• The Aston Martin DBX Is Cool, but Wouldn’t You Rather Have a Lamborghini Huracan?

The Lambo is only marginally more expensive

The 2021 Aston Martin DBX debuted as the company’s first-ever SUV at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. As expected, the 2021 DBX is a high-performance luxury crossover that shares underpinnings and a beefed-up V-8 engine borrowed from the DB11 and Vantage. It’s as cool as coupe-style luxury crossovers get, but it’s also highly expensive at $192,986 before options. And that’s almost as much as a Lamborghini Huracan.

Is the Aston Martin DBX Worth it?

The Aston Martin DBX Is Cool, but Wouldn't You Rather Have a Lamborghini Huracan? Exterior
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The Lamborghini Huracan supercar comes in at $203,674 in the United States.

Sure, the Huracan can get much more expensive with options and Lambo's personalization program, but the base model is only $10,000 more expensive than the Aston Martin DBX

. So, is it worth it to buy a British SUV when you can purchase a fully-fledged Italian supercar for about the same price? Well, it depends.

Lamborghini Throws Down its Highest Trump Card with the 2019 Huracan EVO Exterior
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If it’s performance you’re interested in, the Huracan is clearly the way to go.

The DBX's 4.0-liter V-8 cranks out an impressive 542 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, but the Huracan's 5.2-liter V-10 delivers more oomph at 631 horses.

On the other hand, the naturally aspirated mill generates "only" 443 pound-feet, 73 pound-feet less than the DBX. But the Huracan Evo makes up for it in the acceleration department by taking only 2.9 seconds to hit 60 mph. The DBX needs 4.3 seconds, almost a second and a half slower. The DBX loses the top speed battle too at 181 mph, versus the Huracan’s 202-mph Vmax.

The Aston Martin DBX Is Cool, but Wouldn't You Rather Have a Lamborghini Huracan? Exterior
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However, the Huracan will never offer the comfort and practicality of an SUV, no matter how small. Not only does it provide seating for four, but the DBX also has a bigger trunk. It can carry items on its roof and it’s suitable for rough terrain as well. With the second-row of seats folded flat, the DBX can carry up to 54 cubic feet of luggage. That’s ten times more than the Huracan, which barely has room for a set of golf clubs.

So it really depends on what kind of vehicle you need in your life. What would you choose and why? Let us know in the comments section.

Ciprian Florea
Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read full bio
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