2020 Aston Martin DBX Comes Off As Surprisingly Practical During In-Depth Static Review

On Tuesday, Aston Martin unveiled its brand new DBX luxury crossover, and while its styling might split opinions, its performance and interior quality should impress most buyers.

However, what if there’s even more to the DBX than meets the eye? During this in-depth static review of the first-ever Aston Martin SUV in the brand’s history, Carwow’s Mat Watson found it surprisingly comfortable, spacious and practical as well. In other words, it’s a proper SUV.

Remember the Rapide? It was originally built in response to the Panamera, yet was nowhere near as comfortable or spacious as its main rival. It was also not the best put together four-door luxury model in the world.

Read: The Stunning 2020 Aston Martin DBX Is A Sexy Utility Vehicle With 542 HP

Well, it seems that Aston Martin has learned from its past mistakes and has made sure that the DBX can challenge just about any luxury SUV south of a Rolls-Royce Cullinan when it comes to utility. As this reviewer goes on to demonstrate, the DBX is properly spacious as far as front and rear seat passengers are concerned, with plenty of knee and headroom to go around.

It also features loads of storage spaces and massive door pockets for large bottles of water – or whatever it is that Aston Martin buyers drink. Then there’s the trunk, which features 632 liters (22.3 cu.ft) of volume with the seats in place – more than a Range Rover, Bentayga, Urus or a Cayenne Coupe.

Towards the end of the video, we’re also treated to the rowdy soundtrack of the DBX’s AMG-sourced twin turbo 4.0-liter V8, which puts out 542 HP (550 PS) and 516 lb-ft (700 Nm) of torque. On paper, it should get you from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds, exactly the same as the V8-powered version of the Bentley Bentayga – which may or may not be a coincidence…

Unfortunately, the vehicle shown here was a pre-production model, which means we’ll have to wait a bit longer for the full reviews, but as far as first impressions go, the DBX has made a good one.


Tesla Model 3 Performance Is An EV Everyone Can Love

The Tesla Model 3 Performance pumps out 450 hp thanks to its dual electric motors.

Jeep Cottoni Is A Conceptual Proposal For A More Lifestyle Orientated Pickup Truck

The Jeep Cottoni pickup is more road-oriented than the Gladiator.

2020 Peugeot e-2008: A More Practical Hatchback With Electric Power?

With an edgy design, nicely-built cabin, 136 HP and zero emissions, the electric 2008 seems interesting.

Tesla’s China-Built Cars Are Now Eligible For Local Subsidies

The Model 3s made in Shangai’s Gigafactory will be cheaper by as much as $3,500 .

VW Touareg Gets Cheaper To Buy In The UK, Starts From £45,445

VW is introducing a new base SE trim level for the Touareg, in addition to two other versions.

Facelifted Audi Q2 Looks Like A Cute Snow Bunny In Sweden

The new Audi Q2 will benefit from updated front and rear fascias and restyled head- and taillights .

Aston Martin Opens “Pivotal” St Athan Plant In Wales, Home Of The DBX

Aston Martin’s second assembly plant will start building the DBX SUV in Q2 2020.

Ken Block Puts His Ford Escort Cosworth Through Its Paces In The Swiss Alps

Ken Block’s new Escort Cosworth was built from the ground up after his original was destroyed last year.

Watch The SCG Boot In Action During The Brutal Baja 1000

SCG will start delivering the production version of the Boot to customers next year.

It Never Ends: John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT Bound For Auction Once More

John Cena’s infamous Ford GT could soon get its fifth (!) owner in a little over two years.