The Aston Martin DBX707 interior is, quite simply, a masterpiece. It's beautiful to behold and rejects mainstream cabin design in favor of a contemporary yet cozy and welcoming cockpit. Rich leather upholstery and high-end materials are in abundance - you won't find any alarmingly cheap plastics hidden under the dashboard.
There's space for five occupants, a decently-sized trunk, and all the appurtenances of gracious living one could hope for. As you'd expect at this level, there's a seemingly endless amount of customization options, which cover upholstery, interior colors, seat design, carpets, and more.
It's a delightful place to be and, save for the recalcitrant infotainment system (which we'll touch on shortly), there's not much to complain about when traveling inside the DBX707.
There's seating for five occupants across two rows in the DBX707. Getting in and out of the palatial cabin is easy enough, thanks to the wide opening, pillarless doors in the front and rear. Front passengers are treated to a bit of drama when entering the vehicle, as the "Swan Wing" doors extend outwards in a graceful manner.
Once seated in the 16-way power-adjustable front perches, which are ornate buckets in standard form, you'll notice an abundance of support and a commanding view, but these defaults are too stiff for long journeys and those who spend a lot of time behind the wheel may prefer the GT option instead. There are also a few oddities, like wing mirrors that don't adjust enough to provide the visibility taller drivers would like. Thankfully, the standard 360-degree camera mitigates this, at least when it comes to low-speed maneuvers.
In terms of interior space, there's very little one could want for. Those in the rear can stretch out, with up to 40.9 inches of legroom available. That's the exact amount of space afforded by the Bentayga, coincidentally. Those seated in the front row of the DBX707 enjoy an additional 0.8 inches of legroom.
Headroom is equally generous, with 40.9 inches up front and 40 inches in the rear.
While they can't be used to transport people, Aston Martin does offer Event Seating. These leather-lined chairs are stored in a solid aluminum billet and can be used to watch sporting events - or enjoy an impromptu picnic - in style.
|Aston Martin DBX707 Trims||707|
|Headroom Front Seat||40.9 in.|
|Headroom Back Seat||40 in.|
|Legroom Front Seat||41.7 in.|
|Legroom Back Seat||40.9 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||58.4 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||54.5 in.|
As with the exterior, DBX707 interior colors aren't limited to three or four paltry shades. But, before we discuss the array of tones, we first have to look at the Interior Environments. Three are offered; Accelerate, Inspire Sport, and Inspire Comfort.
Accelerate combines leather and Alcantara for a sporty feel, and can be specified in a monotone or duotone color scheme. 10 colors are available with the first theme. Inspire Sport pairs sumptuous semi-Aniline leather, high-end detailing, and embroidery to create a plush yet athletic feel. Up to 38 colors can be specified through monotone or duotone color schemes.
Inspire Comfort is proffered in 38 shades of semi-Aniline leather. Monotone and duotone schemes are, of course, available - but buyers can also spring for a Light duotone look.
Accelerate's primary colors consist of Onyx Black, Phantom Gray, Spicy Red, and Oxford Tan, all of which may be paired with a series of secondary shades. There are simply too many colors to list, but Inspire Sport and Comfort are blessed with an abundance of hues, including but not limited to Aurora Blue, Bitter Chocolate, Eifel Green, and Chancellor Red.
Depending on the selected theme, the carpets and seatbelts can be optioned in several colors, and so can the trim inlays and "interior jewelry." We find the three trim inlay choices to be a slight letdown. Not that there's anything wrong with Gloss Black wood, Gloss 2x2 Twill Carbon Fiber, and Gloss Bronze Mesh, but finishes such as additional wood grains and metal finishes would be appreciated by more traditional buyers.
Lastly, the previously mentioned interior jewelry - the steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles, door handles, and other trim bits - can be finished in Satin or Dark Satin Chrome, along with 2x2 Twill Carbon Fibre with Dark Chrome.
All these choices may seem overwhelming at first, but if you spend time experimenting with materials and color, you will create a truly special interior that's not only special to you - but possibly unique to your DBX707.
The trunk space in the Aston Martin DBX707 is impressive for the segment at 22.5 cubic feet. This bests the Bentayga's minuscule figure of 17.1 cu ft and narrowly beats the Urus (21.8 cu ft).
Should you require more space, the rear backrest folds in a 40/20/40 split and avails plenty of room for a surfboard or any oddly-shaped items. Curiously, Aston Martin does not specify the cargo space, but independent testing places it around the 54 cu ft mark.
Aside from the commodious trunk volume, the Aston boasts a flat loading floor, meaning it's easy to pack the cargo area with luggage, Chanel shopping bags, or anything else a wealthy family may want to transport.
In-cabin storage is also generous, thanks to a lockable glovebox, and decently sized door bins. Under the front armrest, you'll find additional stowage space, while there are twin cupholders situated in the front and rear rows. A discreet, lockable items bin can also be specified; the leather-trimmed compartment is hidden under the front passenger seat and is a nifty place to store valuables away from prying eyes.
|Aston Martin DBX707 Trims||707|
|Box Height (Area)||27.3 in.|
At this price point, customers have come to expect a certain level of luxury and technology. Bi-LED headlights, three-zone climate control, a powered tailgate, 64-color ambient lighting, and acoustic glass are just some of the items found on the 707.
As you'd expect, the leather-lined seats are heated across both rows, but only the driver and front passenger benefit from 16-way power adjustable seats with memory. The power steering column adds extra convenience, and so does push-button start.
For an extra (unspecified) cost, you could add a ventilation function to the front and rear seats, acoustic privacy glass, a powered tailgate with gesture control, or a heated steering wheel.
Standard driver assists include technology such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic detection, and more.
We arrive at the DBX707's weak spot - the outdated infotainment system. This wonderful, thoroughly modern SUV has been burdened with the outdated COMAND setup from Mercedes-Benz, which the German brand has long since moved on from.
While feature-rich, the user experience lags behind the modern systems found in the Lamborghini and Bentley. It feels unintuitive and is simply outclassed in terms of responsiveness. The 10.25-inch screen cannot be operated as a touchscreen, either, which may be a deal breaker for many tech-savvy buyers.
There's an old-school rotary scroller that allows you to dive through the various menus and sub-menus but, if that's not to your liking, you could also use the touchpad or voice controls. We'd strongly recommend against utilizing the latter - it's rather frustrating.
Another sore point is the lack of Android Auto. While Apple CarPlay is present, the absence of this screen-mirroring feature is disappointing, and we hope to see it added soon. At least there's Bluetooth connectivity, as well as satellite navigation, SiriusXM Satellite radio, and four USB ports.
The 800-watt, 14-speaker Aston Martin Premium Audio System forms part of the standard equipment, as does a wireless smartphone charger. The 12.3-inch digital driver's display is crisp and provides plenty of information. Sadly, a heads-up display cannot be specified, even as an option.
No, Aston Martin does not offer a third-row option for the DBX707.
There is seating for five occupants across two rows. The front row boasts two individual seats, while the rear comprises a bench seat with space for three.