Used 2010 Aston Martin Rapide Sedan

2010 Aston Martin Rapide
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2010 Aston Martin Rapide


  • Seductive styling, agile GT car handling, sumptuous V12 power, beautifully crafted cabin, highly customizable.


  • Limited rear seat room, expensive, antiquated navigation system, no height-adjustable suspension.

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The idea of a four-door sports car has been thrown about for ages, but the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide truly lives up to that billing. It's essentially a DB9 with an extra set of doors, and although expensive, that's no bad thing to be.

vehicle overview

Aston Martins have always unapologetically been about grand touring. Some car magazine somewhere has always managed to dog Astons for not being as sharply tuned as Ferraris or Porsches for harrowing all-out attacks on mountain passes. Be it a 1963 DB5 or an '09 DBS, these iconic British cars have put a priority on getting their passengers to their destinations in comfort, quickly and in grand style.

Well, they did for two people, anyway. Passengers three and four (if there were seats at all for them) would have to be 4 years old, without legs and/or very flexible. Enter the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide, a car that adds a pair of doors to the brand's grand touring tradition and successful DB9 platform. Oh, there have been four-door Aston Martins before, but those Lagonda models were so bizarre, so atypical of the brand and ultimately so unpopular that you'd be just as likely to see Sasquatch cruising along on the freeway in a Smart Fortwo. The Rapide, on the other hand, won't be confused for anything but an Aston Martin.

The Rapide looks like a stretched DB9 with an extra set of doors and two adult-sized seats. That's essentially what it is. Under the skin is Aston's bonded aluminum chassis and rear-mounted transmission shared with every other car in the line. However, the Rapide has 9.7 additional inches of wheelbase, is a full foot longer and is 10 inches wider. It actually has a bigger footprint than the much bigger-looking Porsche Panamera, yet it weighs slightly less (4,299 pounds versus the Porsche's 4,343).

As such, the Rapide drives very much like a DB9. The 470-horsepower V12 offers effortless thrust and the sort of grandiose noises that can only be topped by Metallica performing with the London Philharmonic in Westminster Abbey. There is an agility that you just won't get in other super sedans, while at the same time there's the same sort of ride comfort that has made Astons such brilliant touring cars. Even the drop-dead gorgeous styling and beyond-reproach interior are practically identical to the DB9's.

So why get the Rapide, then? Well, the hatchback trunk and those backseats do provide a level of practicality a two-door GT coupe never could. Head- and legroom are surprisingly sufficient even for 6-footers. But hiproom in each individual rear bucket seat still suffers. You'll have to be fairly thin not to have your hips squeezed between the door and wide rear center console. If you want real space for four or five, you'll have to get a Panamera Turbo, BMW Alpina B7, Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG or Maserati Quattroporte. But then, you won't be driving an Aston Martin, will you?

In fact, that line of reasoning is pretty apt for the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide. All those competitors are not only more practical than the Rapide, they're also cheaper and in the case of the Porsche, more agile. A car like an Aston Martin isn't about rationality, though. If you're drawn to its beauty and personality, warbling V12 or even just the cachet of its name, there is quite simply no substitute for one of these magnificent grand tourers.

2010 Aston Martin Rapide configurations

The 2010 Aston Martin Rapide is a four-passenger, four-door sedan with a hatchback-style trunk. Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels, an adjustable suspension, a limited-slip differential, bi-xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, front and rear automatic climate control, power front seats with memory, heated front and rear seats, a full leather interior, Bluetooth, a hard-drive navigation system and a 15-speaker Bang & Olufsen system with a CD player, iPod interface, USB audio jack, auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio.

Aston Martins are highly customizable with a dizzying array of exterior paints, interior leather colors (available in whatever two-tone combo you desire) and trim types. Other options include different 20-inch wheel finishes, front and rear ventilated seats and a rear seat entertainment system with two screens, a six-DVD player, auxiliary audio jack, wireless headphones and remote control.

2010 Highlights

The 2010 Rapide is an all-new four-door model from Aston Martin.

Performance & mpg

Every Rapide is rear-wheel drive and powered by a 6.0-liter V12 good for 470 hp and 443 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic with paddle shifters is the only transmission available. According to Aston Martin, the Rapide will go from zero to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds which, though certainly quick, is about a half-second behind the top guns of the class.


Safety equipment on the Rapide includes antilock brakes, brake assist, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and front and rear parking sensors.


Climb into the 2010 Aston Martin Rapide's snug driver seat and you may think you're actually in a DB9. Not only are the controls around you practically identical, but the way it effortlessly cruises down the highway or confidently takes a corner makes it feel like a sports car, not a luxury sedan. The automatic transmission is remarkably smooth, the steering is light and precise and the V12 sounds amazing. The Rapide doesn't match the ridiculous thrust offered by an S65 AMG or Panamera Turbo, but nonetheless the Rapide is indeed exhilarating. Best of all, it still manages to offer a compliant ride in true Aston tradition.


It's difficult to find a surface in the 2010 Rapide that's not covered in soft leather, while wood, alloy trim and even sapphire crystal fill in the blanks. Easily deciphered buttons combine with a central LCD screen to create a more user-friendly and better-looking interface than in past Astons. Still, the Volvo-sourced navigation system is one of the worst on the market and we still find Aston's choice to have the speed and tach gauges rotating in opposite directions (the tach goes the wrong way) to be distracting. The speedometer also has such tiny numbers and a huge range that it's rendered practically useless. Luckily, there's a digital speedometer in the trip computer.

The driver seat is marvelously comfortable, with ample leg- and headroom for taller drivers. However, the low-slung seating position and short greenhouse make you feel like you're confined in a sporty GT rather than a traditional sedan. The backseat certainly offers more space than a GT coupe like the DB9, but it makes a Porsche Panamera feel like a stretch limousine. Headroom and legroom are limited, though there's still just enough space for a 6-footer. The bigger concern is the lack of hiproom. In short, the Rapide can take a pair of couples out to dinner, but you wouldn't want to drive them to the Poconos for the weekend.

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Features & Specs

13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed shiftable automatic
470 hp @ 6000 rpm
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The 2010 Aston Martin Rapide is Aston's first-ever four-door sedan, and its purpose is to combine four-door practicality and exotic sports-car style. Notably, a successful combination has previously proven elusive for many automakers. Has the new Rapide finally cracked the code?

Of course, there are super sporting sedans like the BMW M5 and sporting 2+2s like the Porsche 911. Inevitably, neither style delivers true sports-car exotica with the practicality of four doors. No matter how elegantly sculpted, sedans are still, well, sedans; and the rear seats in 2+2s are little more than parcel shelves suitable only for the literally (rather than figuratively) legless.

Interestingly, model-year 2010 has brought us both the all-new Rapide and Porsche's all-new Panamera. Though occupying different price brackets and coming from wildly different backgrounds, they are ostensibly of the same ilk. Both are supremely powerful four-doors that deliver true sports-car pedigree. The difference is in the details, with the Porsche providing more practicality and the Aston being better at offering true sports-car looks and feel.

Used 2010 Aston Martin Rapide Sedan Overview

The Used 2010 Aston Martin Rapide Sedan is offered in the following styles: 4dr Sedan (5.9L 12cyl 6A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2010 Aston Martin Rapide?

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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