Bentley Continental GT coupe - Reliability & safety

The Bentley Continental GT shares its underpinnings with the Porsche Panamera, which should reassure prospective customers

Carbuyer Rating

3.8 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Buying a Bentley isn’t quite the same as purchasing a lowlier model, so it’s safe to say customer service should be top-notch should anything go wrong. Issues from the factory should also be relatively few and far between, as the manufacturer is renowned for inspecting every car for even the most minute blemishes before they're allowed to leave the production line.

Bentley Continental GT reliability

Bentley is a part of the Volkswagen Group, so it’s safe to say you should expect one of its cars to be even more reliable than a VW or Audi, brands that finished 19th and 21st respectively in our 2020 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey. A Bentley certainly takes much longer to build because many elements of its interior are hand-finished and fitted to the car. For instance, the wooden inlays alone take around nine hours to fit.


While it’s unlikely the Bentley Continental GT will ever be crash-tested by Euro NCAP, top models from Audi and Porsche typically get excellent safety scores, and the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Taycan both received a top five-star rating. The standard-fit City Specification pack adds a host of safety tech including traffic sign recognition, city assist, pedestrian warning and reversing traffic warning.

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