Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

The Parkers Verdict Should you buy a Bentley Bentayga?

Yes – on the understang that if you really must have a 2.4-tonne SUV that's capable of a sub 4.0second 0-62mph time, this is pretty much your only choice. We understand that at this kind of price point, we're hardly offering the same kind of consumer advice as we would with a Volkswagen Golf. Nevertheless, we do recommend buying a Bentley Bentayga, as it's an excellent all-rounder.

The interior, while not as elegant, or as technologically impressive as a Continental, is still befitting of the Bentley name. We mean, there's even the option of an interior clock that costs nearly as much as the car itself. And personalisation, is of course, a Bentley stronghold. So owners can make sure their interior is just ever so slightly different to their friends' at the yacht club.

And despite its decadence - it's still as pragmatic as a big SUV should be. It has a big boot, and it'll even tow. Owners can also choose from four or five seats. You can almost call it practical. Since the 2020 facelift, you've only been able to buy the V8 petrol (and no more diesel), and the W12-engined Speed may follow later - but a plug-in hybrid is coming.

It's not the most elegant to look at, but it's better since the 2020 facelift. The Rolls-Royce Cullinan has a nicer interior, and the Porsche Cayenne is sportier, but the Bentley cuts a fine middle ground between the two. If you can put up with the slightly brash image, and you have the means to run one, then there aren't many reasons to ignore it.

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