2017 Bentley Bentayga Review
Pros & Cons
- Incredible luxury and craftsmanship
- Powerful engine and quick acceleration
- Legitimate off-road capability
- Optional seating for up to seven
- Base model is lacking in features, especially for the price
- Limited rear-seat and cargo room
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Which Bentayga does Edmunds recommend?
Do you really need our shopping advice on a Bentayga? In case you can't decide, we'd go for the base model. The Bentayga Mulliner comes standard with basically every extra, but we'd prefer the greater customization possibility that the regular Bentayga offers. Some optional packages are absolutely necessary as far as we're concerned. The City and Touring Specifications both add indispensable equipment such as adaptive cruise control and a top-view camera. Unless you need it, give the seven-seat configuration a pass; it sacrifices rear-passenger comfort compared to the four-seat arrangements.
Edmunds' Expert Review
The Bentayga exceeded our expectations thanks to unbelievable acceleration coupled with impressive handling that doesn't compromise the ultra-luxury ride quality.
The ride quality of the Bentayga — thanks to its air ride suspension — is the focal point here. Compared to the supreme luxury to be found in some of Bentley's other offerings, there are a few niggles with other elements in the car.
For a family taxi, you can do better. Other three-row SUVs are better at taking on multiple passengers. But no other SUV can compare to the Bentayga for overall regality.
Cargo space is less than in some competitors and can't be expanded when equipped with the four-seat layout. That said, with the towing potential taken into account, the Bentayga might be the most utilitarian Bentley.
For the price, the Bentayga starts with very little standard tech. Once optional upgrades are taken into account, the Bentayga can be had with a host of driver aids and excellent infotainment features.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Bentayga models:
- City Safeguard
- Detects potential collisions and applies brakes if necessary to avoid accidents.
- Lane Assist
- Adjusts the steering if the driver loses focus and begins to drift out of the lane.
- Advanced Night Vision
- Projects key information via the head-up display to warn of potential road hazards in the dark.