Aston Martin DBX vs. Lamborghini Urus: 2 Powerful SUVs

Three of the luxury SUV segment’s top-notch contenders include the Ferrari Purosangue, the Aston Martin DBX, and the Lamborghini Urus (even though Ferrari insists the Purosangue isn’t an SUV). In addition to their respective rosters of amenities, performance specs, and options, all three powerful SUVs come with hefty price tags. Before investing in your next posh luxury and powerhouse SUV, you’ll want to see a side-by-side comparison. We sized up Aston Martin DBX and the Lamborghini Urus, and these are the key specs and insights that demonstrate just how powerful the two high-performance luxury SUVs really are.

Power and performance

In this comparison between the 2023 Aston Martin DBX707 and the 2023 Lamborghini Urus Performante, Motor1 shared some of the power and performance metrics. The DBX has a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 capable of harnessing 697 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. That’s 707 PS if you’re measuring European, hence the name. It also has a nine-speed wet clutch transmission capable of both manual and automatic driving modes. The Urus also brings a twin-turbo, 4.0-liter V8 with 666 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. However, the Lamborghini has an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Aston Martin DBX707:

  • Torque: 663 lb-ft at 2,750 rpm
  • Top speed: 193 mph
  • 0 to 62 mph: 3.1 seconds

Lamborghini Urus Performante:

  • Torque: 627 lb-ft at 2,250 rpm
  • Top speed: 190 mph
  • 0 to 62 mph: 3.3 seconds

Car and Driver hailed the Aston Martin DBX707 as the most successful in translating design and sports car performance into an SUV shape. Additionally, the DBX has all the performance upgrades needed this year, including a 27% larger grille for better airflow, a carbon-fiber front splitter, air deflectors in front of both front and rear wheel openings, a longer rear spoiler, and an extended rear diffuser.

Weight and balance

When buying an SUV of any kind, you’ll want to appreciate the wheel size, brakes, and curb weight, since those metrics lend to the vehicle’s overall balance. Both the Aston Martin DBX707 and the Lamborghini Urus Performante are quite impressive in this regard. The DBX weighs in at 4,940 lbs, while the Urus’ curb weight is 4,740 lbs. Here are the tire and brakes sizes, demonstrating that both are balanced and offer smooth driving dynamics.

Aston Martin DBX707:

  • Wheels: 22 or 23-inch (285/40 or 325/35)
  • Brakes: 16.5 inches in the front and 15.4 in the rear

Lamborghini Urus Performante:

  • Wheels: 22 or 23-inch (285/40 or 325/35)
  • Brakes: 17.3 inches in the front and 14.5 inches in the rear

CNET points out that this latest Lamborghini “super SUV” is 104 lbs lighter and has improved agility over its past models. Its wheelbase grew wider for the 2023 model year, too, so balance and grip are top-notch attributes for this sweet ride.

Size and space

A white Lamborghini Urus Ambient luxury SUV model parked on black cobblestone before marble staircases
Lamborghini Urus Ambient | Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

If you’re considering the Lamborghini Urus and the Aston Martin DBX, available size, roominess, and cargo space metrics will matter. Here, the DBX comes out on top, offering luxury seating for five and 22.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space. It also has a wheelbase of 120.5 inches. On the other hand, the Urus comfortably seats four or five passengers, with only 20.3 cubic feet of rear cargo space and a 118.3-in wheelbase.

Pricing for the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Urus

With all these performance specs in mind, you’ll need to consider pricing to choose the best SUV. Now, if you were interested in that Ferrari Purosangue we mentioned earlier that, again, begs not to be called an SUV, you’ll pay a starting MSRP of $400,000. If that’s a bit too rich, don’t worry. The Aston Martin DBX707 and the Lamborghini Urus Performante are far less expensive, with starting MSRPs of $232,000 and $260,676, respectively.

The key takeaway is that you don’t need a Ferrari to enjoy mind-blowing performance, curve-hugging driving dynamics, and plush amenities. You can spend nearly half the cost of a Ferrari and get just as much performance-infused SUV excitement from the 2023 Aston Martin DBX or the 2023 Lamborghini Urus. Considering these side-by-side comparison specs, the DBX offers just a little bit more than the Urus for just a little bit less.

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