For many years, buyers seeking high-dollar exotics were limited to sedans and coupes, but now this rarefied segment has welcomed SUVs to its ranks. The Bentley Bentayga is the first SUV from the brand known for its exhaustive attention to luxury, and it provides world-class performance and a cabin that leaves no stone unturned in its efforts to pamper and coddle.
The Bentayga's sheet metal reflects the design themes of the Bentley brand, with a stately grille and elegant circular headlamps. Fine wood and supple leather adorn almost every inch of the cabin, and there's even a bespoke program offered for those seeking to give this SUV a personalized look and feel. But the thing that will probably thrill you most about this Bentley is its handling. The Bentayga teams enthusiast-friendly acceleration with the plush ride comfort you expect from a luxury SUV, resulting in a one-of-a-kind driving experience.
With the Bentayga, you get a bit less cargo space than is offered in competing luxury SUVs, but this is a minor quibble. The Bentley Bentayga is in a class of its own when it comes to luxury and craftsmanship, and it's worth every penny if you have the coin to afford the very best.
Current Bentley Bentayga
The Bentley Bentayga is sold in base, Mulliner and Onyx Edition trims, and it seats up to seven passengers. Base models come with amenities such as LED headlights and taillights, a panoramic sunroof, navigation, split-folding and heated rear seats, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Options include roof rails, a hands-free tailgate and a rear entertainment system.
The current Bentayga gives buyers a choice of two engines. The first is a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 good for a whopping 600 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. There's also a 4.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine that generates 429 hp and 664 lb-ft of torque. All models come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
In our reviews of the Bentley Bentayga, we've noted that the SUV goes all-out in providing a luxurious driving experience. Its cabin is home to craftsmanship of the highest order, offering a generous assortment of high-quality woods and leathers. The Bentayga doles out the sort of quick acceleration you might not expect from an SUV, and it's equipped to provide rewarding handling. We've also praised the Bentayga for its standard all-wheel drive, saying that it helps make the SUV an amenable companion on snowy roads and wet highways. On a less positive note, we've pointed out that when you consider the Bentayga's steep price tag, the base model is a bit light in feature content. Also, space for rear-_KCpassengers and cargo is limited.
Used Bentley Bentayga Models
The current Bentley Bentayga was introduced for the 2017 model year, and the SUV is still in its first generation.
Read the most recent 2018 Bentley Bentayga review.
If you are looking for older years, visit our used Bentley Bentayga page.