2020 Mercedes G-Class vs. 2020 Bentley Bentayga

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Safety

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The G-Class’ pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Bentayga doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The G-Class’ driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Bentayga doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The G-Class has standard Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Bentayga doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the G-Class and the Bentayga have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front and rear 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, blind spot warning systems and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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The G-Class comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Bentayga’s 3-year basic warranty expires 1 year sooner.

The G-Class’ corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Bentayga’s (5 vs. 3 years).

There are over 8 times as many Mercedes dealers as there are Bentley dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the G-Class’ warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The G-Class has 3.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Bentayga (26.4 vs. 22.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Mercedes G-Class as an “Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (ULEV). The Bentley Bentayga is only certified to “Low Emissions Vehicle” (LEV) standards.

Transmission

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A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Mercedes G-Class, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Bentayga.

Brakes and Stopping

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The G-Class stops much shorter than the Bentayga:

G-Class

Bentayga

70 to 0 MPH

161 feet

195 feet

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Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the G-Class’ optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Bentayga (295/40R22 vs. 285/45R21).

Chassis

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The G 550 is 1 foot shorter than the Bentayga, making the G-Class easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The G-Class has 1.6 inches more front headroom and 2.5 inches more rear headroom than the Bentayga.

Cargo Capacity

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The G-Class has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Bentayga with all its rear seats folded (68.6 vs. 62.6 cubic feet).

The G-Class’ standard rear seats fold to accommodate long and bulky cargo. The Bentayga w/Four Seat Comfort Specification doesn’t offer folding rear seats, only a ski pass-through.

Ergonomics

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To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Mercedes G-Class has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Bentayga doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The G-Class has a 115-volt a/c outlet in the cargo area, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Bentayga doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

The G-Class’ Active Parking Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting, stopping and changing direction automatically. The Bentayga’s automatic parking system requires operating the brakes and transmission to safely park.

Recommendations

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The G-Class was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” in 2019. The Bentayga has never been an “All Star.”

The Mercedes G-Class outsold the Bentley Bentayga by almost seven to one during the 2019 model year.

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