Revealed to great fanfare from Aston Martin fans and journalists alike earlier this year, the DBX made an instant impression as the benchmark in sports car-meets-SUV luxury. In their first, brief taste of the DBX from behind the wheel, the experts were mightily impressed.
Now, the DBX has been subjected to one of the most comprehensive testing processes in the motoring industry; the Autocar single car road test. As the oldest car magazine in the world, Autocar has built a reputation as one of the most scrupulous, trusted and thorough sources of road test reviews of any magazine. Needless to say, the DBX passed with flying colours…
Road testers at Autocar said the DBX ‘does everyday driver appeal better than any other super-SUV’ – high praise indeed from the industry’s toughest judges. Autocar journalist, Matt Saunders said he ‘really liked how it mixed dynamic fluency with precision and feel’ while colleague Simon Davies remarked ‘I was impressed by the way the DBX rides at speed. There’s a benevolent assertiveness about its demeanour that feels remarkably similar to that found find in Aston Martin’s two-door GT models’.
With a four-and-a-half-star rating, the DBX ranks on equal terms to Autocar’s review of the Bentley Bentayga, and holds a higher score than the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Urus and Range Rover SV Autobiography LWB. The DBX scored highest by road testers for ‘handling and stability’, ‘comfort and isolation’ and ‘buying and owning’ tests while also scoring highly in ‘design and engineering’, ‘interior’ and ‘performance’ categories. The road test team reported generally that they enjoyed ‘engaging, tactile handling for more driver appeal than most fast SUVs’ and a ‘soulful V8 soundtrack’ plus ‘usable, considered performance’.
Read more from the entire road test report here.
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