Aston Martin DBX review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Interior

Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior dashboard
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  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior dashboard
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior rear seats
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 boot open
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 front right tracking
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 rear tracking
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior dashboard
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior rear seats
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior infotainment
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 right tracking
  • 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
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 badge detail
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior detail
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior detail
  • Aston Martin DBX 2022 boot open
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Despite its sporting nature, the Aston Martin DBX treats you to a lofty driving position that feels on a par with the Bentley Bentayga. You feel a bit more enclosed in the DBX than you do in the Bentayga and the Audi SQ7 due to its heavily raked windscreen, thickish pillars and narrow side windows, but you can still see the corners of the bonnet when manoeuvring.

Reversing is trickier due to the aggressively tapered rear window-line and thick rear pillars. Still, with all-round parking sensors and a 360-degree parking camera fitted as standard, it’s not a massive headache.

Options to think about include 16-way electrically adjustable front seats. Unfortunately, though, there’s no option to upgrade the infotainment system. It’s Mercedes-sourced, which probably sounds ideal until you realise it was sourced from the last decade – quite literally.

The software feels sluggish at times, the screen is far from HD and it lacks modern kit, including Android Auto smartphone mirroring. It does at least have Apple CarPlay connectivity, but in a market where buyers are hungry for the latest, most advanced systems, this one’s very disappointing.

That said, the 10.3in screen is a reasonable size by today’s standards and we like the rotary controller you use to operate it, because that’s less distracting while you’re on the go than most touchscreens.

The 14-speaker 800-watt stereo sounds okay, although even that’s beaten by the system you can get with the Bentayga. The DBX is miles behind the Bentayga for interior quality too. Yes, it has acres of leather and a lovely, plush, Alcantara roof lining, but it’s not up to Bentley material standards and it’s even further behind for solidity.

The piano-black centre console trim (on the non-707 car) looks like cheap moulded plastic, the leather is supple but has ugly creases in numerous areas, and bits rattle. None of the switches have the satisfying precision click of the Bentayga’s, or those in the much cheaper SQ7 for that matter. On the plus side, Aston Martin gives you lots of personalisation options.

Aston Martin DBX 2022 interior dashboard
New car deals
Target Price from £168,420
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From £154,900