Bentley Bentayga review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

It’s no surprise that Bentley’s self-proclaimed ‘ultimate SUV’ costs a lot to buy, but then again, so do its rivals. Although it’s based on an Audi Q7, buying a Bentley also brings with it a number of personalisation options, allowing you to create your own completely bespoke, blank-cheque specification, if you so wish. 

That said, if you just want to ‘settle for' the standard specification, you’re unlikely to be disappointed. The list includes (but is not limited to): auto wipers, heated leather seats, a panoramic roof, a 590W stereo system and the aforementioned 10.9in infotainment system.

Euro NCAP hasn’t safety tested the Bentayga, but the Audi Q7 it’s based on gets a full five stars. There’s also plenty of safety kit to help stop you getting into an accident in the first place, including adaptive cruise control, night vision, a forward collision warning system, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic warning, traffic sign recognition and blindspot warning. There are also two ISOFIX child seat attachments on the rear outer seats. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard. 

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Overview

The Bentley Bentayga may not be quite as sharp to drive as an Aston Martin DBX, or as cosseting as a Rolls Royce Cullinan, but it strikes a convincing compromise between the two, both in terms of both its price and dynamics. In other words, it’s one of the most complete and compelling SUVs on sale today.

  • Beautiful hand-finished interior
  • Effortless performance
  • Impressive infotainment system
  • Gearbox can be laggy around town
  • High running costs
  • Average boot space