2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. 2018 Porsche Panamera

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Safety

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The Ghost’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Panamera doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

The Ghost has standard PostCrash, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Panamera doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

The Ghost’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Panamera doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Ghost and the Panamera have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, night vision systems, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Ghost comes with a full 4-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Panamera’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Rolls-Royce pays for scheduled maintenance on the Ghost for 3 years and -10,000 miles longer than Porsche pays for maintenance for the Panamera (4/unlimited vs. 1/10,000).

Engine

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The Ghost has more powerful engines than the Panamera:

 

Horsepower

Torque

Ghost 6.6 turbo V12

563 HP

605 lbs.-ft.

Ghost Black Badge 6.6 turbo V12

603 HP

620 lbs.-ft.

Panamera 3.0 turbo V6

330 HP

331 lbs.-ft.

Panamera 4S 2.9 turbo V6

440 HP

405 lbs.-ft.

Panamera 4 E-Hybrid 2.9 turbo V6 hybrid

462 HP

516 lbs.-ft.

Panamera Turbo 4.0 turbo V8

550 HP

567 lbs.-ft.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Ghost’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the Panamera:

 

Ghost

Panamera

Front Rotors

16.1 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15.8 inches

13 inches

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Ghost has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Panamera doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels

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Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires standard on the Ghost can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Panamera doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The front and rear suspension of the Ghost uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Panamera, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghost’s wheelbase is longer than on the Panamera:

 

Ghost

Panamera

SWB Sedan

129.7 inches

116.1 inches

LWB Sedan

136.4 inches

122 inches

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Ghost is quieter than the Panamera Turbo:

 

Ghost

Panamera

At idle

40 dB

45 dB

Full-Throttle

75 dB

76 dB

70 MPH Cruising

65 dB

65 dB

Passenger Space

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The Ghost has standard seating for 5 passengers; the Panamera can only carry 4.

The Ghost has 3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Panamera (111 vs. 108).

Cargo Capacity

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With its sedan body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the Ghost offers cargo security. The Panamera’s hatchback body style and non-lockable remote release defeat cargo security.

Ergonomics

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The Ghost’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. An easy entry system costs extra on the Panamera.

The Ghost offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Panamera doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

If the windows are left open on the Ghost the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Panamera can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Ghost to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The Panamera doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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