Bentley Bentayga review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Passenger & boot space

Available fuel types:petrol
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The front provides all the space two tall adults could need, and cocoons the driver with a high centre console that flows into the winged dash design Bentleys have become famous for. There’s also numerous storage spaces dotted around the interior and a useful tray below the centre console that contains a wireless phone charger. Or, if you prefer to plug in, there are four USB type–C sockets – two in the front, two in the rear. 

As standard, the Bentayga comes with a five-seat layout, but you can also specify a four-seat layout or seven seats. We’ve sampled the four-seat layout and found the two throne-like seats in the back very comfortable and easy to get in and out of. The five-seat layout, meanwhile, is more suitable for families. There’s plenty of leg room – even if you’re sitting behind a six footer – and more headroom than you’ll find in a Lamborghini Urus. We’ve yet to test the seven-seat version. 

Boot space, meanwhile, is generous but not class leading. At 484 litres it’s smaller than both the DBX (632 litres) and Rolls Royce Cullinan (600 litres), but at least its load bay is flat and long, and big enough for several large suitcases. A powered tailgate comes as standard, but you have to pay extra if you want to be able to open it with a foot-waving gesture beneath the rear bumper. You also have to open your wallet for optional boot separators to keep luggage in place. In five-seat configuration, the rear seats split 40/20/40 as standard and fold to further expand the boot. Overall, the Bentayga is a decently spacious and practical luxury SUV, but so are a number of other rivals, not least the vast BMW X7

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