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Bentley Bentayga

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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 August 2021, it has an Expert Rating of 68%, 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 majority of these reviews are for the original version, with more reviews for the facelift version likely to be published through 2021.

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
Price: From £185,500 on-road

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

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Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The Bentley Bentayga has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP and we are not expecting this to ever happen. If it does, we will update this section accordingly.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Bentley Bentayga has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

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 interested in the Bentley Bentayga, you might also like to consider 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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