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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Vanquish shows its age here by only offering traction control to prevent the wheels from spinning and not a full stability system that can brake individual wheels to prevent a collision. There are dual front airbags fitted as standard but no side or curtain bags and although the Aston’s sophisticated carbonfibre and aluminium chassis is likely offer good protection in a crash, like most low volume exotic cars it was never put through a Euro NCAP test.

Unless the rear seat package was ordered seatbelts were only fitted to the front seats.

Even if you do choose a model with rear seats, you'll end up using them for luggage when you don't have extra bodies to transport because the boot is tiny. At 220 litres it's a massive 80 litres smaller than that of the current and more compact Aston Vantage. That car has a practical opening hatch but the Vanquish makes do with a conventional saloon-style boot.

The opening for the door bins is impractically narrow and suitably only for mobile phones and slim hands. And although parking sensors were optional, they're worth having - visibility when parking isn't Lamborghini bad but this is an intimidating car to park.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Aston Martin Vanquish (01-07).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

2+0 equipment

2+0 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
2+0 optional equipment
None available

2+2 equipment

2+2 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
2+2 optional equipment
None available

S 2+0 equipment

S 2+0 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S 2+0 optional equipment
None available

S 2+2 equipment

S 2+2 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S 2+2 optional equipment
None available