2011 Bentley
Mulsanne
vs. 2011 Rolls-Royce
Phantom

2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom

8.9

starting from

$385,000

Reasons to buy the Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Moon roof
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More airbags
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More passenger seats
5
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Has speed-sensitive volume
2011 Bentley Mulsanne

8.4

starting from

$291,295

Reasons to buy the Bentley Mulsanne

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Average top speed
184 mph
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Average power
505 HP @ 4,200 RPM
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Quite expensive
$291,295
Luxury Features 8.9 vs 10.0
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the Phantom 's standard sun roof
Safety Features 9.6 vs 10.0
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  • The Phantom has 1 more airbag (including Side), 5 vs 4
Entertainment System 9.8 vs 10.0
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  • The Phantom 's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Phantom 's satellite radio; in the Mulsanne , too, but it'll cost
  • The Phantom has 1 more speaker, providing a better entertainment experience, 15 vs 14
Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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  • Good highway range
  • Both have lots of cupholders
  • A/C for hot summer days comes standard
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Performance - vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with paddle shifters
  • Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
  • Both Mulsanne and Phantom are sluggish relative to their competitors
Overall 8.4 vs 8.9

Luxury Features

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Mulsanne
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Phantom
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moon roof Not Available vs Standard Enjoy additional natural light with the Phantom 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Safety Features

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Mulsanne
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 4 vs 5 The Phantom has a good number of airbags, but the Mulsanne is just OK (missing Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Entertainment System

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Mulsanne
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Number of speakers 14 vs 15 More speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Yes The Phantom 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Mulsanne does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Phantom 's satellite radio; in the Mulsanne , too, but it'll cost
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Standard vs Optional Both cars offer an entertainment system for passengers, but it'll cost extra to get it on the Phantom

Crash Test Ratings

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Mulsanne
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Cost

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Mulsanne
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MSRP $291,295 vs $385,000 Very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 11 mpg vs 11 mpg Both get OK mileage in the city
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basic warranty miles Unknown vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The Phantom 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, and the Mulsanne 's warranty is OK, too

Practicality

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Mulsanne
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Passengers 4 vs 5 The Phantom has lots of passenger seats and the Mulsanne is OK, too
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Highway driving range 455 miles vs 475 miles Good highway range
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Cargo space 15.6 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats Unknown vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a folding rear seat
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The Mulsanne 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Phantom
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Standard vs Standard Both come standard with navigation systems
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Cupholders 4 vs 4 Both have lots of cupholders
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Mulsanne
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0-60 mph 5.1 seconds vs 5.7 seconds The Mulsanne 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Phantom is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph Unknown vs Unknown
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1/4 mile Unknown vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs Unknown
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Top speed 184 mph vs 150 mph The Mulsanne 's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Phantom is just OK

Performance

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Mulsanne
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Horsepower 505 HP @ 4,200 RPM vs 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 8 vs 6 The Mulsanne has more gears and the Phantom is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both only offer an automatic transmission, unlike most in this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Standard Both come standard with paddle shifters
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Air compressor Twin turbocharger vs None The Mulsanne 's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 11.3 lb/hp vs 12.8 lb/hp Both Mulsanne and Phantom are sluggish relative to their competitors
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Drivetrain type rear-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 45.3 ft

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2011 Bentley Mulsanne 2011 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Mulsanne vs S65 AMG
2011 Bentley Mulsanne 2010 Maybach 62 S Mulsanne vs 62 S
2011 Bentley Mulsanne 2012 Ford Fusion SE Mulsanne vs Fusion SE
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom 2011 Chrysler 300 300C Phantom vs 300 300C
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom 2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Phantom vs Ghost
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended 2011 Mercedes-Benz S600 Phantom Extended vs S600
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Extended 2010 Maybach 62 S Phantom Extended vs 62 S
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom 2010 Bentley Continental Flying Spur Speed Phantom vs Continental Flying Spur Speed

Comments Which car would you recommend, and why?

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eric jones (11:15 PM, July 11, 2013)
im confused as to how 5.1s 0-60 is "average" for a 6000 car