“The Bentayga’s four on-road drive modes are labeled comfort, sport, custom -- and Bentley. How great is that? Shouldn’t a 488GTB’s Mannetino dial say sport, sport-plus and Ferrari? Bentley mode says, “you can set this however you want, but we know what’s best.” In operation it sets parameters somewhere between sport and comfort and it’s what the engineers who developed Bentayga would use as the default. Still, it’s the full sport setting that most obviously validates the Bentley Dynamic Ride roll-management system.
“We’re not sure it’s exactly fun slamming a Bentayga through slow curves and switchbacks, but it’s stunning to anyone who remembers driving a 1980s Chevy Suburban -- or even a 2015. The active anti-roll bars keep close to three tons of tall Bentley bizarrely level and stable as lateral g increases. Steering feel builds with the load, and the suspension works to isolate the tires as the sole determinant of lateral grip. It’s big, high and heavy, of course, but as well managed as big, high and heavy can be. It’s no problem making passengers queasy if the driver has a cruel streak.” -- Autoweek