The Ghost's only direct competition among its alternative group is the Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
The Bentley offers similar levels of performance, luxury, and refinement, though as Bentley's sales continue to increase, the Ghost may be the slightly more exclusive choice.
Maserati's Quattroporte and BMW's 7-Series both offer luxurious, driver-centric full-size sedan accommodations, but neither present the regal, stately image or feel of the Ghost.
On the other hand, they can be perceived as markedly less pretentious, as well as flying more smoothly under the radar on the commute to work.
Mercedes-Benz's S Class fits somewhere between these two realms, straddling both.
From the lower-end models that are more comparable to the 7-Series, up through the far end of the S600 range, which approaches Rolls-Royce and Bentley in refinement, features and price, it may be the jack-of-all-trades.
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|2013 Rolls-Royce GhostBrowse Used Listings||2013 BMW 7-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2013 Mercedes-Benz S ClassBrowse Used Listings||2013 Bentley Continental Flying SpurBrowse Used Listings||2013 Maserati QuattroporteBrowse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas V12||Turbocharged Gas I6||Gas/Electric V6||Turbocharged Gas/Ethanol W12||Gas V8|
|Large car||Large Cars||Large||Midsize Cars||Large Cars|
|4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 740i RWD||4-Door Sedan S 400 Hybrid RWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan Quattroporte S|
|Rear wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift|
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