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.
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.