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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 14 - 16 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

If you think you need to be well heeled to buy a Vanquish, you’re going to need a whole lot more money to keep the thing on the road. A big powerful V12 and near two-tonne kerb weight are responsible for the shocking 14.9mpg fuel consumption. And that’s the combined figure, something you’ll only see on longer runs. Use it hard or around town and you’re looking at single digit economy.

Budget for group 20 insurance, top band road tax and frequent clutch replacements too, especially if you live in an urban area as the Vanquish hates traffic.

With its large V12 petrol engines and a fuel consumption figure of just 15mpg, it’s no surprise that the Vanquish gets a rock-bottom eco score. It emits 422g/km CO2, which although is about average for a supercar, is exceptionally poor compared to the average family car. A Mondeo will typically emit about 180g/km CO2. The only saving grace is that buyers of these sorts of cars tend to do few miles per year.

Unlike Aston’s newer cars which are made at a state-of-the-art facility at Gaydon, the Vanquish was handmade at the old Newport Pagnell factory in tiny numbers and isn’t known for its reliability. Chief culprit is the semi-automatic paddle-shift gearbox whose clutches fail early at the hands of unsympathetic owners.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £360 - £630
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Insurance group Not available
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