In the luxury automobile market, luxury SUVs are the most sought after and have taken up a larger chunk of the segment. When talking about luxury SUVs, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class is integral to the conversation. With a rugged build aesthetic, the G-Class has a polarizing presence. That said, one big brand is vying to capture the top spot, and that brand is Bentley with their promising offering – the Bentayga SUV. In this article, we are going to compare both these luxury SUVs and see what makes the G-Class a better choice.
For the 2021 model year, Mercedes-Benz has increased the customization options for the G-Class. This is thanks to the G manufaktur program that offers 34 different exterior colors and 54 types of interior upholsteries. Other than that, the digital gauge cluster has been updated with a new 12.3-inch screen as standard. Also, new 20-inch wheel options and a new Night Package Magno appearance package has been introduced. Have we caught your interest? Contact us today to experience the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class in person.
2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
2021 Bentley Bentayga
|4.0-liter Twin-Turbocharged V-8
||4.0-liter Twin-Turbocharged V-8|
|416 hp / 45 ft-lbs.
||542 hp / 568 ft-lbs.|
The Bentley Bentayga’s base engine offering is more powerful than what the G-Class offers. However, the G-Class’s AMG G 63 engine produces 577 horsepower and 627 pound-feet of torque giving the Bentayga a run for its money. We have to take into consideration the Bentayga’s potent W-12 engine that can pump out 626 horsepower. But what the G-Class offers is better practicality and more flexibility making it a more desired option. The nine-speed automatic transmission is butter smooth and offers a seamless driving experience. Not to forget the 7,000-pound towing capacity that the G-Class boasts adding to its overall practicality aspect.
A year back, the Bentayga would have had an advantage over the G-Class in the interior and feature offerings aspect. However, the 2021 version of the G-Class is back into the feature offerings contention thanks to Mercedes-Benz’s G manufaktur program. With this program, customers get to choose from 34 different exterior colors and 54 types of interior upholsteries. Not to forget a wide array of other optional features you can opt for. Since we are talking about features, the 2021 G-Class offers the following as standard – leather upholstery, heated and 10-way power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable steering wheel, heated rear seats, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, a 12.3-inch digital driver display, a touchpad controller, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, HD Radio, 15-speaker Burmester surround sound system, tr-zone automatic climate control, 64-color LED-ambient lighting, proximity keyless entry, and an air purifier, to name some of them.
When looking into driver assistance features, the G-Class offers parallel and perpendicular park assist, a rearview camera, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, forward collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, adaptive headlights, driver attention monitor, Mercedes Pre-Safe, and Mercedes Pre-Safe Sound, to name some of them.
With such a long list of features on offer coupled with its added practicality, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class does not shy away from a challenge and can be pushed to the extreme while keeping you cushioned in luxury at the same time. Since the Bentayga does not offer similar flexibility, the G-Class is definitely the better pick.