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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Due to the limited number of Vantages produced every year it is highly unlikely Euro NCAP, the company that specialises in assessing the crash protection offered by cars, will test the Vantage. However, the car is fitted with very powerful brakes linked to ABS (to help prevent the wheels locking up) and another system, electronic brake distribution (or EBD), which optimises the braking forces to bring the car to a standstill in the shortest possible distance.

Other electronic systems which should help prevent the driver from losing control of the car include traction control and dynamic stability control (DSC). In case an accident can’t be avoided, the driver and passenger are protected by front and side airbags.

As a pure two-seater sports car it's little surprise that practicality is not high on the list. However, a good-size rear luggage area is reached through a rear tailgate, and can swallow a couple of overnight bags, plus there is a useful shelf behind the two seats where coats can be stored. There is a two-cup holder between the seats and small storage areas in the door bins.

Reaching the fuel filler release is very tricky as the button is situated on the door pillar just below the dashboard - the glovebox is also released by a button and drops down silently and gently.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Aston Martin Vantage (05-18).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

AMR equipment

AMR standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMR optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

GT8 equipment

GT8 standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
GT8 optional equipment
None available

N430 equipment

N430 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
N430 optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
S optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim