2011 Aston Martin
DB9
vs. 2011 Maserati
GranTurismo

2011 Aston-Martin DB9

8.5

starting from

$193,230

Reasons to buy the Aston Martin DB9

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Average power
470 HP @ 6,000 RPM
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Average range in the city
274 miles
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Average range on the highway
422 miles
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Average top speed
180 mph
2011 Maserati GranTurismo

8.5

starting from

$140,200

Reasons to buy the Maserati GranTurismo

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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Average number of airbags
4
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Very inexpensive
$140,200
Performance 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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Cost - vs -
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  • Both have great prices, however the GranTurismo in particular has an exceptional price
Practicality - vs -
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  • A/C for hot summer days comes standard
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 8.5 vs 8.5

Performance

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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Horsepower 440 HP @ 7,000 RPM vs 470 HP @ 6,000 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The GranTurismo comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the DB9
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 9.9 lb/hp vs 8.3 lb/hp Both have OK performance
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 40.4 ft vs 39.4 ft The DB9 is comparable to most other vehicles for turning, but the GranTurismo is quite bad

Luxury Features

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Crash Test Ratings

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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MSRP $140,200 vs $193,230 Both have great prices, however the GranTurismo in particular has an exceptional price
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In-city gas mileage 12 mpg vs 13 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles Unknown vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Average lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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Passengers 4 vs 4 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 382 miles vs 422 miles The DB9 has OK highway range, but the GranTurismo is very limited
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Cargo space 6.0 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats Unknown vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The DB9 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the GranTurismo
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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0-60 mph 5.2 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 177 mph vs 180 mph Both vehicles' top speed is just average

Safety Features

Maserati
GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 3 The GranTurismo has an OK number of airbags while the DB9 has very few (missing Head / Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Not Available vs Not Available
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

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GranTurismo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 Aston Martin
DB9
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Number of speakers 12 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Standard Both come standard with satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input No vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Aston-Martin DB9 2011 Aston-Martin DBS DB9 vs DBS
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 2012 Audi R8 GT DB9 vs R8 GT
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 2011 Aston-Martin Vantage DB9 vs Vantage
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition DB9 vs GT-R Black Edition
2011 Aston-Martin DB9 2012 Jaguar XKR DB9 vs XKR
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2011 Aston-Martin Vantage GranTurismo vs Vantage
2011 Maserati GranTurismo S 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo GranTurismo S vs 911 Turbo
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore GranTurismo vs Gallardo LP 550-2 Bicolore
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2012 Nissan GT-R Black Edition GranTurismo vs GT-R Black Edition
2011 Maserati GranTurismo 2011 Maserati Quattroporte GranTurismo vs Quattroporte

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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Avatar for thaddeusbuttmunchmd thaddeusbuttmunchmd (10:30 PM, February 20, 2017)
This is Ucked Fup. The Author has the columns all jumbled up.
 
pam (3:19 AM, April 27, 2012)
do not like taillights on the Maserati GT, but am buying one anyway, that sound it makes, and it doesn't scrape its nose on dips