Parkers overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 4.7
  • Wonderful interior
  • Effective multimedia system
  • Some Audi finally shows through

As you’d expect for a luxury car at this price, the Bentayga’s cabin is a stunning thing to behold. The fit and finish is of the highest standards and the materials used are top quality too. Features such as the organ-stop air vent toggles really add a sense of occasion here, and even the electric window switches are brilliantly damped and weighted. There’s an overarching feeling of quality in this car.

The driving position is tall – standard for an SUV – and visibility is excellent thanks to the large windows.

2020 Bentley Bentayga driving position

The multimedia system is starting to lag behind rivals now, with awkward low-rent graphics and slow responses to touch inputs. You can tell it’s a derivation of Audi’s higher-level arrangements in that respect, but the finishing is all Bentley.

Some of the switchgear – the cruise control stalk and gearshift paddles for example – is lifted direct from the Q7 but sprayed a different colour. That isn’t to say it feels anywhere close to cheap, though. There’s an unmistakable depth of engineering to the Bentayga and all of the controls feel solid and well-weighted as a result.

Comfort

  • Incredible cabin refinement
  • Great seats and suspension
  • Lots of room for four

The Bentley Bentayga excels here. It’s fair to say it’s one of the most comfortable cars we’ve driven. Its cabin refinement is outstanding, with next to no noise intruding unless you put your foot down and demand more of the W12’s performance. At idle it’s so quiet in there that you could easily confuse this 2.3-tonne, 600hp SUV for the plug-in hybrid model.

Its chassis is another highlight here. With adjustable air suspension it’s possible to control both ride height and damping force (thus ride quality), so you can tailor the Bentayga to be as comfortable, sporty or off-road-capable as you want. Left in Comfort mode it does roll around a little when cornering quickly, but you should really use Sport mode for this sort of driving anyway, in which case the powerful active anti-roll system kicks in and keeps the car spookily level no matter how hard you push.

2020 Bentley Bentayga interior fabric

There’s loads of room in the cabin for driver and passenger up front, while two back-seat occupants will be pleased with the excellent ride quality as well as the space on offer. Three adults might be a little tight, though.

Bentley’s adaptive cruise control and the other driver assistance systems available in the Touring Pack work harmoniously and smoothly, meaning it’s a serene car to be in on the motorway no matter which seat you occupy.