2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost vs. 2019 Jaguar XJ

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Safety

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Both the Ghost and XJ 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 XJ’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 XJ 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 XJ doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the Ghost and the XJ have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact 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 1212 to 1774 pounds more than the Jaguar XJ. 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 XJ’s 60,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.

Engine

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The Ghost has more powerful engines than the XJ:

 

Horsepower

Torque

Ghost 6.6 turbo V12

563 HP

605 lbs.-ft.

Ghost Black Badge 6.6 turbo V12

603 HP

620 lbs.-ft.

XJ 3.0 supercharged V6

340 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

XJ Supercharged 5.0 supercharged V8

470 HP

424 lbs.-ft.

XJR575 5.0 supercharged V8

575 HP

517 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Rolls-Royce Ghost (base engine) is faster than the Jaguar XJ 3.0 Supercharged:

 

Ghost

XJ

Zero to 60 MPH

4.7 sec

5.2 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

10.3 sec

12.7 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

5 sec

5.5 sec

Quarter Mile

13 sec

13.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

113 MPH

104 MPH

Top Speed

154 MPH

125 MPH

Brakes and Stopping

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

 

Ghost

XJ

XJ Supercharged/XJR

Front Rotors

16.1 inches

14 inches

15 inches

Rear Rotors

15.8 inches

12.8 inches

14.8 inches

The Ghost stops much shorter than the XJ:

 

Ghost

XJ

 

60 to 0 MPH

107 feet

121 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Ghost has larger standard tires than the XJ (255/50R19 vs. 245/45R19).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghost has standard 21-inch wheels. The XJ’s largest wheels are only 20-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 XJ 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 XJ 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 XJ, which uses coil springs in front. 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. Jaguar doesn’t offer an active suspension on the XJ.

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

 

Ghost

XJ

SWB Sedan

129.7 inches

119.4 inches

LWB Sedan

136.4 inches

124.3 inches

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Ghost is 2.3 inches wider in the rear than on the XJ.

The Ghost performs Car and Driver’s emergency lane change maneuver 1.6 MPH faster than the XJL Supercharged (59.8 vs. 58.2 MPH).

Chassis

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As tested by Road and Track, the interior of the Ghost is quieter than the XJL Supercharged:

 

Ghost

XJ

At idle

40 dB

47 dB

Full-Throttle

69 dB

78 dB

50 MPH Cruising

62 dB

71 dB

70 MPH Cruising

63 dB

73 dB

Passenger Space

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The Ghost has 9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the XJ (111 vs. 102).

The Ghost has 1.1 inches more front headroom, .2 inches more front legroom, 1.8 inches more front shoulder room, 1.8 inches more rear headroom and 3.4 inches more rear legroom than the XJ.

Cargo Capacity

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The Ghost has a much larger trunk than the XJ (17.3 vs. 15.2 cubic feet).

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Ghost’s available trunk can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The XJ doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its trunk, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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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 XJ doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

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 XJ doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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