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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 Kia K900 doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.
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 K900 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 K900 doesn’t offer a night vision system.
The Ghost has standard Rolls Royce Assist, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions, remotely unlock your doors if you lock your keys in, help track down your vehicle if it’s stolen or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The K900 doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.
Both the Ghost and the K900 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, 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 Ghost comes with a full 4-year/unlimited-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The K900’s 60,000-mile basic warranty expires sooner.
The Ghost’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the K900’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).
Rolls-Royce pays for scheduled maintenance on the Ghost for 4 years and unlimited miles. Rolls-Royce will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Kia doesn’t pay scheduled maintenance for the K900.
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 K900’s 3.3 turbo V6. The Ghost Black Badge’s standard 6.6 turbo V12 produces 238 more horsepower (603 vs. 365) and 244 lbs.-ft. more torque (620 vs. 376) than the K900’s 3.3 turbo V6.
For better stopping power the Ghost’s brake rotors are larger than those on the K900:
The Ghost’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the K900 are solid, not vented.
For better traction, the Ghost has larger standard tires than the K900 (255/50R19 vs. 245/45R19). The Ghost’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the K900 (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 K900’s 45 series front and 40 series rear tires.
For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Ghost has standard 21-inch wheels. The K900’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 K900 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.
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 K900 doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.
The Ghost offers an available adjustable active suspension system, which counteracts cornering forces actively, limiting body roll and improving handling and stability. Kia doesn’t offer an active suspension on the K900.
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 K900 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.
For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Ghost’s wheelbase is 7.5 inches longer than on the K900 (129.7 inches vs. 122.2 inches). The Ghost Extended Wheelbase’s wheelbase is 14.2 inches longer than on the K900 (136.4 inches vs. 122.2 inches).
The Ghost has 1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the K900 (111 vs. 110).
The Ghost has .4 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom and 5.7 inches more rear legroom than the K900.
The Ghost has a much larger trunk than the K900 (17.3 vs. 15 cubic feet).
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 K900 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 K900 doesn’t offer headlight washers.
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