2019 Bentley Bentayga vs. 2019 Audi Q7

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Safety

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Both the Bentayga and the Q7 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, night vision systems, lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Bentayga comes with a full 3-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Q7’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Bentayga V8’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 294 more horsepower (542 vs. 248) and 295 lbs.-ft. more torque (568 vs. 273) than the Q7 45 TFSI’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Bentayga V8’s 4.0 turbo V8 produces 213 more horsepower (542 vs. 329) and 243 lbs.-ft. more torque (568 vs. 325) than the Q7 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Bentayga’s standard 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 271 more horsepower (600 vs. 329) and 339 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 325) than the Q7 55 TFSI’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Bentley Bentayga W12 is faster than the Q7 55 TFSI:

 

Bentayga

Q7

Zero to 60 MPH

3.5 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter Mile

11.9 sec

14.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

117.1 MPH

97.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Bentayga’s fuel efficiency. The Q7 doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Bentayga’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Q7:

 

Bentayga

Q7

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13.8 inches

The Bentayga offers optional heat-treated ceramic brake rotors, which last ten to twenty times as long as conventional cast iron rotors, don’t rust, don’t fade during repeated high speed braking, and their lighter weight contribute to better braking, handling and acceleration. The Q7 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Bentayga stops shorter than the Q7:

 

Bentayga

Q7

 

60 to 0 MPH

119 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Bentayga has larger standard tires than the Q7 (275/50R20 vs. 255/55R19).

The Bentayga’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Q7 2.0T’s standard 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Bentayga has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Q7 2.0T. The Bentayga’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 21-inch wheels optional on the Q7.

The Bentayga has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Q7, it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed. Some models of the Q7 don’t even offer run-flats.

Suspension and Handling

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The Bentayga offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Q7 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Bentayga uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Q7, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The Bentayga offers an available active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Audi doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Q7.

The Bentayga has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Bentayga’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The Q7 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

The Bentayga executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Q7 Prestige (25.6 seconds @ .74 average G’s vs. 26.5 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Bentayga has a 1.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Q7 (9.7 vs. 8.3 inches), allowing the Bentayga to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Bentayga is quieter than the Q7 Prestige (41 vs. 43 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Bentayga has 1.9 inches more front headroom and 2.1 inches more rear legroom than the Q7.

Flexibility is maximized at the game, campground or a drive-in theatre in the Bentayga when its optional tailgating rear seats are deployed, allowing people to sit facing out of the liftgate. (Do not use while vehicle is in motion.) The Q7 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Towing

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The Bentayga’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Q7’s (7716 vs. 4400 pounds).

Ergonomics

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Optional air conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Bentayga’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Q7 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

The Bentayga’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q7 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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