2011 Rolls-Royce
Ghost
vs. 2011 Rolls-Royce
Phantom

2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost

8.5

starting from

$250,200

Reasons to buy the Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Quite powerful
563 HP @ 5,250 RPM
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More gears
8
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OK performance
9.7 lb/hp
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom

8.3

starting from

$385,000

Reasons to buy the Rolls-Royce Phantom

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Has auxiliary audio input
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Moon roof
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Paddle shifters
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Premium radio
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Performance 7.7 vs 10.0
2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost Winner: Ghost
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  • The Ghost has 2 more gears, which can improve performance, 8 vs 6
  • Almost the same, Twin turbocharger vs None
  • The Ghost 's power-to-weight ratio is more than 20% better, providing a sportier ride, 9.7 lb/hp vs 12.8 lb/hp
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Rolls-Royce Phantom Winner: Phantom
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  • Almost the same
  • The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Phantom ; optional upgrade on the Ghost
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Child door locks come standard
  • Both have good airbag coverage
Crash Test Ratings 5.5 vs 5.5
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Cost - vs -
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  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
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  • People mover
  • Both come standard with navigation systems
  • Neither offers power outlets
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both have a very low top speed
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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Overall 8.3 vs 8.5

Performance

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Ghost
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Horsepower 453 HP @ 5,350 RPM vs 563 HP @ 5,250 RPM The Ghost is fairly powerful, but the Phantom is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 8 The Ghost has an extraordinary amount of gears, and the Phantom is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission Both offer an automatic transmission, standard for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Phantom comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the Ghost
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Air compressor None vs Twin turbocharger The Ghost 's Twin turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 12.8 lb/hp vs 9.7 lb/hp The Ghost has OK performance while the Phantom gives sluggish performance
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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 45.3 ft vs 44.0 ft Caution: these vehicles make wide turns

Luxury Features

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moon roof Standard vs Not Available 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 Optional The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Phantom ; optional upgrade on the Ghost
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Safety Features

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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 5 vs 5 Both have good airbag coverage
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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

Crash Test Ratings

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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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Phantom
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MSRP $385,000 vs $250,200 The Ghost has a reasonable price, while the Phantom is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 11 mpg vs 13 mpg The Ghost has OK city mileage, while the Phantom is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles Unknown vs Unknown
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

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Passengers 5 vs 5 People mover
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Highway driving range 475 miles vs 436 miles The Phantom has good highway range and the Ghost is reasonable
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Cargo space Unknown vs 14.0 ft3
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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 Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers power outlets
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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 Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Road Tests

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Phantom
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0-60 mph 5.7 seconds vs Unknown
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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 150 mph vs 155 mph Both have a very low top speed

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers 15 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Phantom 's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Ghost does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Phantom 's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs No The Phantom can connect your personal music device to the stereo system
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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 Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Phantom ; but it's not available at all on the Ghost

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