Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

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

Petrol engines 3.2 - 3.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 24.3 - 25.7 mpg

According to official figures, the Vantage returns 26.8mpg on the combined NEDC cycle and emits 245g/km CO2. The 73-litre fuel tank meant that during our time of testing, we had a predicted range nearing towards 500 miles on a full tank. But, with very little discipline of your right foot, we saw these numbers tumble very quickly.

We averaged an indicated 24.1mpg over a mix of town and motorway driving although the Vantage didn’t show any evidence of any fuel-saving functions – such as a coastal mode or cylinder deactivation.

Residual values are expected to be higher than rivals due to the limited number of Vantages being built and the high demand.

Aston Martin V8 Vantage 2018 rear badge

Is it reliable?

It’ll take some time before we find out how reliable this Aston Martin Vantage is, but the previous model appeared to have very few recalls – one in 2014 extended to the heated seats staying permanently on.

Mechanically, the engine is widely used in the Mercedes-benz range, so any teething problems should be rectified by now. Any parts required should be easy to source, too, even if they may not be the most affordable in cost. This also goes for the infotainment system, as this will be tried and tested.

The Vantage comes with a manufacturer warranty of three years, unlimited mileage.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £520
Insurance group Not available
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