2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. Its Competition

2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost Series II
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Rolls-Royce Ghost's only real natural competitor is the Bentley Flying Spur, that brand being a historical partner of Rolls-Royce's (though no longer) and fitting largely into the same space.

The Ghost aims slightly higher up-market, however.

On the other hand, the Flying Spur's recent redesign, unlike the Ghost's, was a complete and utter transformation.

Its sleek new exterior and modern interior may appeal to buyers who find the Ghost a touch staid.

Other alternatives for those seeking powerful, luxurious sedans with large executive seating include the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Porsche Panamera.

Both offer variants with extended wheelbases, extremely comfortable seating, advanced technology packages, and more.

The Porsche tends toward the higher-performance end of the spectrum, while the Mercedes is more about refinement.

Both hit different marks than the Ghost on design, too, with the Panamera's somewhat awkward profile polarizing shoppers, and the S-Class's more brand-themed shape making it perhaps seem more common than its price tag would indicate.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2015 Rolls-Royce Ghost is massively impressive in its comfort, quietness, and serene driving behavior, as well as one of the most luxurious vehicles available today.
9.4
With the addition of a beautiful, expressive new Coupe, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is no longer just the best sedan in the world; it's now a family of flagship models.
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The 2015 Porsche Panamera keeps delivering its phenomenal balance of utility, luxury, and performance.
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The 2015 Bentley Flying Spur reaches peak opulence--and more drivers, with the addition of a new V-8.
MSRP From   
$286,750$94,400$78,100$201,000
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-12Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class   
Large CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan S 550 Plug-In Hybrid RWD4-Door HB4-Door Sedan V8
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5545
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
SedanSedanHatchbackSedan
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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