2019 Bentley Bentayga - 2 Minute Review

Published August 5, 2019 by Elizabeth Jeneault


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Liz Jeneault with SUVs.com, here with a Bentley Bentayga! It’s definitely my lucky day, because this is one of the most luxurious SUVs in the world. It’s so fast and powerful and just take a look at it, it’s drop dead gorgeous!


Big thanks to Imagine Lifestyles for letting us check it out, you can actually rent this thing from them!


As some of you might know, Bentley and Lamborghini have been in an ongoing battle over who has the “world’s fastest SUV” and the Bentayga Speed currently holds that title in terms of top speed. But, this iteration is a little less fast. It still reaches 60 miles per hour in 4 seconds flat, though! So impressive! 


The twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 here churns out a whopping 600 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 187 mph. The engine is paired to an 8-speed automatic and there’s all-wheel drive. It’s also quite off-road capable and there’s even an All-Terrain Specification with additional drive modes, like mud and trail. 


Keep in mind that there are are now a total of six Bentayga models to choose from. There’s a diesel option and a plug-in hybrid. 


I’m absolutely crazy about the front of this ultra luxurious SUV. I love the corporate honeycomb grille and the round headlights. The long hood is so sleek looking. Also love these wheels, which are big, beautiful, and make a statement. 


It takes six times longer to make this SUV than an average car and the attention to detail is evident inside here. It’s opulent and while the Bentayga can be configured in a few different ways, there’s space for five in this one. Look at all the leather and wood trim in here. It’s just gorgeous! There’s an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment. Super comfortable in the driver’s seat and I just love the steering wheel. Of course, there’s a panoramic sunroof. And keep in mind, there are so many ways you can customize this SUV, it’s insane! 


If you had the money, you could even tack on the world’s most expensive in-dash clock. It adds $167,000 to the base price of this vehicle. 


I had so much fun driving the Bentayga, I honestly never thought I’d get a chance to. It’s definitely fast and I can be a little bit timid behind the wheel, but I still pushed it and had a blast! 


This is an amazing luxury SUV for a family vacation, a business trip, really just for anyone who wants this level of luxury and has, you know, all the money needed to buy it! While the V8 model starts around $170,000, this one here has a base closer to $230,000.


I really love everything about the Bentayga, with maybe the exception of the amount of cargo space offered.


I give this Bentayga an SUVs.com deal score of 94 out of 100.


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