2022 Bentley Bentayga

MSRP $177,000 - $219,800

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2022 Bentley Bentayga Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Bentley Bentayga gets a unique addition to the trim levels which is much more premium and comes with its own tweaks to improve the overall performance of the SUV. The 2021 Bently Bentayga got a major upgrade in terms of the engine and design, thus the base V8 variant of the 2022 Bentayga is the carry forward to the same previous year’s V8 model. This luxurious SUV offers an iconic design which is much more refined and appealing. The new V8 S trim of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga gets the same V8 engine option that generates a staggering 542 hp. But the S trim gets its own unique styling along with few performance tweaks. 

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Pros

Luxurious cabin 

Modern exterior design

Quick acceleration

Great handling

Cons

Expensive optional features

Limited cargo capacity for an SUV

What's New?

New V8 S trim

Re-tuned suspension system

Sports seats

Sport exhaust system 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$177000

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$177,000 onwards

S$219,800 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Bentley Bentayga in Alpine Green Metallic color
Alpine Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


There are few changes that we get to see on the interior as well, with high quality materials, sports seats and ‘S’ badging all over the place. Thus with the addition of the V8 S trim, there is a perfect combination of the high performance of the Bentayga Speed and a much better handling than the standard V8. Thus the 2022 Bentley Bentayga would find itself in competition with the likes of Aston Martin DBX and the Lamborghini Urus


8.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Bentley Bentayga Features

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga carries forward the same trim lineup from the previous year which includes the base V8, W12, and the hybrid models. But the latest addition to the trim lineup is the Bentayga V8 S which is more sportier than the base V8 and gets additional feature upgrades. Thus it sits in between the base V8 and the much more powerful W12. The base V8 trim is available at a price of $177,000, while the V8 S trim starts at an MSRP of $219,800. Here is a comparison of the key features that are available with the trims of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga.

Trims

V8

V8 S

MSRP

$177,000

$219,800

Key Features

21-inch inch alloy wheels

22-inch inch alloy wheels

 

Dual-Zone climate control

Retuned Sport mode

 

12 speakers audio system

Active anti-roll system

 

10.9-inch Infotainment System

Larger rear spoiler

 

Panoramic sunroof

Better exhaust system

 

Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay

Alcantara trim

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The latest V8 S trim offers a more exciting package of the two. The improved interiors along with the performance tuning leads to a much better driving experience. All this comes at a cost of an extra $42,000, but provides features like bigger 22-inch alloy wheels, active anti-roll system, Alcantara interior trim and a retuned suspension system, for better handling. 

2022 Bentley Bentayga Release Date

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is all-set to be available in the market by the end of 2021. 

2022 Bentley Bentayga Engine and Performance

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga carries forward the same engine options from the previous year which are both powerful and provide great overall performance. The base V8 trim as well the all-new V8 S trim is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that generates around 542 hp along with 568 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission and delivers the power to all the wheels as standard. 

This engine accelerates the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds which is quite quick for an SUV, while the quarter-mile distance is covered in 12.7 seconds. The V8 S trim brings few tweaks in its Sport Mode. In Sport Mode, there is a 15% increase in the damping stiffness along with different settings for ECS and active anti-roll system. These changes provide an improved driving experience due to better steering response and quick steering around the corners. Thus the V8 S Bentayga proves to be great Sport Mode.

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

MSRP

$177,000

$176,900

$215,000

Engine

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

4.0 twin-turbocharged V8

4.0L Twin-Turbocharged V8

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic 

8-Speed Automatic

Power

542 hp @ 6,000 RPM

542 hp @ 6500 RPM

641 hp @ 6,000 RPM

Torque

568 lb.-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

516 lb.-ft. @ 2200 RPM

626 lb.-ft. @ 2,250 RPM

0-60 MPH

4.4 secs

4 secs

3.2 secs

Quarter Mile

12.7 secs

12.5 secs

11.4 secs

Top Speed

180 MPH

181 MPH

190 MPH

The 2021 Lamborghini Urus is the most powerful in this comparison with a maximum power output of 641 hp right from the base trim itself. The Aston Martin DBX with the same engine setup as the Bentayga provides a similar power output of 542 hp. The Lamborghini Urus is the quickest in acceleration from 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, while the Aston Martin DBX follows it at 0-60 mph in 4 seconds. With higher power, the Urus gets the higher top speed of 190 mph, while the Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX tops out at around 180 mph.

2022 Bentley Bentayga Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is quite efficient in terms of the fuel economy that it provides in this class. Surely on Sports mode this SUV would gulp down fuel, but in standard modes, the 2022 Bentayga would provide a fuel economy of 15 mpg in the city which improvised quite extensively on highway with 24 mpg. Thus we would get a combined mileage of 18 mpg from the 2022 Bentley Bentayga. 

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

MPG (City)

15

14

12

MPG (Highway)

24

18

17

MPG (Combined)

18

15

14

Fuel Capacity 

22.5 gallons

22.5

19.8 gallons

Range (City/ Highway/Combined) 

337/540/405 miles

315/405/337 miles

237/336/277 miles

The Lamborghini Urus, which is the most powerful in this comparison is the least efficient with a combined fuel economy of 14 mpg. The Aston Martin DBX provides the same power output as the Bentayga, still is lower on fuel economy with a combined mileage of 15 mpg. Both the Bentayga and DBX have a similar 22.5 gallons of fuel tank capacity, but with higher mileage the Bentayga provides a maximum range of 540 miles. The Lamborghini Urus here provides the least range of 336 miles. 

2022 Bentley Bentayga Interior

7.0/10

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga interior is one of the best that we see in this segment. The dual tone interior trim with high quality materials provides a luxurious feeling inside the cabin. The interior is adorned with soft-touch materials and the design is ergonomic and more driver centric at the front. The chrome linings around few of the interior elements adds a subtle premium touch to it. The seats are well bolstered for ultimate comfort along with heating and ventilation features. The rear seats are equally comfortable and provide one of the best legroom in this segment.

While this has been seen in the redesigned interior of the 2021 model, the all-new V8 S trim of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga provides a refreshed interior design. The interior now reflects the sporty performance of the V8 S with the inclusion of sport front seats, new interior colors with Alcantara trim, and the ‘S’ all over the place. The interior dimensions do not change much and provide considerable spacing to all the passengers at the front as well as the rear. We have an option to choose from the available four, five or seven seater arrangements.

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

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

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

17.1

22.3

21.8

Both the vehicles in this comparison can accommodate at least 5 passengers. While there are no official spacing dimensions available to each individual passenger, from what we see there is ample spacing available at the front as well as the rear. With the rear seats up, the Aston Martin DBX provides the maximum cargo space of 22.3 cu.-ft. Which is followed by the Lamborghini urus at 21.8 cu.-ft. The Bentley Bentayga has the smaller cargo capacity of 17.1 u.-ft. Here is a list of the interior features that are see in the 2022 Bentley Bentayga:

  • Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
  • Alcantara trim/Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats 
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Diamond-quilted seats and door
  • Soft-close doors

How intuitive is the 2022 Bentley Bentayga infotainment unit?

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga carries forward the same infotainment system from the previous year model. It gets the 10.9-inch touchscreen display along with smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Along with that, there are all the standard features like the USB ports, wireless charging, bluetooth connectivity and standard 12-speaker audio system.

One of the unique touches in the infotainment system is the handwriting recognition. There is also an option to opt for the much better Naim audio system. 

  • 10.9-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple Carplay
  • Android Auto
  • Handwriting recognition 
  • Voice control system
  • USB ports
  • Wireless charging
  • 12-speaker audio system

2022 Bentley Bentayga Exterior

8.0/10

The Bentley Bentayga saw a major refresh to the exterior design in the 2021 model and hence we won’t see any major change to the exterior design. The all-new generation carries a more refined look song with smooth edges and simple leading lines. But even after the refresh, the Bentayga carries the design philosophy of a Bently with the adaptive diamond LED headlights, the huge front chrome grille and the long hood. The rear deng after the refresh looks well put and more premium as compared to the last generation. 

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga is the heaviest in this comparison with a curb weight of 5326 pounds which does create issues in maneuvering. But the V8 S trim now provides better steering response along with tight cornering. The Bentayga is also the longest in length but has a comparatively smaller wheelbase. The Bentayga is not the off-road kinda SUV and thus sits quite closer to the ground for lower center of gravity that assists in better handling. 

Model

2022 Bentley Bentayga 

2022 Aston Martin DBX

2022 Lamborghini Urus 

Curb Weight 

5326 lbs.

4940 lbs.

4850 lbs.

Length 

201.8”

198.4"

201.3”

Width 

78.7”

80.7"

79.4”

Height 

68.0”

66.1"

64.5”

Ground Clearance

N/A

7.5"

6.8”

Wheelbase 

117.9”

120.5"

118.2”

The 2022 Lamborghini Urus is the lightest in this comparison with a curb weight of 4850 pounds, while the Aston Martin DNX is close to it at 4940 pounds. The Aston Martin is the widest in this comparison and also has the longest wheelbase. It also enjoys a higher ground clearance of 7.5 inches while the Lamborghini Urus has a ground clearance of 6.8 inches. The Lamborghini Urus is the sportiest in terms of the exterior design, while the Aston Martin DBX is more playful in appearance. Here is a list of the exterior features that are available with the 2022 Bentley Bentayga:

  • 21/22-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Keyless entry
  • Powered sunroof
  • Carbon-ceramic brakes
  • Rear-privacy

2022 Bentley Bentayga Safety

9.0/10

Neither the NHTSA nor the IIHS has not crash-tested any Bentley Bentayga previous and so we don’t expect for the 2022 model of Bentaygo to go under any crash-testing as well. That being said, the Bentayga is based on a strong platform that has high impact force handling capabilities that helps secure the passengers in the cabin. Along with that the 2022 Bentley Bentayga would receive multiple driver assistive technologies that further helps improve the safety factor of the vehicle. Here is a list of the safety features available with the 2022 Bentley Bentayga:

  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Night vision
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Anti Lock braking system

2022 Bentley Bentayga Competition

9.0/10

2022 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Aston Martin DBX

The 2022 Aston Martin DBX is equipped with the same engine setup as the Bentley Bentayga and thus generates the same power output of 542 hp. But even after that the DBX is quicker in 0-60 mph acceleration by around 0.4 seconds. But the Bentley Bentayga provides a better combined fuel economy of 18 mpg while the Aston Martin provides 15 mpg. Thus the DBX is less efficient than the Bentayga. 

The Aston Martin DBX also has a similar pricing of $176,900 for the base model and thus not a major differentiating point. The Aston Martin DMS is quite playful in appearance as well as the driving dynamics , while the Bentley Bentayga is more poised. But the new v8 S trim does provide a sporty experience with retuned sport mode and controlled handling at higher speeds.

2022 Bentley Bentayga vs 2022 Lamborghini Urus 

The 2022 Lamborghini Urus is one of the most powerful SUVs in this segment with a maximum power output of 641 hp. This high power gives the Urus much better performance and an exhilarating driving experience. It is much quicker from 0-60 mph in 3.3 seconds which makes it a super sporty SUV. But this high power makes the Urus a fuel gulping machine and thus provides much lower fuel economy as compared to the Bentayga. 

The design of the Lamborghini Urus is quite edgy with sharp lines and sleek exterior elements./ The same design philosophy is seen in the interiors with the sport seats and center console straight out of a fighter jet cockpit. But the 2022 Lamborghini Urus starts at a much higher price of $215,000 which matches the V8 S trim of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga.

2022 Bentley Bentayga Final Verdict

The 2022 Bentley Bentayga sees no major changes to the existing trim levels, but introduces a sporty version of the base V8 trim. While the exterior design and elements remain almost the same, the V8 S trim’s interior gets an upgrade and looks sportier than the other trims. It’s not just the looks, but the V8 S provides better performance with the same V8 engine. This is done by fine tuning the available Sport Mode settings that provides better handling and steering response at high speeds and around the corner. All these features increase the sale price of the 2022 Bentley Bentayga V8 S to around $219,800. 

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