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Aston Martin DBX 4.0 V8 (A) Review
25 Feb 2021  |  Aston Martin Reviews
The Aston Martin DBX is a big, practical and indulgent SUV that has surprising dynamism and unsurprising power.
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What We Dislike
Equipment levels are a little wanting for its pricetag
Doesn't quite have the same evocativeness and desirability as other Aston Martin models
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   Consumer Reviews of Aston Martin DBX
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4.0
 
1 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
4.0 Reliability
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Handling
4.0 Features
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Exterior Styling
5.0 Interior Design
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Value for money
3.0 Engine Performance
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Mervynwm
1st Gear
143 reviews
76 points
65 forum posts Joined on 15-Mar-2009
The Exciting, Engaging and Exhilarating DBx  Posted on 26 Jun 2022
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 4.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 3.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Review
Went by the showroom to catch a glimpse of this SUV. Paired with 4.0L Mercedes AMG V8 engine, delivering over 500 horses. It certainly looks to be good.
Exterior is a well-shaped SUV, not so large like Range Rover, not so small like GLA but a little larger than a Macan. Comes with full LEDs, panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate.

Interior is an exquisite Aston Marin design, with the standard gearbox in a series of buttons on the top that you see in all other models. Virtual cockpit is there for informative purposes and allowable to change of many features and seeing many gadgets too, giving a taste and sense of luxury but not to the extreme at all.
The drive, which is the most important, compared to looks and interior you see in a typical Aston Martin.

When you start the engine, the EXCITING roar of its 4.0L AMG AWD comes into life and gets ready to go. Paired with a AMG 9-G gearbox, the moment you press D, the ENGAGING drive comes on, giving you the sense of engagement of its drive train without being pushy to dash. Overtaking, cornering becomes an EXHILARATING word to use when you drive this DBx. Many modes to choose from whereby the usual drive is not called comfort but something else that I cannot recall. Lol. Once you go into Sports mode, you can feel its engaging moments once again that steering is stiffen and sounds of suspension tunes, then feel its dynamism.

To have even more, can go for the DBx 707 that comes with 600+ horses in it. Wonder if James Bond, 007 will use DBx in the future movie ?

Overall, DBx gives you the in between if you are looking to have in between of both performance and luxury in a SUV, compare to other models like Lamborghini, Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, that is in each individual category.

What I like
4.0L AMG Engine, just nice
Fully featured gadgets
Distinctive looks
Understand that can tune exhaust sounds too

What I do not like
Price (due to current COE, June 2022)
No auto brake hold feature
Did not try its auto park or parking feature

Aston Martin DBX
4 stars - based on 1 reviews