2024 Aston Martin DBX707

Stunning looks, jaw-dropping performance, ultra-luxurious interior, and 697 horsepower. The Aston Martin DBX707 SUV is worthy of being a James Bond vehicle, as the British brand is known for. Aston Martin calls it the supercar of SUVs and it comes with a super price tag of a quarter of a million dollars. Some drawbacks are it comes with less modern tech than some rivals and has a clunky infotainment system. But you’ll definitely turn heads when cruising in this sexy beast!

Base Price: $242,000
As Tested: $266,486
Horsepower: 697
Mileage: 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway/17 mpg combined

Aston Martin first came out with the DBX for the 2020 model year. It’s the first SUV ever made by the company. With the extreme popularity of SUVs, every auto maker has had to add them to their line-ups, even super luxury brands. Not surprisingly, the DBX has become the best-selling Aston Martin. Interestingly, it was originally aimed at wealthy women as most Aston Martin customers were men.

The DBX707 was introduced in 2022. The 707 in the name refers to 707 metric horsepower which is 697 horsepower.

The five-passenger DBX707 starts at $242,000. All-wheel drive is standard. The price can quickly escalate with options.

The 2024 DBX707 is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 from Mercedes AMG that cranks out 697 horsepower and 663 pound-feet of torque paired with a new nine-speed transmission with automatic and manual modes.

I admit I was a bit nervous about driving this impressive beast when I saw that the MSRP for my test vehicle was more than $266,000. I didn’t want to be the test driver that had a mishap with the car. But all anxiety quickly disappeared once I got behind the wheel. Not only is the DBX707 absolutely thrilling to drive but it handles extremely well in every driving situation.

The DBX707 has rocket-like acceleration, especially when you consider that it weighs more than 4,900 pounds. You’ll pull Gs when you floor the accelerator.  It can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds in “Race Start” mode. Top speed is 193 mph (for those days at the track). Steering is responsive and the DBX feels balanced whether you’re cruising on the freeway or pushing it on curvy backroads. Several drive modes let you set performance to your liking, from refined to outrageous.

Often cars that are performance-oriented can feel twitchy when driving in stop-and-go traffic or on slick, rainy roads. The DBX7078 was compliant and easy to handle. And what an exhilarating ride!

Parking in tight spaces, though, can be a challenge due to the large turning radius of 40.7 feet. And road and engine noise are fairly noticeable in the cabin.

EPA ratings for my tester are 15 mpg city and 20 mpg highway with a combined rating of 17. I got 19 mpg during my week with a mix of city and highway driving.

When properly equipped, the DBX707 can tow up to 5,940 pounds.

The sumptuous interior oozes luxury and lives up to the Aston Martin name. Materials are top notch and fit and finish are excellent with every stitch in place. My tester has the beautiful All Oxford Tan semi-aniline leather seating. Seats are extremely comfortable and supportive. Front passengers enjoy good leg- and headroom. Two adults will even be comfortable in the second row.

Standard features include remote keyless entry, proximity key, push-button start, surround view camera system, three-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather seats, quilted and perforated leather seat trim, sport seats, heated front and rear seats, cooled front seats, seat memory, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Alcantara simulated suede headliner, woodgrain interior trim, 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, infotainment system with 10-inch display screen, navigation, 800-watt Aston Martin Premium audio system, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, four USB ports, ambient lighting, soft-close doors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, and a panoramic full-length glass roof with Alcantara roof blind.

Available features include semi-aniline leather seating, cooled rear seats, and a heated steering wheel.

The DBX707 comes with fewer driver assistance technologies compared to other new vehicles. Standard driver assistance technologies include automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and front and rear parking sensors.

The infotainment system is clunky and outdated. There’s no touchscreen; instead the system is controlled by a clunky touchpad system with a rotary knob and/or buttons on the steering wheel. Aston Martin says future models will get a touchscreen. And – get this- you have to use a cord with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You’d think that smartphone integration would be wireless in a car that costs more than $250,000.

Cargo space is decent for a luxury SUV with 22.5 cubic feet behind the second row and 54 cubes with the second row folded. The rear seats split-fold 40-20-40. A power liftgate is standard. Yes, there was plenty of room to fit items purchased at a Costco run! I think I had the only Aston Martin in the parking lot that day.

The good:

Gorgeous looks

Swift acceleration

Thrilling performance

Superb handling

Sumptuous, comfortable interior

Decent cargo space

The not-so-good:

Clunky infotainment system

No wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Few driver assistance technologies

Pricing info:

My tester starts at $242,000. Metallic paint is $3,200. Inspire Sport Monotone leather is $7,800. Contrast stitching is $2,300. Smoked rear lamps are $1,300. Red seatbelts are $900. 23-inch forged satin black diamond turned Alloy wheels are $5,900. Destination fee is $3,086. Bringing the grand total to $266,486

Bottom line:

Aston Martin has produced an SUV that’s worthy of the brand’s heritage. Imagine a 007 vehicle with a backseat and cargo area! James Bond would be happy with the stunning looks, exhilarating performance and lux interior of the 2024 DBX707, even with its hefty price tag.

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