Battle of the fastest SUVS: 2021 Lamborghini Urus vs 2021 Aston Martin DBX

Oct 04, 2021

Posted by: Henry Egan

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Overview of 2021 Lamborghini Urus

When Lamborghini decided to join the SUV business sometime in 2017, few expected them to launch anything less of a supercar SUV. So when the Lamborghini Urus came out with all the attributes of what we were expecting, everyone virtually went for it. In fact, the Lamborghini Urus has been so popular that, it accounted for over 50% of the Lamborghini nameplate sales in 2020. And as you would expect, the 2021 Lamborghini Urus is by every inch a super SUV.

It's a bulky and weighty machine, that is also really fast. Yeah, you heard that right, the 2021 Lamborghini Urus is as fast as they go when it comes to the SUV business. Do you want to find out how weighty and fast the 2021 Urus is? Then stick around for the Engine and Performance analysis section.

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It can only be the Lamborghini Urus

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

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The 2021 Lamborghini Urus dressed in her shiny pearl lingerie  

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

Overview of 2021 Aston Martin DBX

Have you been searching for a worthy alternative to the bullish Lamborghini Urus?. Then search no more, for the sporty Aston Martin DBX SUV is here. The 2021 models of the Aston Martin DBX are the very first models of this all-new crossover SUV and the first-ever SUVs built by the Aston Martin nameplate. Yes, the 2021 Aston Martin DBX models mark the beginning of the Aston Martin SUV journey. The DBX, produced at Aston Martin's St Athan Facility in South Wales, is a perfect example of a sporty compact SUV. 

The sight of a DBX doesn't just give an idea of a supercar, but also of one dressed up in a body of an SUV and ready for an adventure. No wonder Aston Martin themselves describe the DBX as being powered by the "Spirit of Adventure". Yes, the 2021 Aston Martin is a super SUV built on the principles of "Luxury and Beauty".

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The Aston Martin DBX is powered by the Spirit of Adventure

Photo Credit:Aston Martin

Comparison of the 2021 Lamborghini Urus and 2021 Aston Martin DBX: Price

The 2021 models of these two compact SUVs, the Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX, do not come cheap. Yes, their prices are all in six digits (US Dollar). Those digits are capable of piercing a mighty hole in your pocket, a size almost the shape of ₦100 million. Anyways, let's have a look at these digits and maybe explore the prices of used models of both SUVs. The table below highlights the prices of 2021 models of the Lamborgini Urus and Aston Martin DBX.

   Prices of 2021 Models of Both SUVs in Nigeria

 Models  2021 Lamborghini Urus  2021 Aston Martin DBX
 Price ($)  218,009 - 239,231  176,900
 Price (₦)  89.6 million - 98.4 million  72.7 million

When it comes to used models, I'm not so sure you will find any for the 2021 Aston Martin DBX, as they are still fresh off production. S, you may have to wait for a few months. However, we at Naijauto strongly believe that the prices of the used models of DBX may even be higher than the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price MSPR. That being said, you may just have to wait a few more years for the prices to come down a bit.

On the other hand, the Lamborghini Urus has enjoyed two production years before the arrival of the 2021 models. Therefore, the table below highlights the prices of the used models of the Lamborghini Urus.

Prices of Used Models of the Lamborghini Urus
Models Year  Price ($) Price (₦)
2019 223,900 - 300,000 92.1 million - 123.4 million
2020  266,990 - 330,000 110 million - 136 million
2021  289,000 - 398,000  119 million - 164 million

Verdict

Clearly, the best pick when it comes to price is the 2021 Aston Martin DBX. Yes, the DBX retails for a good $41,109 to $62,331 (₦16.9 million to ₦25.6 million) less than the 2021 Lamborghini Urus.

Comparison of the 2021 Lamborghini Urus and 2021 Aston Martin DBX: Design and Technology

Exterior

Placed side by side, just a few contour designs and styling features put both SUVs apart. Yes, they could erroneously pass for each other, if your gaze was flimsy. Both SUVs are low and sturdy, come with an outlandishly eccentric design especially for SUVs. The obvious differences can be spotted in their fascia styling and design. The 2021 Aston Martin DBX fascia reflects the spirit of the Aston Martin DB series, especially its wholesome grille. The large mesh grille syncs perfectly with the rectangular air inlets shining bright on either side of the DB grille. 

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Front view of the 2021 Aston Martin DBX

Photo Credit: James Lipman/Cars and Driver

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The DBX enjoys a level of dramatic sculpting only an Aston Martin can offer

Photo Credit: James Lipman/Cars and Driver

The headlamps on the DBX are really unique and sharp, giving the DBX the look of an aggressive bull shark waiting to strike. We will get to see how fast the bull sharkie DBX strikes when you step down on its pedals. The door styling and rear area design are just as striking, as well as enticing. The rearview gives an image of a traditional crossover, more like the Lexus RX series and the Audi Q7 models.

On the other hand, the 2021 Lamborghini Urus sports the kind of exterior look that screams "Sexy". The frontal area is all lines and contours, giving the 2021 Urus an air of sexy energy. The grille design is a perfect definition of eccentric with no clear form or style, just lines and curves here and there. The bonnet sports two prominent contours that run from the bottom of the windshield pillars down towards the grille. The headlamps are just cool and striking.

The rear design of the Urus is another masterpiece, giving an idea of a toad staring at you with a half-open eye. The rear bumper integrates perfectly into the rearview, syncing nicely with its 23-inch tires. More exterior details of the Urus and the DBX are highlighted below. See the differences for yourself.

  Comparison of Exterior Details
Exterior Features  Lamborghini Urus Aston Martin DBX
Ground clearance    6.2 Inches 9.3 Inches
Wheelbase  118.2 Inches  120.5 Inches
 Body height 64.5 Inches  66.1 Inches
Body width  79.4 Inches  80.7 Inches
 Body Length  201.3 Inches 198.4 Inches

 

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The front design is all about lines and contours

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

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The Urus sits on four 23-inch tires

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

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The rear design of the Urus is just cool

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

Interior Styling and Technology Features

On the inside, both SUVs offer some of the best when it comes to interior technology and infotainment features. Starting with the 2021 Lamborghini Urus, you get to enjoy luxury at its best. Every inch of the interior is covered by some of the finest materials of the highest quality. You can choose between the 5 and 4 seat configuration, with the 4 seat configuration offering something close to what's obtaining in the Mercedes Maybach GLS 600 we recommended to Tony Elumelu. The 4 seat configuration offers two very comfortable bucket seats in the rear, with both seats separated by a centre console that houses two cupholders.

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Luxury and technology at their best

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

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The spirit of craftsmanship brought to live

Photo Credit: Daniel Golson/Roadshow

The dashboard area is also very inviting with two large screens just below the air conditioning vents, connecting perfectly with the centre console. One other unique feature is where the start button is housed and the stylish mechanism for selecting desired drive mode. The start button is housed in a unique flap that has to be shifted open to reveal the button, while the drive modes can be selected by moving special selector nobs.

On the other hand, the Aston Martin DBX interior is every inch of what you would expect from a luxury supercar SUV. The DBX offers a 5 seat configuration as standard but is still very spacious considering that it comes with a 120.5-inch wheelbase (almost 2 inches longer than the Urus). The fronts seats are heated and ventilated, while also supporting a 16-way power adjustment with memory. 

It's obviously a very difficult task picking the best from these two when their interior styling and feature offerings are concerned. Both guys are just outstanding!!!.

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See your Aston Martin DBX...Isn't she just cool

Photo Credit: James Lipman/Cars and Driver

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The Aston Martin Indulgence with the DB signature

Photo Credit: James Lipman/Cars and Driver

Safety and Security

When it comes to safety and security, both SUVs come with a plethora of the most advanced technology on offer. Below is a highlight of the various safety and security features you can find in both SUVs.

   Safety/Security Features
2021 Lamborghini Urus 2021 Aston Martin DBX
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Auto Emergency Braking, along with Auto park assist
Brake Assist Adaptive cruise control
Automatic Headlights with Headlights-Auto-Leveling Rear cross-traffic detection and Forward collision warning
Daytime Running Lights Lane departure warning,
Traction Control Lane Keeping Assist and Lane change Warning. 
Stability Control Vehicle alarm and immobilise
Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist Blind Spot Monitoring
Blind Spot Monitor, Door exit warning and Speed limiter
Child Safety Locks Keyless entry with remote central locking

Besides these, both SUVs offer your standard safety features like 

  • Anti-lock Braking System
  • Dynamic Torque Vectoring 
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Trailer Stability Control

Verdict

It's a tough call here sha. We think the design and creative innovation teams on both sides did a fantastic job, making sure the job of picking one is as difficult as possible. So our verdict here is a draw!!! Yeah, the 2021 Lamborghini Urus and the 2021 Aston Martin DBX are at par on the Design and Technology angle.

. Comparison of the 2021 Lamborghini Urus and 2021 Aston Martin DBX: Engine and Performance

Remember, we captioned this article "The Battle of the Fastest SUVs". Well, we truly meant it, these two are among some of the fastest in the SUV business. The 2021 Lamborghini Urus post a top speed of about 189.5 mph which is just incredible for a beast that weighs about 4,844Lbs, that's almost the weight of two Toyota Corollas. The Urus clears the 0-60 Mph lap in just about 3.2 seconds, way faster than every other SUV in the division.

On the other hand, the 2021 Aston Martin DBX offers a good challenge for the title of the fastest SUV. However, it comes short of what's delivered by the Lamborghini Urus. with a top speed of about 181 Mph which is almost 8 seconds behind the Urus. On the acceleration side of things, the DBX still lags behind the Urus, posting a 0-60 mph acceleration of about 4.3 seconds. A figure that struggles to outclass most other guys in the division. However, it still is one of the fastest SUVs in the division.

The table below gives a clearer picture of the Engine and Performance comparison of both SUVs.

   Engine and Performance Features
Feature Area  2021 Lamborghini Urus  2021 Aston Martin DBX
 Engine 4.0 Liter Twin-turbocharged V8 Engine  4.0 Litre Twin-turbocharged V8 engine
Transmission 8-speed automatic with manual shifting  9-Speed Automatic Transmission
Power   641 hp 542 hp
Torque  627 lb.-ft 516 lb-ft 
Fuel Economy   12 City / 17 Highway 14 City / 18 Highway

Verdict

From the numbers above, the Lamborghini Urus is clearly ahead of the DBX in both the engine offering and performance displayed. The Urus obviously produces more power than the DBX, delivers more speed and acceleration and even offers better fuel economy even when you have a bigger engine. So, our choice here is simple, The Lamborghini Urus takes the price in this division.

Final Verdict

Having seen these two SUVs, 2021 Lamborghini Urus vs 2021 Aston Martin DBX, the first choice seems obvious which is the 2021 Lamborghini Urus especially when you consider its superior engine and performance. However, if the deciding factor for you is the pricing, then the Aston Martin DBX is the go-to SUV. Anyways, we must say that both compact SUVs are great, but when you consider performance and engine robustness, then the Urus is the choice. Overall, we would pick the 2021 Lamborghini Urus!!!. 

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Henry Egan a poet, essayist, content writer, blogger and technical writer who is willing to read just that last material to develop the best content possible. Henry feels he is more of a new generation writer with a sassy and swanky style. You can be sure you'll get all the facts in and never get bored with his articles.

He has got a flair for technical reviews on automobile and cars. He studied Mechanical Engineering but his first love remains Literary Art.

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