|Aston Martin DBX Base Trim||CAN$ 221,000|
|Aston Martin DBX 707||CAN$ 271,000|
Aston Martin DBX REVIEW IN CANADA
The Aston Martin DBX is the company’s first ever sport utility vehicle. A five-door crossover, it incorporates elements of sports cars while still being fully capable of accommodating up to five passengers. In essence, this makes it the most versatile car offered by one of the world’s leading automakers; one which will undoubtedly deliver unparalleled standards when it comes to seating arrangements and cargo space.
With the emergence of SUV designs dominating the market, the Aston Martin DBX will face many competitors. The Lamborghini Urus is one of these competitors because it takes a very similar approach to designing an extremely high performance crossover; as well as the Ferrari Purosangue.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The Aston Martin DBX is powered by a 4.0 V8 twin-turbo engine from Mercedes-AMG, delivering 697 hp and 663 lb-ft of torque throughout the RPM range – from 2,600 to 6,000 rpm. The engine feeds power through a 9-speed transmission to each wheel in this car’s four wheel drive system which features an active center differential and electronically controlled rear anti-lock braking system; accelerating 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and topping out at a maximum speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).
This first SUV from them has been heavily influenced by two of their successful sports cars, the Aston Martin Vantage and Aston Martin DB11. You can see hints of these two models in the sides, front and back end of this vehicle – most notably in its elongated hood which mimics both these cars.
It also shares similarities with other vehicles in its line thanks to its all-leather trimmed cockpit that allows for comfortable motoring; an instrument cluster taken straight out of their flagship sedan; an infotainment system boasting a 10.3 central display mirroring what they offer on the latest model; ample passenger space inside and behind, equivalent to many luxury SUVs’ offerings; and generous storage capacity at over 632 litres.
Aston Martin DBX VERDICT
For decades, the Aston Martin brand has been associated with luxury and high performance. That’s why it comes as no surprise that its first attempt at an SUV — Aston Martin DBX — lives up to these expectations and then some. The world has seen its fair share of luxurious SUVs, but none are able to compare to the exquisite design and technical prowess of the DBX. Luxury vehicle connoisseurs who are looking for something different will find everything they’re looking for in this impressive automobile.
Aston Martin DBX Specifications
|Engine||Twin-turbocharged, Intercooled, DOHC 32-valve, V-8|
|Engine Capacity||3982 cc|
|Max Power||697 hp @ 6000 rpm|
|Torque||663 lb-ft @ 2600 rpm|
|Top Speed||193 mph|
|0-60 Mph Time||2.9 seconds|
|Fuel Efficiency||14 mpg (combined)|
|Number Of Seats||5|
|Number of Doors||4|
About the Author
With 12 years of experience working in the automotive industry, Zach Mattingley has learned an incredible amount of information about automobiles. After completing his Diploma in Automotive Technology, Zach joined a leading Auto repair shop in Ohio and now is managing one of his own.