2020 Bentley Bentayga vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Safety

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Both the Bentayga and Grand Cherokee have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Bentayga has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The Grand Cherokee’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Bentayga. But it costs extra on the Grand Cherokee.

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 Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a night vision system.

The Bentayga offers an optional Top View to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Grand Cherokee only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Bentayga and the Grand Cherokee have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, available crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems 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 Grand Cherokee’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Bentayga have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the 5.7 V8 in the Grand Cherokee.

Engine

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The Bentayga has more powerful engines than the Grand Cherokee:

Horsepower

Torque

Bentayga 4.0 turbo V8

542 HP

568 lbs.-ft.

Bentayga W12 6.0 turbo 12 cyl.

600 HP

664 lbs.-ft.

Bentayga SPEED 6.0 turbo 12 cyl.

626 HP

664 lbs.-ft.

Grand Cherokee 3.6 DOHC V6

295 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

Grand Cherokee 5.7 V8

360 HP

390 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Bentley Bentayga is faster than the Jeep Grand Cherokee V8:

Bentayga W12

Bentayga SPEED

Grand Cherokee

Zero to 60 MPH

3.5 sec

3.1 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

11.9 sec

11.5 sec

14.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

117.1 MPH

120.7 MPH

92.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Bentayga V8 gets better highway fuel mileage than the Grand Cherokee 4x4 V8 (14 city/23 hwy vs. 14 city/22 hwy).

Regardless of its engine, the Bentayga’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Jeep only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the Grand Cherokee V6.

Brakes and Stopping

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

Bentayga

Bentayga SPEED

Grand Cherokee V6

Grand Cherokee V8

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

17.3 inches

13 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

14.6 inches

13 inches

13 inches

The Bentayga’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Grand Cherokee V6 are solid, not vented.

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 Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Bentayga stops much shorter than the Grand Cherokee:

Bentayga

Grand Cherokee

70 to 0 MPH

181 feet

188 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

114 feet

138 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Bentayga has larger standard tires than the Grand Cherokee (275/50R20 vs. 245/70R17). The Bentayga’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Grand Cherokee (285/45R21 vs. 265/50R20).

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 Grand Cherokee Laredo’s standard 70 series tires. The Bentayga’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Grand Cherokee’s optional 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Bentayga has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Grand Cherokee Laredo. The Bentayga’s optional 22-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the Grand Cherokee.

The Bentayga has a standard full size spare so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare costs extra on the Grand Cherokee Without the option you must depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

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 Grand Cherokee 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 Grand Cherokee, 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. Jeep doesn’t offer an active suspension on the Grand Cherokee.

The Bentayga has a standard driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads or off-road. The Grand Cherokee’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Bentayga’s wheelbase is 3.2 inches longer than on the Grand Cherokee (117.9 inches vs. 114.7 inches).

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

The Bentayga handles at .81 G’s, while the Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 pulls only .72 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Bentayga SPEED executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 4.2 seconds quicker than the Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 (24.6 seconds @ .79 average G’s vs. 28.8 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Bentayga has a 1.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Grand Cherokee (9.7 vs. 8.6 inches), allowing the Bentayga to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

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The design of the Bentley Bentayga amounts to more than styling. The Bentayga has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .34 Cd. That is significantly lower than the Grand Cherokee (.371). A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Bentayga get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

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

The Bentayga has .4 inches more front headroom, 1.4 inches more front legroom and 2.3 inches more rear legroom than the Grand Cherokee.

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 Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Cargo Capacity

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Pressing a switch automatically lowers or raises the Bentayga’s second row seats, to make changing between cargo and passengers easier. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Bentayga’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Towing

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The Bentayga’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Grand Cherokee’s (7716 vs. 6200 pounds).

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Grand Cherokee Limited/Trailhawk/Overland/Summit, 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.

The Bentayga offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Bentayga’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Grand Cherokee’s parking brake has to released manually.

The Bentayga’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Grand Cherokee’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

The Bentayga’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The Grand Cherokee’s standard manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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

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