Bentley Bentayga Hybrid running costs
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be expensive to run by any standard, but should be cheaper than its pure-petrol siblings
|Insurance group||Warranty||Service interval||2020/21 company-car tax cost (20%/40%)|
|50||3yrs / unlimited miles||1yr / 10,000 miles||From £3,194 / £6,389|
Despite the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology, the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be an expensive car to run. The more you plug it in, the more money you’ll save, although with just 24 miles of electric range, the vast majority of drivers will need to make regular use of the 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine.
On paper, the non-hybrid 4.0-litre V8 and 6.0-litre W12 variants in the Bentayga range are capable of between 20 and just under 22mpg, with real-world figures likely to be even lower. The 3.0-litre V6 hybrid should better these numbers – but it'll only come close to the official 81mpg figure if you use the electric range in full, every time.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid insurance group
With a price tag of £133,100, it’s no surprise that the Bentayga Hybrid falls into insurance group 50; the highest, most expensive available. This means insuring yourself on the Bentayga will likely cost a small fortune.
The Bentley Bentayga Hybrid comes with the firm’s standard three-year warranty, with unlimited miles permitted within that timeframe.
Bentley recommends that the Bentayga Hybrid is serviced annually or every 10,000 miles, whichever comes first. The company offers a ‘4+’ fixed-price servicing deal for customers.
Interim services every 10,000 miles or in years five, seven, nine, 11 and 13 costs £649, while a ‘major’ service every 20,000 miles or in years four, six, eight, 10, 12 and 14 costs £999. Prices include parts, labour and VAT.
CO2 emissions of 79g/km combined with the Bentley's status as a plug-in hybrid vehicle translate to a £140 annual road-tax (VED) rate. But because the car's list price is over £40,000 (well over, in this case), a £325 'premium surcharge' is added the first five times you renew the tax, making the rate £465 in that period. Thereafter, it drops to £140.
In This Review
- 1VerdictWhile Bentley has made worthy updates to the interior and exterior, the second-generation Bentayga Hybrid uses the same powertrain as the previous model, so it falls short of rivals
- 2Range, MPG, CO2 & chargingThe Bentley Bentayga Hybrid promises the best fuel economy and CO2 emissions of the line-up
- 3Running costs - currently readingThe Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be expensive to run by any standard, but should be cheaper than its pure-petrol siblings
- 4Engines, drive & performanceThe Bentley Bentayga Hybrid contains a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine, with added performance from an electric motor
- 5Interior & comfortThe inside of the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid is special, although certain elements are beginning to show their age
- 6Practicality & boot spaceBoot space isn’t enormous for a car of this size, but the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid remains a practical machine
- 7Reliability & safetyDespite a lack of Euro NCAP crash-test data, we’ve no reason to believe the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid will be unsafe