Aston Martin DBX V8 550 5dr Touchtronic Review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Version review

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  • Aston Martin DBX front cornering
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  • Aston Martin DBX interior dashboard
  • Aston Martin DBX interior back seats
  • Aston Martin DBX interior infotainment
  • Aston Martin DBX right driving
  • Aston Martin DBX front cornering
  • Aston Martin DBX rear cornering
  • Aston Martin DBX front left driving
  • Aston Martin DBX left static boot open
  • Aston Martin DBX rear static boot open
  • Aston Martin DBX bonnet badge
  • Aston Martin DBX headlights detail
  • Aston Martin DBX side detail
  • Aston Martin DBX rear badge
  • Aston Martin DBX interior front seats
  • Aston Martin DBX interior steering wheel
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RRP£179,160
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The 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 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 – especially in DBX707 guise. It's big inside but you have to put up with a firm ride around town, a poor infotainment system and dubious fit and finish.

The DBX comes with a long list of standard equipment, including 12-way electrically adjustable front seats, leather interior trim, an Alcantara roof lining, heated front and rear seats, rear climate control, a powered tailgate, 64-colour ambient lighting, air suspension, hill descent control and a 14-speaker 800-watt stereo. The DBX707 adds lots of carbon fibre to the centre console plus sports seats, and Aston Martin allows you to create your own bespoke, money-no-object spec on either version.

The 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine produces 542bhp – enough to propel 2.2 tonnes of DBX from a standstill to 62mph in just 4.5sec. It’ll carry on to 181mph if you can find a long enough stretch of (private) road, and sounds mega too, but isn't cheap to run.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH4.5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

19.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

638

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

323

g/km