2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. 2019 Cadillac CT6

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Rolls-Royce Ghost have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Cadillac CT6 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the Ghost and CT6 have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Ghost has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The CT6’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

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 CT6 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 CT6 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Ghost and the CT6 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost weighs 942 to 1957 pounds more than the Cadillac CT6. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

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 CT6’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Rolls-Royce pays for scheduled maintenance on the Ghost for 1 year and -36,000 miles longer than Cadillac pays for maintenance for the CT6 (4/unlimited vs. 3/36,000).

Engine

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The Ghost has more powerful engines than the CT6:

 

Horsepower

Torque

Ghost 6.6 turbo V12

563 HP

605 lbs.-ft.

Ghost Black Badge 6.6 turbo V12

603 HP

620 lbs.-ft.

CT6 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

265 HP

295 lbs.-ft.

CT6 3.6 DOHC V6

335 HP

285 lbs.-ft.

CT6 3.0 turbo V6

404 HP

400 lbs.-ft.

CT6 V-Sport 4.2 turbo V8

550 HP

627 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Rolls-Royce Ghost (base engine) is faster than the Cadillac CT6 turbo 4 cyl.:

 

Ghost

CT6

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

6.4 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

6.8 sec

10.8 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

2.1 sec

3.6 sec

Quarter Mile

12.7 sec

14.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

112.9 MPH

92.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Ghost has 2.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the CT6 (21.8 vs. 19.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Ghost’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CT6:

 

Ghost

CT6 2.0

CT6 AWD V6

Front Rotors

16.1 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

15.8 inches

12.4 inches

12.4 inches

The Ghost stops much shorter than the CT6:

 

Ghost

CT6

 

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

117 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Ghost has larger standard tires than the CT6 (255/50R19 vs. 235/50R18). The Ghost’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the CT6 (F:255/40R21 & R:285/35R21 vs. 245/45R19).

The Ghost’s 285/35R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CT6’s optional 40 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghost has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the CT6. The Ghost’s 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the CT6.

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 CT6 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Ghost has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The CT6 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Ghost uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the CT6, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The Ghost offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Cadillac doesn’t offer an active suspension on the CT6.

The Ghost has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The CT6 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghost’s wheelbase is 7.3 inches longer than on the CT6 (129.7 inches vs. 122.4 inches). The Ghost Extended Wheelbase’s wheelbase is 14 inches longer than on the CT6 (136.4 inches vs. 122.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghost is .5 inches wider in the front and 1.4 inches wider in the rear than on the CT6.

The Ghost handles at .83 G’s, while the CT6 pulls only .81 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Ghost executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the CT6 (26.3 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 26.7 seconds @ .66 average G’s).

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Ghost is quieter than the CT6 AWD:

 

Ghost

CT6

At idle

40 dB

49 dB

Passenger Space

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The Ghost has .4 inches more front headroom, 1.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom and 1.9 inches more rear legroom than the CT6.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghost has a much larger trunk than the CT6 (17.3 vs. 15.8 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Ghost. The CT6 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics

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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 CT6 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Ghost has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The CT6 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The CT6 Premium Luxury/Platinum/Sport’s cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The Ghost’s standard adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

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