Aston Martin DBX review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 rear static
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 front static
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 front left tracking
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 headlight detail
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 side detail
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 alloy wheel detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

For the same price as the Aston Martin DBX, you could have a Range Rover Sport SVR on your drive, and still have change left over to buy a well-specced Range Rover Evoque. That's a little hard to swallow for those of us with more modest means, but in the elevated company of the Bentley Bentayga, Lamborghini Urus and Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the ‘standard’ DBX is, dare we say it, not ridiculously priced. The DBX707 will be more than £200,000 with a few choice options, though.

It's far from sparsely equipped, either. As standard, it comes with 22in alloy wheels, heated front and rear seats, rear climate control, keyless entry, a powered tailgate, 64-colour ambient lighting and power-folding door mirrors. That's on top of the electric seats, panoramic sunroof, and leather and Alcantara interior trim. Finally, if you're exceptionally well-heeled, Aston Martin lets you create your own bespoke, money-no-object specification.

The closest rivals have similar thirsts, and all have reasonably strong residual values as well. The DBX is predicted to experience depreciation at a similar rate to the Bentayga and Urus. We expect the Cullinan to hold its value even better due to the fact that it’s produced in even smaller numbers, but it's not far off twice the price in the first place.

Euro NCAP hasn’t safety-tested the DBX, but it gets plenty of kit to help prevent you from getting into an accident in the first place. That includes adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking (AEB), a forward collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic warning, traffic-sign recognition and blind-spot warning. There are also two Isofix child-seat attachments on the rear outer seats.

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Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

The Aston Martin DBX's price puts it in competition with the Bentley Bentayga and perhaps even the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, but it's a far sportier SUV. The DBX707 version meanwhile is a fair bit pricier than the standard DBX but will still probably be cheaper than the new Ferrari SUV when it finally emerges later in 2022. The V8 sound and playful handling make it more enjoyable to drive than many sports SUVs and it can mix it with the best of them, even the brilliant-handling Porsche Cayenne Turbo. It's vast inside but you have to put up with a firm ride around town, a poor infotainment system and dubious fit and finish.

  • Characterful engine
  • Playful handling
  • Extraordinary pace, especially in DBX707
  • Lumpy ride around town
  • Iffy fit and finish for the price
  • Dated infotainment system
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Target Price from £168,420
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