2020 Bentley Bentayga vs. 2019 Audi SQ5

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Safety

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A passive infrared night vision system optional on the Bentayga helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera to detect heat, the system then projects the image on the windshield, near the driver’s line of sight. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Bentayga and the SQ5 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, lane departure warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The Bentley Bentayga weighs 943 to 1284 pounds more than the Audi SQ5. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

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 SQ5’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Bentayga’s standard 4.0 turbo V8 produces 193 more horsepower (542 vs. 349) and 199 lbs.-ft. more torque (568 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Bentayga W12’s standard 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 251 more horsepower (600 vs. 349) and 295 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6. The Bentayga SPEED’s standard 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. produces 277 more horsepower (626 vs. 349) and 295 lbs.-ft. more torque (664 vs. 369) than the SQ5’s 3.0 turbo V6.

As tested in Car and Driver the Bentayga W12 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. is faster than the Audi SQ5:

Bentayga

SQ5

Zero to 30 MPH

1.3 sec

1.7 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

3.5 sec

5.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

8.5 sec

13 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4 sec

6.1 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.2 sec

3.4 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

2.7 sec

4 sec

Quarter Mile

11.9 sec

13.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

118 MPH

102 MPH

Top Speed

187 MPH

127 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 SQ5 doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

The Bentayga has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the SQ5 (22.5 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Bentayga’s brake rotors are larger than those on the SQ5:

Bentayga

Bentayga SPEED

SQ5

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

17.3 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

14.6 inches

13 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 SQ5 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Bentayga has larger standard tires than the SQ5 (275/50R20 vs. 255/45R20). The Bentayga’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the SQ5 (285/45R21 vs. 255/45R20).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Bentayga offers optional 22-inch wheels. The SQ5’s largest wheels are only 21-inches.

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 SQ5 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 SQ5, 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 SQ5.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Bentayga’s wheelbase is 6.7 inches longer than on the SQ5 (117.9 inches vs. 111.2 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Bentayga is 2.6 inches wider in the front and 3.1 inches wider in the rear than on the SQ5.

The Bentayga SPEED handles at .93 G’s, while the SQ5 Prestige pulls only .88 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Bentayga SPEED executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.1 seconds quicker than the SQ5 Prestige (24.6 seconds @ .79 average G’s vs. 25.7 seconds @ .73 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Bentayga has a 1.5 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the SQ5 (9.7 vs. 8.2 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 under full throttle, the interior of the Bentayga is quieter than the SQ5 Prestige (74 vs. 76 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Bentayga offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the SQ5 can only carry 5.

The Bentayga has .7 inches more front legroom, 1 inch more front shoulder room, 3.1 inches more rear legroom and 1.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the SQ5.

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 SQ5 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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The Bentayga’s cargo area provides more volume than the SQ5.

Bentayga

SQ5

Second Seat Folded

62.6 cubic feet

53.1 cubic feet

Towing

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The Bentayga’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the SQ5’s (7716 vs. 4400 pounds).

Ergonomics

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The Bentayga offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The SQ5 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

Unlike the driver-only memory system optional at extra cost in the SQ5, the Bentayga has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Bentayga has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The SQ5 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Bentayga has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The SQ5 doesn’t offer cornering lights.

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 SQ5 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

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 SQ5 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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