Big SUVs tend to mean big costs and the Bentayga costs more than most. It’s very expensive to buy, eclipsing a similarly equipped Range Rover by a substantial margin. Residual values are likely to be strong, but you’re still likely to lose a fair amount of money in the long run. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are punishing, especially for the W12 model, but owners aren’t likely to be bothered by that.
Bentley Bentayga quality & reliability
The Bentayga feels every inch the luxury car inside, with exquisite materials and excellent build quality. In among the beautifully finished wood and machined metal trim, however, some of the switchgear looks very similar to that in related — and much, much cheaper — VW Group models, which some potential owners might find galling. More of a concern, however, might be the fact that Bentley finished rock-bottom in our most recent used car reliability survey.
Bentley Bentayga safety & security
The Bentayga hasn’t been tested by Euro NCAP but it should offer plenty of protection. You have to pay extra for some safety kit, however. Six airbags are standard, but radar-based cruise control and lane assist are part of the Touring Specification pack, while a low-speed autonomous braking function is part of the City Specification pack. At this price, you’d expect such equipment to be standard. At least Bentley doesn’t make you pay extra for a security alarm on such a high-value car.