive torque delivery is at almost every part of the RPM range. I have very rarely put my foot fully to the carpet, other than on a dry, straight road on the German autobahn. The AMR suspension is stiffer than the original DB11, meaning alpine roads are easier to navigate but still fun enough if you accelerate. Given it is a hand-made car with millions of lines of software code, some niggles are to be expected, particularly from earlier models. My AMR is a 2019 model and has been virtually trouble free, apart from a loose hose on the cold-start system. Overall, a lovely car that will make you smile every time you get into it and others smile when they see it.

Safety

Our experts like the DB11 models:

Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Provides audible alerts and aids in preventing or minimizing low-speed collisions with objects or pedestrians.
Pelvis, Thorax and Side Curtain Airbags
Protects in the event of collision, a nice thing to count on when your car can reach 200 mph.
360-Degree Bird's-Eye Camera
Provides a top-down view of the areas surrounding the DB11, helping to reduce the likelihood of collisions in parking lots.

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Used 2019 Aston Martin DB11 Overview

The Used 2019 Aston Martin DB11 is offered in the following submodels: DB11 Coupe, DB11 Convertible, DB11 AMR. Available styles include V8 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), AMR 2dr Coupe (5.2L 12cyl Turbo 8A), and V8 Volante 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A). Pre-owned Aston Martin DB11 models are available with a 4.0 L-liter gas engine or a 5.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 630 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2019 Aston Martin DB11 comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2019 Aston Martin DB11 comes with a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Aston Martin DB11?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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