2020 Cadillac CT6 vs. 2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Cadillac CT6 are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Rolls-Royce Ghost doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the CT6 are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Ghost doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The CT6 has standard Automatic Emergency Braking, which use forward mounted sensors to warn the driver of a possible collision ahead. If the driver doesn’t react and the system determines a collision is imminent, it automatically applies the brakes at full-force in order to reduce the force of the crash or avoid it altogether. The Ghost offers an available collision warning system without the automated brake feature that would prevent or reduce the collision if the driver fails to react.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The CT6 Premium Luxury/Platinum has standard Reverse Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Ghost doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The CT6 has all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Ghost doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The CT6’s blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Ghost doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the CT6’s cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Ghost doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the CT6 and the Ghost 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 night vision systems and around view monitors.

Warranty

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Cadillac’s powertrain warranty covers the CT6 2 years longer than Rolls-Royce covers the Ghost. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Ghost ends after only 4 years.

The CT6’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Ghost’s (6 vs. 4 years).

There are almost 24 times as many Cadillac dealers as there are Rolls-Royce dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the CT6’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the CT6’s fuel efficiency. The Ghost doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the CT6’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Ghost doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The CT6 has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Ghost doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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A 10-speed automatic is standard on the Cadillac CT6, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Ghost.

Tires and Wheels

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The CT6’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 45 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Ghost’s standard 50 series tires.

The CT6 has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Ghost doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The CT6 has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the Ghost; it requires you to depend on its run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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For better maneuverability, the CT6’s turning circle is 4 feet tighter than the Ghost’s (40 feet vs. 44 feet). The CT6’s turning circle is 5.9 feet tighter than the Ghost Extended Wheelbase’s (40 feet vs. 45.9 feet).

Chassis

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The Cadillac CT6 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 1050 to 1300 pounds less than the Rolls-Royce Ghost.

The CT6 is 9 inches shorter than the Ghost, making the CT6 easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the CT6 has standard flush composite headlights. The Ghost has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

The front grille of the CT6 uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Ghost doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The CT6 uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Ghost doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The CT6 has 10.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Ghost (121.2 vs. 111).

The CT6 has 4.7 inches more front legroom and .4 inches more rear shoulder room than the Ghost.

Towing

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The CT6 has a 1000 lbs. towing capacity. The Ghost has no towing capacity.

Ergonomics

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The CT6 has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Ghost doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The CT6’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Ghost does not have a temperature gauge.

The CT6’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Ghost’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the CT6 has standard extendable sun visors. The Ghost doesn’t offer extendable visors.

On extremely cold winter days, the CT6 Premium Luxury/Platinum’s standard heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Ghost doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

The CT6 Premium Luxury/Platinum’s Automatic Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, starting and stopping automatically, with the driver only responsible for switching from reverse to drive. The Ghost doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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