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2014 Aston Martin Rapide S KBB Expert Review

The Fair Market Range for this car in your area is $200,747 - $204,802.

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MSRP $202,775

Fair Purchase Price $202,775
Fair Market Range ($200,747 - $204,802)

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KBB Expert Review

KBB Editors' Overview

By Matt Degen - Updated Date: 3/5/2014


Think of the Rapide S as Aston Martin's idea of a family car. Known as a builder of gorgeously designed and sinfully fast coupes, the British automaker has expanded its literal and figurative footprint with the 4-door Rapide. Aston Martin's largest vehicle offers exquisite seating for four and commendable cargo space with its hatchback design, yet remains an Aston through and through on the performance front. This comes thanks to a 550-horsepower V12 that enables the Rapide to hit breakneck speeds in seconds. Like other Astons, the Rapide's rareness is a double-edged sword. While you'll get an ultra-exclusive, $200,000 luxury vehicle, you'll also have to work with a smaller dealer network than if you opted for a Porsche Panamera, Audi S7, Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class or BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe.

You'll Like This Car If...

If your idea of an outing with friends or family includes 0-60-mph blasts of under 5 seconds or the ability to hit 190 mph in a rare yet versatile luxury rocket, the Rapide S could be the exotic 4-door, 4-passenger projectile for you.

You May Not Like This Car If...

In addition to having to work with a much smaller dealer network than Porsche, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, 4-door coupe-like rivals from those luxury automakers can be had for far less investment.

What's New for 2014

The 2014 Aston Martin Rapide S replaces the former Rapide (without the S). This new version boasts a more powerful V12 engine, newly designed front and back, and the latest generation of Aston Martin's 3-mode suspension system.

Driving It Driving Impressions

As you might suspect from its Aston Martin name, the 2014 Rapide S is about as far removed from an ordinary 4-door people-hauler as an iPhone is from one of those early mobile phones carried like a suitcase. Even among its ultra-premium rivals, Aston Martin's 4-door is an entity unto itself. While its main competitors get their motive force from turbocharged 6- and 8-cylinder engines, the Rapide S spits a different kind of fire thanks to a naturally aspirated V12 that cranks out 550 horsepower. This is the same engine found in Aston coupes such as the DB9 and Vanquish, and as with those supercars the Rapide is a rear-drive performance piece of art. While straight-line acceleration is more than commendable (0-60 mph is pegged at under five seconds), we just as much appreciate Aston's 3-stage Adaptive Damping System with Normal, Sport and Track modes. This allows the Rapide's mood to be set from hard-edged tarmac star to softer daily driver.

Favorite Features

PROPER REAR SEATS
It's safe to say the Rapide S has the best back seats of any Aston. Sure, its coupes technically can seat four passengers, but few adults would want to be numbers three or four. The Rapide S, though, has two proper, sculpted rear seats that are also far easier to enter and exit, thanks to the car's two rear doors.

CARGO FLEXIBILITY
When not using the Rapide's rear seat to chauffeur a pair of lucky passengers, it can act as a cargo area that nearly triples in size when the seats are folded, a power-operated feat accomplished with the touch of a button.


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