2018 Bentley Bentayga Interiors

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2018 Bentley Bentayga Infotainment, Seating and Interior Features

Updated on: September 1, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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When Bentley launched the Bentayga last year, it focused on bringing all of the associated qualities and features of its standard offerings into an SUV guise. The 2018 model improves on the older recipe, adding a lot more customizability to the mix. In this rather limited ultra-luxury segment, the Bentayga brings another level of sophistication and opulence to a privileged few. 

Another selling point continues to be its massive W12 engine under the hood, making the Bentayga a deceptively fast SUV that can give some supercars a run for their money. But, the eye-watering price tag goes even higher for 2018 MY, starting at just over $200,000 for the base Onyx Edition. 2018 Bentayga competes with the likes of 2018 Mercedes-AMG G65 and 2018 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB.

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2018 Bentley Bentayga Interior Design, Dimensions, and Comfort

Step inside the 2018 Bentayga and it feels like a more practical and spacious version of the Flying Spur and Continental GT. However, because of the shared underpinnings with some VAG models, the Bentayga does miss out on some unique features like the rotating infotainment display. As expected in a Bentley, the interior quality is right up there with the best, offering a blend of British luxury with all the latest technologies for good measure. Usual Bentley touches like the organ-style vent controls, quilted leather upholstery, and the centrally mounted analog clock complete the overall design. From a practical perspective, Bentley has given the interior some thought with additions like centrally mounted cup holders, large center console storage, and more. 

The dashboard gets a simple yet functional design theme with easily accessible switchgear and knobs. Even the chunky steering wheel feels good to hold with shortcut switches and a classy yet functional instrument cluster behind it. Interior color scheme can be customized according to user preference. All the design elements and the surprisingly long feature list make Bentayga interior a benchmark in the segment and a special place to be. What’s even more surprising is the practicality on offer; you can get an optional third row of seats. You can also go for the optional 4-seat configuration; you get bucket seats at the rear for better comfort and support. 

Models

2018 Bentley Bentayga 

2018 Mercedes-AMG G65

2018 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

Interior Passenger Volume (ft³)

N/A

N/A

N/A

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.3/NA/41.7

42.4/56.3/52.5

39.3/60.7/42.5

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38/NA/40.9

40.1/56.3/41.9

38.3/58.3/47.5

Before we even start comparing passenger space and comfort, the 2018 Bentley Bentayga shoots ahead with multiple seat configurations on offer, which is a rarity at this price range. However, it falls behind almost all its rivals in terms of headroom and legroom. Both the 2018 Mercedes-AMG G65 and the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB are in a league of their own thanks to the boxy design and large footprint. 

2018 Bentley Bentayga Infotainment

For an SUV priced at over $200,000, the infotainment system on offer is quite underwhelming. Taking center stage is a rather small 8-inch touchscreen display that includes all the latest features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, built-in navigation, satellite radio, and more. UI is top-notch and easy to use with clear menus. The standard 10-speaker 700-watt audio system is adequate for most people but we recommend going for the optional 1950-watt 20-speaker Naim audio system.

Bentley also offers a rear seat entertainment system that includes dual 10.2-inch displays mounted behind the front headrests. These displays can access the main infotainment system and playback videos, browse the web, and more. 

Key Infotainment Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Optional 20-speaker audio system from Naim
  • 12-speaker standard audio system
  • Built-in navigation
  • Rear seat entertainment with dual 10.2-inch displays

2018 Bentley Bentayga Cargo Capacity

When equipped with the optional third-row seats, cargo space is limited and the Bentayga can only carry a few bags. However, the two-row version is surprisingly practical for an SUV that's focused on luxury. You get 17.1 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and 62.6 cubic feet with the seats folded down. With the 7-seater model, space is limited to just 7.6 cubic feet, while the four-seat configuration offers 15.2 cubic feet behind the second row. Access to the trunk is straightforward and easy with a wide opening tailgate. Bentley also offers some accessories like a drinks cabinet which can be placed in the cargo area 

Models

2018 Bentley Bentayga 

2018 Mercedes-AMG G65

2018 Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB

Standard Cargo Capacity (ft³)

17.1

38.6

24.5

Maximum Cargo capacity (ft³)

62.6

79.5

75.6

Compared to its rivals, the 2018 Bentley Bentayga falls behind in the practicality department. The boxy design of the 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography LWB and 2018 Mercedes-AMG G65 offer a usable trunk space that can hold a lot more luggage, especially with the seats folded. 

Additional Interior Storage Spaces

Being an SUV, you can find usual storage areas including deep center console storage, large door pockets, and a sizable glovebox. Additional cubby holes are provided at the front for storing your phone and other items. Two cup holders are also provided near the gear lever. The optional biometric safe is also a unique feature on offer with the Bentayga, integrating into the center console area.

2018 Bentley Bentayga Creature Comforts

Even the standard model of the Bentayga is loaded with features like a panoramic sunroof, walnut veneer trims, leather headliner, drilled alloy pedals, four-zone automatic climate control, diamond-quilted leather seats, and a lot more. The Mulliner model also adds more interior color options, electric sun blinds, a center console drinks cooler, welcome lights, and more. Other notable options include massaging seats, ambient lighting, a built-in refrigerator, and even a safe built into the center console with biometric authentication. 

Verdict

Even a year after its introduction, the Bentley Bentayga remains the top dog in the ultra-luxury SUV segment and offers an interior that reflects it. Available in multiple seat configurations, the 2018 Bentayga can easily double up as the family hauler and even ferry around cargo with ease. As a whole, the Bentayga incorporates the Bentley formula into the SUV segment with little to no compromises. 

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