While a list price of £158,000 will arguably be of little concern to anyone looking to add a DBX to what is quite likely a fairly extensive collection of cars, it nonetheless positions the Aston competitively.

While the updated Bentley Bentayga V8 starts at £146,700, a Lamborghini Urus – arguably its chief rival at this more pointed end of the performance SUV market – costs from £167,000.

The DBX is expected to hold 56% of its value after three years. The Lamborghini Urus stands at 57%, while the Bentley Bentayga is also on 56%

The DBX’s level of standard specification is suitably lavish. Extensive use of full-grain leather upholstery and Alcantara headlining provide the foundation of its rich material appeal, while conveniences such as a powered tailgate, heated seats and a 360deg camera system bolster its usability. Of course, there is massive scope for costly personalisation courtesy of Aston’s Q division, while a range of option packs can quickly see the DBX’s price rise by a considerable chunk.

Fuel consumption is as enthusiastic as you would expect from a 542bhp, 2.2-tonne SUV. We recorded a touring economy of 24.8mpg, which, combined with an 85-litre fuel tank, makes for a theoretical maximum range of 464 miles. Our overall test average was 17mpg.

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