2020 Bentley Bentayga vs. 2020 Volvo XC90

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Bentayga. But it costs extra on the XC90.

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 XC90 doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Bentayga and the XC90 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, 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 XC90’s 50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Bentayga has more powerful engines than the XC90:

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.

XC90 T5 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

250 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

XC90 T6 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

316 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

XC90 T8 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid

400 HP

472 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Bentayga W12 6.0 turbo 12 cyl. is faster than the Volvo XC90:

Bentayga

XC90 T6

XC90 T8

Zero to 30 MPH

1.3 sec

2.3 sec

n/a

Zero to 60 MPH

3.5 sec

6.4 sec

5.3 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

5.7 sec

10.5 sec

n/a

Zero to 100 MPH

8.5 sec

17.3 sec

14.6 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

4 sec

7.4 sec

5.8 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

2.2 sec

3.4 sec

n/a

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

2.7 sec

4.7 sec

n/a

Quarter Mile

11.9 sec

15 sec

14 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

118 MPH

94 MPH

98 MPH

Top Speed

187 MPH

132 MPH

132 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 XC90 doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

The Bentayga has 4 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC90 Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (22.5 vs. 18.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Bentayga has 3.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC90’s standard fuel tank (22.5 vs. 18.8 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Bentayga’s brake rotors are larger than those on the XC90:

Bentayga

Bentayga SPEED

XC90 T5/T6

XC90 T8

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

17.3 inches

13.6 inches

14.4 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

14.6 inches

12.6 inches

13.4 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 XC90 doesn’t offer ceramic brake rotors.

The Bentayga stops shorter than the XC90:

Bentayga

XC90

70 to 0 MPH

181 feet

184 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Bentayga has larger standard tires than the XC90 (275/50R20 vs. 235/55R19). The Bentayga’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the XC90 (285/45R21 vs. 275/45R20).

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 XC90’s standard 55 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Bentayga has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the XC90.

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 XC90, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which has mileage and speed limitations, or roadside assistance and a tow-truck.

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 XC90 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 XC90, which uses coil springs in front and transverse leafs springs in the rear. 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. Volvo doesn’t offer an active suspension on the XC90.

The Bentayga handles at .81 G’s, while the XC90 T6 AWD pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Bentayga SPEED executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.2 seconds quicker than the XC90 T6 AWD (24.6 seconds @ .79 average G’s vs. 26.8 seconds @ .65 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Bentayga has a 1.4 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the XC90 (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, the interior of the Bentayga is quieter than the XC90 T6 AWD:

Bentayga

XC90

At idle

41 dB

48 dB

Full-Throttle

74 dB

74 dB

70 MPH Cruising

62 dB

65 dB

Passenger Space

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The Bentayga has 1.4 inches more front headroom, .8 inches more front legroom, 1 inch more front shoulder room, 3.9 inches more rear legroom and 1.3 inches more rear shoulder room than the XC90.

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 XC90 doesn’t offer tailgating seats.

Towing

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The Bentayga’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the XC90’s (7716 vs. 4000 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Bentayga is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the XC90. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory seat and mirrors in the XC90, 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’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 XC90’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

The Bentayga has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The XC90 doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Bentayga has standard extendable sun visors. The XC90 doesn’t offer extendable visors.

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 XC90 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

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