Aston Martin DBX review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:petrol
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RRP from£160,230
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Despite its more overtly sporting nature, the DBX treats you to a lofty driving position that feels on a par with the Bentley Bentayga. Granted, you feel more enclosed than you do in a Bentayga or Range Rover Sport SVR due to the heavily raked windscreen and narrow side windows, but because you can see the front corners of the bonnet directly above the front wheels, it’s relatively easy to place the car accurately on the road. Parking, though, is a little tricker due to the aggressively tapered window line and thick rear pillars, but standard front and rear parking sensors and a 360-degree parking camera help to alleviate this issue. 

In terms of getting comfortable behind the wheel, the electrically adjustable driving seat and steering wheel both offer plenty of reach and angle adjustment, and lumbar support adjustment is standard. Also, and unlike the case with other Aston Martins such as the DB11 and Vantage, the wheel and pedals aren’t awkwardly offset and you immediately feel comfortable behind the wheel as a result. The fact that the seats are heated and cooled further help to soothe on long journeys.

Quality wise, the DBX looks and feels like a true Aston Martin. Wherever you look in the interior you’ll find soft, hand-stitched leather placed alongside wood or carbonfibre trim highlights. Even the speaker covers are trimmed with perforated leather. It’s details like these that enhance the DBX’s perceived quality, and if you want, you can make it even swankier with a multitude of personalisation options. 

Like the DB11, the DBX uses a Mercedes-sourced infotainment system that consists of a 10.25in screen and a rotary controller between the seats. However, it’s not the latest MBUX system that’s fitted to newer models from the German brand, and the truth is it’s already starting to feel a little off the pace in terms of graphics, responsiveness and smartphone accessibility (it gets Apple CarPlay but there's no Android Auto connectivity). In a market where buyers are hungry for the latest, most advanced systems, this is a little disappointing, but at least it’s easier to use than the dual-touchscreen setup in the Audi SQ8 and Lamborghini Urus

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