Aston Martin Rapide S review

Category: Luxury car

Section: Interior

Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S
  • Aston Martin Rapide S

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

For such a long car, getting in and out of the driver’s seat is quite difficult thanks to B-pillars that are unusually wide leaving a fairly small opening. However, once you’ve slithered your way in the Rapide’s standard sports seats will accommodate most sizes of driver well, even if they don’t provide as much bolster support as some of the British firm’s more sporting models. Electric front seat adjustment is standard and wide ranging, but the fact that the steering wheel adjusts manually at this money is disappointing.

From behind the wheel it’s difficult to see out, too - that’s the price you pay for sleek styling. The windscreen is quite shallow, as are the side windows, while the rear screen is very small indeed. That’s not ideal for such a long, wide car, but at least front and rear parking sensors are standard and so too is a reversing camera.