2021 Aston Martin Vantage

What’s new

  • Seven-speed manual transmission available in non-AMR Vantage
  • No other significant changes
  • Part of the new Vantage generation that debuted in 2019

Pros & Cons

  • Potent 503-horsepower V8
  • Available manual transmission
  • Guaranteed exclusivity
  • Interior lacks the polish and presentation of rivals
  • Infotainment tech is a bit outdated
  • Cabin can be noisy on less than perfect roads
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$146,000

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2021 Aston Martin Vantage Review

The Vantage is the entry point to the world of Aston Martin but should in no way be considered entry-level. It's equipped with a 503-horsepower turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 and your choice of either a seven-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. Handling is crisp, and when equipped with the optional manual transmission, the overall mood is one of engagement and exclusivity.

The Vantage comes well equipped from the start, and options are largely focused on personalization with a wealth of paint options and interior color combinations. The Aston Martin bridges the gap between cars like the Jaguar F-Type SVR and the Bentley Continental GT, offering a mix of off-the-shelf performance hardware and bespoke customization. Other close competitors include the Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Coupe and the Porsche 911 Carrera S.

Which Vantage does Edmunds recommend?

It's hard to go wrong with any of the available stand-alone options. Our Vantage would be equipped with the seven-speed manual transmission and a set of custom luggage (because why not?). As for the various option packages, we'd keep ours without for the most straightforward performance experience.

Aston Martin Vantage models

The 2021 Vantage has no trim levels but instead offers personalization through a multitude of paint and interior trim colors. Some features are bundled with option packages. Standard equipment is on par with competitors and highlight features include:

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Mechanical features include:

  • 503-horsepower turbocharged 4.0-liter V8
  • Seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Adaptive suspension

Inside, the Vantage comes with:

  • Generous leather appointments
  • 8.0-inch infotainment screen
  • Navigation system
  • Power-adjustable seats with memory settings

Option packages include various styling, tech and comfort features:

  • Sport Plus Pack
  • Exterior Black Pack
  • Tech Pack
  • Comfort Pack

Consumer reviews

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    Features & Specs

    2dr Coupe features & specs
    2dr Coupe
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7M
    MSRP$146,000
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission7-speed manual
    Horsepower503 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    2dr Coupe features & specs
    2dr Coupe
    4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A
    MSRP$153,000
    MPG 18 city / 24 hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower503 hp @ 6000 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Vantage safety features:

    Anti-Lock Brakes
    Help the driver maintain control under heavy braking.
    Parking Distance Display
    Aids in tight parking situations, helping the driver judge the distance between the car and an obstacle.
    Dynamic Torque Vectoring
    Assists the driver by applying more power to the wheel with maximum traction during cornering and acceleration.

    Aston Martin Vantage vs. the competition

    Aston Martin Vantage vs. Mercedes-Benz AMG GT

    It's hard to believe two competitors can share the same engine, but that's exactly what the AMG GT and Vantage have in common. But don't think these are rebadged versions of each other. From tip to tail and everywhere in between, the AMG GT is very much a Mercedes. If only it offered a manual transmission like the Aston does.

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    Aston Martin Vantage vs. Porsche 911

    For decades, the Porsche 911 has been the go-to for a high-performance GT car. Much more than its numbers on a sheet of paper, the 911, in all its guises, is thoroughly well-rounded and devastatingly quick on any road. But it lacks the aural gratification that can only be found in a V8 engine — the kind you find in the Aston.

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    Aston Martin Vantage vs. Jaguar F-Type

    If it's British or nothing, the Jaguar F-Type SVR is the only other car in the Aston's price range that offers similar thrust and a similar bellowing V8 soundtrack. We're fans of the Jag's relatively practical design as well as its raw speed, but we struggle to accept the marginally reliable infotainment system. The Aston does it better here and is more exclusive.

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    FAQ

    Is the Aston Martin Vantage a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Vantage both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Aston Martin Vantage fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Vantage gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Vantage has 12.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Aston Martin Vantage. Learn more
    What's new in the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage:

    • Seven-speed manual transmission available in non-AMR Vantage
    • No other significant changes
    • Part of the new Vantage generation that debuted in 2019
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    Is the Aston Martin Vantage reliable?
    To determine whether the Aston Martin Vantage is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Vantage. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Vantage's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Vantage is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2021 Aston Martin Vantage?

    The least-expensive 2021 Aston Martin Vantage is the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7M). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $146,000.

    Other versions include:

    • 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7M) which starts at $146,000
    • 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $153,000
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    What are the different models of Aston Martin Vantage?
    If you're interested in the Aston Martin Vantage, the next question is, which Vantage model is right for you? Vantage variants include 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7M), and 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Vantage models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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    2021 Aston Martin Vantage Overview

    The 2021 Aston Martin Vantage is offered in the following submodels: Vantage Coupe, Vantage Convertible. Available styles include Roadster 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7M), and 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A).

    What do people think of the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Vantage.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Aston Martin Vantage and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Vantage featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2021 Aston Martin Vantage?

    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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