It wasn’t a dream after all.

They really did it. This is the Bentley Bentayga.* Despite all the negative reactions to the prototype, Bentley said “me too” to the SUV class.   But my question is “what is it best at?”

Looks? Maybe. The front does scream “I swear I am a real Bentley!!” more convincingly than a fake. The rest of it is basically best 2016 Ford Edge ever.

Design? Look at the windshield. To keep the shape, they painted black on the door. They did the same thing on the D-pillar/tailgate. We call that a compromise, don’t we?

Back seat room? Cargo space/utility? Look at this and say either is best in class. Your Tibetan Mastiff is not going to fit in the back. Or in cargo.

Yes, it is somewhat hand built. So is a Whopper. Yes, the materials you feel and see are top notch. Yes, it is somewhat rare. Yes, you’ll never see one of the poors driving it, except at the auto salon. Yes, it’s got unbelievable power and a crazy theoretical top speed for a grocery getter. And a token trailer hitch.

But what is it best at? (Besides price, obvs.)

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*Bentayga is evidently English for Venza.

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