The 2010 Aston Martin Vantage ranks 2 out of 6 Exotic Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 46 published reviews and test drives of the Aston Martin Vantage, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. The 2010 Aston Martin Vantage combines aesthetic perfection with superior performance engineering. It may not be the fastest or most powerful exotic sports car, but it’s a superb handler and a wonderful piece of art to behold. "Those who think a Bentley Continental too mundane and a Lamborghini Gallardo too ostentatious might find the Aston Martin Vantage an ideal choice," writes Consumer Guide.
Borrowing its name from the 1970’s-era Vantage, the 2010 model is a lesson in automotive accomplishment. In fact, few exotic sports cars come close to matching the 2010 Aston Martin Vantage's unique balance of distinguished handling, drop-dead gorgeous looks and everyday practicality (its trunk is rather large for an exotic sports car).
The 2010 Aston Martin Vantage's design isn’t revolutionary and it doesn’t break any performance records, but taken as a whole it provides unparalleled levels of satisfaction. "[A]t an estimated price of $120,000 for the coupe, it carries a balance of gorgeous design, hand-built charisma, and outright performance that is tough to beat," writes Car and Driver. Adding to the allure of the 2010 Vantage is Aston Martin's exotic aura -- especially in the United States, where the automaker's vehicles are still rare.