Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV VS 2019 Bentley Bentayga Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV

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2019 Bentley Bentayga

Safety Comparison

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The Escalade ESV Premium Luxury/Platinum’s 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.

For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Cadillac Escalade ESV are height-adjustable, and the middle and rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Bentley Bentayga doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Escalade ESV are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Bentayga doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Escalade ESV has a standard front seat center airbag, which deploys between the driver and front passenger, protecting them from injuries caused by striking each other in serious side impacts. The Bentayga doesn’t offer front seat center airbags.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Escalade ESV Premium Luxury/Platinum has standard Rear Automatic Braking that use rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Bentayga doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Escalade ESV has standard OnStar®, 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 Escalade ESV and the Bentayga 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, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Cadillac Escalade ESV weighs 452 to 824 pounds more than the Bentley Bentayga. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty Comparison

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The Escalade ESV 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.

Cadillac’s powertrain warranty covers the Escalade ESV 3 years longer than Bentley covers the Bentayga. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Bentayga ends after only 3 years.

The Escalade ESV’s corrosion warranty is 3 years longer than the Bentayga’s (6 vs. 3 years).

Cadillac pays for the first scheduled maintenance on the Escalade ESV. Cadillac will pay for an oil change, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Bentley doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the Bentayga.

There are over 20 times as many Cadillac dealers as there are Bentley dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Escalade ESV’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Cadillac Escalade ESV uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Bentayga requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Escalade ESV has 8.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Bentayga (31 vs. 22.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Escalade ESV has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Bentayga doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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The Cadillac Escalade ESV’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Bentley Bentayga only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

The Escalade ESV has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Bentayga doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Escalade ESV’s wheelbase is 12.1 inches longer than on the Bentayga (130 inches vs. 117.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Escalade ESV is 2.2 inches wider in the front and 2 inches wider in the rear than on the Bentayga.

The Escalade ESV’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (51% to 49%) than the Bentayga’s (57.5% to 42.5%). This gives the Escalade ESV more stable handling and braking.

Chassis Comparison

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The front grille of the Escalade ESV uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Bentayga doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Escalade ESV uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Bentayga doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Escalade ESV offers optional seating for 8 passengers; the Bentayga can only carry up to 7.

The Escalade ESV has 2.5 inches more front headroom, 3.6 inches more front legroom and 1.1 inches more rear headroom than the Bentayga.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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

 

Escalade ESV

Bentayga

Behind Third Seat

39.3 cubic feet

7.6 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

76.7 cubic feet

n/a

Third Seat Removed

n/a

17.1 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

120.9 cubic feet

62.6 cubic feet

The Escalade ESV’s available 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.

The Escalade ESV’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the liftgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Bentayga’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Escalade ESV’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Bentayga does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Escalade ESV has a standard rear fixed intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Bentayga only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

The Escalade ESV has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the vehicle heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the Bentayga.

The Escalade ESV has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, 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.

Recommendations Comparison

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The Cadillac Escalade/Escalade ESV outsold the Bentley Bentayga by almost 20 to one during 2017.

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