2017 Bentley Bentayga vs. Its Competition

2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Most of the Bentley Bentayga's competition hasn't yet arrived: Lamborghini, Mercedes-Maybach and Rolls-Royce will all offer SUVs to compete for ultra-luxury money.

Until they do, Range Rover's Autobiography model should give some Bentley buyers pause, even if it looks like a relatively plain Range Rover from the outside.

Mercedes-Benz's GLS will be the shell for a coming Maybach, even though the current model is luxurious enough on its own.

Audi's Q7 is structurally related, although it doesn't include Bentley's massive engine or suspension wizardry—but you can buy three of them for about the same price our tester.

Maserati's Levante is the only other near-competitor, although it doesn't pack the same number of creature comforts.

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Quick Specs
The 2017 Bentley Bentayga is the first SUV from the automaker and is befitting the name. The Bentayga may fall closer to the Continental than it does the Mulsanne, but we're guessing most only care that it's a Bentley.
The 2017 Audi Q7 gets a rakish new sport-wagon look, a finely detailed, tech-savvy interior, and serious chassis advancements underneath—including a dramatic weight loss, available rear-wheel steering, and a plug-in hybrid version.
Few vehicles match the 2017 Range Rover's luxury and performance on pavement; fewer still can keep up with it when the pavement ends.
The 2017 Maserati Levante sets a tone that other ultra-luxury automakers will soon follow: Look great, stand tall, go fast. In that order.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class   
N/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/AStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name   
W12 AWD2.0 TFSI PremiumV6 Supercharged SWB3.0L
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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