The Rapide S has much in the way of potential competition and little in the way of a direct rival.
The Maserati Quattroporte packs plenty of style, but it’s of the Italian variety, rather than sleek British refinement.
The Porsche Panamera is an incredibly good driver’s luxury sedan, with a large and comfortable back seat, but it lacks the Rapide’s gorgeous lines.
Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Class is perhaps the most direct rival to the Rapide S, and in AMG trim, it’s every bit as impressive to drive—but again, styling is more aggressive and in-your-face than the Rapide’s elegance.
There’s always the Bentley Continental Flying Spur, of course, which delivers on the refinement and style fronts, but in a much heavier, bulkier package.
Then Ferrari’s FF steps in as the odd choice, far more expensive and even more confining in the rear seat, but boasting incredible performance and equally drop-dead gorgeous looks.
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|14 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 16 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-12||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-12||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6|
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|4-Door Sedan Automatic||4-Door Sedan CLS 400 RWD||4-Door HB||2-Door HB||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S Q4|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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