2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. 2019 Genesis G90

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Safety

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Both the Ghost and G90 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 G90’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 G90 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.

An active infrared night vision system optional on the Ghost helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then projects the image on the windshield, near the driver’s line of sight. The G90 doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Ghost and the G90 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

The Rolls-Royce Ghost weighs 463 to 1035 pounds more than the Genesis G90. 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 G90’s 60,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Rolls-Royce pays for scheduled maintenance on the Ghost for 1 year and -36,000 miles longer than Genesis pays for maintenance for the G90 (4/unlimited vs. 3/36,000).

Engine

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The Ghost’s standard 6.6 turbo V12 produces 198 more horsepower (563 vs. 365) and 229 lbs.-ft. more torque (605 vs. 376) than the G90 3.3T’s standard 3.3 turbo V6. The Ghost’s 6.6 turbo V12 produces 143 more horsepower (563 vs. 420) and 222 lbs.-ft. more torque (605 vs. 383) than the G90 5.0’s standard 5.0 DOHC V8. The Ghost Black Badge’s standard 6.6 turbo V12 produces 183 more horsepower (603 vs. 420) and 237 lbs.-ft. more torque (620 vs. 383) than the G90 5.0’s standard 5.0 DOHC V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Rolls-Royce Ghost (base engine) is faster than the Genesis G90:

 

Ghost

G90 3.3T

G90 5.0

Zero to 30 MPH

1.8 sec

1.9 sec

1.9 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

5.4 sec

5 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

6.8 sec

8.8 sec

8.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10.1 sec

13.7 sec

12.3 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

2.1 sec

2.7 sec

2.5 sec

Quarter Mile

12.7 sec

13.9 sec

13.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

112.9 MPH

100.7 MPH

104.5 MPH

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Ghost’s brake rotors are larger than those on the G90:

 

Ghost

G90 3.3T

G90 5.0

Front Rotors

16.1 inches

14.2 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15.8 inches

13.4 inches

13.4 inches

The Ghost stops much shorter than the G90:

 

Ghost

G90

 

70 to 0 MPH

164 feet

179 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

122 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Ghost has larger standard tires than the G90 (255/50R19 vs. 245/45R19). The Ghost’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the G90 (F:255/40R21 & R:285/35R21 vs. F:245/45R19 & R:275/40R19).

The Ghost’s 255/40R21 front and 285/35R21 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series front and 35 series rear profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the G90’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghost has standard 21-inch wheels. The G90’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

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 G90 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 G90 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 G90, 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. Genesis doesn’t offer an active suspension on the G90.

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 G90 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghost’s wheelbase is 5.3 inches longer than on the G90 (129.7 inches vs. 124.4 inches). The Ghost Extended Wheelbase’s wheelbase is 12 inches longer than on the G90 (136.4 inches vs. 124.4 inches).

The Ghost handles at .84 G’s, while the G90 3.3T AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Ghost executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the G90 3.3T AWD (26.3 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 26.9 seconds @ .67 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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The Ghost Extended Wheelbase has 3.8 cubic feet more passenger volume than the G90 (117 vs. 113.2).

The Ghost has .3 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom and 4.5 inches more rear legroom than the G90.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghost has a much larger trunk than the G90 (17.3 vs. 15.7 cubic feet).

Ergonomics

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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 G90 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 G90 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 G90 doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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