Space & practicality

Bentley Bentayga review

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Bentley Bentayga
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6 Dec 2016 11:09 | Last updated: 22 Aug 2018 15:38

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

The front provides all the space two tall adults could need and has a cocoon-like design for the driver, with a high centre console that eventually forms the winged dash design Bentleys have become famous for.

If you buy the four-seat version – as most will, according to Bentley – you'll get two armchair-like seats in the back rather than the usual bench. They're extremely comfortable and easy to get in and out of. At some stage, Bentley will offer a seven-seat version, but we can’t see many buyers going for it. If the extra seats are anything like those in the Q7 (on which the Bentayga is based), they’ll be best reserved for children rather than adults on a long journey.

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Boot space is very generous. The Bentayga’s load bay is flat and long, and big enough for several large suitcases. There aren’t many clever tricks or cubbyholes; it's just a nice, uncompromised space in which to stow things. A powered tailgate comes as standard, but the ability to open it by waving your foot beneath the rear bumper is optional, and so are boot separators to keep luggage in place. The rear seats split 40/20/40 as standard and fold to open up the boot, although we doubt you’ll see many Bentaygas at the tip.

The Bentayga is a decently spacious and practical luxury SUV, but the trouble is that its closest rival, the Range Rover, is even more so. That car offers even more space inside and a bigger boot for considerably less money.

 

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