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2021 Bentley Bentayga Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 15, 2020

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Bentley has updated its Bentayga SUV for the 2021 model, the second iteration of this luxurious SUV that brings a refreshed exterior, updated interior, and more feature-laden infotainment system. The new SUV has a much larger grille, glassware-inspired elliptical LED headlamps and reshaped tail to make the upcoming Bentley look more harmonious. The 2021 Bentayga is powered by a 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 542 hp power and 568 lb.-ft of torque. The major update has increased the price of the 2021 Bentley Bentayga model and it is available at the starting price of $175,000.

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Pros

Powerful engine

Great acceleration

Incredible luxury

Exceptional craftsmanship Cons

Cons

Base trim lacks a few key features, especially at this price

What's New?

Refreshed exterior

New tech interface

Additional interior customization options


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 Bentley Bentayga Detailed Review video
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2021 Bentley Bentayga Exterior video

Styles

2021 Bentley Bentayga in Silver color
Silver

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Bentley Bentayga Base

Base

power
542 hp @ 6000 rpm
fuel
Twin turbo premium unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$168,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $168,300 MSRP (14/17/23) 542 hp @ 6000 rpm, 4L, V-8, Twin turbo premium unleaded
8-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

2021 Bentley Bentayga Design Edition

Design Edition

power
600 hp @ 5000-6000 rpm
fuel
Twin turbo premium unleaded
mpg
17 combined

$203,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Design Edition 4dr SUV AWD (4.0L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $203,200 MSRP (14/17/23) 600 hp @ 5000-6000 rpm, 4L, V-8, Twin turbo premium unleaded
8-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

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Bentley was the first automaker that opened up a new level of uber-luxury SUVs with correspondingly compelling hunger for performance. The final addition to the range was Bentayga Speed, which Bentley claims to be the world's fastest SUV. With the updated model, Bentley continues to innovate and explore the possibilities which arise where ultimate luxury meets thrilling performance. The badge has been in production since 2015 and has Bentley’s trademark design all over. Today, the SUV faces stiff competition from Rolls Royce Cullinan, Lamborghini Urus, and Aston Martin DBX. Here is our take on the 2021 Bentley Bentayga that is soon going on sale in the US market.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Front Third Quarter View
2021 Bentley Bentayga Rear Third Quarter View


2021 Bentley Bentayga Features

Bentley has not released the price for the 2021 Bentayga model, but it is expected to be available at $175,000. Bentley equips all Bentayga models with the latest tech and features including the standard Bentley driving assistance suite of safety features. The Price of Bentley Bentayga standard, the V8 model starts at $170,000, and the top range Bentayga Mulliner priced at $298,000. The varying range of powertrain options will also include a hybrid as well.

Trim

V8

Speed

W12

Mulliner

MSRP (AWD)

$165,000

$235,700

$229,100

$298,000

Key Features

20” inch alloy wheels

10-speaker audio system

Adds/Upgrades to V8

Adds/Upgrades to V8

 

Power tilt/ telescopic steering Column

8-inch touchscreen infotainment

Heated steering wheel

Speed-sensing electric power-assist rack-pinion steering

 

Four-Zone climate control

22-inch alloy wheels

Dual-Zone climate control A/C

Memory seats

 

8” Infotainment System with navigation

“Speed” exterior badging

Driver and passenger heated seatbacks

Distance pacing cruise control

 

Full LED adaptive headlamps with High beam assist.

Full LED adaptive headlamps with High beam assist

Leather dashboard

Piano black instrument panel insert

 

Eliade headlining

Panoramic sunroof

Leather headlining

22” BSW performance tires

 

Audio System with 10 speakers

5-way adjustable seats

21” alloy wheels

 

The base V8 trim priced at $165,000 comes with plenty of standard interior and exterior features such as an 8-inch infotainment system, Naim Premium Audio system, Four-zone automatic climate control and more.

The W12 trim priced at $229,100 comes equipped with 600-hp 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine, Leather seats with embroidered Bentley emblems, Mulliner Driving Specification and much more.

The Speed trim priced at $235,700, Bentley’s powerful SUV comes equipped with fine-tuned 626-hp 6.0-liter W12 engine, 22-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels, Speed Exterior badging, Illuminated speed treadplates.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Third Quarter View

The Mulliner Specification trim priced at $298,000 brings Mulliner’s exclusive design cues to the car which includes Mulliner 22" Paragon wheels, Mulliner Illuminated Tread Plates, Naim for Bentley audio system, Mulliner handcrafted duo-tone color split interiors and state of the art driver assistance systems.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

Bentley is famous for its unique design and plush interiors and the 2021 Bentley Bentayga, is no different either. It is among the most expensive SUVs, which price ranges between $168,300-$300,000. The Bentayga’s glitz and glam exterior make the vehicle stand at par from its competition. 

Reliability and Ownership Costs

Bentayga was honored with the ‘Star Award’ at the 2017 Autocar Awards. The 2020 Bentayga shares the Volkswagen Group’s MLB Evo platform with the Audi Q7’s second generation. Built on this renowned and reliable platform, the Bentayga shares the engine mounting and drivetrain with various other cars like the Audi A4, A5, A6, and A7 that provides the advantage of being flexible to use in the vehicle of any body-size.

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga has not been rated yet by the J.D power, but consider the fact that it shares the same platform with Audi Q7, So, the J. D. Power Rating for Audi Q7 holds valid for 2020 Bentayga. As per J.D. Power report, the 2021 Bentayga SUV scores an above-average predicted reliability rating of 79 out of 100. On average, the 2020 Bentayga SUV can cost $170,000 if you throw in dealer discounts and some counties which are exempted from taxes enjoy even better pricing.

Years

Price

2016

-

2017

-

2018

-

2019

$165,000

2020

$168,300

Bentley has been a success in delivering quality and efficiency in all its vehicles but in February 2020, there is recall reported and the issue was the side curtain airbags do not fill properly in case of a crash. This further increases the risk of injury in a crash. Bentley has been working on this issue and we are expecting it to be in good shape for the upcoming 2021 Bentayga model.

Warranty

Like all other Bentley models, the Bentayga SUV comes with a standard three-year warranty. However, the Rolls Royce Cullinan gives more value in terms of a four-year warranty package and four whole years of complimentary maintenance.

Criteria

Period

Limited warranty

3 years/ 36,000 miles

Powertrain warranty

3 years/ unlimited miles

24-hour roadside assistance

3 years/ unlimited miles

The Bentley offers the Bentayga with a basic warranty, but it cannot compete with the 2020 Range Rover Sport SVR which has a warranty of 6 years from the day of delivery.

Miles per Dollar

In this we will be factoring the annual maintenance cost and how many miles the car runs on average in a year. However, we do not have the data for the annual maintenance figures for the Bentley Bentayga, but we are expecting it to have a very high mile to dollars ration. 

2021 Bentley Bentayga Buying Advice

Bentley Bentayga is offered in two engine options, the V8 and the W12 and the Hybrid and Speed models will not be available until later in the year. With the difference in power figures, one can see a greater gap between the pricing of both options, we recommend the V8 model, Apart from Bentley's powerful turbocharged engine, it packs features including heated front seats with power adjustment, a top-rated infotainment system, with massive power, luxurious interior and all safety features that a Luxury SUV can have at this price point. The Bentayga V8 model is an eight-cylinder model and has some cool features in it, such as the adaptive suspension, the rear-seat entertainment system, and the 20-speaker Naim stereo.

Is buying a used Bentley Bentayga a good idea?

Like other luxury SUVs, the Bentley dropped to around 35% to 40% of its value in the first 2 years, which came out to be $70,000. Moreover, the maintenance cost of the Bentayga is also very high. Over 10 years the Bentayga will most likely depreciate to about 15% of list price and the repairs out of warranty would be extremely expensive unless you can do it yourself. If you want you can get a previous year Bentayga mid trim model at the price of a new base model. 

2021 Bentley Bentayga Engine and Performance

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga V8 trim has a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine that churns out a massive 542 hp and 568 lb.-ft of torque, which comes with a combined 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive drivetrain. The newly revealed Bentayga boasts only its V8 engine.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Engine

However later this year we are expecting the W12 Speed which produces massive 626 hp and 624 lb.-ft of torque, and V6 hybrid engine that pumps out 443 hp and 516 lb.-ft of torque, to follow suit without any modifications. 

Model

2021 Bentley Bentayga (Expected)

2020 Lamborghini Urus 

2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan

MSRP

$170,000

$215,000

$325,000

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

6.8L Twin-Turbocharged V12

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

542 hp @ 6,000 RPM

641 hp @ 6,000 RPM

563 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

568 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

626 lb.-ft. @ 2,250 RPM

627 lb.-ft. @ 1,700 RPM

Bentley Bentayga is relatively cheaper than its rivals in its base avatar. In terms of power, Lamborghini Urus has a 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 engine still it surpasses every other SUV with its 641 HP and 626 lb.-ft of torque. Rolls Royce Cullinan comes at second in terms of power delivery.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Acceleration and Braking Performance

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga can cross 0-60 MPH in just 4.4 seconds and the quarter-mile mark in 12.7 seconds, owing to its 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 which is sufficient for a car like this. While the Lamborghini Urus can cross 0-60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds and quarter-mile mark in 11.3 seconds, these figures take the Lamborghini Urus to the top spot.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Breking distance 60-0 MPH Just In 114 ft.

Model

2021 Bentley Bentayga (Expected)

2020 Lamborghini Urus 

2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan

0-60 MPH

4.4 secs

3.6 secs

4.8 secs

Quarter Mile

12.7 secs

11.3 secs

12.5 secs

Top Speed

190 MPH

190 MPH

187 MPH

60-0 MPH

114 ft

107 ft

107 ft

Bentley Bentayga can slow down from 60-0 MPH in 114 feet, whereas the Lamborghini Urus offers a competitive stopping distance of 107 feet. Lamborghini bags the top performance award here when compared to its rivals.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Fuel Economy

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga offers the same fuel efficiency as its outgoing model as there are no significant changes made under its hood. It offers 14 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway and Combined MPG figure of 17, which seems to be very fuel-efficient in its segment, owing to its 4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8 engine.

Model

2021 Bentley Bentayga (Expected)

2020 Lamborghini Urus 

2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan

MPG (City)

14

12

12

MPG (Highway)

23

17

20

MPG (Combined)

17

14

14

Fuel Capacity 

22.5 gallons

19.8 gallons

N/A

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) 

315/ 518/ 382 miles

237.6/ 336.6/ 277.2 miles

N/A

The 2021 Bentayga exceeds its rivals in terms of fuel efficiency. The Lamborghini Urus has the lowest MPG figures, but it is forgivable if you take its blistering performance into account. Rolls Royce Cullinan has the lowest combined 14 MPG, due to its bigger engine and more curb weight.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Interior

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga is filled with glitzy metal, high-quality leather, and real wood trim much like its outgoing model. The front seats are both comfortable and widely adjustable. The dashboard of Bentayga has an immense high-resolution 10.9” touchscreen that has been exquisitely integrated into the center of the cockpit. It also has a panoramic sunroof which allows light to reflect the solid metal detailing with the precision-knurled finish. The Bentley standard tread plates and foot pedals give the perfect finishing touches. While there is optional mood lighting is available that can be adjusted to enhance the atmosphere of the cabin

2021 Bentley Bentayga Rear Seats

The design of seats is new, and the steering wheel has been nipped to give it a more modern feel. The door trims have also been refurbished, and Bentley has replaced the old handles with some posh horizontal door pulls. The 2021 Bentayga has more legroom for the second row and a much bigger and more intuitive infotainment system that comes with more standard features such as My Bentley Connected Services.

Model

2021 Bentley Bentayga (Expected)

2020 Lamborghini Urus 

2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

First Row (Head/ Shoulder Room/ Leg) (in.)

40.3/N/A/41.7

N/A

N/A

Second Row (Head/ Shoulder Room/ Leg) (in.)

38.0/N/A/40.9

N/A

N/A

The exact figures for the interior dimensions of Cullinan and Urus are not available at the moment. The Bentayga offers decent space for everyone to sit comfortably. The vehicle has 16.9 cubic ft of storage capacity, which is not at par as compared to its rivals.

How is the 2021 Bentley Bentayga infotainment system?

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga models come with all the essential luxury features. The vehicle’s infotainment system is majorly revamped. The car is equipped with an upsized 10.9 inches touchscreen which is quite intuitive. Features like Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, and In-car WIFI come as standard. The system is intuitive, simple, and user-friendly. For further convenience, a wireless smartphone charger is included as standard and up to six USB Type-C charging points ensure both drivers and passengers can easily stay connected.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Infotainment Screen

The new Bentayga features the latest My Bentley Connected Services which uses implanted SIM to make access to the in-car features much simpler. Meanwhile, My Bentley app provides access to a full suite of services, including remote car finder, remote vehicle locking, and unlocking.

2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV cockpit area
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV front seats
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV rear seats
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV infotainment screen
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV instrument cluster
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV door
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV interior image

2021 Bentley Bentayga Exterior

The 2021 Bentley Bentayga comes with some updates that give it a more modern look. The Bentley cars always have a stylish, strong, and powerful exterior design. The updates include changes in the panel at the front and rear to give a more modern look. We can see a new larger matrix grille.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Third Quarter View

The LED headlights have been pressed slightly further back and apart from each other and this is the first time the Bentayga has received elliptical headlights. The tailgate has also been redesigned and there are now larger, oval-shaped split exhaust pipes. The 2021 Bentayga is also available in two new colors- Viridian and Patina.

Model

2021 Bentley Bentayga (Expected)

2020 Lamborghini Urus 

2020 Rolls Royce Cullinan

Curb Weight 

5326 lbs.

4850 lbs.

5864 lbs.

Length 

201.7”

201.0”

210.3”

Width 

79.1”

79.4”

85.0”

Height 

68.0”

64.5”

72.3”

Ground Clearance

8”

6.2”

N/A

Wheelbase 

115.0”

118.2”

130.0”

Rolls-Royce Cullinan is the largest and heaviest among its rivals. The Rolls Royce Cullinan also has the maximum wheelbase, which is evident with its lavish and spacious cabin layout followed by Lamborghini Urus. In terms of ground clearance, Bentayga has a decent 8.7-inch ground clearance.

2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV wheel
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV front view
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV three quarter view
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV rear three quarter view
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV rear three quarter view
2021 Bentley Bentayga basic SUV rear three quarter view

2021 Bentley Bentayga Safety

Bentayga gets more standard safety features including both active and passive ones. Driver assistance features have also been enhanced, which helps the driver to easily face tedious situations such as highway traffic-jams. There is a new headlamp in the 2021 Bentayga which is not only visually stunning, it features the matrix beam technology that allows drivers to enjoy maximum visibility at all times. Also, Automatic adaptive lighting modes are there to ensure the optimum lighting for any traffic and road condition. Safety regulators have not put the luxurious SUV through any crash tests as it will prove to be expensive.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Competition

2021 Bentley Bentayga Vs Lamborghini Urus

Bentley Bentayga offers more luxury inside the cabin; it is superbly designed and has the best-built quality with good performance. Bentayga is heavier than Urus, and still it gives you better fuel efficiency than Urus. Both SUVs have the same engine though the Lamborghini Urus offers the best performance in all the luxury SUV segment and also has a sportier feel to it.

2021 Lamborghini Urus

If one considers performance over luxury then one can opt for Lamborghini Urus else, it is the Bentayga that should be worth your cash.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Vs Rolls Royce Cullinan

Both the Bentley Bentayga and the Rolls-Royce Cullinan offer the best-in-class interior and all sorts of luxury features and both are big and heavy. The Bentley Bentayga is relatively cheaper than Rolls Royce Cullinan and can cross 0-60 MPH in less time than Cullinan and provides better MPG figures. Cullinan is heavier than Bentayga, yet it gives better power delivery, but it lacks in fuel efficiency.

2021 Rolls Royce Cullinan

So, buy it if you have a soft corner for Rolls Royce otherwise, Bentayga is a better option with a much lower price tag.

2021 Bentley Bentayga Final Verdict

Bentley has updated the new 2021 Bentayga with new design and creature comfort features. The Bentayga’s driving experience, best-in-class interior, and appealing exterior make it ahead of its rivals. It offers you the best MPG figures in its segment with better performance. The upcoming model has a more upright grille, new tail lamps, and updated wheel designs. Overall, this is an amazing SUV and if you are in the market for stylish and luxury SUV, 2021 Bentley Bentayga is a must buy otherwise if you are more focused on sportiness and performance Lamborghini Urus is a better option.

Used Bentley Bentayga for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 Bentley Bentayga 0 Great Deals Out of 12 $179,990 12 Listings
2019 Bentley Bentayga 1 Great Deals Out of 22 $137,388 22 Listings
2018 Bentley Bentayga 0 Great Deals Out of 30 $131,800 30 Listings
2017 Bentley Bentayga 0 Great Deals Out of 67 $114,999 67 Listings
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