2020 Bentley Bentayga

MSRP range: $156,900 - $235,700
MSRP$198,890
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Based on nearby sales up through June 14th
$198,890

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2020 Bentley Bentayga Review

  • Incredible luxury and craftsmanship
  • Powerful engine and quick acceleration
  • Legitimate off-road capability
  • Optional seating for up to seven
  • Base trim lacks a few key features, especially at this price
  • Limited rear-seat and cargo room
  • A plug-in hybrid model joins the Bentayga lineup for 2020
  • Part of the first Bentayga generation introduced for 2016

The Bentley Bentayga is a large luxury SUV from this Volkswagen-owned British automaker. It's one of the most luxurious and expensive vehicles on the road today. How luxurious and how expensive? Well, its only real competition comes from a fellow ultra-luxe SUV, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan. The Bentayga turns heads as easily as a shirtless Bradley Cooper and is outfitted with more high-quality materials than Jennifer Lopez's closet. Take one look at the Bentayga and you'll know it's something different.

For 2020, the Bentayga debuts a new plug-in hybrid variant. Fitted with a V6 engine and hybrid system, it can go an EPA-estimated 18 miles on battery power before needing to switch over to regular gasoline operation. The Bentayga Hybrid doesn't pack as much power as the V8 and 12-cylinder engine models. But if you can plug in and recharge it frequently, it can help save on gas.

  • EdmundsEdmunds' Expert Rating
    7.7/10
    In a world rife with SUVs, it can be difficult to stand out. But the Bentayga manages to make a statement no matter where it goes. Power and build quality are deeply impressive, and customization is nearly unlimited. But this luxury SUV also has some significant shortcomings.

Which Bentayga does Edmunds recommend?

The Bentley separates the Bentayga by powertrain rather than trim level. We recommend going with the Bentley Bentayga V8 or Hybrid. Both are significantly less expensive than the W12-powered Speed model and offer the same level of luxury and personalization.

Bentley Bentayga models

The 2020 Bentayga is broken into three starting variants — Hybrid, V8 and Speed — rather than trim levels. Each one uses a different engine paired with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. Outside of some minor styling differences, all three come equipped with roughly the same standard features. A plethora of leathers, trims, colors and wheels are available on all models.

Hybrid
The Bentayga Hybrid uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain: a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 paired with an electric motor for a combined 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. It offers an EPA-estimated 18 miles of all electric range. Unique Hybrid features include:

  • An energy monitor in place of the tachometer
  • Remote charging monitoring and charge station location via Bentley's smartphone app

V8
As the name implies, the Bentayga V8 is powered by a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 (542 hp, 568 lb-ft).

Speed
The Bentayga Speed is the top-of-the-line model and is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 (626 hp, 664 lb-ft).

Standard features on the Bentayga include:

  • LED headlights with automatic high beams
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Air suspension with adaptive dampers
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Full-leather seating
  • Power-adjustable and heated front seats
  • Heated bench seat in the second row
  • Blind-spot monitoring

Notable packages include:

City Specification (standard on the Speed):

  • Parking assist
  • Pedestrian warning
  • Top-view camera
  • Traffic sign recognition

Touring Specification:

  • Traffic-adaptive cruise control
  • Head-up display
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Night-vision camera

Activity Specification:

  • Third-row seat
  • Hands-free tailgate
  • Towing receiver

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2020 Bentley Bentayga.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$156,900
MPG & Fuel
N/A City / N/A Hwy / 19 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.8 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: all wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 443 hp @ N/A rpm
Torque: 516 lb-ft @ N/A rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ unlimited mi.
Dimensions
Length: 202.4 in. / Height: 68.0 in. / Width: 78.7 in.
Curb Weight: 5776 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 17.0 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Bentayga safety features:

Reverse Traffic Warning
Warns you if a vehicle is approaching while you're backing into traffic.
Lane Assist
Warns you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its marked lane and corrects the steering if you don't react.
City Safeguard
Alerts you if an imminent front collision is detected and applies the brakes if no action is taken in time.


Bentley Bentayga vs. the competition

2020 Bentley Bentayga

2020 Bentley Bentayga

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Bentley Bentayga vs. Rolls-Royce Cullinan

The Cullinan is the Bentayga's only real competitor in the ultra-luxe SUV segment. Yet the Cullinan's roughly $90,000 premium over the Bentayga puts it on an even higher level. Like the Bentayga, the Cullinan can be equipped to your heart's desire, with a wealth of options and features that are only limited by the size of your wallet.

Compare Bentley Bentayga & Rolls-Royce Cullinan features 

Bentley Bentayga vs. Land Rover Range Rover

The Range Rover, even in a top-of-the-line spec, is significantly less expensive than the Bentayga. The Range Rover is well appointed, but not quite as well as the Bentley. You do, however, get more cargo and rear-seat space than what the Bentayga offers.

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Bentley Bentayga vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

The GLS was recently redesigned and feels plenty fresh. A base GLS 450 starts at less than half the price as a Bentayga and can be loaded up with every option and not come close to the Bentley. That said, it doesn't feel quite as luxurious and can't match the Bentayga's polished level of craftsmanship. The GLS offers more interior space than the Bentayga as well as a standard third row of seating.

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2020 Bentley Bentayga First Impressions

What is it?

While consumer tastes have steadily shifted toward sport-utility vehicles over the last decade or so, ultra-luxury manufacturers stayed away from high-riding SUVs until relatively recently. That changed with the launch of the 2017 Bentley Bentayga — the first truly opulent crossover. The market will see another shake-up later this year when the Bentayga becomes the first high-end vehicle driven by a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 augmented by a 94-kW electric motor fed by a rechargeable 17.3-kWh battery pack. As with the current V8 and W12, the hybrid powertrain drives all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Combined output between the two power sources stands at 443 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. And even though the hybrid is less powerful than either of the Bentayga's uprated engines, it delivers acceleration that is still very quick considering its hefty weight.

Why does it matter?

The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is the first ultra-luxury vehicle — crossover or otherwise — with a hybrid powertrain. While most buyers considering vehicles in this price range are unlikely to care much about gasoline prices, the plug-in hybrid ultimately makes ownership more convenient.

In addition to the inherently better fuel economy of a hybrid, giving the buyer the ability to plug in and charge the Bentayga Hybrid's battery every night inevitably cuts down on trips to the pump. It also happens to be the least expensive vehicle in Bentley's lineup.

What does it compete with?

The Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid uses the same powertrain and provides a sportier driving experience but doesn't offer the same level of luxury and refinement. The tradeoff is that its starting price is roughly half that of the Bentley. The Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid is more in line with the Bentley's upscale ethos, but it has too many drawbacks to recommend. The Bentayga in general also competes with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, which provides unsurpassed levels of comfort and luxury but has a base price double that of the Bentley. And the Rolls-Royce has no powertrains aside from the immensely powerful V12.

How does it drive?

When fully charged, the Bentayga defaults to the Hybrid drive mode, which primarily uses the battery for power. Under light throttle application, the Bentayga can travel at speeds up to 84 mph on electricity alone. Exceed that speed, or apply a more liberal use of the accelerator pedal, and the turbocharged V6 fires up for extra thrust. This mode also pairs with the navigation system. Input a destination, and the Bentayga will use advanced prediction software and attempt to fully use the battery by the time you reach your destination. This way, the Bentayga drives on EV power as much as possible to save gasoline.

There's an EV drive mode in addition to the Hybrid mode. It uses the battery as much as possible and requires you to dig into the pedal more than in Hybrid mode before the engine switches on. Conversely, Hold mode uses the V6 engine only and saves the battery charge for later.

Though the Bentayga's numerous powertrain modes could be confusing, driving this ultra-luxury SUV isn't. It pulls away from a stop smoothly under EV power, and you don't feel any driveline shock once the engine turns on. There's the low growl of the V6 and extra thrust once you put your foot down, but those are the only indications that you've switched from electric to engine driving.

For drivers trying to maximize their EV efficiency, the Bentayga gives you three ways to track the electricity-to-gas switchover. The first is the left dial in the instrument panel — the needle sweeps from the "EV Drive" section to a traditional tachometer section as you apply throttle and the engine kicks on. The second is in the navigation system. A green circle surrounds the Bentayga's current position so you can see how far you can travel on EV power given the current charge of the battery. The third is through the gas pedal, which vibrates as you approach the switchover point. We found this feedback odd and disconcerting. Thankfully, it can be disabled via a setting in the infotainment system.

What's the interior like?

Other than the revised tachometer dial and a few unique screens in the touchscreen display, the interior of the hybrid is exactly the same as the standard Bentayga. Design, build quality and materials quality far surpass those of rival SUVs, save the considerably more expensive Cullinan. Almost every surface is covered in sumptuous leather, attractive chrome and lacquered wood. Plastic use is relegated to just a few buttons and switches.

The Bentayga, in its base form, is very well-equipped, and there's a long list of options to give every model a customized feel. Select from 100 exterior paint options, eight veneer choices and numerous ways to mix and match the 15 leather colors. Among the many optional extras are massaging front seats, diamond-quilted leather upholstery, a rear cooler with champagne flutes, and a Breitling clock with diamond markers. There are also two primary packages — Touring Specification and City Specification — that add extra luxury and safety features.

The Bentayga's one glaring flaw is its infotainment system, which looks dated compared to the one used in the new Bentley Continental GT. Though the Bentayga's system is full-featured and works well, its low-resolution graphics are at odds with the otherwise flawless interior.

How practical is it?

With 17.1 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seats, the Bentayga Hybrid has the same cargo volume as its non-hybrid counterpart — maximum cargo room is unaffected thanks to the battery pack's location beneath the cargo floor.

As a large SUV, the Bentayga Hybrid offers plenty of legroom in both rows, and headroom is similarly generous. Five seats are standard. But buyers looking for the ultimate in backseat comfort can specify a four-seat configuration with power-adjustable rear seats and a center console. Note that this option also inserts a quilted panel behind the seats to separate the cabin from the cargo area. Bentley added a pass-through to the panel, but the rear seats can no longer fold down to increase cargo room. The panel also reduces cargo capacity to 15.2 cubic feet.

What else should I know?

Bentley says that it takes between two and a half to three hours to charge the Bentayga Hybrid from empty using a Level 2 charger. This time increases to 12 hours if you're using a standard 110-volt outlet. While official EPA figures have not yet been released, Bentley says it should earn 16 miles of EV range and 50 miles per gallon equivalent. During our drive route, we managed about 20 electric-only miles before the gas engine kicked on.

EdmundsEdmunds says

The 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is the only ultra-luxury plug-in vehicle on the market, and it's a good one. Smooth power delivery and a useful EV range give this SUV a modicum of eco cred. The advanced powertrain and nearly immaculate interior mean this is anything but a budget Bentley. Even if buyers aren't overly concerned with fuel prices, the ability to plug in every night and reduce the number of trips to the gas station is enticing.


FAQ

Is the Bentley Bentayga a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Bentayga both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. You probably care about Bentley Bentayga fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Bentayga gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg to 19 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Bentayga ranges from 17.0 to 17.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Bentley Bentayga. Learn more

What's new in the 2020 Bentley Bentayga?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Bentley Bentayga:

  • A plug-in hybrid model joins the Bentayga lineup for 2020
  • Part of the first Bentayga generation introduced for 2016
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Is the Bentley Bentayga reliable?

To determine whether the Bentley Bentayga is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Bentayga. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Bentayga's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2020 Bentley Bentayga a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Bentley Bentayga is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 Bentayga and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Bentayga is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2020 Bentley Bentayga?

The least-expensive 2020 Bentley Bentayga is the 2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $156,900.

Other versions include:

  • Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $156,900
  • V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $165,000
  • Speed 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $235,700
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What are the different models of Bentley Bentayga?

If you're interested in the Bentley Bentayga, the next question is, which Bentayga model is right for you? Bentayga variants include Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and Speed 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Bentayga models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Bentley Bentayga

2020 Bentley Bentayga Overview

The 2020 Bentley Bentayga is offered in the following submodels: Bentayga SUV, Bentayga Hybrid. Available styles include Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), and Speed 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A). Bentley Bentayga models are available with a 3.0 L-liter hybrid engine or a 4.0 L-liter gas engine or a 6.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 626 hp, depending on engine type. The 2020 Bentley Bentayga comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2020 Bentley Bentayga comes with a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ unlimited mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2020 Bentley Bentayga?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Bentley Bentayga and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Bentayga.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Bentley Bentayga and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Bentayga featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

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2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A)

2020 Bentley Bentayga V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A)

2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A)

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What is the MPG of a 2020 Bentley Bentayga?

2020 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
19 compined MPG,

2020 Bentley Bentayga V8 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
17 compined MPG,
14 city MPG/23 highway MPG

2020 Bentley Bentayga Speed 4dr SUV AWD (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (required)
14 compined MPG,
12 city MPG/17 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG19
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase117.9 in.
Length202.4 in.
Width78.7 in.
Height68.0 in.
Curb Weight5776 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2020 Bentley Bentayga?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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