At some point you’ve fantasized, like me, about owning a car you can’t afford. Perhaps a Bentley. Thanks to my job, I’m lucky to have driven many of these British-born beauties over the past 20 years, but never did I imagine way back at the beginning while driving around in an Arnage that Bentley would ever be involved in the SUV game. But here’s the Bentayga — on the market for 5 years, but have you ever seen one in the wild? With a starting MSRP of $180,000, they are rare but Bentley has sold more than 20,000 of them during that span. And now for the 2021, it’s been given the once over inside and out and this one with nearly $60,000 in options is tagged at $238,870.
2020 Bentley Bentayga V8 Review By TestDriveNow Car Critic Steve Hammes. It’s hard to believe that the Bentayga’s been with us for 5 years already. And it’s certainly been a trailblazer. During that time Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini and Aston Martin have also brought ultra-luxurious SUVs to market with more on the way. Available with 6-, 8- or 12–cylinder power including a plug-in hybrid, this is the Bentley Bentayga V8.
The Bentayga is a dream ride. The kind you could drive forever with no fatigue. It’s so isolating and comfortable and truly effortless in everything it does. This is my 7th and final day with it and I’ve learned that its price can be justified in that it’s an experience even the highest end SUVs from the mainstream automakers can’t touch.
MSRP as-tested: $228,845