Aston Martin DBX 707 vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT: practicality

These two musclebound monsters sit at the very top of the sports SUV tree, but which is the king of the jungle?...

New Aston Martin DBX 707 rear space

Space and practicality

Front space, rear space, seating flexibility, boot

Pointing out the differences in front head, leg and shoulder room here would be like saying that Paul Allen's Octopus superyacht has more deck space than Jeff Bezos's Oceanco Y721. The fact is, you'll fit with room to spare in either, even if you're really tall or really broad. 

Nor will a pair of tall adults have any issues in the back; both cars provide enough head and leg room for six-footers to stretch out on a longer journey. However, should you want to carry three passengers in the rear, the Aston Martin DBX is your only option; in the Porsche Cayenne, the middle seat has been removed to save weight. Instead, all you get is a small recessed plastic tray in which to pop your phone and perhaps some snacks. 

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT rear space

The DBX extends its lead in the practicality stakes with a boot that is fractionally longer and wider than the Cayenne's. So, while both car can swallow eight carry-on suitcases, the DBX has room left over for a few bits of soft hand luggage. Aston Martin also offers a range of boot packages, such as the Pet Package (which includes a portable washer for cleaning muddy dogs) and the Snow Package, which gives you boot warmers to make winter holidays in the Alps even more palatable. 

Both cars offer 40/20/40 split-folding rear seatbacks, but only the DBX allows you to drop them remotely via a button in the boot. Also, when they're folded, the DBX leaves you with an almost flat extended load bay right up to the front seats, whereas there's a slight incline in the Cayenne's floor. 

Boot space

Aston Martin DBX 707

New Aston Martin DBX 707 boot space

Boot 638-1530 litres Suitcases 8

Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT

New Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT boot space

Boot 549-1464 litres Suitcases 8

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