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Bentley Bentayga

(2016 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

53
%
E

Used car score:

50
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

69
%
C

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

24
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

13
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

53
%
E

Used car score:

50
%
E

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

69
%
C

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

24
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

13
%
E

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 January 2024, it has a New Car Expert Rating of E with a score of 53%, which lags well behind the latest Range Rover.

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.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Auto Trader

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Autocar

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Car

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Carbuyer

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Carwow

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Daily Mail

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Electrifying.com

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Eurekar

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Evo

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Motoring Research

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Parkers

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The Intercooler

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

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


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

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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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability rating

As of January 2024, 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.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models21 mpgE19 – 22 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models298 g/kmD294 – 335 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The Bentley Bentayga is a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

The SUV’s fuel economy of 21 mpg is one of the poorest fuel consumption stats in our Expert Rating Index, and insurance premiums are in the most expensive bracket too.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Bentley Bentayga has received

2023

  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Luxury Car

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

Similar cars


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

Aston Martin DBX | Audi Q8 | BMW X7Lamborghini Urus | Maserati Levante | Mercedes-Benz GLS | Mercedes-Benz G-Class | Porsche Cayenne | Range Rover | Range Rover Sport | Rolls-Royce Cullinan

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