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Bentley Bentayga

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Bentley Bentayga

(2016 - present)

    Summary


    The Bentley Bentayga is a large luxury SUV, launched in 2015 before going on sale in the UK in 2016. It is based on the same platform as the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne and Lamborghini Urus.

    The Bentayga has received good to very good scores from 32 UK reviews we have analysed to date. As of June 2022, it has an Expert Rating of 69%, which is on par with the Mercedes-Benz GLS and just behind the BMW X7, but it lags well behind the class-leading Aston Martin DBX. The rating score has improved by a few points since the facelifted model arrived.

    The Bentley Bentayga has received particular praise for its comfort, performance and luxury, but has been criticised for its divisive styling and for not feeling sufficiently better than the Audi Q7 on which it is based. An updated model arrived in the second half of 2020, which went some way to addressing these issues and has seen improved review scores from inital reports.

    Key specifications


    Body style: large SUV
    Engine: petrol, plug-in hybrid
    Price: From £185,500 on-road

    Launched: Autumn 2015
    Last updated: Summer 2020
    Replacement due: TBA


    Media reviews


    Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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    Safety rating


    No safety rating

    The Bentley Bentayga has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Based on its price, we are not expecting this to ever happen – but if it ever does, we will update this section accordingly.

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    The Bentley Bentayga has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    If and when the Bentayga is tested by Green NCAP, we’ll publish the results here.

    Reliability rating

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    As of June 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Bentley Bentayga to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusive from extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Bentayga, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Bentley Bentayga has received

    2021

    • 4×4 Magazine Awards – Best Luxury SUV

    2016

    • Autocar Awards – Game changer
    • Robb Report UK Awards – SUV of the Year
    • Esquire Awards – Car of the Year

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    If you’re looking at the Bentley Bentayga, you might also be interested in these alternatives

    Aston Martin DBX | Audi Q8 | BMW X7Land Rover Range Rover | Lamborghini Urus | Maserati Levante | Mercedes-Benz GLS | Mercedes-Benz G-Class | Porsche Cayenne | Rolls-Royce Cullinan

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    Bentley BentaygaThe Bentley Bentayga has received generally good media reviews, but it still lags well behind its principal rival, the Range Rover.